1985 Custom 44 For Sale

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Stock #162693 -
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Boat Details

Year:
1985
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Custom
Category:
Schooner/Schooner Sailboat
Model:
44
Length (LOA):
53'
Beam:
12' 6"
Draft:
64"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
162693
Location:
Apollo Beach, Florida
(near Riverview)
Status:
Available
Reason for Selling:
Purchased for adventure, moving on to another
Sailboat Details
Headsail:
Main Sail:
Mizzen:
Reefing Mainsail:
Roller Furling Jib:
Sail Covers:
Winches:
Chain Plates:
Lazy Jacks:
Blocks:
"Aluminum construction!! Built like a ship!! Dinghy with outboard included!!Lot's of solar power!! Serious Ocean Crossing Capabilities and history!!"

1985 Merry Rover Topsail Schooner. This is a 4 owner boat, the current owners sailed her from Panama to her home port of Apollo Beach, Fl. They have owned the boat since October of 2017. The vessel in her history has circumnavigated the entire Caribbean.

The boat is unique as she was constr...more

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1985 Custom 44 Schooner Sailboat in Apollo Beach, Florida

Stock #162693

1985 Merry Rover Topsail Schooner. This is a 4 owner boat, the current owners sailed her from Panama to her home port of Apollo Beach, Fl. They have owned the boat since October of 2017. The vessel in her history has circumnavigated the entire Caribbean.

The boat is unique as she was constructed with thick aluminum but has a traditional Schooner rig with 3/4 keel. She is 44' at the waterline, 53' LOA and drafts 5'4" at her keel. This boat would be great for a multitude of duties from coastal cruising and liveaboard to crossing the pond and long blue water crossings.

She is powered by an original Perkins 4.236 with 2,300 hours. The seller states it runs great, please read the condition report below for a number of recent upgrades and maintenance items.

The boat has an aft cabin layout with an enclosed cockpit perfect for rough weather navigation. You have a dinghy with Mercury outboard included in the sale. There is also a liferaft that just needs to be re-certified.

Please see the photo's for the cabin layout, the headroom inside ranges from 7' in the main salon to under 5' under some areas of the boat. Please contact me for more information.

There are 2 heads, a porta-potti in the aft cabin and a Raritan Compact toilet with shower in the forward berth.

She has a full array of sails included, the boat has a lot of solar power. Seller states it was more than enough at anchor to power everything on the boat. The whole boat is 12 volt which eliminates the concern for corrosion. Tons of documents including original build plans.

Included in the sale is a brand new 2017 8' Aluminum bottom dinghy with outboard.

Contact me today for more information or a showing at your request. All offers kindly considered.

Dinghy included: 8' AB marine aluminum bottom

Information On Condition

**Update as of 10/2018 The bottom paint was redone by SeaHawk paints (the paint owner purchased in Panama failed, so they hauled the boat and repainted locally). Boat was re-launched Oct 26th 2018**

New items added since November 2017:

SSB
Raymarine Chartplotter
ICOM AIS transponder
Added 2nd VHF Radio
Standing rigging replaced early 2017
Running rigging replaced 2015
Sails in Good condition (forejib, staysail, mizzen, main, blooper) no holes, sail covers need replacing

Recent updates include:

Composting head removed and porta potti installed
Interior painted
New cushions and upholstery
Dinghy davits added

Isinglass needs to be replaced, topsides need new paint, sail covers need replacing.

Approximate boat location: Apollo Beach, Florida

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Basic Details
Year:
1985
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Custom
Category:
Schooner/Schooner Sailboat
Model:
44
Length (LOA):
53'
Hours:
2,300
(as of 11/4/2018)
Stock #:
162693
Location:
Apollo Beach, Florida
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1985
Brand:
Perkins
Model:
4.236
Hours:
2,300
(as of 11/4/2018)
Size:
85 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Tank:
250 gals
Drive Brand:
Paragon
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Bilge Pump:
Holding Tank:
Windlass:
Manual
Water Tanks:
7 Seperate Tanks
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
53'
Beam:
12' 6"
Draft:
64"
Cockpit Location:
Center
Bridge Clearance:
44'
NavigationalNav. Equipment
AIS System:
Compass:
Navigation Lights:
SSB:
VHF:
Chartplotter:
Raymarine
Deck Features
Dinghy Davits:
Anchor:
Anchor Locker:
BBQ Grill:
Bow Pulpit:
Cushions:
Dinghy:
Sea Cocks:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Life Sling:
Liferaft:
Propane Storage Locker:
ElectricalElec. Components
12 V DC Outlets:
Accessory Switches:
Battery Switch:
Ship's Power (12v DC):
Sails
Headsail:
Main Sail:
Mizzen:
Reefing Mainsail:
Roller Furling Jib:
Sail Covers:
Winches:
Rigging
Chain Plates:
Lazy Jacks:
Blocks:
Accommodations & Passengers
Water Capacity:
158 gals
Waste Capacity:
30 gals
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Non-Smoking:
Pet-Free:
Port Holes:
Propane Tanks:
Aft Stateroom:
Head:
2
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
Denis Schriber
Hull Material:
Aluminum
Exterior Color:
Purple
Interior Color:
Tan
Bottom Paint Antifouling:
Keel Type:
3/4 Full Keel
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