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 Kelly Peterson KP44
Kelly Peterson KP44
LOA (ft.): 
44 ft.
Rio Dulce
$125,000 (USD)
By Appointment Only: 
Listing Agent: 
Chris S.

BRAND NEW LISTING, OCTOBER 2016! I've never seen a KP44 in better condition!  There, I've said it!  This is one of those rare sailboats where the owner traded large stacks of gold for everything imaginable aboard during the past five years, all in preparation for the Big Cruise.  Finally came retirement, and then a month later the employer tempted him back with an offer not easily refused.  So what, why do you care?  Because this sailboat is totally loaded with the good stuff: an extensive professional restoration to reset the clock on countless aspects, and the best of new equipment that matters on a quality cruising boat! 

Yes, it takes an exceptional sailboat to warrant a Best In Class price, and here you've found one.  All fifteen opening portlights were removed, polished, and lenses replaced before rebedding -- just one simple example of the extensive and expensive restoration including new hull/deck gelcoat and mast/boom Awlgrip!!

Your ideal Kelly Peterson is already conveniently located in one of the finest cruising areas possible: the pristine Western Caribbean!  Now safely tucked up the beautiful Rio Dulce in Guatemala for hurricane season, same-day cruising from the Rio can have you snorkeling or diving the world’s 2nd largest barrier reef – Belize it!  Or, it’s just an overnighter away to experience the Bay Islands of Honduras (Utila, Roatan, Guanaja).  Farther voyages can have you enjoying Mexico, Jamaica, Caymans, and Panama before returning to the Rio sanctuary year after year, as countless cruisers do.  Great Yacht, Great Location… it’s time to have fun!!

Proceed with the peace of mind fostered by a brokerage reputation built on professionalism and integrity.  SYS Brokerage only accepts yacht listings with realistic or bargain prices, listings that our brokers can represent truthfully as being worthwhile.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Flag of Registry: Panama

LOA: 43 ft 10 in
Beam: 12 ft 11 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 4 in

Total Power: 65 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 65 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (120 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (100 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (25 Gallons)

Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

Wind speed and direction - Garmin, display at plotter and helm
Depthsounder - Garmin, display at plotter and helm
GPS - Garmin
Autopilot - Raymarine ST6001+
Compass - Danforth Constellation at helm, Ritchie at nav station
Log-speedometer - Garmin, display at plotter and helm
Radar - Garmin
Plotter - Garmin GPSmap 4012 - large!
VHF - Garmin VHF200
Radio - ICOM ssb radio and tuner(s), backstay insulators, not currently hooked up but believed working
Cockpit speakers

Spinnaker - new, blue-red-white
Storm jib - aka Staysail, on Profurl furler
Furling genoa - Shaefer roller furler
Battened mainsail - North Sails, very good condition

Spinnaker pole - mounted on front of mast
Steering wheel - teak rim destroyer wheel
Tiller - emergency tiller is aboard

Inside Equipment
Hot water - Raritan engine or 120v
Marine head - two Jabsco
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Air conditioning - Salon - Mermaid reverse cycle
Refrigerator - large chest, holding plate, SeaFrost 12v compressor, engine driven compressor not hooked up.
Deep freezer - chest, dual holding plates, SeaFrost 12v compressor, engine driven compressor not hooked up.
Fresh water maker - PUR MROD-80, 12v
Sea water pump - NEW high-capacity engine-driven emergency bilge pump, mounted, needs hoses & belt
Battery charger - TrueCharge 20A

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Inverter - 700W - ideal for computer/phone charging.
Electrical Circuit: 12V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Swimming ladder - Two: rear and side
Cockpit cushions - new - white
Cockpit table - teak
Tender - 2013 AB RIB, w/9.9 Mecury 4-stk
Solar panel - Two 115-watt, with controller
Radar reflector
Davits - Kato Marine (recent), plus outboard crane
Cockpit shower - freshwater tap
Outboard engine brackets - two
Wind generator - Air-X, older
Liferaft - Avon - long out of certification
Electric windlass


-new steering cables 2012
-Lofrans Tigress windlass disassembled/checked - very good condition
-all manual winches were serviced
-1yo engine start batteries (pair)
-2yo house bank of six 6v Trojan
-main engine overhauled 3yrs ago = less than 100hrs -- rings/pistons/injection pump serviced, plus a spare injection pump
-120A alternator, plus two working spares
-two engine starter working spares
-new propshaft, and dripless seal
-AB dinghy 2013, with Mercury 9.9hp 4-stroke
-Force 10 stove/oven - near new condition
-new cockpit cushions
-KatoMarine outboard crane/lift, and dinghy davits (all recent)
-all inside wood varnished surfaces = 9 coats - beautiful
-80% LED lighting
-$500 masthead tri-color/anchor/strobe LED
-hull was sandblasted, 6-months dry, epoxy coats, Trinidad antifouling 2013
-new hull/deck gelcoat(!)
-new mast/boom AwlGrip(!)

Additional Information

--Includes an AutoHelm windvane (has its own rudder) for use on transom mounts.

--Excellent bottom job 2013, including six months dry after sandblast, epoxy coats, Trinidad antifouling.

--Bimini screens to enclose cockpit

--Anchor washdown tap forward

--BBQ grill with own propane tank

--All winches self-tailing, recently serviced



Lofrans Tigress, 12-volt, recent overhaul, very good condition

CQR 65 -- 300' 10mm chain

CQR 45 -- 300' 3/4" rode


Large snubber, spare lines

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.