UPDATE 10 July, 2018: Seller is Serious about Selling, now offering another price reduction to $98,000 while still open to considering a reasonable offer! If you've seen this great KP44 on the market awhile, it was due to the starboard fuel tank bursting a leak last year -- the tank was removed in June and will be reinstalled later this month after full repair. This is the original steel fuel tank, repaired once before many years ago -- the port fuel tank was changed to aluminum and is fine! This is a perfect time to get serious about this excellent sailboat -- ask your questions freely and make your plans!
Already located in the hurricane-free tropical paradise of Rio Dulce, you really owe it to yourself to fully consider this particular Kelly Peterson! 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!!
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-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(!)
--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