1973 44′ Spencer 44

CAD159,000

1973 44′ Spencer 44

Make:
Spencer
Model:
44
Model Length:
44 ft
Price:
CAD $159,000
Year:
1973
Boat Name:
Free Spirit
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Draft:
6' 6"
Number of Engines:
1
Fuel Type:
Diesel

Listing Broker

Robert Ksyniuk

Calibre Yacht Sales - Victoria, BC

Office:778.351.2210

Cell:250.327.4572

Free Spirit

New Listing – This gorgeous Spencer 44 named Free Spirit, is a center-cockpit, cutter rigged sailboat and is now for sale. Free Spirit has had an amazing history, spending a lot of her years sailing around the world with visits to Turkey, Africa, New Zealand etc.

The Spencer 44 is known for its elongated, more traditional lines, tough high quality build and offshore capability. Free Spirit has proven that! Recently her topside has been upgraded in New Zealand, with a solid fiberglass dodger, including offshore rated windows. Now with a full canvas enclosure, this creates a comfortable and protected area to hang out while enjoying your journey. The interior has exceptional living space with a two-cabin layout including separate heads for each, beautifully finished teak throughout, rounded quality finished cabinetry, large galley placed mid-ship and a salon with 6′ 6″ head room. Over 100k spent on these upgrades. The current owners purchased this vessel, with a particular mission in mind. They wanted her updated and to make her ready for some serious off-shore travels, but they wanted to be comfortable and safe. The updates started and include: all new S/S rigging and chainplates, all the electrical wiring including a custom electrical panel, plumbing, S/S compression post and full canvas enclosure for the solid custom fit fiberglass dodger. The engine has been inspected and ready to go. The bottom has been inspected and fairing applied to minimize drag. Final touches, updating the navigation electronics and communication systems. This is not your regular Spencer anymore.

She would make a fantastic live-a-board, but she is ready for adventure. You decide!

For your personal viewing of Free Spirit, give us a call to arrange a time that works best for you!

 

Measurements

LOA:
43' 9"
Length:
44 ft
Beam Measure:
11' 6"
Displacement:
24,000 lbs
Fuel Tanks#:
1
Fuel Tanks Capacity:
180 gal
Fuel Tank Material:
Fiberglass
Fresh Water Tanks#:
2
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity:
120 gal
Fresh Water Tank Material:
Fiberglass
Holding Tanks#:
2
Holding Tanks Capacity:
20 gal
Holding Tank Material:
Poly

Mechanical

  • Isuzu C221 55 HP 4-cylinder diesel
  • Raw water cooled through heat exchanger – serviced 2015 plus a 2nd unit as backup, also just serviced
  • Direct drive through stuffing box with new packing
  • Prop is 3 blade bronze
  • All exterior hoses replaced 2016
  • New impeller
  • Cruise 6 knots – max 8 knots
  • Finning oil analysis report 2017 & 2016
  • Complete service records
  • Easily accessible engine, walk-in engine room
  • Wagner hydraulic steering – Serviced and replaced the hoses 2017
  • Autohelm offshore selfsteering windvane
  • Emergency tiller

Electrical

  • New custom designed electrical panel – well labelled
  • Vessel completely rewired with marine grade wiring (well organized and labelled)
  • Pro-Mariner 2500W Inverter/Charger (2011)
  • x4 House batteries 6v L16 (920-amp hr.)
  • x1 Start Battery 12v – Surrette
  • x4 75W solar panels with smart charge system – Provides plenty of power while offshore
  • 30 amp shore power- fitted with ProMariner Zinc Saver 30
  • 120-amp Twin belt alternator
  • Xantrex Technology LinkLITE Battery monitor

Sails and Rigging

  • Professionally Converted to a cutter rig in New Zealand
  • Deck stepped mast – 54′ – Compression post professionally replaced with new S/S post and integral to the hull
  • New standing rigging – professionally installed 2016
  • 54 ft Mast
  • ProFurl P-40 – Complete rebuild 2016
  • Main replaced in 2003 – “Storch” full batten with 3 reef points – inspected, reinforced and resewn, new track cars installed 2018
  • New lazy jack flaking system 2016
  • 125% Macken furling genoa
  • 120% genoa with new UV strip 2018 (Neil Pryde)
  • Hank on Staysail
  • Asymmetrical gennaker with sock and new tacker
  • Spinnaker pole on mast track
  • Running back stays, most halyard sheets & reefing lines (New 2013)
  • New Zealand Yachtspar telescopic Boom Vang
  • S/S traveler aft of cockpit
  • Gybe preventer system
  • Anderson #46 2-speed self-tailing winch on mast for main halyard
  • Anderson #28 2-speed self-tailing winch on mast for reefing lines
  • Anderson #52 2-speed self-tailing primary winches in cockpit
  • Lewmar #43 secondary winches in cockpit
  • All sails taken to UK sails and inspected in 2018

Electronics

  • Lowrance HD S8 Chart Plotter/Fish finder & sonar w/integrated AIS (2015)
  • SSB/HAM radio: ICOM IC -M802 w/Class E DSC – One touch e-mail button – New KISS grounding plane installed 2016
  • New Antenna on insulated backstay (2016)
  • Pactor Modem IV – extending communicaton while at sea
  • ICOM m502 VHF Marine Transceiver w/command mic at helm & masthead antenna
  • AIS receiver ICOM MXA 5000 integrated w/chart plotter & SSB radio
  • New Antenna on insulated backstay 2016
  • Pactor Modem IV – extending communication while at sea
  • Furuno 1831 Radar – 24 mile
  • Simrad Robertson AP11 hydraulic Autopilot
  • Datamarine wind speed & direction
  • Navman Knot log & Depth sounder
  • Signet Depth sounder as backup
  • JVC Stereo/cd player w/new speakers 2015
  • USB connections at nav station

