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Ross 44

Asking Price

NZD $160,000




Bay of Islands

Are you looking for a boat that's built for performance and comfort? Look no further than this champion of the seas! Originally commissioned for the Kenwood Cup in the 1980s, this boat has a storied history of competing in offshore races, including a Trans-Pacific Race and even used as a training boat for America's Cup teams.

Now, it has been transformed into a New Zealand coastal cruiser, with a master cabin port side aft and a second cabin in the bow. The accommodation is boosted to accommodate 11 people with 4 bunks in the back and sleeping options in the saloon, allowing for both race mode and comfort.

With a beamy, high freeboard and being a 44' ocean racer optimized for windward/leeward sailing, this boat is built to handle the sea.

Impressively, it only weighs 5.5 T in racing trim, with 3T of that weight in the keel, making it extremely stiff and able to achieve stunning upwind performance. The boat's lightness also makes it very responsive and easy to manoeuvre in the marina and in a tight anchorage. 

Plus, with the new rod rigging, swept back spreaders, modernized with dyneema and thimbals, and an extensive refit in 2016/17, this boat is in top shape and ready to take on any challenge. Don't miss your chance to own a true champion of the seas!

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  • Accommodation: 9 x Berths
  • Beam: 4.5m
  • Draft: 3m
  • Length Over All: 13.45
  • Build Design: Murry Ross
  • Year: 1984
  • Construction: Monolythic Kevlar
  • Fuel Capacity: 100L
  • Engines: Yanmar
  • Max Engine Power (Hp): 30hp

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