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The NELSON 44 TRAWLER (44 Thompson) is a true blue water cruiser and is based on the famous commercial boats hulls built by the Thompson family from back in the day. If you are looking for a heavy weather, no nonsense full displacement hull, you owe it to yourself to check out Rogues Mistress. She is a proven performer and has cruised to South America, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. She is the perfect LOOP boat for a couple with her single stateroom and large storage areas. There have only been 2 owners of this boat and the 2nd has decided that it is time to go. This is a heavily constructed boat (1' thick solid fiberglass) and she is as stout as they come. She is a true displacement trawler and is powered by twin 135hp Perkins Diesels with relatively low hours for her year (3900). Her engine room is massive and allows great access to her machinery . Upper and lower helms allow comfortable passages and the ability to get out of the weather if needed. She has relatively light electronics with a simple Garmin GPS, depth sounder and vhf radio. She does have a nice Onan generator and built in invertor. New refrigerator just installed.
Contact Chris Lombardi at 843-446-0552 or email
Construction: Solid Fiberglass below the waterline with added fiberglass in the bow, stem and chime areas. Fiberglass Stringers. Fiberglass exhaust on the Mains. Fiberglass muffler for the Generator. One piece molded cabin and decks.
Interior: Salon-large with port and starboard pilot house doors. Large windows on all sides with no leaks. To Port is the electrical panel. Has an entertainment center, AM-FM CD System. To Starboard is the lower helms station with a folding Captains Chair. Salon is covered with carpet except for the teak parquet captains walk.
Galley down located forward from the Salon with a U Shape Dinette and Red Oak Table. Forward of the dinette is a very large pantry. There are 4 opening ports and a large overhead hatch. There is generous storage throughout. Galley components include 11 Cubic Ft Refrigerator/Freezer, Princess 220V 3 burner stove with oven. Double stainless steel sink. Microwave. Coffee Machine. Has filtered water system
Master Stateroom-very spacious Master Stateroom is down and aft from the Salon. It includes an en-suite head with stall shower, walk in hanging locker and generous storage. There is a queen size island berth with custom bookshelves, entertainment center, teak framed full length mirror, custom drapes, lighted dressing table or computer station with mirror, 6 opening windows and carpeting. Very nice ambiance.
Flybridge-access from the Aft Deck. It has pedestal captain and companion seats. Full bimini top. There is also a 6 foot dock box for storage. Has an AM-FM Stereo.
Decks-the Aft Deck has a full fiberglass hardtop. Table and 4 chairs for dining. Some carpeting. There is a fore deck access from side deck port and starboard with side rails and lifelines.
Engine Room-entered from a large hatch in the Salon floor. Has wide permanently mounted ladder. The engine room is well lighted, ventilated and insulated and has 5”5 Ft Headroom. There is excellent access to the engines,Onan Generator and all systems. Twin Perkins 6 Cyl diesels (135HP w/ 3900 hrs) with Borg-Warner 2:1 transmissions. Has Halon Automatic Extinguising System. Has 4 opening ports
Electrical-Onan 8KW Generator in sound box and a separate starting battery (new). New deep cycle battery. Has 4-4D gel batteries. Heart Freedom 25 Invertor/Charger. 3 solar panels with ProStar 20 Controller. 50 Amp 110/220 Volt AC System. 12 Volt DC System.
Electronics-2 Horizon Model 30 Depthfinders. One Standard VHF radio and 1 Icom Radio. Navico autopilot with 2 remotes coupled with upper and lower GPS systems.
Additional Components-Galley Made 400 GPD watermaker. 2 zone Cruiseaire reverse cycle air conditioning and heating. Paravane stabilizers. GE 220 clothes dryer. 1 Kenmore washer. Ideal anchor windless with remote control at both stations. 60 Lb stainless steel CQR anchor with 100 Ft chain and 400 Ft rode. G-37 Guardian anchor with 30 Ft chain and 300 Ft rode. Freshwater anchor washdown. Buell air horn. Remote Control searchlight. Propane Grill
Tender-13 Ft Boston Whaler. 40 HP Evinrude. Capacity 4 Person. 12 Gal Gas tank. Has extra gas containers, boat comes with 2 50 FT 50 AMP power cords.
Also has all safety gear, flare kits, extra lines, hoses, life jackets, offshore life jackets included. Has many spare parts for engines, generators, etc. As a side note, this vessel is pre computer era, therefore, it is simpler to maintain and work on. Parts are readily available worldwide. I have lived and cruised on this vessel for 15 years as the second owner. I run the engines at cruising speed at 7 Knots at 1400 RPM’s which gives me 2 Gals per Hr total burn rate. Generator under ¾ load burns 1 Gal per Hour. This vessel is wired to a 2500 Watt Invertor including the refrigerator and all outlets and electrical appliances etc. so that when you leave the dock there is no reason to turn the generator for the refrigeration and electrical uses. That saves a Gal an Hr of generator use while cruising.
In conclusion, this vessel is ideal for a cruising couple for long distance open water cruising or to do the Great Loop. This vessel is based on a commercial fishing boat hull and has proven sea worthy under extreme conditions for decades. This is a very stout vessel and is ready to start a new adventure with new owners.
2120 Sea Mountain Highway, Suite 2207
Mailing: PO Box 3817
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582