TYB0248GH 2001 Sealine F44 $325,000
1 x starboard mid double
The Sealine F44, a flybridge cruiser with twin cabins and twin bathrooms, encompasses everything that is attractive about Sealine. The Sealine F44 offers separate areas for soaking up the sun and escaping it under an overhang. Reverse-cycle air-conditioning, ensures the ultimate reprieve.
Some special aft features include;-
- integral boarding platform that forms part of the hull. It is wide enough to sit on or carry a tender, with spigots provided for the cradle
- courtesy lights
- concealed swim ladder
- moulded fender locker
- hot and cold deck shower
- transom door to port.
The cockpit, offers seating for five on a rear lounge and standing room for at least six guests for that champagne-and-canape cruise. Sealine is almost obsessed with providing storage. In the bridge overhang, for example, a loose table - ideal for throwing together a makeshift lunch and breakfast - hides in a locker. There are further holds under the saloon lounge, including a stainless icebox, plus a massive lazarette – which carries the three air-conditioning units, the Kohler 11KVA genset, fuel filters, circuit breakers and the steering gear. A moulded liner makes the big sub-floor space easy to clean and professional-looking.
High and thick stainless rails border the rear lounge and provide additional security around the sidedecks, which are accessed via two moulded steps from the cockpit. The decks are equipped with washplates and recessed scuppers to prevent water running back into the cockpit.
Deck fittings include
- designer cleats
- a sunbed on tracks on the bow, which won't fly off at speed
- a concealed anchor in a bow slot and a recessed windlass, plus a deep chain locker with, yes, storage for three fenders
- the high bow rail comes with an intermediate lifeline
- a spotlight looks down from the sleek bridge brow, with a horn and wipers nearby.
The Sealine F44 has a moulded staircase leading up to the bridge through an oval cut-out with plenty of passage room. A foot-control allows you shut the cover over the staircase and, with surrounding stainless rails, there is good security on the upper deck.
There is a large rear sunbed where, you guessed it, there are storage holds below for things like covers. Trendy drink holders (they match the chic cleats) sit behind the curved lounge to port. A sliding bench seat contributes to a comfortable helm behind the moulded dash console. Dual driving stations and a bow thruster, there's no excuse for kissing the dock.
To port is an entertainment centre with DVD/CD/VCR and TV, and a fridge dutifully fitted nearby. There is a two-person lounge. Floor panels lift out to grant access to the twin Volvo engines. Three steps lead up from the saloon to the lower helm station. The big walnut dash at the lower helm is a highlight, as are the boat outlines with lighting plans and switch panels on an overhead dash. The boat's main AC/DC circuit board opposite the galley suggests sound engineering and wiring.
The galley, which is is set-down three steps from the saloon, is beautifully done and is one of this boat's real strengths. There is plenty of floor space, lots of quality white Corian benchtops, cupboards, and headroom. Amenities include
- microwave oven and two-burner electric hotplate
- a decent fridge behind a timber facia
- a large sink with single mixer.
- there is an underfloor storage compartment that could be used to store rubbish or victuals during long-range cruises.
No matter where you are, the boat's main living area is, well, liveable. Highlighted by curvaceous mouldings and lots of timber highlights, it is bump-free, bright and breezy. Teak and holly flooring in the galley lead through to generous accommodation.
Sensibly, the Sealine F44 places two large cabins under the foredeck, separated by bathrooms, for genuine cruising accommodation, and with privacy.
The guest's cabin amidships on the starboard side has twin single berths that can be converted to a double. There are overhead hatches, a hanging locker and drawers, even a vanity with mirror.The portholes open, air-conditioning is also on tap, and there is adequate floor space for dressing. The day head doubles as an ensuite.
There aren't too many 44-footers with twin cabins and ensuites. A shower nozzle comes right out of the ceiling and there is a freshwater flush electric loo. Double-tongue door catches prevent rattles at sea, while the doorhandles are retro numbers that look great. The farthest door reveals the master cabin with a queen island bed. There are ample storage lockers and an ensuite with a separate shower stall with standing room under the nozzle.
This vessel represents quality and has been fastidiously maintained. To not put this on your short list for inspection would be a gross error of judgement. Call now to book your inspection.