The CSY 44’ “Walkover” is well known for its durability, comfort and classic appearance. Designed specifically for use in the Caribbean (CSY stands for “Caribbean Sailing Yachts”), they feature a solid, hand-laid fiberglass hull and deck with no core to absorb water or to rot. These boats are cutter rigged for easy sail handling and to provide a variety of sail combinations. All systems are overbuilt, easy to access and have withstood the test of time. Although they are heavy for their size, these boats are surprisingly fast and agile and their strength and weight that gives them their legendary comfortable ride with the ability to keep moving when newer and lighter boats run for cover.
Built in 1977 in Tampa, Florida, she is hull number 23, which tells us that the building crews had enough experience to do a great job and still had their enthusiasm. She has lived most of her life doing what she does best: sailing among the islands of the Caribbean. (In fact, she is currently located in the heart of the Caribbean, so if your dream is to have a boat in that area she is positioned to save you the expense and bother of moving a boat to that location.)
NEW PICTURES TAKEN 20 JAN 2019 ADDED!
Engine hours: 3850
New Bimini in 2016
New AB Dinghy 10.5’ in 2015
Engine maintained religiously and runs perfectly.
New 60lb Manson Anchor 2016
2 - 6 volt golf cart batteries and 1 new starting battery in 2017..
Kiss wind generator removed but stainless pole and wiring still there fir mounting of another wind generator if desired.
6-gallon sun shower gone.
Heavy duty auto pilot serviceable but seems to pull to starboard and not used in 2 years.
January 2017 entire Hull was taken down to fiberglass and professionally redone and repainted. Deck and cockpit also entirely redone and painted. Approximately $15,000 cost. Desperado looks, runs and sails beautifully
DESPERADOVfeatures two separate cabins, one forward and one aft, which afford complete privacy for their occupants.
The forward cabin has an oversized V-berth (with filler) with stowage space beneath. There are several drawers, a hanging locker, a small dressing table, and private access to the forward head. Ventilation is provided by a large opening hatch and four opening bronze ports while four more fixed portlights add to the brightness. Three cabin lights and a reading light provide evening illumination.
The aft cabin features two full-sized berths arranged in a wide “V” configuration with a long filler between; you can opt to sleep athwartships on an area nearly as large as a queen sized bed. There are drawers beneath the berths, a small hanging locker and an additional locker with a louvered door. Ventilation and light are provided by a large opening hatch and no fewer than six opening ports. In addition there are three cabin lights and a reading light. Completing the aft cabin is a large chart table equipped with 120 volt AC outlets.
All berths have thick, custom-fit mattresses with two-inch memory foam top pads which make them extremely comfortable.
Included in the aft suite is a private head with shower, a vanity with stainless sink and storage above and below as well as a large opening hatch and an opening stainless port.
The forward head has a separate stall shower, a vanity with stainless sink and storage above and below. There is a large opening hatch and an opening bronze port with additional light provided by a deck prism in the shower stall.
The athwartship galley is in the main salon area and is located just forward of the huge center cockpit so the cook is never isolated from cockpit socializing. This also makes it easy to pass food and drinks up to the cockpit. It features several drawers and cabinets providing plenty of storage space for utensils, cookware, glasses and dishes as well as food stocks. The 12 volt, water-cooled refrigerator/freezer located to starboard is as large as many found in shore side homes. (The compressor is cooled by fresh water from the starboard water tank which not only keeps salt water out of the system, but also provides warm water for comfortable showers without the need of a hot water heater!) A second section of the fridge is currently used for storage, but could easily be converted back into a deep freezer. There is enough counter space for two to work at the same time, plus a deep, double stainless sink. The Force Ten, four-burner propane stove has both oven and broiler. A large hatch over the work station plus an opening bronze port over the stove and another oversized opening port above the sink keeps the galley well cooled.
