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Fredette Motor Yacht 44'

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Boat REF# 53652
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 13.41m (44'0")
Year 1952
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 72hp, 6LW Gardner (1952)
Lying Vancouver Island


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Extra Details

Designer Frank Fredette
Builder John Nicholson
Lying Vancouver Island
Fuel capacity 1,227.2 ltr (270.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 227.3 ltr (50.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 17/03/2005


Engine 1 x Diesel 72hp
Engine make and model 6LW Gardner (1952)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 9.0 ltr (2.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Generator output 2.5KVA

Very solid reliable and economical Gardner 6LW diesel engine well known for it's longevity and low maintenance requirements with total 3691 hours.
72 horsepower @ 1200 RPM.

2:1 Gardner reduction gear to shaft drive prop.

Hydralic steering at both stations.
Dedicated hydralic pump and service tank for hydralic anchor winch.

Spare propellor included.

In-line battery charger (12/32 VDC) to genset.


LOA 13.41m (44'0")
LWL 13.06m (42'10")
Beam 3.73m (12'3")
Draft Max 1.65m (5'5")
Displacement 27,995kg (61,729.0lbs)
Headroom 1.96m (6'5")
Storage On mooring


Aluminium spars (1995)


Aluminum tripod.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, generator


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Hull in excellent condition and extremely dry. Deck is neat, tidy, and offers generous storage.
Fresh paint on deck and trim.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Spacious accomodations in all cabin areas. Huge potential to expand or custom renovate Salon into larger living area or additional Berth.

4 burner Diesel cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Fish Finder tick
Echo sounder tick

3 Echo sounders, Autopilot with remote capability.
Morrow, Furuno, Raytheon, Cobra, ComNav.

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Passerelle tick

Smith Brothers Foundries windlass
2 anchors
(Babbet (Primary), Danforth (Secondary))
18.29m (60'0") of chain
128.02m (420'0") of warp
dinghy (unknown year)
One complete Davit system included and will be installed.


Down riggers tick
Rod Holders 4 Rod Holders

Down riggers.

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Security Alarm tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Three life buoys included, life raft in dedicated storage pod, one gasoline powered portable bilge pump included.
All neccesary safety equipment included.

Broker's Comments

An incredible opportunity to purchase the one and only Classic 1952 44 foot Tri-Cabin Motor Yacht ever designed by renowned Marine Architect Frank Fredette, and at a fraction of the current market value!

The owner of this boat at age 97 has reluctantly decided to sell "the finest vessel ever built" and is motivated to sell quickly as reflected in the asking price.

Most recently utilized as a half day charter sport fishing boat but has a very versatile layout and an extremely large cockpit and lazarete locker offering potential for many other applications.

The tri-cabin layout offers superior living area space in all cabins and privacy when required.

The extremely reliable, economical, and quiet Gardner 6LW diesel engine has low hours (only 3691 total) and is in excellent condition.

This gorgeous one of a kind vessel exudes character and history right from the moment you first see her when she catches your eye when you can't stop looking at her amazing design.

Act quickly as this lady will not be on the market long!

These boat details are subject to contract.

This Fredette Motor Yacht 44' has been personally photographed and viewed by Glen Christie of Boatshed British Columbia. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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