This Kelly Peterson 44 is the nicest one we have ever listed. Current owners have done some high quality upgrades to this already desired cruising boat. Owner moved the boat into his front yard and spent the better part of 3 years getting her ready to see the world. Now 16 years later it is time for someone else to pick up where they left off.
The KP 44 is constructed of hand-laid 3/4-inch fiberglass in the keel tapers to 1/2-inch above the waterline and to 3/8-inch at the deck, which is through-bolted and glassed over at the hull to deck joint. Her rudder is skeg hung, her prop is fully protected in an aperture between the skeg and rudder, and with about 10,000 lbs. of ballast encapsulated in her keel and 30,000 lbs. of displacement, you can be sure that she'll deliver her occupants to their destination in safety and comfort
This vessel is located in beautiful San Carlos Sonora, Mexico, A short 250 mile drive on a safe 4 lane highway from Nogales, Az. San Carlos is a known boating destination/community, featuring breathtaking scenery, quiet anchorages nearby, great fishing, diving, two marinas, 3 haul out facilities and much more.
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Mystique was bought in the year of 2000, in 2002 the owners had her put on the hard in front of their house while they did a complete refit to her, these are the items they worked on in the 3 following years after they purchased her in Seattle…
As owners have used the boat, they have continually upgraded and replaced systems like…
The owners left the Pacific Northwest on her in the fall of 2003 and crossed into Mexico in the winter of 2004. They have cruised her most years since, making it as far south as Zihautanejo one year, but primarily using it to make the 1500 mile trek from San Carlos Sonora in the fall to winter in the Manzanillo area and return in the spring.
The boat has a full complement of sails for just about any conditions. Those owner have not replaced are in good working shape. All the sail handling gear (winches, handles, running rigging, turning blocks, snatch blocks, etc.) are in good working order.
Owners re-power this boat with a slow turning old style diesel engine 67 hp Toyota naturally aspirated, . It was sold by Alaska Diesel Electric under the Lugger brand, model L984. It is coupled to a new ZF HSW450 transmission. It has 2500 hours on it and gives 6.5+ knots at 1700 RPM.
On the engine there is a 100 amp Ample Power KKK rated alternator with a Ample Power three stage regulator. In 2013 owners added 2 Kyocera 140 watt solar panels controlled by a Blue Sky MPPT 3 stage regulator, there are only 300 AH of batteries, but they are good quality AGM's, there is a Magnum (new in 2017) 1200 watt inverter which is also a 75 amp, 3 stage battery charger which is controlled with a remote. The start battery (new in 2017) is charged by a Balmar "Duocharge" charge controller.
Navigation lighting has all been changed over to LED's. This includes the tricolor, port and starboard sidelights, stern light and anchor light. The foredeck illumination lamp and the steaming light are filament style bulbs (for which there are spares on board).
Cabin lighting has also mainly been converted to LED. In some instances owner replaced quartz halogen fixtures and in some case they supplemented with LED lighting and left existing fixtures in place.
In 2014 owners replaced original with a new Frigoboat with a Danfoss D50 compressor and keel cooler. It has a small freezer box, keeps food cool in the tropics and uses very little current.
Boat has two fix mounted VHF's and an ICOM IC-706 ham SSB. The main VHF is a Standard Horizon GX2100, purchased new in 2011, whose antenna is at the top of the mast, receives AIS data and puts received targets on the chart plotter and remote microphone (RAM mic) in the cockpit. There is also a ICOM M56 with a stern rail mounted antenna. While old, this is an excellent radio with low power consumption ideal for use when at anchor. The SSB covers 1 to 30 MHz, 6 meter and 2 meter. It is programmed for all marine SSB channels and all HF ham bands. It drives an Icom AH4 antenna tuner and the insulated backstay. The counter poise is a Dynaplate on the outside of the hull. The heat has turned the display on the radio dark (a fate suffered by all LCD's in the tropics).
Boat has a Standard Horizon chart plotter which displays the AIS data from the VHF and also communicates with the autopilot. In other words, you can set a course on the chart plotter, then go out to the autopilot and tell it to talk to the chart plotter and the autopilot will go wherever the chart plotter tells it to. The chart plotter has been programmed with all the previous entries and exits. There are paper charts and a 6" Ritchie compass at the steering station.
There is also a Garmin GPS152 at the nav station it draws very little power and does a good job at anchor watch. It's display has darkened.
Furuno 4 KW, 36 mile radar with a 24" antenna it was purchased new in 2011.
In 2012, owner added a top of the line hydraulic system. It is a Simrad AP2402 system consisting of a computer, control head, rate compensated compass, rudder angle sensor and an Octopus hydraulic actuator. It is networked to the chart plotter and will follow courses laid out there.
