44′ Lafitte 44

Priced to Sell

$99,000

Inquire

YEAR

1980

LENGTH

44ft

Engine/Fuel
Single Diesel
Hull Material
Fibreglass

BVI Yacht Sales Overview

1980 44′ Lafitte 44 ‘Chinook’

Beautiful on the eye and a joy to be aboard, this respected Robert Perry designed Lafitte 44 cutter is made to sail the world in comfort. A strong and safe build, ‘Chinook’ is the perfect ocean cruiser.
Chinook benefits from an engine upgrade to a Yanmar 4JH4-TE 75 hp turbo diesel, that had a 2,000 hours – factory service performed 2018.
Her beautiful teak decks were re-caulked in 2017 and she has new, Bimini and sail cover from Sunbrella in 2021.

This boat is loaded with all of the cruising gear making her truly “Cruise ready” including; New electronics in 2019, water maker, solar panels, wind generator, spares and much more. 

  • Decks – Teak 9/16 blind fastened (no bungs), set in 3M 5200
  • Rocna 73-pound primary anchor with 300 feet of 5/16 HT chain
  • Fortress FX37 secondary anchor with 40 feet of chain and 250 feet of 7/8 three-strand
  • nylon rode
  • Lighthouse 1501 stainless steel windlass with chain gypsy and capstan, foot control
  • switch
  • Salt-water washdown
  • Teak deck boxes – two
  • RIB tie-down pad eyes on foredeck
  • Goiot deck hatches – 18? and 24?
  • Goiot opening ports – four in deckhouse, four in hull
  • Forespar telescoping line-control whisker pole on heavy-duty mast track
  • Custom stainless steel stern arch with Solar panel mounting system
  • Antenna farm
  • Two platforms for wind generators
  • Flag pole/fishing pole socket
  • Outboard engine crane lift with 8:1 Harken lift tackle (crane also available
  • offshore for crew overboard retrieval)
  • High intensity flood light
  • Folding stainless steel swim ladder
  • Two fixed windows in deckhouse (replaced 2017)
  • Ritchie compass 5 inch
  • Deck prisms – 2

Rigging

  • Uppers, forestay and backstay wire. Replaced 2013 plus new Hayne insulators for
  • SSB
  • Spreader ends uncovered and inspected 2013. One spreader end rebuilt
  • Garhauer rigid vang
  • Sheet and halyards (except gennaker) lead back to Schaefer rope clutches in cockpit
  • controller by four Lewmar 42 self-tailing winches.
  • Genoa sheet winches – Lewmar 55 three-speed self-tailing
  • Lewmar two-handed winch handles – 2 plus spare single handles
  • Sail Tech hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Sail furlers – Harken furler for genoa (2013), Schaefer furler for staysail
  • Additional Barlow winches on mast for gennaker halyard and boom for outhaul control
  • Running backs 9mm Dyneema attached to 4:1 deck tackle
  • Barber haul for genoa sheet

Sails

  • Main – Ullman, full batten, three reef points, 8.6 oz Challenger Dacron, with Dutchman
  • furling and Strong Track, new Sunbrella sail cover – 2017
  • Genoa – North, 130 percent, 7.5 oz NorDac, little use 2007
  • Genoa – Doyle, 115 percent, 8.6 oz Challenger Dacron 2011
  • Staysail – North, 9 oz NorDac 2013
  • Gennaker – North NorLon 2007
  • Storm jib, orange, never used
  • Electronics ?-
  • Garmin 3210 chart plotters with radar and XM Weather overlay – one on binnacle, one
  • in nav station
  • Garmin 8 kw radar (mast mounted)*Raymarine ST60 system for wind, depth, boat speed and related data – located above
  • companionway with repeater in nav station
  • VHF radios – ICOM M422 with DSC (nav station) and Standard Horizon Titan
  • (companionway)
  • Xantrex Freedom 2000 charger/inverter
  • Xantrex Link 2000 watt dual battery monitor and inverter controller
  • ICOM M700 Single Side Band radio with SG-230 Smartuner (2016) connected to
  • insulated backstay antenna.
  • Alpha 3000 autopilot with remote in cockpit
  • Batteries –
  • Trojan 145 6V flooded cell (6) wired in series for 870 Ah at 12v – 2016
  • Group 31 start battery – 2016
  • Kyocera KD215GX-LPV solar panel – 215 watts
  • Outback FlexMax 60 charge controller
  • Masthead LED tricolor and anchor lights
  • Deck LED running lights
  • AM/FM radio with speakers in saloon and cockpit
  • Transformer for 240V
  • 30A 25-foot shore power cord
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Bonded seacocks with prop sweep
  • Large Newmar ground plate
  • Flat screen TV (12V)
  • Hinckley ring – at masthead for TV
  • Two double berths, three single berths (with lee clothes). Double berths have fitted
  • mattress pads and sheets.
  • Lavac head with two new (2017) Groco discharge seacocks – one directly overboard,
  • one for holding tank pump out.
  • Shower – in cockpit and in head (drains to gray water box, not bilge)
  • Spacious galley with three-burner Helle range and extensive storage (Perry is an avid
  • cook)
  • Propane – 12-pound steel tank for galley with safety switch, 6-pound aluminum tank in
  • lazarette for grill
  • All saloon cabinet doors ventilated
  • Pressurized water system, hot water from engine circuit or 110V
  • Double stainless sink
  • Isotherm stainless steel 6 gallon water heater
  • Fynspray (WS-62) hand pumps for salt and freshwater
  • Sea Frost 12V Tradewinds XP refrigeration, air and water cooled
  • Large freezer and reefer top-load compartments (insulation significantly improved
  • 2007)
  • Spectra Ventura watermaker with ZBrane auto flush (Spectra standard watermaker on
  • Volvo boats) – intake seacock replaced 2017
  • Dickinson Newport diesel heater (has been operational but not hooked up)
  • Saloon and aft cabin seating professionally reconstructed and upholstered in 1996. Still
  • in perfect condition with no stains
  • Custom made curtains on portholes and deck hatches
  • Large space between aft cabin and saloon provides storage for tools, spares, charts
  • and supplies.
  • 25 linear feet of bookshelves
  • Custom framed mosquito screens for aft companionway
  • Custom made curtains for portholes, windows and deck hatches
  • *Caframo 12V fans – five
  • Lighting – 12 Alpenglow overhead lights and five eyeball swivels (LED)
  • Wet locker at foot of aft companionway above engine compartment that is warm for
  • drying when under power
  • Large navigation station with Wempe clock and barometer, compass on bulkhead
  • Canvas? –
  • Full dodger and bimini fabricated from Sunbrella and Seamark cloth on a 1” stainless
  • steel frame. Dodger and bimini can be connected with an Isinglass insert as conditions
  • warrant. Also full side weather clothes plus aft and side sun shades.
  • Sunbrella covers for dodger, deck hatches, mainsail, UV panels for furling sails, wheel
  • and binnacle.
  • Foredeck rain/sun awning fabricated from TopGun cloth.
  • Cockpit rope bags also in Sunbrella.
  • Custom made Fairclough Sunbrella winter cover
  • Large Mobri cylindrical radar reflectors on the shrouds above the upper spreaders
  • Elliott four-person commercial-grade life raft in canister (only on deck for offshore
  • passages).
  • Crew overboard hoist
  • LifeSling in canister
  • Crew overboard pole with Mobri cylindrical radar reflector, attached to a horseshoe life
  • ring and ACR strobe
  • Jacklines
  • Emergency tiller
  • Life jackets – nine
  • LED running light for dinghy
  • Six fire extinguishers, fire blanket in galley

