1982 Gulfstar 44 Sailboat for sale in Cotuit, MA

Offered by: Pop Sells
5717 Bessie Drive
Sarasota FL 34233
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Stock #388564

Reason for selling is No Longer Using .

ANY and ALL offers will be put in front of our seller! Submit your offer today!

Take alook at this hard-to-find sloop! Snap this one up before it is gone.

Are you in the market for a cruising sailboat? Look no further! This 1982 Gulfstar 44 is a beautiful boat that has been maintained and is in great condition, the owner confirms.

With a length of 44' 8 and a beam of 13' 2 , this center cockpit sailboat offers plenty of room for relaxation and enjoyment on the water. Powered by a Perkins 4-108 diesel engine, this boat provides 10 nautical miles per gallon at 5 to 6 knots cruising with a custom-made Gori 23x13 folding propeller.

Equipped with 280 watts of solar power and a 400W Airgen wind generator, you'll have plenty of power options while out on the water.

With 2 cabins and 2 heads, this boat is perfect for those looking for comfort and style while cruising.

So, what are you waiting for? Come check out this beautiful Gulfstar 44 today!

I acquired Sea Hawk in 1982 and over the years made many improvements to her as outlined below:

The boat had suffered some below water hull damage during Hurricane Bob in 1991. All damaged hull fiberglass was removed and replaced using West Epoxy and biaxial fiberglass, better materials than used in her construction.

The bottom had been peeled when acquired and I had the whole bottom and keel covered with 21 oz biaxial fiberglass cloth and west epoxy and then sealed with Interlux Inter Portect 200E so blistering will never be a problem.
A new Rudder and Skeg were made using waterproof plywood covered with Biaxial fiberglass cloth and west epoxy to replace the damaged components.

The propeller shaft which had a very slight bend in the taper region, and the propeller were replaced.
The bent 3 blade fixed propeller was replaced by a 2 blade geared folding GORI propeller, custom modified over the next two years to be a 23 x 13 propeller which provides excellent cruising mileage of 10 nmpg, generally unheard of in a 26,000 pound sailboat.

The propeller shaft is spiral wrapped with fiberglass roving and west Epoxy to provide a non chipping coating for the bottom paint to adhere to. A new zinc collar is also attached to the shaft.

The Cutlass bearing has been recently replaced so no maintenance in this regard will be needed for about 10 years of normal use.

The original design skeg bolted on by five studs in a row, which failed was replaced for over $20,000, by a superior design and materials skeg with two larger diameter bolts to the side and 3 others in line, and attached from the inside so the rudder does not have to be dropped to remove the skeg, should that ever be necessary. The new skeg has only a partial sesason of use since installed.
The spider around the rudder post was also strengthened when the new skeg was installed. The steering cables to the pedestal have also been replaced.

The aft end of the keel has been extended by about 15 to allow for good hydrodynamic fairing instead of the as built thick rounded trailing edge, to improve speed and balance of the boat under sail.

The bottom paint is Interlux Micron 66, the best available ablative bottom paint from Interlux for use in salt water. A fresh coat will be applied before launching for the purchaser..

The Perkins 4-108 engine has very few hours on it for a boat of this age since I was able to sail it in and out of the harbor in Cotuit MA. The total hours are well under 2500. The oil was changed at the end of each season with Mobil Delvac or synthetic Mobil oil since new. The transmission was completely filled to prevent corrosion at haul out and drained to the correct use level when launched in the spring.
The interior teak bulkheads and panels have been coated with West Epoxy coating resin to eliminate the need to re oil the teak every year. The solid teak wood doors have also been sealed with coating epoxy and then varnished with West System varnish for a beautiful finish.

The aft cabin cushions have been replaced with 6 thick foam to provide a more comfortable sleeping surface. The forward Vee Birth cushions and covers have been replaced by 5 thick foam. All cushion covers are made from machine washable fabrics.

A refrigeration unit was added to the ice box after the boat was equipped with a 285 watt solar panel which more than supplies the electricity needs of the boat in sunny weather. Ice cubes can be made under the cold air supply from the refrigeration unit.

A wind generator mounted at the stern is also supplied to augment the solar panel output on cloudy windy days.
The original Signet instruments are available but have been replaced by Silva / Nexus instruments with much improved displays. Fixed and hand held VHF radios are supplied.

The Furuno radar display is mounted on a custom bracket that allows the display to be seen from the chart table or pushed up through the galley overhead hatch to be seen from the cockpit.

A new, one season ago, maximum size varnished cockpit teak table has been made and fitted, which is 60% larger than the original cockpit table, which is also available.
The teak cap rail around the cockpit has just been refinished, and all exterior teak has been kept varnished since the boat was new.

A large dodger extending back to the pedestal is included along with a smaller dodger and a Bimini which was used by the original owner. I'm the second owner.

The mast, spreaders and boom have been maintained with Awlgrip two part polyurethane paint since new.

The brackets for attaching the lower spreaders to the mast were reinforced and structurally improved after one of them failed under sail.

The top plates on the turning blocks were replaced with stronger and thicker plates to improve the free running of the sheaves.

The bolts holding the side rail tracks were replaced in way of normal trimming car locations with superior strength stainless steel after one of the heads on the original bolts snapped off due to hidden corrosion cracking.

The standing rigging was inspected with the mast down since the boat was hauled and found to be in good

condition, in the most recent survey, and the boat has never been struck by lightening. The advertised sale price includes replacing the standing rigging if wanted or an allowance (of about $7k) will be made for those not wanting to have the rig replaced.

Sails are what power a sailboat! Since great performance was desired, the original sails, that come with the boat, were replaced by North Sails Main and 2 152% genoas.

These sails have powered the boat to numerous New England race wins including the Venona prize for the Round the Vineyard race which we won both in class and overall including all classes based on our PHRF corrected time ?? Other race wins include the Buzzards Bay Regatta and several Whalers races around Block Island.

Also installed is a removable inner headstay about 6 aft of the Harken roller furler which replaced the original Hood roller furler, and the replaced headsay, for which two hank on sails are included one about 120% and one a storm sail.
Full spinnaker gear including an 18' spinnaker pole, mast track, topping lift and sheets are supplied along with a working spinnaker, (not measured for racing).

A 45 pound CQR plow anchor and 14' 3/8 stainless steel anchor chain and rode are the normal anchoring gear and a 22 pound Danforth anchor, chain and rode is also supplied.

While we will always attempt to provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market, during any purchase from Pop you will be encouraged to schedule an inspection from an independent, accredited surveyor and every purchase WILL ALWAYS BE subject to your satisfaction with the results from your independent survey and your own personal trial run.

We have several more Morgan, Hunter, Pearson, and Beneteau vessels for sale. If you're in the Boston, Providence, New Bedford, or Brockton areas, please contact us to let us know what you're looking for and we'll get back with you today about any other cruising sailboat options we have locally that may meet your needs.

Selling your vessel has never been easier. Pop Yachts literally sells thousands of vessels every year all over the country. Sell through a broker and make 20% more $ (compared to traditional dealership trade-in)!

You have questions? We have answers. Call us at (941) 538-7803 to discuss this vessel today.