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Midnight Lace 44 Express Cruiser

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Boat REF# 136333
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 13.41m (44'0")
Year 1985
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 3
Engine 2 x Diesel 350hp, Yanmar 6LYA-STE (2001)
Lying Bremerton - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Tom Fexas
Builder Cheoy Lee
Lying Bremerton - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 909.0 ltr (200.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 454.5 ltr (100.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 136.4 ltr (30.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/02/2000


Engine 2 x Diesel 350hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 6LYA-STE (2001)
Engine Hours engine1:   600    engine2:   616
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze 4 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 63.6 ltr (14.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 19 knots
Max speed (approx) 28 knots
Generator output 4KVA

Vessel was re-powered in 2001 with new, larger Yanmars and new Hurst V-drives. The shafts were enlarged from 1.5" to 2". New shaft logs, struts & props with all new control gauges for the engines cost $125,000 CAD in 2003, with receipts to show. Eight house batteries and two start batteries new in 2007. Steering is hydraulic. Battery charging by engine, Inverter (Heart 2500 Watt) and three bank charger. Dripless shaft seals. Bennet trim tabs. Electric davits


LOA 13.41m (44'0")
Beam 3.35m (11'0")
Draft Min 1.17m (3'10")
Draft Max 1.17m (3'10")
Airdraft 5.18m (17'0")
Displacement 7,075kg (15,600.0lbs)
Headroom 1.96m (6'5")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 10 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator Onan Generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

3/4 inch Airex core hand layed GRP with black gelcoat finish. Glass beefed up to 5/8 inch at keel and reinforced at sheer, chine and stem. Fully enclosed, heated flybridge built using similar construction method. Lightweight yet durable construction allows the vessel to reach planning hull speeds with near trawler economy. Hull is a 44 foot however with davits, dingy and anchor it measures 50 feet overall. New paint in 2007, tops sides are Awlgrip, hull is Emeron (very shiney and clean) All exterior varnish new in 2011. Boat is kept in a fully enclosed boathouse.


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Air conditioning 2 Air conditioning Units
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
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Two cabins with one head and shower. Master cabin athwartship has walk around king bed while forward cabin has V-berth style single bunks. Entering the saloon from center left in cockpit the dining table and chairs are to port on a raised platform which allows for storage under. Seating at the raised dining table easily allows window height views. The starboard side has two teak reclining chairs with leather upholstery. Galley is to port in main saloon with trash compactor, Norcold fridge/freeze to starboard. A companionway right of center to starboard side leads down a couple steps to a very large master cabin with king size bed to port and vanity to starboard. All storage cabinets are teak and have caned fronts. The head has two access doors and is to port with the forward cabin having a bunk style berth on each side. Center is a ladder style access to the foredeck cockpit which is somewhat like a bow rider in a much smaller boat. It has a windshield and upholstered seating area which will seat up to 4 but is used primarilly as a get-away perch for reading or simply relaxing while underway.
Galley stove is CNG. AC pump in two locations. Arctic diesel forced air heat. Current owner purchased this boat in 1993 and made many upgrades at that time including enclosed bridge, new seating, davits and dingy, teak swim platform, king size bed, auto pilot, GPS, Depth Sounder, interior wall covering, new upholstery in both cockpits, 2500 watt inverter, etc.

2 burner Other cooker

Nav Equipment

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16 Mile Furuno Radar 1700, auto pilot steering from forward cockpit and helm Navico brand. Garmin 2006C GPS,

Deck Gear

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Electric Ideal windlass
3 anchors
36.58m (120'0") of chain
Glasply dinghy (1993)
(Hard Dinghy)
6hp outboard, Mercury (1993)
There are two spare anchors of unknown style. The one on the chock or roller is Stainless and is of CQR style. Windlass is controled by up and down switching in the forward cockpit chain locker. Large bollard horn style deck cleats. There is a reel of stern tie line kept on the flybridge that appears to be at least 200 feet 1/2" line. The forward or bow cockpit has a full snap down cover and there is a large polypropylene toy storage container tied down to the foredeck. This is styled like a large SUV / car top carrier and is used for crab pots, etc. All lines and fenders are in nice condition.

Safety Equipment

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6 bilge pumps (1 manual / 5 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Tom Fexas-designed Midnight Lace 44 Express Cruiser may well be one of the most unique modern designs afloat, employing contemporary hull geometry, lightweight yet strong construction disciplines, and timeless classic yacht lines. Rising its full length on a flat plane to cruising speeds, she doesn't exhibit the large wake and the buried stern associated with most 44 foot cruising boats. This Express Cruiser is a head turner everywhere she goes, and is customized for the Northwest with an enclosed, heated flybridge. She has been re-powered and boathouse kept. Her bright work (done this past summer) appears flawless, and her black hull is polished to a high gloss. Go where you want at close to 20 knots with a fuel consumption rate similar to the plodding trawlers you'll pass. You can picnic a good size group on the large aft cockpit or go it alone snuggling down with your significant other in the walk around king size berth in the master cabin. Only 20 of these were ever built and none has this enclosed custom-built hardtop flybridge. Her interior is clean and overall the boat is very well-equipped. The owner will consider a partial trade for a 30-34ft boat or interesting alternative.

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

This Midnight Lace 44 Express Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Seattle. 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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