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For nearly 50 years this company has been building quality traditional heavy displacement motor sailors, and more recently pilot house yachts, from its yard near Turku in south-west Finland.The first model, a 33ft long-keel ketch with wooden superstructure, was launched in 1966. The design was updated with a raised aft deck in 1977 and a GRP superstructure the following year. Subsequent changes with the introduction of the 331 in 1997, include a more modern under water profile, with a shorter fin keel and skeg hung rudder, and a larger more powerful rig. The 33 was later joined by 38 and 44ft motor sailors, while in the early 1980s the yard commissioned renowned New York raceboat designers Sparkman and Stephens to create a 52ft model that would have better performance under sail, while continuing to embody Nauticat’s core values. The result was the first in the range of pilothouse yachts, which now spans seven models from the 321 to the 525. The current range allows for a degree of customisation in both layout and equipment, with in-house designers working closely with each client.    

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1998 Nauticat 44


Wrangell,AK,United States

Perfect match for this type of cruising!
Looking forward thruough pilothouse
Helm and looking forward to galley
Raised table for beautiful viewing
Looking down from pilothouse to galley
More work space in galley
Forward Cabin
Guest cabin with over and under bunks
Guest Head
Guest Head 2
Aft to owner's cabin ( note huge hanging locker)
Owners cabin center line queen
Beautiful woodwork
Aft head with shower
Example of just one of several large hanging lockers
Overhead opening hatch in pilothouse
Top quality electrical panel
Secure forward deck
From the bow aft
No nonsense pilothouse
Stern showing swim platform and davits
Perfect boat!
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If you have ever dreamed of sailing the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, this is the boat and the situation for you.  This capable "little ship" is there now and is perfectly equipped for this type of work.  A boat that is this well equipped simply does not come along that often and, she has enjoyed excellent care by a knowledgeable owner who is willing to help you learn his boat and her systems.

Motu is an excellent example of the Nauticat 44 which is a more traditional motorsailer.  With a speed of up to 9 knots under power, she travels well and as a sailing yacht, she's no slouch either.

Her stable long-waterline hull form provides a sea-worthy, ocean going vessel in which the experience of over 2,000 boats and 25 years of design and engineering excellence are beautifully combined in a blend of modern building techniques and true craftsmanship.

Her long range capabilities and dual steering stations enable her to take you comfortably and economically to any port you choose, rain or shine.

Her spacious accommodations make her an ideal live-aboard and Motu's accessories and options make her completely "turn key"

She currently lies in Wrangell, Alaska and is the perfect choice for you adventurers who are ready to cruise the spectacular inside Passage of Alaska and British Columbia.

Be sure to check out the complete listing and photographs.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 12 ft 2 inMax Draft 6 ft 2 in 
Engine Make YanmarFuel Capacity 249 gal 
Length at Waterline 37 ft 9 inLength Overall 44 ft 
Number of Heads 2Holding Tank Size 45 gal 
Water Capacity 185 galEngine Hours 2150 
Number of Engines 1    

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Name Michele Martinage


MOTU is entered by a sliding door on stb side of pilothouse (there is a similar door onthe port side for occasional use.) Large “U”shaped settee on port side with dining-sized teak table allows plenty of room for crew, guests, and skipper to be in pilot house while cruising or in port. Stb side of pilot house has the inside steering station, instrumentation, and excellent visibility. Also in the pilot house is a large amount of storage space, a hanging locker, and a large aft-sliding overhead hatch. The master cabin is aft with a center-line queen berth, enclosed head and shower with tile floor, full-size hanging locker, good lighting, and ventilation and many storage lockers and cabinets. Forward of the pilothouse and down two steps to port is a private cabin with single berth over double berth, hanging locker and plenty of storage. Galley is opposite with approx. 7 ft. of counter space with under counter storage. Cabinets and two banks of drawers allow plenty of room for food and cooking equipment. Port side head has separate shower stall and tile floor. V-berth is forward with a shelf/child’s berth over the stb side of the V- berth, storage lockers and a hanging locker. This yacht has multi-system heating capabilities, including reversible heat pumps (air-conditioning).


The galley in MOTU is wonderful.  There is plenty of work/ counter space and also lots of storage.

