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1978 Kelly Peterson Kelly Peterson 44

1978 Kelly Peterson Kelly Peterson 44


Bronx, New York

Year 1978

Make Kelly Peterson

Model Kelly Peterson 44

Category Cruiser Sailboats

Length 44

Posted Over 1 Month

We sailed this legendary blue water cruiser from St Croix to New York city in late spring 2020. We then began stripping her down for a refit. Now partners have moved away and the boat needs to change hands. The hull is amazing. One look and you know she will sail anywhere in the world, and quickly. The center cockpit design is wonderful to sail and the aft captains cabin and private head are a very welcome feature. She's been repowered with a rebuild Perkins 4-164 that runs like a tank, we averaged 0.78 gallons per hour on the last crossing. Comes with all standing and moving rigging, some is old and some is less old, but it's all there. Same with the sails. I believe we have 90% of the deck hardware as well. A couple of the stanchions need replacing and the traveler needs to be rebuilt. All winches are in tact and most recently rebuilt. We have stripped the bulkheads from the V-berth to the salon, as well as the chainplate stringers. New stringers have been begun but need to be finished. Needs forward bulkheads done, floor stringers and flooring, fuel and water tankage, and could use new electrical. We have three batteries aboard but our plan was to completely overhaul the electrical system so thats what we recommend. You can rebuild to the original floorplan or go custom for your intended use as was our plan. There is a 40-45 gal fuel tank in her now, originally she was set up for 117 gal fuel and 132 gal water. Decks have been sanded and patched, ready for paint. Portlights have been removed and we began cleaning and refitting them. They will need to be cleaned up and refit. The Port side caprail was removed and will need to be replaced. The boat comes with a lot of solid mahogany, marine ply, and MDO for rebuilding. This boat is PERFECT for you if: - You want a bulletproof and fast blue water, open ocean cruiser - You have more know-how than cash - You are comfortable fiberglassing We literally have most of the material on board for the rebuild. You will need tools and a place to keep her on the hard for a coupe months while you finish her up.