An Avon RIB260 dinghy with an 8 HP Yamaha outboard, the dinghy is fiberglass bottomed, has good quality dinghy wheels, gas tank, anchor and lifting bridle. The outboard is a light (62#) and reliable 2 stroke, owners use the anchor windlass (which has a capstan for rope) and a spinnaker halyard to hoist it at night., they use the main halyard to lift the engine on and off. The dinghy and outboard are in excellent shape.
The original horizontal propane tanks were replaced in 2012 for a new horizontal and a backup vertical tank. The main tank lasts about 6 weeks before needing refilling and then there is a smaller spare tank which give you several weeks to get a refill. The installation is ABYC compliant with venting to the outside and a propane solenoid controlled by a switch at the DC panel.
Two 50' and two 25' braided dock lines and three fenders.
In the cockpit, mounted above the companionway, are 3 Raymarine ST-60 instruments. Depth, apparent wind speed/direction and boat speed. Owner purchased new in 2007 and they work well.
This system is comprised of:
Fresh water system
Water tanks in good shape.
The fresh water system on this boat has two 30 gallon tanks forward, two 15 gallon tanks aft, a 26 gallons bladder, water pump, accumulator, filters and a 6 gallons hot water tank. The system used on board for 15 years for managing the water which has served the owners well is as follows: they fill the tanks from the dock through a dual filtration system consisting of a paper 30 micron filter to remove particulates and then a 5 micron carbon activated filter to remove chlorine and further remove particulates. As owners fill the tanks they then introduce chlorine at a rate of one teaspoon per ten gallons to kill all biological matter. They use these tanks for wash water. For drinking water they have the 26 gallons bladder which is plumbed to a 5 micron carbon activated filter, foot pump at the galley and a dedicated fixture at the sink they typically double dose the drinking water as the chlorine gets stripped out right before it goes to the faucet.
The wash water system has valves on each tank, a coarse filter at the water pump, an accumulator that allows a quart of water to be drawn without the pump running, a recently replaced 6 gallon hot water tank and PEX tubing. The fixtures are all high quality (Grohe at the galley and Scandvik in the heads) and all are on hoses that allow the fixture to be used as a shower head.
Diesel Tankage and Distribution
Both tanks have been replaced. The port side is steel with a site gauge and the starboard aluminum with an electric gauge. Both have been installed consistent with good marine practice and are mounted in a fashion that allows air circulation around them. The combined capacity is 100 gallons giving a range of something less that 700 miles. There are two external Racor spin on filters (30 micron and 10 micron) before fuel is sent to the engine mounted filter. A set of valves accessible from the passage way allow engine tank source and return to be individually selected. These valves, in conjunction with a dedicated pump, allow fuel to be transferred between tanks through the external filters. The system also has a vacuum gauge for detecting clogged filters.
The forward and aft heads have identical Raritan PHII's, both of which were installed during the time owners have owned the boat. This is your basic pump toilet which works well. They occasionally need rebuilding but rebuild kits are readily available. The forward head is direct discharge overboard while the aft has a holding tank, a Y valve, deck fitting and discharge pump.
While owners take showers in the cockpit, the forward head has a sump, a filter, pump, a shower curtain and plumbing to support showering there.
A 21" Samsung LED TV and a Toshiba DVD player. There is an Alpine AM/FM/CD player with interfaces for an iPod and satellite receiver. There is a Sirius "Starmate" satellite receiver. As an added bonus, owners have never put this receiver on a subscription with Sirius but it receives all the basic channels year after year.
When the boat was refurbished in 2002, all the interior wood was stripped and revarnished, some bulkheads with cosmetic problems were recovered with teak veneer and tile was added in the galley. In the heads, the counters were re-laminated and fixtures replaced. All interior cushions have been replaced. Cushions for the forward berth, aft berth, pilot's berth and salon table have all been replaced. And at the salon at the table, which sees the heaviest use, cushions and covers were replaced again in 2016.
Ports and Hatches
This boat came with Atkins and Hoyle hatches. Owner had the salon hatch refurbished and I replaced the fore and aft hatches with Bomar at the time he was refurbishing the boat in 2002. Several years later (2011) he replaced the salon hatch with a very nice Lewmar Ocean series hatch. It can be opened from inside or out, locks and has a friction fitting to keep it from closing when you don't want it to. The ports are all the original bronze, but the gasketing material has been replaced in all.
Raw Water System
There are three raw water inlets on this boat, each one of which is served by a Groco bronze raw water strainer. The one for the forward head also serves to supply water to the foredeck wash down pump.
An incomplete list of extras that come with the boat include: