44′ Lafitte 44

Priced to Sell



Single Diesel
Hull Material

BVI Yacht Sales Overview

Here is your chance to own a piece of sailing history for a bargain price. The Lafitte 44 deviates from Bob Perry’s performance formula to focus on comfort and style. The thick hull with its foam core and ample use of heavy wood has lead to a good amount of acoustic dampening, there’s a quiet hush as you go inside and the atmosphere is pleasantly quiet. She’s a heavy displacement double-ended cruising yacht specifically “overbuilt” to travel the world in comfort and safety.
NEW 54HP Yanmar installed about 1 year ago!

*Hurricane Damage* ‘Eternity’ sustained some hurricane damage to the rudder and port hull when she fell off her jack stands but the in-mast roller furling mast is up and the unique, spacious interior is clean. The major damage was to the rudder and hull and has been professionally repaired in the yard here at Nanny Cay. There are still some projects to be completed but all the hard work has been done and the owner is looking to pass on the project for a steal. The lifelines will need to be repaired on the port side. One cleat has been pulled out on the stbd side bow. The stainless bimini top/dodger and one of the winches took some impact and will need some work. Teak decks look to be in great condition for their age. Other than that she is pretty much ready to go sailing!

More Yacht Specs

  • 4) Anchors
  • Port Lifelines damaged, Starboard all good
  • Inflatable Life RAft 6 Person (Needs inspection)
  • Swimmladder
  • (2) Fireextiguisher
  • Orion Alert Locate
  • Satelite EPIRB 406
  • Orion Life Safety Flares
  • Shore Connection Power Court
  • Cockpit Table
  • Compass
  • ICOM 1C-M710 MF/HF Standard Horizon GPS Radio Marine Transceiver
  • Koden DGPS Navigator KPG-913D
  • Raytheon R10x RAdar
  • Datamarine Depth Sounder
  • Electric  Bilge Pump and Sump Pump
  • NAv 5000 DX Magellan
  • JBL Stereo Compact Dicc Player MP3
  • Signet Marine Wind Director
  • Signet Marine Knotmeter
  • Signet Marine Depth Sounder


  • Double Stainless Steel Sink
  • (3) Burner Stove
  • Top-opening Fridge and Freezer
  • Galley Equipment
  • Raritan manual Toilet


  • (4) Lewmar Two Speed  40 Winches
  • (2) Lewmar 40 Winches
  • (2) Lewmar 55 ( one is broken)
  • Genoa Sail
  • IN-Mast roller furling Mainsail


  • Electric Bilge Pump and Sump Pump
  • Trojan Batteries
  • Altenator Charge Control Panel
  • Cetrek Autopilot


The hull and deck are hand-laid fiberglass with a foam core. The hull is massively reinforced with foam-filled frames and longitudinals and with glassed-in bulkheads. A stainless-steel plate mounted on the hull frames carries the step for the mast. The external lead-ballast keel is solidly secured with stainless-steel bolts.

Well-placed handholds serve the 2-foot-wide side decks, and the flush deck, which extends more than 22 feet forward of the deckhouse, provides a platform for offshore dinghy storage, sail changing, and anchor handling.

Twin anchor rollers are mounted at the stem, and a locker in the foredeck contains the windlass, a wash-down spigot, and storage for deck gear. There are two chain lockers, one directly under the windlass and another farther aft, under the V-berth.
Entry below is served via two companionways, one amidships and one aft in the cockpit, give access to the interior, which is both elegantly fitted out in solid teak and functional at sea. Four hatches and eight opening ports admit light and air. Ventilated lockers and drawers abound, and deep storage is provided in lockers outboard of the settees and in two levels under the V-berth. The engine warms the wet locker.
The U-shaped galley to port is very large and functional. It’s one of the most prominent features inside the boat and is set up very extremely well. It features deep double sinks inboard, large work surfaces, and, between the top-loading freezer and separate fridge, 15 cubic feet of cold storage. A bin and numerous drawers and lockers provide volumes of dry storage.

Opposite is a spacious nav station. In the saloon, both the U-shaped settee to port and a straight settee to starboard convert to sea berths.

The forward stateroom has an en suite head and shower. In the aft stateroom, a queen Pullman berth to port and a settee to starboard convert to sea berths.


Yacht name
Nanny Cay, British Virgin Island
LOA: 44 ft 4 in
Beam: 12 ft 7 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 4 in
Displacement: 28000 lbs
Ballast: 11310 lbs
Total Power: 54 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2012
Engine Model: 4JH5E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive

Fresh Water Tanks: 115 gals
Fuel Tanks: 110 gals
Seating Capacity: 8            Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2