McMichael Yacht Brokers LTD.
447 E. Boston Post Rd.
Mamaroneck, New York, US, 10543
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1989 J Boats J/44 J44

location icon Rye, New York
Year 1989
Length 44 ft

One of the most successful J/44's on the water, with 8 North American Championships as Challenge IV. 

Hull #2 of the classic J/44 has undergone a significant refit including a full inspection of the standing rigging (with replacement rod & fitting where necessary) and complete upgrade of all running rigging and rope clutches by Sound Rigging of Essex CT.

Interior and exterior condition is above average, a recent survey has been performed and she is ready to go racing or fast cruising. A fantastic value for a thoroughbred racing yacht. 


Year Built 1989
Category Sail
Length Overall 44'9 ft
Beam 13'8 ft
Max Draft 8'1 ft
Cabins 3
Cabin Headroom 6'4 ft
Double Berths 3
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID TSP44002C989
Keel Fin Keel
Min Draft 8 ft
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 60 hp
Cruising Speed 7.5 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 2500
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 40 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Aluminum
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 100 gal
Ballast 9,000 lb
Displacement 22,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 4JHHTE
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 60hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 1989
Engine Hours: 4680


Three cabin interior with teak & holly sole, teak trim, and Herreschoff white bulkheads. Inviting, functional layout well suited to an extended family cruise, or a race to Bermuda. Dark blue upholstery in cabins and salon. 

Owner's cabin forward with private access to the head/shower, large berth, overhead hatch and plenty of storage.

The main salon has two settees with pilots berths outboard and above, providing sleeping accommodations for 4 in the salon alone. 

Large, U-shaped galley with sink just off centerline has plenty of counterspace and refrigeration (Sea Frost engine-driven compressor) for prepping meals while underway. 

Nav station to port with swing-out seat and plenty of storage and space for paper charts. B&G Zeus12 chartplotter, Ockham race instruments and AC/DC distribution panel. 

Fans and overhead lighting (white/red) throughout. 

Two large aft cabins each accommodate a couple for cruising or plenty of race crew with flip-up pilot berths outboard. 


Double stainless steel sinks

Force 10 3-burner  propane stove w/oven

Sea Frost refrigeration with dual compressors (via shore power, or engine-driven)

Hot water heater (6 gal)


B&G Zeus 2 12 GPS/MFD touchscreen Chartplotter

ICOM ICM 100 VHF radio

Raymarine ST-6000 auto pilot with wireless (and wire) control heads

Ockam race/performance instruments (wind, speed, depth, log, VMG, timer)



3 Group 27 gel house batteries

1 40 amp gel engine battery

Pro Mariner 35 amp battery charger

30 amp shore power w/2 cords

Xantrex Pro XM 1.8 kw inverter (not wired into AC distribution system, plug-in only)


Fiberglass laminate hull with balsa core

Hull Awglripped in white

Fiberglass laminate hull with balsa core; non-skid in contrasting gray, teak toerail on foredeck


2019 Doyle carbon main, very lightly used

2019 Doyle carbon roller-furling genoa (135%), very lightly used

Exstensive inventory of inshore and offshore racing sails including headsails, multiple mains, symmetric spinnakers and reaching sails

2021 complete standing rigging inspection and service, including replacement of rod or re-heading of rod where neccesary

2021 rebuilt hydraulics (backstay and vang system)

2020/2021 all running rigging upgraded to Grand Prix spec

2020 new lifelines

2 Barient 37 primary winches

2 Lewmar 50 electric winches

2 Barient 32 (one electric, 2-speed)

2 Lewmar 50 winches at the mast

Spinnaker pole


Yanmar 4JH-HTE turbo diesel, cruises at approx. 7.5 kts at 2500 rpm

Kanzaki transmission turning 1.25" stainless steel shaft and 2-blade folding prop

Dripless shaft seal

40 gal aluminum fuel tank

Wheel steering 


Dodger, bimini, mainsail cover and miscellaneous covers in Navy Blue Sunbrella, all in good condition.


Fenders, docklines, 3 B-1 fire extinguishers,12 Type 2 PFDs, Life-ring horseshoe, Float cushions, S/S swim ladder, Danforth anchor, Fortress anchor, M.O.B. system, assorted spares

This yacht is an 8 time North American Champion and has had numerous other podium finishes.


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.

Additional Contact Information

Contact Michael Beers, CPYB

718-764-7215 Cell