Saoirse is a lovingly cared for Nauticat 44 motorsailor with classic lines and a beautiful original wood interior with upgraded and modernized systems inside and out.
The pilothouse is spacious and has a 360-degree view. A huge owner’s cabin is well separated from the galley, pilothouse and forward cabin. Exceptionally large windows and hatches throughout brighten the wood interior and provide an open and spacious feel.
When the wind’s favorable, she sails comfortably with enough sail area for good speed even in moderate conditions. When the winds are contrary, the Ford Lehman diesel and a large fuel capacity provide reliable power and extended motoring range. At anchor there’s enough battery power for days without firing up the genset.
The interior arrangement lends itself very well to long term cruising or living aboard.
Saoirse was designed with several distinct areas, with form following function throughout, with the watchword being space and headroom.
Starting forward, there is a large V-berth with adjacent hanging locker and cabinets. A microwave is mounted on top of the cabinetry. Immediately aft to starboard is the forward head. To port is a large and very functional U-shaped galley with a gimballed 2-burner stove and oven, a double sink and ample counter space. Opposite is a 4.6 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer.
Moving aft is the salon, with a large U-shaped dinette opposite settee. This area is very suitable for a large gathering of friends for a good meal. A 28” Samsung TV is mounted above the settee. The settee drops down to a large, comfortable double berth.
Stepping up in the pilothouse one is surrounded by light, both from the 360-degree array of windows and the large overhead transparent hatch. The dashboard has room for a custom PC mount and radar, and also plenty of area for spreading out charts. The glass-enclosed electrical panel is on the aft face of the dash to port. There is of course a full steering station and Morse controls. A table with settees is to port and a custom fold up table is to starboard.
Stepping down into the aft cabin, there is a full queen-sized island berth, bookcases to port and starboard, and integral lighting. There are 6 opening ports to provide ventilation. The aft head is to port while a full sized shower stall is to starboard.
Storage can be found throughout the boat, from larger areas to myriad lockers throughout.
Force 10 2-burner stove and oven
Hot and cold pressure water system
Isotherm BC130C 4.6 cubic foot refrigerator with freezer
Samsung UN28H 4000 AF TV
Temptress Captain’s Chair
Custom Fold-up table
(6) Opening ports in aft cabin
Separate Shower aft
Lavac manual heads
LP S60 Stereo w/ USB
Speakers in aft cabin
Bose speakers Model 100 in pilothouse forward
Pioneer speakers in pilothouse aft
Kenwood Stereo Receiver KDC-HD 262U with HD & USB and speakers throughout boat
Simrad NSS12 Radar with 18” Antenna
Simrad GPS NSS 12 multifunction display with radar overlay
Simrad fish finder
SITEX AIS transponder to laptop and Simrad instruments
Raymarine HL60 Wind Instruments – Integrated with NEMA 2000
Dell Laptop with OpenCPN software and current charts
ICOM 710SSB w/ automatic antenna tuner
Grounding plate for radio
Standard Horizon GX 2150 VHF
WIFI -1 marine basestation
Array of VDO instruments
Ritchie compass (interior)
RAM mic on deck in cockpit
WH Autopilot (inoperable)
Ford Lehman 6-cylinder diesel, 125HP 5100 hours
Updated American Marine cooling system - 2015
New water pump 2018
New fuel pump 2018
Fuel polisher NAPA
Raycor filters on generator and (2) on main engine
Dripless PSS shaft seal
Onan Genset 6 kW, 579 hours
(3) Angaro Windshield Wipers
Webasto HL90 diesel heater
Windlass – Neco Marine
Sealand SLI 400 desalinator (pickled)
Rule high water alarm
Hot water heater (?)
Autohelm Teleflex BA 200 w/ hydraulic ram
Dual Capilano helm pumps
Marm Air system VR6K-H 6000 BT
Galvanic isolation system
200 gallons fuel (2x 100 gal. tanks)
150 gallons water
40 gallon holding tank for aft head
15 gallon (estimated) holding tank for forward head.
Nauticats are known for their sturdy hull and deck construction. The hand laminated fiberglass has scantlings approved by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping. Bulkheads are bonded to the hull, and there is a full complement of stringers and transverse floor members.
Saoirse is well equipped for sailing, from her full inventory of sails built in the last five years to several Harken winches, including secondary winches.
(2) opening hatches
(6) opening ports in aft cabin
(2) Dorade type vents
(6) Mooring cleats
Davits w/ 4:1 purchase (type), hinged to shorten boat’s overall moorage length
Custom large lowering swim/boarding platform
30kg Bruce Anchor
Fortress FX37 folding anchor
Marlon ball valves and thru-hulls
Updated mast wiring, masthead and spreader lights by Lunasea
Deck level running lights – Hella LED
Nauticats are built for rugged northern waters, and the rigs are stout and well-stayed. The sails are new within the last five years and show very little wear and tear.
(2) Harken 46 2-speed winches
(2) Harken 40 2-speed winches
(2) Andersen 10 winch
Lewmar wire main halyard winch w/ brake
Andersen 28 2-speed winch on mast
Self-tending jib traveller
Steps on main and mizzen masts
Canvas: Sail covers, “Lifeline”, wheel, windlass, handrails
Spectra sheets, guys and spinnker halyard
Spinnaker and snuffer
Group 27 Starting battery
6 x 6-volt Trojan golf cart batteries J305H AC
(2) Shore power connections w 50/30 splitter
Newmar Electrical Panel
Cole-Herse battery switch
100-amp Balmar alternator
Magnum Energy Max-Sine 2,500 KVA Inverter
(7) Fire Extinguishers
Halon fire suppression system in engine room
Solid Handrails on deck
ACR/Globalfix 406Mz EPIRB
Electric and manual bilge pumps
Ditch bag with flares, flash, knife and solar still
Bullfrog Dinghy w/ 15hp Yamaha (2 stroke)
Liferaft Offshore Commander 6-person (expired 2013)
Plates and dishes