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Huntward Boats Int. 44' Cabriolet

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Boat REF# 74761
This boat has been sold
Length 13.41m (44'0")
Year 1990
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Wing Keel
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 2 x diesel 80hp, Ford Mermaid, Perkins Perama (1990)
Lying Hayling Island


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Extra Details

Designer David Thomas
Builder Huntward
Lying Hayling Island
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Fuel capacity 2,182.0 ltr (480.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 636.4 ltr (140.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 68.2 ltr (15.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 80hp
Engine make and model Ford Mermaid, Perkins Perama (1990)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed, 2 Blade Folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.5 ltr (1.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Generator output 5KVA
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The main 80 hp FORD Mermaid engine is supported by a PERKINS Parama MD30 engine which serves the dual purpose of secondary propulsion and electricity generation, through the 5kVA generator. The engine cooling system supplies the Calorifier which serves the domestic hot water system.
The engine room is easily accessible from beneath the owners suite bed.
The watermaker produces 20 US Gallons per hour. Mastervolt Smart Chargers supporting a dual 24/12 Volt system.
Secondary Manual Windlass.


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Length 13.41m (44'0")
LWL 11.89m (39'0")
Beam 4.27m (14'0")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Displacement 19,592kg (43,199.9lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Cutter rigged Bamar Aluminium spars (1990) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2002)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail System Sails - Inmast (1990)
Headsail - Furling (1995)
Other sails Furling Cutter Jib (1990)

The boat can be sailed as a 7/8th Bermudan Sloop or Cutter. The staysail and foresail are self furling with Rotostay Mk2 furling gear. The mainsail is also self furling through the Banmar in-mast system, contained in the deck stepped mast.

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 9 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Wing Keel
Finish Paint finish

The welded steel hull is a clever combination of round bilge plating (4mm) above the water line and of triple hard chine (6mm) below. The hull has been shot-blasted, zinc coat epoxy primed and then given7-8 coats of epoxy paint with a final spray coat finish. The hull is fully foam insulated.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
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The spacious accommodation is of a double berthed forecabin with ensuite facilities. The midships main cabin incorporates the large working galley, full size nav console and navigators berth. The saloon offers comfortable seating with dining table. The aft owner's suite comprises of a large double bed, ensuite facilities, having access from both the saloon and aft cabin. Access is from the owners suite to the aft cockpit. Mahogany trimmed throughout.
The centre cockpit provides space with shelter and security.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Extensive is the word when considering this arsenal of navigation equipment including the forward facing depth sounder and new RAYMARINE E80 Plotter. A secondary VHF radio with independent aerial is also fitted.

Deck Gear

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2 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Electric Francis windlass (with remote control)
3 anchors
(90lb Danforth, 60lb Danforth, 60lb CQR)
85.00m (278'11") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of rode
The deck is Teak throughout and has good walking access all around. Several covers are included permitting various different options to be considered.

Safety Equipment

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6 bilge pumps (1 manual / 4 electric)

Engine driven high velocity pump. Fire extinguishers throughout. Cable driven wheel steering.

Broker's Comments

If, you are anything like me, you probably spend the occasional, idle moment musing about the day when you sail off into the sunset, never to be seen again on this rain sodden turf.
Well, this is a boat that I might muse about doing it on.
She was designed by David Thomas to be the first of a new breed of medium displacement, high volume, easily handled steel cruising yachts. David Thomas? You know, he of Sigma, Elizabethan and Sonata fame, amongst many, many more.
She feels enormous on deck and below, a result of the enormous 14 foot beam.
There is storage space for everything, everywhere, all accessible. This boat is built for Blue water cruising, still providing the long distance yachtsman with nearly all of the comforts of home.

These boat details are subject to contract.

This Huntward Boats Int. 44' Cabriolet has been personally photographed and viewed by a Boatshed broker of Boatshed Hayling Island. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.