The salon itself has an L-shaped settee to port with a pantry locker above and storage beneath. To starboard is a 7 foot long settee with drawers beneath and storage areas above. There is also a cavernous storage area behind the settee and a large hanging locker forward. A dining table, large enough to seat six, with drop leafs on both sides and storage inside runs down the center of the salon . This space is especially bright and airy with two huge opening hatches and five more opening bronze ports.
The entire space below decks features varnished teak woodwork and trim which accents the fresh white overheads and bulkheads providing a light, yet traditional feel. All soles are teak and holly.
Mounted in a compartment in the salon is an AM/FM stereo system with CD player and iPod capability with two high-quality speakers in the salon and two more for the cockpit.
Included in the sale are a full complement of top quality stainless cookware, cooking utensils, stainless tableware, cups and glasses as well as bed linens and towels. All you need do is stock the larder and move aboard!
(By the way, in case you lost count, this boat has seven opening hatches and nineteen opening ports! Who needs air conditioning?)
The main focal point of DESPERADO is her gigantic center cockpit. Protected from the elements by a canvas extended dodger with a large, vinyl, opening windshield and a roll-away bimini fly, plus a removable sun screen, it extends nearly the full width of the 13.5 foot beam providing comfortable seating for eight adults. The backrests are high and wide which adds a feeling of security, and there are cavernous lockers below the seating areas. The Sunbrella cockpit cushions were new in 2010 and have two inches of open-cell foam for fast drying. Glossy teak accents abound, and the floor is finished in non-skid paint. A clever, removable cockpit table provides dining space for six.
Included are a 12 v. cockpit light, 12 v. accessory light, battery operated “string” lights for beneath the dodger and two solar charged cockpit accent lights.
All decks as well as the coachtop were refinished with non-skid in 2010.
The beautiful exterior teak trim, which includes a wide caprail on top of the raised bulwarks, is finished with easy-maintenance Cetol with a gloss topcoat.
A large storage locker is built into the aft deck and a shower/hose outlet is located there as well.
The heavy, stainless bow and stern pulpits, as well as the sturdy stainless stanchions, are in very good condition. Vinyl-covered stainless double lifelines, with boarding gates on both sides plus a stern boarding gate. There are heavy, stainless cleats at the stern with rugged chocks for dock lines, chromed bronze hawse holes amidship leading to large cleats for spring lines and chromed bronze hawse holes forward leading to stainless cleats on the forward deck. A heavy, stainless fitting on the foredeck provides ample stowage for the anchor, and has space for rigging a second anchor as well.
Stainless and teak boom gallows.
: “Life-Sling” man overboard retrieval system in hard case on stern pulpit. Includes block and tackle for boom.
Stern swim/boarding platform w/folding in-water ladder and removable transom ladder.
Oil change pump.
Two, 20-pound aluminum propane tanks w/solenoid located in easily accessed locker in port cockpit coaming w/vent & drain.
Icom M-59 VHF radio w/masthead antenna.
Edson rack-and-pinion steering.
Heavy-duty W-H hydraulic system built in Seattle, Washington by a company specializing in building autopilots used by the North Pacific fishing fleets. Main controls located at the helm, plus a remote control head on a long cable permitting operation from other on-deck locations as well as from below.
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standing rigging and sail-handling: Main-sail Little used and always stored down below. Two reef points.
Dutchman main-sail flaking system, new 2006 (sail flakes itself neatly on top of boom).
Dutchman extra-low friction main sail track and cars.
Sunbrella main sail cover.
Yankee jib, approx. 1995, serviceable condition.
Pro-Furl jib furler, 2002.
Stays’l with club boom on deck-mounted traveler, approx. 1997, serviceable condition.
Sunbrella stays’l cover.
Standing rigging: stainless 1X19 wire, new 1998 and 1999 – good condition.
All chainplates removed in 2008, cleaned, inspected and found to be in excellent condition. Re-installed with all new stainless bolts. (It is said that these boats can be lifted by their chainplates!)
Primary winches: Self-tailing, Stainless, Anderson 52’s, new 2003.
