Peterson 44 Blue Water Cruiser for Sale

by David Blackburn


Attractive,tough, fast, seaworthy centre cockpit cruiser, well balanced and comfortable at sea, Daq Attack has already circumnavigated and sailed most oceans.

Her 3 owners have been meticulous in her upkeep and all her systems are up to date and function well. She is fully equipped for heavy weather long distance sailing in considerable comfort.

With her large battery capacity and tankage, her solar and wind generation, refrigeration, autopilot and hydrovane self-steering she can be independent of the shore for long periods.

Her sail wardrobe is top quality and in excellent condition. Below decks she exudes comfort and warmth with new upholstery and varnished teak.

Included in the sale is a top quality RIB with a 15hp Yamaha outboard.


  • Vessel type: Blue water cruiser;

  • Designer: Doug Peterson;

  • Builder: Jack Kelly Yachts, San Diego;

  • Make: Peterson;

  • Model: 44;

  • Year constructed: 1979;

  • Sail number: 77871;

  • Registration: 909411;

  • Registry: UK Class 1;

  • Berths: 8;

  • No. of engines: 1;

  • Engine model: Perkins 4-154;

  • Engine power: 62hp;

  • Engine hours: 6500;

  • Fuel type: Diesel;

  • Drive type: Shaft drive;

  • Length over all: 44';

  • Length at waterline: 38' 8";

  • Beam: 13';

  • Maximum draft: 6' 6";

  • Bridge clearance: 61';

  • Hull material: Glass Fibre;

  • Hull type: Displacement;

  • Hull colour: White with red stripe and boot-top;

  • Keel type: 3/4 Keel;

  • Dry Weight: 16 metric tons;

  • Fuel capacity: 135 Gallons;

  • Water capacity: 132 Gallons;

  • Holding tank capacity: 15 Gallons;

  • Solid glass-fibre hull with glass-fibre and plywood sandwich deck;

  • Lead encapsulated ballast;

  • Bronze seacocks and rudder gudgeons;

  • Keel stepped mast;

  • Opening bronze port-lights all round;

  • Aluminium deck hatches;

  • Hull below waterline re-epoxied 2015;

  • Top sides Awlgripped 2002;

  • Perkins 4-154 62 hp diesel coupled to a Borge-Warner velvet drive transmission with 6500 hours use;

  • Complete engine log of all repairs, replacements, oil changes etc since 2004;

  • Engine room fully insulated and cooled by forced air;

  • Consumption 3 litres/hour;

Daq Attack is lying South Brittany, France

Asking Price: £85,000 (approx $130,000) tax paid

Please contact the owner, David Blackburn, at - and don't forget to mention!

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Nov 11, 2015
Across the North Atlantic
by: John Richards

A few years ago I sailed from Beaufort North Carolina to the Azores on this boat.
My experience was enhanced by the feeling of safety and comfort afforded by the centre cockpit and heavy displacement.
Also the fact that the present owners are very hands on and keep the vessel in excellent cruising condition.

Nov 11, 2015
So comfortable at sea
by: Julia

I just love this yacht. I have sailed on her for several thousand miles, done 2 Atlantic crossings and several trips up and down the East coast of USA, from Florida to Nova Scotia.
The attraction for me is the comfort on board, especially on passage. Never once have I felt unsafe on her even during a really rough passage from Beaufort NC to Horta surfing downwind under staysail only. It's so sad that we have to sell her but we now need to downsize and accept that we are not young anymore.
Daq Attack has many more years of active sailing in her. Buy her and I promise you, you will never regret it!

Nov 09, 2015
A well thought-out and highly regarded long-distance cruiser.
by: Dick McClary

This well-maintained and equipped example won't be on the market for long.

Take a look at the Cruising World Boat Review: Peterson 44 for an independent review.

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