1981 NAUTICAT 44

€105,000 tax paid

Nicely updated liveaboard motorsailer

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelNauticat 44
DesignerKaj Gustafsson
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingMessinia, Greece


EngineFord Leman SP-135 135hp
Engine Hours4500
Fuel Capacity1079l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeLong Keel
Drinking Water Capacity757l


Well maintained and nicely upgraded 1981 Nauticat 44 from Siltala Yachts in Finland. 2-double cabins, plus 2-heads and a converting dinette offer flexible and comfortable accommodation for liveaboard or long-distance cruising.


MARAKATTI is a great example of this classical Finnish ketch-rigged motorsailer. Always with the same name, she originally ordered for a Belgium owner before moving through British and French ownerships and then to her current ownership from 2015.

Extensively updated since her most recent sale, her highlights include:-
• Ketch-rigged cutter
• 135hp Ford Lehman engine
• Bowthruster
• Teak decks – presently sealed to provide added protection from the sun
• New batteries
• Microwave oven
• Fridge & freezer
• Air-conditioning
• Webasto diesel heating system
• Electric heads
• Radar and plotter
• Davits with tender



RCD Status:
• Our understanding is that the vessel is exempt from the European Union’s Recreational Craft Directive as she was first placed into use with EU waters prior to June 1998.

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• GRP hull, deck and superstructure construction.
• Topsides repainted in Awlgrip 2001
• Teak laid decking, forward coachroof and cockpit – Exterior teak is sealed to provide added resistance to UV.
• Exterior varnish reapplied – winter 2018/19

Keel & Rudder:
• Encapsulated long keel
• Fully-supported rudder at aft end of long keel


Engine & gearbox:
• Ford Lehman Super SP135 135hp diesel engine
• Engine hours: approx 4,500 as of winter 2018/19
• Date of last engine service – winter 2018/19
• Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger
• Morse single lever gear/throttle control
• Reduction gearbox to shaft drive
• Vetus watertight shaft seal – recently replaced

Propulsion & Steering:
• Wheel steering with hide covered stainless steel helm wheel at outside helm and wood helm wheel in pilot house
• 12vDC Vetus bowthruster
• 3-bladed fixed propeller


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shore power or generator

Battery Banks:
• 4x Bosch 185Ah 12vDC batteries – 2016/2019

Charging / Inverter:
• Mastervolt 12vDC battery charger

• Westerbeke 8kw 220vAC generator
• Generator hours – approx 999 as of winter 2018/19
• Date of last generator service – winter 2018/19

• 12vDC engine-mounted alternator

Other Electrical:
• 2x solar panels


Fresh Water:
• Hot & cold pressurised water provided via 12vDC pressure pump
• Hot water generated via engine-driven calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element in well-insulated hot water tank

Bilge Pumps:
• 2x 12vDC electric bilge pumps
• Manual bilge pump


• 1079 litres of fuel tank capacity in 2x tanks

Fresh Water:
• 757 litres of fresh water capacity

Holding Tank:
• 180 litres black water holding tank for forward heads – fitted 2017


• Furuno radar display with closed array scanner on mizzen mast
• Koden GPS-plotter
• Neco autopilot – overhauled 2016
• Analogue wind, speed and depth displays with transducers
• Steering compasses

Communications Equipment:
• VHF with DSC
• 2x Handheld VHF


• 2-burner electric stove with oven
• 220vAC microwave oven with grill
• 12vDC front opening fridge
• 12vDC/220vAC freezer
• Twin stainless steel sinks with hot & cold pressurised water supply

• 12vDC electric Sanimarin heads in forward heads - 2017
• Jabsco manual marine heads in aft heads
• Hot & cold pressurised showers

Heating & Ventilation:
• 220vAC reverse-cycle air-conditioning – 2010
• Webasto diesel hot air cabin heating system
• CD/Radio with speakers - 2018


Summary of Accommodation:
• Up to 7 berths in double cabin aft, V-berth forward with infill to create double, two settee berths in lower saloon/dinette area, one converting to a double via drop down dining table. Two heads.

Accommodation Finish:
• Teak interior joinery throughout
• Blue carpeting
• Blue cloth upholstery
• White-painted wood-slatted headlinings
• Formica counters in galley and heads


• Ketch rigged cutter
• Aluminium anodised main mast, mizzen mast and booms
• Deck-stepped spars with 2-sets of inline spreaders on main mast and 1-set of swept-back spreaders on mizzen – rig removed and inspected 2009
• In-boom furling for mainsail
• Slab reefing for mizzen sail
• Stainless steel standing rigging - 2009
• Furling genoa and staysail
• Checkstays for main and mizzen masts
• Block & tackle vang
• Mainsheet track on coachroof for mainsail
• Fixed point mainsheet for mizzen
• Spreader lights
• Stainless steel wire standing rigging
• Lightning protection

• 2x Lewmar 2-speed self-tailing primary winches at main helm
• 1x reefing winch on main mast
• 2x halyard winches on main mast
• 1x reefing winch on mizzen mast

• Dacron furling mainsail – laundered 2018
• Dacron mizzen sail – circa 2006 and unused
• Dacron furling yankee – checked and laundered 2017
• Dacron furling staysail- checked and laundered 2017

• Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and guardwire stanchions
• Solid wood-capped pushpit surrounding aft deck area
• Cockpit shower
• Passarelle
• Aluminium deckhead hatches
• Davits for tender
• 2.50m inflatable tender

Anchoring & Mooring:
• 12vDC electric reversing anchor windlass
• 2x bow anchors with 110m chain (re-galvanised 2017 and 100m chain (re-galvanised 2018)
• Warps and fenders


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Viewing arrangements

Lying Messinia, Greece

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