'Pipe Muh Bligh', a Catalina Morgan 440DS for sale
by Rene Foree
July 2022 Update:
Sadly because of travel restrictions imposed due to covid the owners have been unable to return to the boat to take care of her.
The price has been substantially reduced to reflect the work required to bring her up to scratch, but represents excellent value for money for the DIY buyer. Whilst structurally and mechanically sound, she requires a certain amount of repair and refurbishment to bring her back to spec.
The Catalina Morgan 440 was voted the Best Production Cruiser from 40 to 45 Feet in Cruising World Magazine 2005 because they are comfortable, roomy and affordable.
Gerry Douglas, designer of the Catalina Morgan 440 said "We envisioned a manageable rig and an aft cockpit with a raised deck saloon that was large. All equipment and ergonomics were specifically selected and designed for comfort and ease of handling".
Numerous opening hatches make the interior modern, light and airy.
'Pipe Muh Bligh' handles well, is responsive and easy to sail. The cockpit is extremely comfortable with good all round viability with all sailing lines leading aft. All mast control lines are led through rope clutches to a two-speed electric power winch on the cabin top.
The deck is well thought out with recessed anchor locker, electric windlass with foot switch and a sturdy anchor roller, midship cleats and stainless steel grab handles on the cabin roof. A swim platform with ladder gives easy access into water.
If you've ever dreamed of sailing to exotic places, watching dolphins dance along your bow, or anchoring near your own private island, now's your chance! S/V 'Pipe Muh Bligh', a 2005 Catalina Morgan 440 Deck Salon, is home to her original owners - a full-time cruising couple who has sailed from Kemah, Texas, to the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and Eastern Caribbean.
'Pipe' is the ideal boat for a couple, but has plenty of room for children or visitors. She has the solid, stable hull of a Morgan, coupled with light, bright interiors that Catalina yachts are known for. With a roller-furled jib and in-mast-furled main, plus lines that all lead to the cockpit, 'Pipe' can easily be sailed by one or two people - all without ever having to leave the safety of the cockpit.
One of the best things about living aboard a sailboat is the time spent with great friends. 'Pipe's cockpit is one of the roomiest seen on a monohull of her size, offering plenty of seating room for happy hours, potlucks, or more intimate gatherings. Relax on the closed-cell cockpit cushions and back pillows, which have been custom-covered with navy & blue marine-grade upholstery. A hump-seat cushion sits at the helm, along with raised, cushioned corner seats port and starboard - all designed to provide better visibility when underway.
Below deck, the multi-level deck salon design, along with NEW faux leather cream upholstery, creates a bright, open living space. The raised U-shaped dining area offers spectacular views through 'Pipe's large fixed windows.
When you're ready to kick back with a book or a glass of wine, put your feet up in one of 'Pipe Muh Bligh's two recliners. Enjoy the plush three-person sofa, or lower the middle seat-back to access a convenient cocktail table. When it's time to start cooking, 'Pipe's galley has plenty of Corian-covered counter-space, along with a refrigerator/freezer, a 3-burner stove/oven (all replaced in 2018), and a microwave. Worried about running low on your favorite ingredients? There's ample storage for provisioning in all three benches around the dining table, plus a corner galley locker that stretches from counter-level to the hull.
Whether it's nap-time or "cruiser midnight", enjoy a great sleep in 'Pipe Muh Bligh's V-berth or aft cabin. Each has a comfy, inner-spring mattress, and a large hatch over the V-berth's centerline bed lets you enjoy the cool Caribbean tradewinds. The V-berth has a private bathroom, while the aft cabin shares a bathroom with the salon/galley area (both include a sink, shower, electric toilet, and storage locker).
With a 12-volt Spectra water-maker, a 7.6 kW Westerbeke genset, a D-400 wind generator, and three 275-watt solar panels, 'Pipe Muh Bligh' is cruising-ready. 'Pipe' is currently anchored on the south coast of Grenada.
