The Island Gypsy 44 Stella Maris seems made for comfortable Pacific Northwest cruising. Its heavy displacement and voluminous hull create a quiet and easy going cruising experience, while its two 275 HP Volvo diesels run efficiently all day long with enough reserve power to get through the roughest waters. The main salon has truly remarkable room, with large windows starboard, port and forward to take in the cruising grounds’ greatest visuals.
At a cruising speed of approximately 7.5 knots, total fuel consumption is around 4 GPH. The 800-gallon fuel tankage means there’s seldom a need to stop for fuel. It’s an efficient and comfortable way to see the Pacific Northwest, and there’s no need for many fuel stops along the way.
Built by Kong and Halvorsen, the Island Gypsy features heavy hand-laid fiberglass. On the construction side, the longitudinal and transverse members are bonded in for exceptional strength. On the finish side of things, the Golden Burmese teak woodwork is beautifully executed.
Stella Maris is more than just a vehicle to get to cruising grounds. She’s a boat with living room everywhere, from the engine room to the master stateroom. While the master stateroom aft is certainly a focal point of this design, the guest cabins forward can accommodate guests or kids in great comfort.
The trawler lifestyle holds appeal both for sailors looking to the trawler lifestyle and anyone who wants to ease back and enjoy the voyage with the fuel efficiency of hull speed. Stella Maris has been enjoyed by three happy families and is ready to provide the next owners with affordable and efficient cruising.
First and foremost, Stella Maris is spacious. The main salon is exceptionally roomy (160 sq. ft), with the galley, eating area and helm all present and none of it crowded. The large salon windows provide remarkably good visibility while abundant wood, including parquet floors, supply the comfortable ambiance throughout. Headroom is 6’7” in the salon and a minimum of 6’1” throughout.
The Forward Cabin
The bunks are of a good length, about 6’5”. They are basically singles which come together and meet at the foot. There is plenty of room to move around in the cabin. Above the bunks on both are large windows. Both windows in this in this cabin open. There are three drawers on each side, located below and inside the bunks. There is a medium sized hanging locker on the starboard side aft of the bunk.
The Port Cabin
Just aft and to port is a second berth. There are upper and lower single in this cabin. The cushions are in great condition. The bunks are just over 6’ 6”. The top bunk has space to port underneath the window to store stuff. There is a locker forward on inside of the berths. The locker has space on the top and fiddles to contain items from falling. It a midsize hanging locker. This cabin also has a large opening window. Engine room access is also through this cabin.
The Forward Head & Shower
The forward-facing head features the Vacuflush system. There is also a separate shower area, which is closed off by a shower curtain. The shower itself is outboard of the head there is enough space to take a shower sitting on the wood slatted seat or standing. The sink is forward of the shower. Storage is outboard of the sink. A window above which opens. There’s also a large mirror.
Aft is the owner’s cabin. And it certainly fits the bill as a master stateroom. There’s a true queen mattress, which is very comfortable. There are reading lights above on the aft cabin wall. There is an amazing amount of storage, with 11 drawers per side, plus one drawer under the berth on each side. Three drawers on the port side in three doors on the starboard right next to the bunk. And then four drawers outboard on both sides. Aft of the drawers are large storage lockers on each side. Port and starboard you have huge storage space for you name it, plus shelves above the drawers and above the cabinets on both sides. On the starboard side you have the sit-down desk. The private head is on the port side.
Aft head and Shower
On the port side is the head. Inboard of the head you have the standup shower which closes with a solid door. The head itself is an aft-facing Vacuflush. Outboard of the toilet is the vanity and sink and plenty of counter space. This room also has a window which opens inward on a hatch. There is an amazing amount of storage throughout the head. This is the right sized head for this type of boat, spacious yet configured so it doesn’t intrude much on the living areas.
Moving up the passage to the main salon, there is a large but shallow pantry cabinet. Above that there is a deep cabinet.
The main salon is large, and it serves many purposes. From a clockwise starting on the port side and go around from there. It starts with a Kenmore apartment-sized fridge and freezer. At the aft end of the port side galley is the microwave. Below is the counter space ample for a power boat of this size, and definitely larger than one would have on a sailboat of this size. Forward of that is the sink and virtually unused Force 10 3-burner stove/oven. The galley features a remarkable amount of storage throughout.
