Price AU $119,500

AU $119,500
Renowned for their impressive sailing performance, true Bluewater capability, and spacious interior, it is little wonder why the Kelly Peterson 44 has remained so sought after. With over 300 built, many completed circumnavigations, with owners always praising their sea keeping abilities in even the most challenging conditions. This vessel is a good example of the design, having been purchased by the current highly experienced owner in 1997. Based in Seattle at the time, the owner undertook an extensive refit of the vessel to properly equip it for long range cruising. He enjoyed multiple cruises to Alaska and Canada, before sailing the vessel back to Australia in 2008 via the South Pacific. The vessel has been fully imported into Australia and he has enjoyed extensive cruising since then up and down the East Coast, with the occasional trip to New Caledonia. Superbly equipped, the cruising inventory features MODERN GARMIN ELECTRONICS, HARKEN WINCHES, KUBOTA GENSET, 820W OF SOLAR PANELS, NEW 2019 HOUSE BATTERIES, WALKER BAY TENDER WITH OUTBOARD, HYDRO VANE WIND VANE STEERING SYSTEM, VACUFLUSH FRESHWATER TOILETS, NEW 2021 WALLAS HEATER, CARBON FIBRE SPINNAKER POLE, STRONG TRACK SLIDE SYSTEM FOR THE MAINSAIL, the list goes on. Whether you want to sail around the stunning waters of Tasmania, utilise its comfortable accommodation to enjoy the liveaboard life style, or make your most ambitious sailing aspirations a reality, this stunning vessel can do it all in safety and style.

Stepping inside the traditional timber fitout provides a warm and welcoming ambience. To port is the dinette with seating for 6 in comfort on the neatly upholstered settees. The U-shapped galley is well appointed and idea for preparing meals whilst at sea. It is fully equipped with 3 burner gas stove with oven, eutectic fridge/freezer, stainless steel sink with H/C pressurised water, and plenty of storage. The accommodation is ideal for cruising with friends and family, or would also suit a liveaboard. Aft is the generous master cabin with double berth, extensive storage, and ensuite with toilet with holding tank, and vanity. The second private cabin is forward with a single berth, and second full bathroom adjacent. There is also a single settee berth in the saloon ideal as a sea berth when on passage. Being a true Bluewater cruiser the vessel also features a generous chart table complete with HF and VHF Radios, extensive electronics, and comfortable seat.

Outside, the cockpit is well protected by the spray dodger and is a great space to relax in your favourite anchorage. The vessel is very well set up for extended shorthanded sailing, with the modern Garmin electronics, quality self tailing winches, furling headsail, and autopilot. There is easy access around the wide side decks, and the high bulwarks provide an extra sense of security when moving forward. The vessel is also well set up to deal with challenging weather with a separate track for a trysail, and storm staysail included.

This vessel is powered by a well maintained and reliable Perkins 58HP Diesel Engine which provides comfortable cruising at 6 knots. There is also a 15HP Kubota diesel engine powering a 210amp alternator as genset, and fuel polishing system installed.

With extensive spares for all systems, this vessel is a complete package. Whilst the vessel would benefit from some cosmetic work inside, it has everything you need to make your dreams a reality! For more information please call Jo Breen on 0432031100 or John Radonic on 0459322862.