Dickinson Marine Mediteranean 3-Burner Propane Stove w/Oven (new 04/2018);
Microwave Oven (110V);
Dometic CRX-1110 Front Loading 12V Refrigerator/freezer (new 08/2018);
Double Bowl Stainless Steel Sinks;
Engel 12V 64qt freezer (in aft stateroom);
GraniteKote Molded Countertops & Backsplashes;
Cockpit propane locker with (2) 10-lb propane tanks and solenoid;
RayMarine C120 Color GPS/Chartplotter @ Helm (replaced 01/2019);
RayMarine 2kW Radar on stainless steel davits, w/Chart Plotter Overlay;
RayMarine EV400 auto-pilot (new 01/2017);
Standard Horizon VHF Radio w/ RAM Cockpit Mic and AIS receiver;
*ICOM M802 SSB with auto-antenna tuner and pactor modem;
RayMarine ST60+ Wind Speed & Direction @ Helm;
RayMarine ST60+ Tridate Speed/Depth Combo @ Helm;
Raymarine ST60+ Graphic Repeater @ Nav Station (replaced 01/2019);
406 Mhz EPIRB
Poly-Planar FM/CD Stereo w/Cockpit & Salon Speakers Wired Cockpit Remote;
7.6kW Westerbeke generator w/Soundshield - approximately 5664 hours;
1 -12V & 2 - 110V Ships Service Panels @ Nav - Battery Switches;
50ft Marinco 220V power cord + Marinco splitter (110V/50Amp - 110V/30Amp) + Marinco 110V shore to 110V US connector;
80 Amp Engine Alternator;
30Amp and 50Amp Dockside Shore Power System & Cable;
(3) Lifeline AGM 8D House Batteries (765 Ah) (New 12/2017);
(1) group 24 AGM starter battery for the generator;
(3) 260W solar panels on stainless steel frame above the bimini;
(1) Morningstar 60 Amp MPPT solar charge controller;
(1) D400 wind generator mounted on the stainless steel dinghy davits;
(1) Xantrex wind generator MPPT charge controller (60Amp, new 12/2018);
(3) inverters - 1,500W/110V, 800W/110V, 200W/220V;
(1) Seaward 10gl water heater (electric and engine heated);
Spare Yanmar Alternator;
Sails and Rigging:
In Mast Furling Mast & Mainsail - Serviced 01/2019;
135% Furling Genoa - replaced 07/2018;
(1) Spare mainsail;
(1) Spare genoa;
(1) Storm jib;
Schaefer Headsail Furling Gear;
(1) Harken 44 2-speed Electric Cabintop Winch;
(2) Harken 60 2-speed Genoa Sheet Winches;
All Sail Controls led Aft;
Rigid Style Boom Vang;
Large Midships Adjustable Traveler;
Outboard Genoa Tracks with Adjustable Cars;
Charleston Spar Aluminum Mast w/Double Spreaders;
Whisker Pole on a track with butt car lift and roller bearing car;
(20+) dock lines for mangrove hurricane tie-down;
Yanmar 75hp Turbo Diesel - Approximately 3176 Hours;
(2) Raritan SeaEra electric heads with 50gl holding tank with whale pump and deck pump-out;
(1) 100gl diesel tank feeding main engine and generator;
(1) 100 gl + (1) 50gl fresh water tank;
Spectra Catalina 300 12V watermaker with remote control panel;
Deck and Hull:
A high strength, structural foam and aluminum grid system attaches the fiberglass hull to the one piece molded fiberglass liner and supports the engine and tanks, while structuring the mast step and keel attachment area. All transverse rigging loads are borne by the aluminum and fiber glass grid system and not by the hull. An important feature for offshore sailing is the watertight collision bulkhead. Heavily fiberglassed to the deck and hull, it is just aft of the divided anchor locker.
White fiberglass hull with blue stripes;
6ft Wing Keel;
Step Transom with Swim Ladder;
Stern locker holding 3 diesel and 2 gasoline cans;
Drop-leaf cockpit table with integral bracing support;
Fresh water hot and cold shower at stern;
31" Stainless steel side stanchions with double life lines;
Stern rails with seats, port and starboard;
Life Sling in custom cover;
Stainless Steel Handrails on Cabin Top;
Stainless steel Dual Roller Anchor Davit;
Large divided anchor locker;
Maxwell 1200lbs electric Anchor Windlass with 8mm BBB Chain Gypsy and up/down switches;
(1) Manson Supreme 60lbs anchor w/ 275ft chain (chain new 07/2017);
(1) Fortress FX-37 anchor (new 02/2017);
(2) 200+ft rode w/ 30ft chain;
(1) swell bridle;
(1) anchor snubber bridle;
Dodger with roll-up window;
Connector between dodger and bimini;
Full cockpit enclosure (new 08/2017);
Custom Sunbrella boom fitted sun shade (new 08/2017)
3 Winch Covers;
Custom Padded Back Rests for Stern Seats;
Closed-cell foam Cockpit Cushions with custom covers;
Salon faux leather upholstery (new 11/2018);
(1) Achilles 10ft dinghy (new 02/2017) with dinghy cover;
(1) Nissan 18HP 2-stroke outboard (new impeller 10/2018);
Security lock on outboard;
20ft stainless steel chain connecting outboard and fuel tank to dinghy and used for dock lock;
custom made, 2" stainless steel davits with lift system;
'Pipe Muh Bligh comes ready to cruise:
July 2018 haul-out to paint the bottom, replace the PSS dripless seal and the cutlass bearing;
(2) PFD's, (2) jacklines, (5) fire extinguishers;
(1) Tote with spares for the main engine and the generator;
various spare bilge pumps;
(1) tote with spare hoses and watermaker pickling hose;
(1) box with cleaning supplies for hull, stainless steel and inside;
(1) box with electrical wire, breakers, connectors;
(2) tool boxes with various tools;
So just add food and go explore!
$184,900 - now $140,000