Interior Layout

  • Very large interior layout. Forward v-berth cabin includes full head w/shower, bulkhead forward with chain locker access
  • Nicely positioned large aft cabin with a double bed to port, new 5″ foam mattress, a load of storage, also a private head w/shower
  • The salon is located mid-ship with updated upholstered u-shaped settee to port and inline settee to starboard.
  • Dining table converts into another bunk
  • Galley is to port, immediately as you come down the companion way
  • New LED lighting
  • Arched passageway beginning at the galley, allows access to freezer, lockers, engine room and the aft cabin
  • The lockers and cabinetry are very well finished with solid teak and beautifully shaped to fit the space.
  • Teak and Holy sole
  • Nav station nicely tucks away for added space and the desk top pulls out when needed for chart work
  • Large engine room, with access doors between the aft and the main cabin with another access located under companionway steps
  • Fresh water tanks – x1 located under forward v-berth, x1 under salon sole
  • New Kuuma 6 gal hot water tank 2016
  • Fuel tank – x1 under galley sole
  • Holding tanks – x1 tank forward, x1 aft
  • NEW plumbing throughout (PEX pipe), includes water lines, fixtures, pump, taps and a new water heater
  • Water maker (PUR Powersurvivor-35) under salon sole – serviced 2017 – Fantastic unit
  • Completely rewired with new Marine grade wire and connections

Galley

  • Located to port with an off-shore U-shaped layout where you can strap yourself in while cooking, very well lit
  • Blissfield Custom refrigeration system -completely serviced in 2015 – 12v and engine-mounted compressor; 9 cu ft freezer & 5 cu ft fridge
  • Force 10 propane 4-burner gimbaled stove w/oven
  • Cabinets and storage with easy access everywhere
  • Large deep S/S sink w/ hot & cold-water taps
  • Exhaust fan behind stove
  • Propane detector

Hull and Deck

  • Full keel with cut away forefoot and keel hung rudder
  • Solid fiberglass in the lower area, to the keel for strength and ease of through-hull installation. Higher up Airex is sandwiched between the fiberglass for maximum thermal insulation, sound barrier and stiffness
  • Precast lead ballast for precise control of the weight and shape
  • Bottom was on the hard for 3 months to complete repair of any blemishes, then properly refinished
  • Bottom paint May 2018 – Zincs replace annually
  • New custom-made Stainless-Steel compression post installed by Pro-Tec Yacht services in 2013- Support post takes downward loading from the mast and also supports deck – Now better than new!
  • Custom hard dodger added in New Zealand
  • New removable Sunbrella canvas enclosure with removable panels for the center cockpit 2015
  • Custom fit teak cockpit table
  • All standing rigging replaced with new 2016
  • Updated S/S chain plates (2014)
  • Running rigging recently replaced
  • Substantial S/S lifelines surround the whole deck
  • Custom S/S safety bars at the base of the mast
  • New deck flood lights on spreaders
  • Deck light on Radar Post
  • Custom offshore storm window covers
  • Propane locker aft
  • Radar post mounted aft
  • Outboard lift off stern
  • S/S boarding ladder and x1 clip on wood step
  • Sunbrella aft wind skirting
  • Winter cover tarp w/pvc frame

Ground Tackle

  • Rocna 30 – 66 lb anchor as main
  • Spare Danforth 20 lb anchor at stern
  • 300 ft 3/8  G40 High tensile chain – marked with depth indicators.
  • 250 ft 3 strand line
  • Windlass – Abi w/manual clutch and power up. Serviced 2015 (Includes spare motor)
  • Washdown for anchor chain while retrieving
  • 1 spool 3 ply polypropylene stern line

Spares and Additional Items

  • Spare engine belts
  • Prop Shafts x2 11/8″
  • Impeller
  • Heat exchanger 
  • Oil cooler
  • Sea water strainer rebuild kit
  • Raritan toilet rebuild kit
  • X2 Caframo dehumidifiers

Safety Gear

  • EPIRB ACR GlobalFix 406
  • 4-man DBC offshore liferaft
  • Emergency ditch bag
  • x2 Electric bilge pumps, x1 manual pump
  • X5 Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke & CO2 detectors & Propane sniffer
  • Bosun’s chair for mast maintenance
  • Throw ring w/light
  • Crew overboard pole w/drogue
  • Life sling, block & tackle on boom mounted S/S extension for retrieval or dinghy lift aboard

Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

1973 44′ Spencer 44

1973 44′ Spencer 44
1973 44′ Spencer 44
1973 44′ Spencer 44
1973 44′ Spencer 44
1973 44′ Spencer 44
1973 44′ Spencer 44

Listing Broker

Robert Ksyniuk

Calibre Yacht Sales - Victoria, BC

Office:778.351.2210

Cell:250.327.4572

1973 44′ Spencer 44

Listing Broker

Robert Ksyniuk

Calibre Yacht Sales - Victoria, BC

Office:778.351.2210

Cell:250.327.4572

1973 44′ Spencer 44

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Listing Broker

Robert Ksyniuk

Calibre Yacht Sales - Victoria, BC

Office:778.351.2210

Cell:250.327.4572