Derwent Boat Sales offers the information on this vessel including condition, in good faith as provided by the Owner/Vendor. While confident about the accuracy we cannot Guarantee or Warrant it but will assist any prospective purchaser verify this as part of the purchase process.
Hobart TAS
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Doug Peterson
44' 8" - 13.61m
Keel / Ballast
4500kg Cast Iron Keel
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP 30mm thick fiberglass hull
Deck Material
Perkins 4.154 58HP Diesel Engine Overhauled in 1999 Serviced every 150hrs Fuel transfer system with fuel polishing capability 2 x Alternators for fast battery charging
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
4869hrs since rebuild (total hours unknown)
Number Engines
Fuel Consumption
Cruise Speed
6 Knots
Shaft drive
Kubota 15HP Diesel Engine with 210amp Alternator
629L (in 3x tanks)
500L (In 4 x stainless steel tanks)
Well appointed U-shapped galley, ideal for preparing meals at sea. It features a 3 burner gas stove with oven, eutectic fridge and freezer, stainless steel sink with pressurised H/C water, and plenty of storage.
Eutectic fridge and freezer
Princess 3 burner gas stove with oven, Sea-B-Que Dickinson BBQ on aft deck
Hot Water System
Hot water from engine
Excellent accommodation for cruising with family and friends. The master cabin is aft and features a generous double berth, and full ensuite with toilet, and vanity. The second private cabin is forward and has a single berth. There is also a single settee berth in the saloon when additional accommodation is required. This also makes an excellent sea berth on passage.
H/C Shower in forward bathroom
2 x Vacuflush freshwater electric toilets (aft toilet has a holding tank)
Fusion stereo with cockpit speakers
12V monitor with HDMI cable to nav station
Air Conditioning
NEW 2021 Wallas heater
Walker Bay 8ft tender with inflatable tubes
Honda 4 stroke 2.3HP
Spray dodger with cover for clear
Ground Tackle
Lofrans Tigres 1200 Horizontal Electric Anchor Winch
33kg Genuin Scottish forrged Bruce anchor with 90m x 5/16" G4 Rated Chain
Fortress spare anchor
Washdown pump
Twin bow rollers
Safety Gear
Center line Jack lines
Life Sling
Bilge Pumps
2 x Electric 2000GHP bilge pumps with float switches, 1 x manual bilge pumps
Fire Protection
Fire Extinguishers and fire blanket
12V and 240V Systems
NEW 2019 6V batteries (3P2S bank of 6 x 6V 300AH LifeLine AGMs connected to make 12V system)
240V Outback inverter/charger
110V Outback inverter/charger
40amp ProNautic Battery Charger - works on 240V and 110V 50/60hz
5 x Solar Panels totally 820W all MPPT controlled (giving a theoretical maximum charge of 43A) including:
2 x 240W Panasonic Solar Panels with Victron Bluesolar MPPT 100/30 Controller
2 x 130W Kyocera Solar Panels with Blue Sky Solar Boost 2525 MPPT Controller
1 x 80W Powertech Mono Solar Panel on Davit Stabilisers with Blue Sky controller
Lightning rod at masthead to solid copper ground strap on hull (designed to minimise lightning strike damage)
Cetrek 930 609 Autopilot with Octopus hydraulic actuator
KVH Auto Comp Heading Sensor
Garmin Chart plotter 1020XS
Garmin RadarGMR24HD
Vesper 8000 AIS Class B Transponder
Wind and depth displays at Nav station and in cockpit
NMEA 2000 Network
Icom M805 SSB Radio
Icom M602 VHF Radio with command mics and loud hailer
Horizon HX870 Hand Held VHF
Automatic fog horn
Sail Inventory
Fully battened mainsail on Strong Track slide system with slab reefing at 25% and 50%
125% Genoa on Schafer Furler
Hanked on cruising staysail
Hanked on storm staysail
Trysail with dedicated track with custom deployment bag on the mast below the boom.
MPS (Asymmetric) with sock
Mast / Rigging
Aluminium double spreader mast with discontinuous rigging
Stainless steel standing rigging (last replaced 2010)
Petersen Hi-Mod reusable rigging terminals
Colligo Dyneema Dux back stay with embedded HF Antenna
Harken manual backstay adjuster with ball bearing winch handle
Carbon fibre spinnaker pole (mounted on mast)
Aluminium whisker pole for staysails
Deck Gear
2 x 3 speed Harken B56.3 Self Tailing primary winches
2 x 2 speed Harken B40.2 Self Tailing cockpit winches
1 x 2 speed Harken B32.2 Self Tailing winch
1 x 2 speed Harken B40.2 Self Tailing Mainsheet winch
1 x 2 speed Harken B40.2 Self Tailing Halyard winch on mast
2 x 2 speed Harken B32.2 Self Tailing mast winches
All winches serviced regularly by the owner - last serviced June 2023
Hydro vane wind vane steering
Deck mounted life raft cradle
boom gallows
Granny bars at mast
This vessel is equipped with extensive spare parts and equipment including engine spares and consumables, fasteners, pumps, fuel filters, plumbing equipment, blocks and deck hardware, winch parts, extra lines, toilet upgrade kit, electrical equipment, etc.

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