Pacific Seacraft 44
About the Boat
The Pacific Seacraft 44 is a solid and comfortable blue water cruiser that handles weather like a dream. A' La Carte is a cutter with a canoe stern, furling head sails and furling boom. New lines, sails, and refurbished standing rigging in early 2020.
INTERIOR: consists of two double berths and two heads, settee that converts into a bed for two and a couch with lee-cloth to sleep one more; large galley with microwave, oven, range, freezer, refrigerator and BBQ on aft rail; small washer (for very small loads). So, very comfortable with up to four or five but, could accommodate up to seven (albeit tight).
NAVIGATION: Garmin chart plotter, radar, and nav instruments / autopilot in pulpit. Radios: VHF, SSB, and Sat Phone (for emergency), AIS, computer with Grib capability via SSB and/or Sat Phone.
SYSTEMS: Water maker, 105 gallon water capacity, diesel fueled heater, inverter, TV and DVD, XM radio and weather, solar panels, Yanmar diesel and Onan generator.
AT ANCHOR: Swim ladder and smaller inflatable dinghy with 6hp (good tender for 4 adults). Primary anchor, Manson 60lb with 100m chain; Secondary anchor, CQR with 300' rope/chain. 30 amp 125 volt shore power (typical for the area).
Due to often calm and glassy water in the Pacific NW, motoring is frequent. Yanmar gets just under hull speed of 7+ kts (I plan 6kts average) and burns about 1.3gph with an 80 gallon tank (60 hours of motoring).
When away from shore-power, I run the diesel generator twice a day for an hour or so for refrigerator/freezer and if batteries need charging. (Solar and Yanmar also charge batteries).
- Boat model: Pacific Seacraft 44
- Boat name: A' la carte
- Year built: 1993
- Draft (cm): 183
- Engine power (hp): 50(HP)
- Fuel Tank (liters): 302
- Water tank (liters): 378
- Air Conditioning
- Gas Burner
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About the location
I recently moved the boat from the East coast to the West coast of the USA. I'm still exploring the Pacific Northwest. So far, the Pacific Northwest is spectacular. Often glassy water to 10-15kt winds. Yes, there is often rain but, it's usually a light rain with little wind. When systems go through, it's cold and rough... a great time to hunker down. Sailing is possible all year, but it is not the Caribbean. A heater is helpful (which the boat has) and warm weather gear along with a cup of tea or coffee will help you to enjoy the many forested islands and mountain views.
Going south, the San Juans are close and are a popular destination. Crossing into Canada the destinations are endless from Victoria Island, Desolation Sound, and more. My plan is to sail to Glacier Bay Alaska and back once the Covid restrictions end.
Tides and currents require attention but, the experienced sailor should have no problem with proper tide/current data.