Mainsheet winch (self-tailing)and stays’l winch (self-tailing adapter) are Barient, as are the mast-mounted halyard (self-tailing adapter) winches and the boom-mounted outhaul/reefing winch.
New in Jan., ’06, 10.5 foot AB “Lumina” inflatable with aluminum hull. The deep v-shaped hull with full-length strakes enables it to handle choppy conditions with ease.
2002 Yamaha 15 hp. 2-cycle outboard with security lock.
Custom-made heavy-duty polished aluminum dinghy davits with block-and-tackle gear.
Custom-made folding stainless dinghy boarding ladder.
Custom-made “Ding-EZ” folding boarding assist bar which makes it much easier to get in and out when at dockside.
2-step stowable boarding ladder on mother ship.
Security cable with lock.
Anchor with stainless chain and 50 ft. rode, plus clever “bungee-cord” style stern anchor rode for easy beach landings.
: 60 lb. CQR primary anchor (2004) on 200 ft. 3/8” chain.
¾” nylon anchor bridle w/stainless chain hook and swivel.
#23 Fortress (2007) secondary/stern anchor on 25 ft. 3/8 chain plus 200 ft. ¾” nylon rode.
Lofrans Falkon heavy-duty windlass (new 2002) w/controls on both foredeck and helm station.
Enclosed, self-draining chain locker under foredeck.
Four oversized fenders with pennants.
Nearly-new 35 ft., ¾” nylon 3-strand docklines, plus 50 ft. springline, plus an assortment of other lines including a nearly-new 200 ft. length of ¾” 3-strand nylon.
Water – 400 gallons in two, built-in fiberglass tanks.
Fuel – 100 gallons in built-in fiberglass tank.
Gray water from heads drains into a separate enclosed sump with its own discharge pump.
There currently is no hot water heater, but the galley and heads are plumbed for hot and cold water. (Because of her location in the sub-tropics, the current owner has never seen a need for a heater and tank, but there is plenty of room for one to be installed.)
Pressure-sensing water pressure pump.
Electronic water tank monitoring system.
Shower/hose outlet on stern deck.
: Balmar 100 amp alternator with Balmar 3-stage “Smart Regulator”.
House bank: 4, 6-volt Golf Cart type batteries (new 2009) – 460 Amp. Hours.
Starting: AC Delco M30HMF, new 2011.
Batteries located in easily accessed locker in starboard cockpit coaming with vent and drain.
Two, 80-watt Kyocyra Solar Panels (mounted on dinghy davits) with heavy-duty controller.
KISS high-output wind generator mounted on custom stainless pole on stern deck.
La Nostra can lie at anchor for weeks without running her engine with all power being supplied by wind and sun.
1,000 watt Xantrex true sine wave inverter, new in 2009.
4-position battery selector with two separate circuits.
LED bow bi-color navigation light, stern light, steaming light, anchor light, mast-top tri-color light, foredeck light with remote-control for night-time boarding.
12-v lighting throughout living areas
Perkins 4-236 diesel, 82 hp., new 1997, 2400 hours.
Oil and filter changed every 100 hours. Runs perfectly and uses almost no oil between changes. Cooling system removed and cleaned . New water pump with Speed-Seal impeller 2004. Racor primary fuel filter with canister type secondary filter.
Transmission: Hurth 250 series, new in 2006. 3-bladed bronze prop, 22x22.
PSS Shaft Seal installed 2004 to replace old-style stuffing box.
Cruising under power: approx 7 kt. @ 2100 RPM.
Specifications: LOA – 44’
LWL – 36’4”
Beam – 13’4”
Draft – 6’6”
Ballast – 12,000 lb. (encapsulated in keel)
Disp. – 33,000 lb. (tanks empty)
Long keel with cutaway forefoot and large skeg-hung rudder.
Sail Area – 906 sq. ft.
Main: 365 sq. ft.
Yankee Jib: 400 sq. ft.
Stays’l: 151 sq. ft.
Mast Height – 55’
Cabin Headroom – 6’7”