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Hedoniste 44

$72,436 Listed price: £49,950 Shotley Office, United Kingdom
Make Hedoniste
Model 44
Year 1981
Condition Used
Price £49,950
Type Sail
Class Cruiser (Sail)
Length 48 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Steel
Location Shotley Office, United Kingdom
LOA 48 ft 4 in
Length at Water Line 35 ft
Beam 12 ft 7 in
Max Draft 6 ft
Keel Type enums.keel-type.kt-full
Displacement 12850 kg
Ballast 5145 kg
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Ford
Engine Model 2712E
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Year 1981
Power 72 hp
Drive Type Direct Drive
Rope Cutter Yes
Maximum Speed 8 kn
Cruising Speed 7 kn
Range 650 nmi
Designer Peter Ibold
Builder Arma Marine
Fuel Tanks 1 x 325 liters
Fresh Water Tanks 1 x 415 liters
Holding Tanks 1 x 90 liters


A powerful and robustly constructed steel cruising yacht, the Hedoniste 44 is a well proven design. A round bilged, heavy displacement hull with keel hung rudder, this is an ideal liveaboard world girdler, a proper little ship. In her current ownership he has undergone a thorough refit and refurbishment at considerable expense and is now ready for further adventures. PRICE REDUCED - the owner will consider all sensible offers.

Viewing by appointment through the Suffolk office 01473 659 681.

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The layout offers up to eight berths in four cabins.  There is approximately 5'10" standing headroom, excellent stowage and good ventilation throughout with opening hatches and fans in all cabins.  In the forecabin, large V berth with infill.  Large heads compartment with Blake Victory marine toilet (recently refurbished), shower and washbasin.  Holding tank.  Cabin to port with double berth, drawers under and hanging locker.  Galley to port.  Force Ten two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven.  Twin stainless steel sinks.  Hot and cold pressurised water.  416 litres freshwater capacity.  Large fridge freezer.  Double cabin opposite with twin berths.  Hanging locker and opening hatch to deck.  Steps up to pilot house.  Chart table to starboard at forward end.  Dinette to port.  Large fixed table with drop leaf.  Settee opposite with pilot berth outboard. 

Spars & Sails

Ketch rigged with boomed staysail.  Anodised aluminium masts and booms.  Stainless steel standing rigging (2004).  Insulated backstay.  Terylene and Dyneema running rigging (continually renewed as required).  Slab reefing mainsail.  Headsail furling system.  Second forestay for hank-on sails.  Trysail track on mainmast.  Twin jib poles with mast stowage.  Two Lewmar 46 self tailing primary winches.  Lewmar 40 main halyard winch.  Two Lewmar 30 halyard winches.  Gibb reefing and outhaul winches.  Lewmar 16 self tailing mainsheet winch.  Lewmar mizzen halyard and reefing winches.


All sails by Quantum:

  • Mainsail
  • Furling Yankee
  • Staysail  -  unused
  • Mizzen
  • Yankee - hank on  -  almost unused
  • No 1 Genoa
  • No 3 Jib
  • Storm Jib  -  unused
  • Trysail  -  unused
  • Cruising chute with snuffer

Mechanical Systems

Located beneath pilot house sole, Ford 2712E four cylinder 72hp diesel engine. Electric start.  Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger.  Shaft drive to three bladed propeller.  Shaft fitted rope cutter.  2600 hours running time.  Single lever control.  650 litres fuel capacity in twin tanks giving approximately 650 miles range at 7 knots cruising speed.  Maximum speed under power 8 knots.  Vetus bow thruster.  The engine was fully reconditioned in 1991 and has recently been serviced and winterised by Shotley marina. 

Electrical Systems

  • Alternator charging
  • 6 batteries in two banks providing 24 volts
  • 240 volt shorepower system
  • Battery charger
  • Immersion heater
  • Inverter

Deck Equipment

  • Heavy duty twin bow roller
  • 75lb CQR anchor with 60m chain
  • 20kg Bruce anchor with 30m chain and 40m warp with wired and wireless controls
  • Lofrans 1500W 24 volt electric anchor windlass
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
  • Substantial stainless steel mooring bollards bow, stern and amidships
  • Sail covers
  • Seven dorade ventilators
  • Cockpit spray dodgers with boat name
  • Removable boarding ladder
  • Various warps and fenders
  • Outboard stowage bracket

Navigation Equipment

  • Sestrel steering compass
  • Autohelm depth
  • Raymarine ST60 boatspeed and log (2010)
  • Autohelm windspeed and direction
  • Raymarine ST6000+ autopilot with chart table, remote and deck controls
  • Raymarine R70C radar/plotter with repeater at helm (with gyro and MARPA functionality)
  • Simrad AIS
  • Furuno FS1502 SSB transceiver
  • Raymarine 240E DSC VHF radio
  • Hydrovane wind vane self steering
  • Raymarine ST1000 tillerpilot (for Hydrovane)
  • ICS Navtex
  • Radio/CD player
  • Computer monitor
  • Clock, barometer, thermometer, hygrometer
  • Masthead and deck level navigation lights
  • Various charts (enough for circumnavigation!)

Safety Equipment

  • Fire extinguishers
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine space
  • Fire blanket
  • Gas alarm
  • Harness attachment points
  • Jackstays
  • Radar reflector
  • Foghorn
  • First aid kit
  • BFA six man liferaft - service due
  • Mast steps
  • Two horseshoe lifebuoys with lights
  • Danbuoy
  • Three manual bilge pumps
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • Parachute sea anchor with H/D snatch blocks
  • Emergency tiller
  • Exhaust alarm


  • Long keel with encapsulated ballast
  • Keel hung rudder
  • Wheel steering


Round bilged steel hull with dark blue painted topsides.  Teak toe rail.  Sheathed marine plywood deck on steel deck beams.  Sheathed marine plywood pilot house.  Long keel with encapsulated ballast.  Keel hung rudder.  Wheel steering.  Aft self draining cockpit. 

Additional Equipment

  • 2.5m inflatable dinghy
  • 5hp four stroke outboard engine

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