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Schucker 444, Cutter Rigged Ketch, 1976, Stuart, Florida, $95,000, Price reduced 4/5/11 to $79,900, SOLD 4/30/11

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1976 Schucker 444 Center Cockpit Cutter Rigged Ketch

Located In Stuart, FL until April 30, 2011

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This yacht is literally one of a kind. She was the prototype for a model that never went into production. While most Schuckers were motorsailers, this model is a true sail boat but with the Schucker flair for space utilization and roominess: you will not find a sailboat of this size with more room below decks anywhere. This yacht is absolutely beautiful, with a customized, light wood interior. It has many advantages of a larger yacht, including excellent headroom throughout (6'8 in the main salon) a stand up engine room (over 6'4) and a large spacious aft cabin, making this a most comfortable vessel for living aboard and both onshore and offshore cruising. This vessel sails like a dream, has been well maintained and upgraded by her present owners, and is very clean throughout.

Words to describe the interior would include spacious, bright, roomy, comfortable, and classy. The current owners have been cruising from Florida to the Chesapeake, but now due to health concerns they are moving to a trawler, so Ever After is ready for a new owner and new adventures.

The Schucker brand is a solid boat that sails well. Schuckers were built by Schucker Yachts in Cape Coral, Fl. They are known for their solid, hand-laid construction. The hull has six pairs of 1 1/2 oz. mat and 24 oz. woven roving over 3/4 oz. mat and gelcoat. From the waterline to the turn of the keel are four more pairs, for a total of 20 layers.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

  • Builder/Designer
  • Builder: Schucker Yachts
  • Designer: Jim Schucker


  • LOA: 44'
  • LWL: 33' 4"
  • Beam: 14'
  • Displacement: 32000
  • Draft: 5' 9"
  • Bridge Clearance: 55'
  • Ballast: 8940 lbs


  • Engine(s): Perkins
  • Engine(s) HP: 50
  • Engine Model: 4.108 Hours: 1750+
  • Cruising Speed: 6 kts


  • Fuel: 200
  • Water: 230 (3 tanks)
  • Holding: 50 (fiberglass)


  • The interior was redesigned and upgraded with birch and teak wood and using a design that provides a spacious main cabin. Inside and out she is comfortable, spacious, accommodating and lovely. The owner's stateroom is aft with athwartship queen sleeping berth (with 9" memory foam mattress), teak and holly sole and an abundance of storage including three hanging lockers, 4 large "cubbies", cabinets and 8 drawers. Wall mounted flat screen 18" LCD TV. The Master head is an ensuite type, with entrance from either the main salon or the Master cabin. There is plenty of headroom in all areas including a walk in engine room backside to the head. Entry to the Master stateroom is a "walk around" layout with double entrance to head starboard and galley port. Forward of the galley, dinette and salon is the second stateroom with a v-berth (large single), single sink, lockers, cabinets and drawers. There are custom window covers for all windows in the Master stateroom and main salon (privacy and insulation).

    Main Salon and Galley

  • The main salon consists of a dinette to port (diner style) which converts to a double berth. A straight settee to starboard (single berth) which hides the spacious canned goods pantry. Forward of the dinette is a lighted liquor cabinet and storage. Aft of the dinette to port is the large galley partially open to the salon and opposite the galley is the sit-down nav station, which has tons of books shelves and a slave Raymarine GPS for course plotting (negotiable). There is also a separate wet locker. The sole is a custom synthetic (Amtico) with a wood floor appearance and there are several storage compartments in the sole for tools, oil, and the like. Includes: Force 10 Propane Stove 4 Burner w/Oven, Propane detector, Microwave, Lots of cabinets and drawers, 110v 4 gal water heater, toaster oven, top loading 110v fridge and freezer.

    Electronics: All Electronics new 2006' (Raymarine coordinated system using SeaTalk), including:

  • 2 VHFs: Hand Held Uniden Horizon and Horizon with RAM in cockpit, Raymarine Auto Pilot, Raymarine Depth Sounder, Raymarine E80 GPS system in cockpit, 406 MHz EPIRB, Raymarine 28 radar, SSB ICON 700 150 channel with auromatic tuner, 8" compass, 18" flat screen TV in Master stateroom

    Electrical System includes:

  • Two House battery Banks, Engine Starting Battery, Two New Alternators (one spare), battery Switches, battery charger, 5.5K NextGen generator: with around 1,400 hours, shore/Gen/Off rotor switch, 12v fans in all cabins, Sirius Satellite radio, DirecTV dish at stern on TrackItTV mount, Cable TV hook up and broadcast antenna, dockside electric cables, wind generator, solar panel, much more.


  • Included: 2-20# Propane Tanks mounted on stern : 1 spare, 1 for house, CQR 55# on 120' 3/8" BBB + rode , