DREAMING OF COASTAL CRUISING?
OR OCEAN VOYAGING?
WHATEVER YOUR PLAN
THIS WELL-EQUIPPED YACHT
CAN ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL
PRICED TO SELL!!
Cats' Paws is an Island Packet 44, one of the company's largest and most luxurious aft cockpit designs. It offers exceptional safety and seakeeping; unmatched comfort and liveability; and superb craftsmanship and materials combined with sparkling performance. Owned for the past 13 years by a retired professional Captain and his wife who have cruised her extensively, she has been lovingly maintained and upgraded and it shows!
Cats' Paws has been consistently professionally serviced, is well equipped and spotlessly clean. With one of the most innovative and well appointed interiors to ever appear in a yacht of this size range, the 44's accommodations are focused on both the requirements of extended cruising and a comfortable lifestyle when living aboard. Two large double staterooms, well separated for privacy and each with its own head and shower, combine with an expansive central living area to provide a gracious setting for entertaining or cruising with family and friends. Its roomy, open and bright layout boasts a comfortable salon, large galley, customized "walk-in closet" in the forward head, and vanity and bathtub aft. A true offshore boat, she has regularly cruised the Atlantic Coast, Chesapeake Bay, New England and Maine. One of a small number of early 44's designed and built with a draft of 5' 7" rather than the standard 4' 10", Cats' Paws is a more spirited and stable performer and has been Overall and Cruising Class winner of prestigious distance races. Recent upgrades include:
To inspect this well-equipped and cared-for spacious offshore-capable cutter, please contact the listing broker, Skip Madden, in the Deltaville, VA office of S&J Yachts on his cell (804-436-7131) or office (804-776-0604) phone.
The Master Stateroom is forward, featuring an offset double berth with cedar-lined drawers under, and stowage lockers and teak shelves outboard to starboard. To port is a large cedar-lined hanging locker with an interior shelf and a teak bureau with mirrored vanity and seat. There are privacy doors to both the head and the salon.The forward head, which has been customized to allow the option to use part of it as a " walk-in closet" by the clever addition of a removable S/S bar, has a stall shower, teak seat, electric flush toilet, large wrap around vanity with polished S/S sink and hot/cold pressured water. Next aft is the main salon with an angled L-shaped pull-out double settee to starboard. Two angled seats with a custom inlaid coffee table are to port (convertible to a bunk with a filler cushion). There is abundant stowage behind and under port and starboard settees, cabinets and shelves. The deluxe dining table stows upright against the forward starboard bulkhead, with shelves behind for liquor and wine bottles and glasses; it can be lowered and extended with a custom filler to seat six comfortably. Aft of the starboard settee is the Navigation Station equipped with a large table with a chart storage tray, drawer, nav light, generous nav/electronics cabinets with master AC/DC panels, built-in computer screen and an upholstered seat with stowage under. Access to the wet locker is mid-line at the inboard side of the Nav Station. The Galley, described elsewhere, is next aft to starboard. The aft head is across to port from the galley. The head features a bathtub/stall shower with curtain on track, a folding teak seat and wrap around vanity with polished S/S sink as well as ample cabinets and stowage outboard. The head is electric, there is pressured hot/cold water and two doors--one to the salon, the other to the Aft Stateroom which contains a large double berth with a full length teak shelf outboard, stowage locker under and a dressing seat. The stateroom contains a generous cedar-lined hanging locker, bureau with shelf over and four opening portlights. Easy access to the entire engine and related equipment is provided with front, side and aft panels. A molded engine bed with drip pan combine with mechanical, electrical and plumbing detail to make the machinery space both attractive and functional. All tankage is centrally located under the cabin sole adding to the overall stability of the yacht as well as maximizing conveniently located storage space. Throughout the interior of Cats' Paws, there is a molded fiberglass interior headliner with textured finish and teak trim; teak bulkheads, cabinetry and furniture with satin finish varnish; and teak louvered cabin and locker drawers with safety latches. A molded slip-resistant sole is provided in the galley, companionway, nav and head areas for sure footing, while the salon and staterooms have varnished teak and holly soles. Overhead teak hand rails add to security and safety below. Ventilation is provided by sixteen opening ports with screens, eight deck hatches, three Dorade type ventilators and three solar vents.
The huge galley has a wrap-around design with large storage cabinets and drawers; an alcove with a General Electric Microwave; premium solid color-core laminate surfaces; premium Corian granite pattern trim and sea rails on all edges. Two top-loading refers, both cold plate cooled--a generator-driven Crosby 110V unit and a 2013 engine-driven Sea Frost unit; a gimbaled 3-burner S/S Princess LPG stove with oven; cutting board cover; S/S guard rail with harness hooks; pot and pan locker under. Double S/S sink with polished finish; hot/cold pressure water tap with Brita water filter; fresh water manual pump; retractable spray unit. Recessed trash basket; teak paper towel holder; soap shelf; teak dish rack and cutlery drawers.
Cats' Paws, like all Island Packets, is robustly built--100% hand laid fiberglass construction throughout with ISO/NPG type gel coat for durability, plus Island Packet's exclusive PolyClad bottom gel coat system which came with a 10 year limited warranty; hull molded in one piece with extra strong triaxial glass, unified with an engineered molded interior grid structure; and a deck laminate cored with advanced PolyCore, Island Packet's exclusive tough microsphere and resin matrix which is impervious to rot and provides maximum resistance to delamination. The deck is attached to an integrally molded hull flange with bolts, lock nuts and urethane adhesive sealant and the deck hardware is bolted with aluminum backup plates. Contoured cockpit seats 8 1/2' long, coaming storage boxes and bins, seat hatches with hasps and locks, and molded helm seat with cushion and backrest provide comfort and security whether under sail or at anchor. Island Packet's exclusive Full Foil Keel adds numerous benefits for the cruising sailor: superior protection from damage or fouling for both rudder and prop, immensely strong integral keel and hull construction, and moderate draft with exceptional stability providing the easy motion and steering qualities unique to a long keel configuration.
The cutter rig, the standard configuration for the Island Packet 44, is considered the most manageable and versatile rig for the cruising sailor. The genoa's, jib and self-tending staysail are fitted with roller furling systems. All control lines are led aft to allow routine sail handling from the comfort and security of the cockpit.
7076 Bembe Beach Rd
Annapolis, MD 21403