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Bombay 44 Explorer

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Boat REF# 165404
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 13.41m (44'0")
Year 1979
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 52hp, Vetus XDP 490 (1983)
Lying Vashon Island, WA USA - Shown By Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Maurice G DeClercq
Builder The New Bombay Trading Co.
Lying Vashon Island, WA USA - Shown By Appointment
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
Last survey 12/05/2009


Engine 1 x Diesel 52hp
Engine make and model Vetus XDP 490 (1983)
Engine Hours engine1:   359
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
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.


LOA 13.41m (44'0")
LWL 10.52m (34'6")
Beam 3.99m (13'1")
Draft Min 1.47m (4'10")
Draft Max 2.87m (9'5")
Airdraft 18.59m (61'0")
Displacement 12,971kg (28,600.0lbs)
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage On marina


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)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

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
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

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

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick

Raymarine C Series MFD with new chip as an upgrade.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick

2 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Electric Unknown Brand windlass
1 anchors
(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.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This Bombay 44 Explorer is one of the unique designs innovated to allow access to a wide range of cruising grounds without sacrificing deep keel performance. It has a shoal draft keel allowing for shallow water sailing plus a center board that drops to 9-1/2 feet. This boat has seen extensive travels to places such as the Sea of Cortez and even Tahiti. It could make those trips again or serve as a nicely-sized live aboard. Her cockpit is huge with a big folding table. Her engine has been replaced and has less than 400 hours. But she could use a new dodger.

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

This Bombay 44 Explorer has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Tacoma. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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