Moving on to the port side forward is the dining area. It starts with a Kenwood stereo facing the dining area. There’s an ice maker in small storage area to its left. Moving forward, the table seats easily up to six with the bench seating and a couple of chairs. More could be squeezed in. There is massive storage under the seats in the salon. The salon table itself serves two purposes. It can be folded up for a game atmosphere or to seat the maximum number. Otherwise when it is folded out it provides a comfortable dining experience and has an elegant top built in.
Next we move to the front of this cabin which is also the pilot’s birth for below. On left side you have a sharp television and a large counter space for all kinds of goodies. Underneath it lifts giving access narrow but big storage space both on the port and starboard side. The starboard side starts with a heater control, a Link 10 battery monitor, and Heart Inverter interface. There is a lower space and below that you have the battery controls along with the battery controls are the breakers etc. There’s an Autohelm Sea-talk ST6000 autopilot. Each engine has Morse controls and both engines have degrees in temperature, PSI, and voltage. There's a sliding door starboard next to the helm.
Aft of the helm station on the starboard side are two cushy chairs to. In very aft section on the starboard side are three stairs up to a companionway to the aft deck.
Main Salon and Galley
Force 10 3-burner stove and oven, 2017 (stove used once, oven unused)
(2) propane tanks
U-line ice maker
Kenmore refrigerator/freezer, 12-Volt and AC
Sharp television and DVD player
Kenwood KDC 252U stereo with CD changer
(2) white armchairs
(2) director’s chairs
Inside Helm Station
Full Volvo Penta instrumentation
Link 10 battery meter
24-Volt system for starting, VacuFlush, radar
12-Volt house battery system
Onan Genset 8 kW, 774 hours, with separate Duracell Ultra starting battery
30-amp shore power
Inverter/Charger Heart Interface Freedom 25, 2500 watts
Lewco Electric 24-volt battery charger
(4) Dyno 8D 12-volt house batteries
(2) Interstate Workaholic 24-volt deep cycle starting batteries for mains
(2) 8D batteries for the bow thruster (under V-berth)
Duracell starting battery for genset
Link 10 battery meter
The Volvo TAMD diesels start easily and provide more than enough power for keeping Stella Maris at hull speed even through adverse wind and waves. The engine room itself is roomy with virtually everything easily accessible. There are removable access hatches in the main salon which open up the engine room from overhead.
(2) Volvo TAMD70D 275 HP Diesels
(2) Racor 1000 FG primary fuel filters
Onan 8kW genset
Propellers (serviced 2007)
(2) 4 bl, 26" x 22" propellers
Morse controls at upper and lower helm station
Full Volvo Penta instrumentation
Bow thruster 8 HP
Espar diesel forced air heat – serviced 2018
Hot water tank Chromalex
(2) VacuFlush heads
Autohelm ST6000 autopilot - controls at both helm stations
Rudder angle indicator
PC based computer with Rosepoint navigation (no monitor currently)
Raymarine GPS for PC navigation
Magellan Nav 5000DX GPS (portable)
Standard Horizon depth sounder
Standard Horizon VHF at upper and lower helm stations
(2) Ritchie compasses at upper and lower helm stations
There is remarkable area on Stella Maris’ deck. The walkways around the cabinhouse are ample, the foredeck and anchor handling area generous, with the secure feeling provided by the bulwarks. The aft deck could comfortably double as a 156 sq. ft. dance floor. Above it all, the flybridge is the perfect place for the skipper, with 360-degree visibility and an excellent view of both the vessel and the surroundings.
Canvas enclosure on flybridge (2014)
Deck box on aft deck
(6) mooring cleats
Closed chocks midships port and starboard
Custom electric davits
Regency Polaris loudspeaker
Anchor raw water washdown
Ladder to swim step
Whaler Gusher manual bilge pump in engine room
Olin Marine signal kit
Barigo ship’s clock and barometer
Canvas rail and stern covers
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