Bombay 44 Explorer
Bombay 44 Explorer for sale | 13.41m (44'0") | 1979 | 1x diesel 52hp | GRP Construction | Fin underwater profile | 4 berths | Boat REF# 165404
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|Designer||Maurice G DeClercq|
|Builder||The New Bombay Trading Co.|
Vashon Island, WA USA - Shown By Appointment
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|Fuel capacity||409.1 ltr (90.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks|
|Water capacity||1,090.9 ltr (240.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks|
|Holding tank capacity||81.8 ltr (18.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x Diesel 52hp|
|Engine make and model||Vetus XDP 490 (1983)|
|Engine Hours||engine1: 359|
|Prop(s)||3 blade bronze fixed|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||4.5 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed|
|Cruising speed (approx)||6.5 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||7.5 knots|
Engine was purchased new around 1983 for a different boat. It was stored as new and was not installed in this boat until November 2010. This Vetus engine was manufactured by Peugeot. Batteries are three house about six years old and two start, one having been replaced recently. Fuel consumption above is estimated as seller has never logged actual.
|Draft Min||1.47m (4'10")|
|Draft Max||2.87m (9'5")|
Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1979) with stainless steel standing rigging (1979)
|Mainsail||UK - Slab (2001) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs|
|Headsail||UK - Furling (2001)|
12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power
Built in Florida by The New Bombay Trading Company during what appears to be a relatively brief time period. Few Bombay 44 Explorers were build. Their predecessor from a different manufacturer was the Stillson 44. It's a heavy layup of solid FRP with a skeg-hung rudder and a fairly large shoal draft keel employing a center board operated from a deck winch.
|Total # of berths||4|
|No. of double berths||2|
|No. of single berths||2|
|Heads||2 heads (Manual)|
|Pressurised water system|
|Hot water system|
Spacious interior with a huge cockpit said to seat up to 15. Entering the cabin via a companionway starboard of center drops you down to the nav station on starboard. Across to port is an entry to the aft cabin which has an en-suite head. Galley is starboard with the sink in the center cabinetry over the engine compartment. A good size salon with u-shaped dinette, settee to starboard. Forward one walks through the head /shower area to a large forward cabin.
Cabin heat from a Dickinson furnace.
3 burner gas cooker
Raymarine C Series MFD with new chip as an upgrade.
2 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Electric Unknown Brand windlass
(SL 30 Claw SKS)
60.96m (200'0") of chain
Windlass (no brand is visible) is large and electric and appears as in good condition. Center board is operated by a winch on deck.
2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)