1973 Spencer 44

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Class Sails
Category Center Cockpit, Cruisers, Sloop
Year 1973
Make Spencer
Length 44'
Propulsion Type Single Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Seattle, WA
  • Large Salon w/ 77 headroom!
  • V-Berth Stateroom Forward w/ Excellent Storage
  • Aft Stateroom w/ Double Berth & Cockpit Direct Access
  • Large L-Shaped Galley to Port
  • Dedicated Navigation Station to Starboard
  • Cozy Dinette on Starboard that Converts to Double Berth
  • Diesel Cabin Heating
  • Propane Stove w/ Oven
  • Double Stainless-Steel Sink
  • Hot & Cold Pressure Water
  • 120v Refrigeration
  • Engine Driven Refrigeration Compressor
  • Extensive Storage
  • Manual Marine Heads Fore & Aft w/ Holding Tank
  • Showers in Both Heads
  • Sink & Vanity
  • Garmin GPS 75
  • Furuno 1730 Radar
  • Standard VHF
  • Wagner Autopilot
  • Signet Depth Signet Speed
  • Signet Wind Speed & Direction
  • Stereo
  • 120V Shore Power w/ 50 Cord
  • Heart Interface Charger/Inverter
  • Link 2000 Inverter Control Panel
  • 4 Lifeline AGM Batteries 450 AmpH Bank
Sails & Rigging
  • Aluminum Mast & Boom w/ Mast Steps
  • Two Spinnaker Poles
  • Furling Genoa
  • Conventional Mainsail w/ Battens
  • Asymmetrical Cruising Spinnaker
  • CQR Anchor on Bow Roller w/ 350 Chain & Rode
  • Danforth Spare Anchor w/ Chain & Rode
  • 12v Anchor Windlass
  • Custom Hard Dodger
  • Deck Box on Bow - Propane Storage
  • Table on Aft Deck
  • BBQ
  • Cape Horn Windvane Steering System (Needs Work)
  • Spare 2-Blade Propeller
  • Flares
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Lifejackets
History of Tasman

A bit of history about the boat, the first owner commissioned it in 1973 and almost immediately started an around the world cruise taking them westbound from the Puget Sound. I don't have tons of info from this time as when I was contact past owners to put together a history I did find out this man had died decades ago but I do know around 1988 they had been in Malta and an illness forced them to put it in the yard for sale and return to the US. At this same time a retired attorney out of Port Townsend was in Malta with his wife doing an around the world trip on a 32 footer and decided somewhat on a whim that their boat was a bit smaller than they wanted. They sold their boat and moved over to this Spencer 44 to continue their trip. They took the boat down the coast of Africa and at some point dropped the mast to motor 150 miles up one of the Ivory Coast rivers. They then crossed the Atlantic and made landfall in Brazil, up the coast through the Panama Canal. Then all the way into Alaska and finally back to their home in Port Townsend almost 20 years after the boat left.  The current owner purchased the boat in Seattle and has cruised & lived aboard extensively in Alaska & Washington.

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.
Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Draft
Length at Waterline
Single Berths
Double Berths
Engine Make Isuzu
Engine Model C-221
Engine Year 1973
Total Power 60hp
Engine Hours 3080
Engine Type Single Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
1973 Spencer 44

"Tasman" is a 3 owner Spencer 44 Center Cockpit sloop built in Richmond, BC as a true offshore blue water cruiser!  She has ventured around the world with her first 2 owners and cruised the PNW and Alaska for the last 12 years with her current owner.

Her bullet proof construction makes this classic cruiser the perfect boat for PNW and world cruising.  With 176 gallons of fuel & 150 gallons of water Tasman is well setup for extended time living off the grid.  Her refrigeration, pressure water, inverter & large battery bank and cabin heating means you will be living in comfort!

Tasman is ready for her next big adventure are you ready to pilot her to your own exotic locations?

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