Nordic Yachts 44 Fast Cruiser

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Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 44hp, Universal 50 ( Kubota series V1903 ) (1981)

Phuket / Thailand

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Extra Details

Designer Robert Perry
Builder Nordic Yachts Inc ( USA )
Lying Phuket / Thailand
Fuel capacity 61.6 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 127.6 USG Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 13.2 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 44hp
Engine make and model Universal 50 ( Kubota series V1903 ) (1981)
Engine Hours Engine1: 5320
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Maxprop 3 blade ( Fitted ) 2 & 3 blade fixed.
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.7 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Generator output 2KVA
Engine spares tick
Water-maker tick

Separate mechanical water temp, and oil
pressure gauges mounted in companionway.
Hurth HBW 150-2, 1RV Gear Box.
PSS drip less seal.


Length 43'10"
LWL 35'5"
Beam 12'11"
Draft Min 7'0"
Draft Max 7'0"
Airdraft 63'0"
Displacement 24,003.6lbs
Headroom 6'3"
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Spartec Aluminium spars (1981) with Dyform standing rigging (1998)


Reefing mainsail Port Townsend Sails - Slab (2009) Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Port Townsend Sails - Furling (2009)
Other sails 2 oz Nylon Port Townsend Sails Code 0 (in sock) (2006)
1-1/2 oz Asymmetric spinnaker (in sock) (unknown year)
Sobstad Tri Sail (unknown year)
Sobstad Storm Jib (unknown year)

All 2009 sails have had very little use and reported to be in very good condition.
Aluminum spinnaker pole. Selden rod-kicker. Selden Furlex 300S genoa furler.
Dyform wire with Norseman fittings. Fore and aft lowers, mid and mast-head stays. Forestay with furler. Removable inner fore stay for storm sail. Back stay with Harken adjustable tensioner. Chain plates attach through the deck to knees molded into hull.
Mast Steps.
Main halyard and control lines led aft through Lewmar stoppers for easy shorthanded sailing. Halyards and control lines are Spectra core with Dacron cover for minimum stretch and long life.

Electrical Systems

110 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power, generator 110 v vessel with step down transformer for 220 v shore power. Generator is 2000 Watt 110 v Honda portable gasoline type. Magnum Energy MS Series pure sine wave Inverter Charger ( 110 volt ). 2 x 90 watt BP Solar panels with Prostar PS-15 regulator by Morning star Corp. KISS Energy Systems wind generator. Aqua Marine 25 gal/hr water maker is engine-driven but will require new membrane. Some 110 v power tools.


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Solid GRP hull, cored deck, modified fin keel & skeg hung rudder.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick

Forward head converted to dedicated workroom with storage shelves / drawers and a bench with 5” vise, all the cabinetry remains and it could revert to its former use.
Aft heads has large separate shower with hot/cold water.
A/C is a portable unit.
8 x 12 V fans.
9 cf fridge / freezer with three separate compartments: freezer, fridge, and cool box. Danfoss compressor.
Magma propane BBQ with dedicated gas piping and shut off valve in gas locker.
GAS BOTTLES 2 x 20 lb. fiberglass.
Dickenson Pacific diesel-powered cook top
and oven. Dickenson doubles as cabin heater in cool climates. Electric fuel pump fills a 7 gallon day tank to supply the stove.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
SSB tick
SSB Modem tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Fish Finder tick
Depth sounder tick

AIS Class B Transponder
Rudder position indicator.
Furuno RD-30 display at nav table. This unit collects data from sensors, displays the data, and distributes the data to the chart plotter and autopilot at the helm. Chartplotter bypass switch at navigation table will send data directly to autopilot for energy saving.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bimini tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lewmar V3 with rope gypsy windlass
3 anchors
(Rockna 25kg primary, Fortress FX-7 stern anchor, 75 lb. fisherman’s anchor in storage.)
295'3" of chain
Aries windvane self-steering system
2 x Lewmar 42 winches at mast base for foresail and spinnaker halyards. 2 x Lewmar 65 sheet winches. 1 x Lewmar 42 cabin top winch for control lines & 1 x Lewmar 46 electric cabin top winch for main halyard and control lines.
Primary anchor: 90 m 5/16 G-4 galvanized chain. Stern anchor 30 ft. chain with approx 600 ft ½” three strand nylon rode.
Outboard engine Davit.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

1 x Engine-driven crash pump.
EPIRB requires battery and life raft servicing.
Funnel-type drogue.
Fire Extinguishers: 1 x Automatic in engine room, 2 x 2 lb, 3 x 5 lb.
Fireboy-Xintex S-2A propane/CNG fume detector with solenoid valve control.

Broker's Comments

Sometimes called Perry's Swan, after her designer Robert Perry and the well known Nautor yachts, Nordics are well regarded fast cruising yachts. Commissioned by an Alaskan doctor who sailed her single handed down the west coast of the American continent around Cape Horn and eventually to the Falkland islands, following a rescue by fishermen after braking his ribs in a storm off the coast of Chile. After the Falklands Islands she sailed to the Caribbean where she cruised for 7 years before being shipped to the Seattle area and sold. The second owner spent some time preparing her for an extended cruise but only got as far as Mexico before a rebellious wife caused her to be sold to her current owner of 14 years. The current owner left the US for Mexico in 2004 and then South America, the Pacific, NZ where she was refitted in 2008 then on to Australia, Indonesia and finally Thailand. Having been there and done that, it is time for a change and the owner of this very well built blue water cruiser is offering her, somewhat reluctantly, for sale. They just don't build yachts with 1 inch thick floor boards anymore !

USCG registered.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Nordic Yachts 44 Fast Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Giles of Boatshed Phuket. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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