Uniquely beautiful, this capable cutter-rigged Nauticat 44 staysail schooner with traditional red tan-bark sails turns heads everywhere she sails.
Designed and built to extremely high standards by Siltala Yachts of Finland, Aphrodite Blues is a true blue water cruiser equally suited for the serious sailor planning to circumnavigate or for the family of weekend cruisers.
Continuously maintained and updated, this gorgeous raised pilothouse motorsailer shines with pride of ownership from bow to stern.
Forward decks painted in Awlgrip May 2021
Bowsprit pulpit reassembled with new stainless bolts and refinished in AwlWood (2020)
Aft teak deck replaced with fiberglass and coated with AwlGrip. (2019)
Remodeled galley (2019-20) featuring blue and white Talavera tiles, a large single sink, and a new 12-volt front-opening Isotherm cruising refrigerator with blue laminate countertop. A Splendide 210 Combo Washer/Dryer and a larger 6-gpm water heater makes life aboard even more convenient.
Updated electrical allows for plenty of places to recharge electronics and computers.
New white marine vinyl upholstery in salon and pilothouse (2019).
Rigged for short-handed sailing. Rigging (new in 2014) and Ullman tan bark sails (new in 2014) in excellent condition.
Wide side decks and high gunwales provide safe and secure access.
Large bow and stern areas and an upper helm offer commanding 360-degree views.
Raised pilothouse means NO LADDERS and GREAT light & views. Five foot by two foot opening sunroof provides comfort and ventilation in good weather.
Teak interior is warm and inviting. Pilothouse offers a comfortable L-shaped settee and lower helm to escape wet weather underway, or read your favorite book and enjoy the 270 degree views in comfort. Forward of the pilothouse, three stairs lead to the large salon and ample galley, a forward head with Talavera tile sink, and the V-berth cabin.
Aft of the pilothouse a commodious full beam master cabin offers a centerline queen 2-poster bed, a custom pull up computer desk, and plenty of walk around room. An ensuite head and separate shower complete the suite.
Under sail, Aphrodite Blues blends the beauty and romance of the traditional red-sail staysail schooner, with the roominess, comforts, and capabilities of a motorsailer powered by a 120-hp Ford Lehman/Gustaffson diesel engine with only 4511 hours.
San Diego is the best launching point for Central/South America and the entire South Pacific. The marina where she’s docked offers great facilities, including concrete docks, single slips, and a wonderful community of fellow boaters.
Boat and slip approved for live aboard, transfer of slip to new owner subject to credit application & approval by marina
There are only a handful of Nauticat 44s for sale worldwide. None of them are red-sail staysail schooners, none of them are in California, and none of them offer the potential to live aboard at a desirable San Diego marina. Don’t pass up this opportunity!
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