Bilge pumps –

  1. Edson 30 (high capacity, manual)
  2. Whale Gusher (manual, operates from helm)
  3. Rule automatic (submersible, electric)
  4. Rule high capacity (electric)
  • Engine-driven circuit off seawater intake – emergency only
  • High water alarm – Rule float-switch activated
  • Spare Lexan companionway slides, deck hatch covers and porthole lenses
  • Provision to secure companionway slides in a seaway
  • Hold-down bars for ships batteries and locks for settee panels*Weems & Plath SOS distress electric safety flare
  • Expired but useful conventional flares and flare gun in waterproof canister
  • Apex A-10 Lite RIB with fiberglass seat
  • Magma 18 inch gas grill (2017)
  • Scubapro aluminum diving tank
  • Custom-made C Cushion cockpit cushions made from closed cell foam and sealed with
  • a polymer (oyster white)
  • Spare 80 Ah Yanmar alternator
  • Spare Vetus muffler
  • Engine oil and fuel filters, impellers, belts, turbo dressing
  • Lead line
  • Taylor bumpers – 3
  • Garmin 3210 chart plotters with radar and XM Weather overlay – one on binnacle, one in nav station
  • Garmin 8 kw radar (mast mounted)
  • Raymarine ST60 system for wind, depth, boat speed and related data – located above companionway with repeater in nav station
  • VHF radios – ICOM M422 with DSC (nav station) and Standard Horizon Titan (companionway)
  • Xantrex Freedom 2000 charger/inverter
  • Xantrex Link 2000 watt dual battery monitor and inverter controller
  • ICOM M700 Single Side Band radio with SG-230 Smartuner (2016) connected to insulated backstay antenna.
  • Alpha 3000 autopilot with remote in cockpit

 

  • Batteries –
  • Trojan 145 6V flooded cell (6) wired in series for 870 Ah at 12v – 2016
  • Group 31 start battery – 2016

 

  • Kyocera KD215GX-LPV solar panel – 215 watts
  • Outback FlexMax 60 charge controller
  • Masthead LED tricolor and anchor lights
  • Deck LED running lights
  • AM/FM radio with speakers in saloon and cockpit
  • Transformer for 240V
  • 30A 25-foot shore power cord
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Bonded seacocks with prop sweep
  • Large Newmar ground plate
  • Flat screen TV (12V)
  • Hinckley ring – at masthead for TV
Yacht name

Chinook

LOCATION

Grenada

Dimensions
Length Overall
44ft
Max Bridge Clearance
62.67ft
Max Draft
6.67ft
Beam
12.67ft
Length at Waterline
35.75ft
Engines
Engine Make
Yanmar
Engine Model
4JH4-TE
Engine Type
Inboard
Drive Type
Direct Drive
Fuel Type
Diesel
Tanks
Fresh Water Tank
2 X ()
Fuel Tank
2 X ()
Holding Tank
1 X ()
Accommodation
Single Berths
3
Cabins
2
Heads
2

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