  • Propane 2 - burner stove/ oven
  • Propane shut-off electric solenoid (2005)
  • Two aluminum propane 10# tanks ( adequate for 6 weeks)
  • Refrigerator, deep
  • Refrigerator (small) with freezer

Sails and Rigging

  • Main sail by North Sails on Seldon in-mast roller furling/reefing
  • 120% Genoa by North Sails on roller furling/reefing
  • Mizzen by North Sails on Seldon in-mast roller furling/reefing
  • Running back stays
  • Boom Vang
  • Spinnaker/Whisker Pole
  • Primary winches are Harken 46.2 (two speed, self tailing)
  • Secondary winches: multiple

Deck and Hull

  • Lofrans Tigres Electric Anchor Windlass ( rebuilt 2006)
  • CQR Plow 100# Anchor
  • Chain 250 ft G-4
  • Danforth anchro with chain and nylon rode
  • (6) Fenders
  • Fender racks
  • Kato Marine dinghy davits (2006)
  • Kato Marine OB engine crane
  • Magna Barbeque Grill (2004)
  • Kato Swim Platform with boarding ladder


  • 10'2" AquaDutch with high-pressure air deck (2005)
  • Tohatsu 18-HP 4-stroke OB with electric stgart (2005)
  • Gel-cell battery (2008)
  • Dinghy wheels (2007)
  • Electric inflation pump (2005)


Navigation (Pilot House)

  • Raymarine C80 chartplotter (2008) with Navionics West Coast chart chips (2008)
  • RL70C+ color radar with MARPA, 2Kw Radome (2004)
  • Auto-pilot control head and rudder indicator (2004)
  • Fluxgate compass
  • ST-50 depth finder
  • ST-50 speed instrument
  • Eagle back-up depth finder (2004)
  • Suunto C-55 magnetic compass
  • Uniden Polaris VHF (2004)
  • Uniden cordless remote VHF head (2004)

Navigation ( Aft Cockpit)

  • Raymarine ST-60 Graphic Data Head (2005)
  • ST-60 Apparent/Read wind instrument (2005)
  • ST-60 Electronic compass (2005)
  • Auto-pilot control head and rudder indicator (2005)
  • Tachometer (2005)


MOTU has full 110V and 12V systems and full interior and running lights.

  • Westerbeke 8KW 3 - cylinder diesel generator (305 hours)
  • Balmar 100 amp alternator
  • True Charge 40 multi-step, multiple battery charger
  • Auto- combiner module (2006)
  • (3) 8-D Rolls house batteries (2008)
  • Start battery (2004)
  • Generator start battery (2009)
  • (2) Electra-San MSD-IV processing systems
  • Shore power cords

Engine & Mechanical

  • Yanmar 140 hp Turbocharged engine (2150 hours)
  • Ammeter
  • Volt meter
  • Oil Pressure Gauge
  • Fuel gauges (2)
  • PYI Flexible coupling (2006)
  • 1.5 “ shaft (2006)
  • PYI Dripless seal (2006)
  • Mid-shaft cutlass bearing (2006)
  • Propeller cutlass bearing (2006)
  • Engine mounts replaced (2006)
  • Max-prop, variable pitch/reversing
  • Racor double fuel filter system (2007)
  • Vacuum gauge filter monitor (2007)
  • Fuel tanks sump pump
  • Oil-change pump
  • Bow thruster: Sidepower 7-HP (rebuilt 2007)
  • Fuel/oil spare filters
  • Spare alternator
  • Spare zincs
  • Dual Bilge pumps at dual levels (2007)
  • High differential bilge switch (2007)
  • Back-up Bilge switch (2007)
  • Bilge Alarm
  • Bilge primary pump cycle counter (2007)
  • Shurflo potable water pump (2008)
  • Hot water heater (engine heat/ 110V)
  • Two reverse cycle heat and air units ( shore power/ generator power)
  • Espar central diesel heater (serviced 2009)
  • Engine heat pilothouse heater (2008)
  • Two Electra-San MSD-IV waste treatment heads
  • Forty-gallon holding tank with Y-valves


  • (3) Fire extinguishers
  • (3) C0 Alarms
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Winslow 6-person offshore life raft in Pelican case (2005)
  • Life Sling MOB device (2004)
  • Davis radar reflector (2004)
  • Lifejackets: (8) Type II, (4) Type IV  (2004)
  • 406MHz EPIRB (2005)
  • Katadyne -06 Watermaker (2005)
  • Emergency Flare Kit


  • Comprehensive hand/power tool kit for service/maintenance
  • Library of Manuals
  • Downrigger mounting bracket
  • (2) Boat Hooks
  • (2) Crabtraps
  • Hull epoxy- barrier coated (2006)
  • Interlux Micron- Extra ablative bottom paint (2006/2008)
  • Buyer has the option of Seller providing extensive on-board orientation and technical support of the opperation, servicing, maintenance and winterization of boat.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.