Jeanneau Used Sail 44 44DS 2015, Rio Dulce, GT
|Number of Fuel Tanks:||1|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||53 gal|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Power:||54 horsepower|
There is a very ergonomic L-shaped galley to port of the stairs with very usable features like the Corian counters and sliding sink cover, a two burner propane stove and oven, and a large top and front opening refrigerator with an enclosed freezer compartment. An optional microwave is installed above the counter and an extra fridge is installed under the nav station. Drawers and cubbies abound for storage and pantry.
The engine space is located under the companionway stairs with access ports and covers in the shower and aft cabins for maintenance of the engine and saildrive. The engine is a reliable Yanmar 54 hp 4JH model diesel with a standard saildrive. An optional 3 blade Flex-O-Fold folding prop was added from the factory.
Jules utilizes the standard Raymarine suite of electronics including the Raymarine i70 Multifunctional Displays at each helm and an additional one installed at the nav station. The autopilot is the Raymarine i70 unit at the steering helm with the SmartPilot auto remote option. A Raymarine 4 KW radar is connected to the Raymarine E95 chartplotter and is capable of being displayed on the salon TV.
The communications is handled by two Raymarine 260VHF units, one at the nav station and one at the helm. There is AIS transceiver connected but now active.
The stereo is a Fusion with CD/MP3 capability. It is connected to Bose speaker throughout the salon and cockpit.
The Jeanneau 44DS has ample battery capacity with 4 house and one engine start batteries located under the master berth. They are maintained by way of the 2 x 30 Amp shore power connections to a 60 amp charger while in the slip. Underway, the 125 amp engine alternator takes over. And at anchor the Onan 5KW diesel generator can supply power for the charger and a/c. Currently the genset has less than 150 hours!
And anytime there is sun, the 400 watts of solar panels (in conjunction with the MPPT Victron solar charger) kick in to keep the 12V system topped off. These are mounted over the bimini so they are safe and out of the way.
There is a separate battery system for the optional bow thruster forward.
Also a 2KW inverter is available to run selected 110V systems like the microwave while underway without need for outside power. And all of the cabins have USB ports for charging all of those new gadgets!
The Jeanneau DS comes standard with the Z-Spar in mast furling mainsail and a furling 106% genoa. The owner has added a self tacking jib (in Mylar/taffeta fabric) which is used in conjunction with a furling Code 0 for light airs. The original genoa is still available.
Control lines all run to the cockpit and they are managed by 2 x Harken 46.2 "Rewind" electric, two way/two speed primary winches, an electric Harken 40.2 halyard winch on the port coach roof and an extra Harken manual 40.2 on the starboard side.
The German sheeting mainsheet comes aft and is controlled at either of the twin helms.
The rig also has a removable inner forestay and adjustable back stay.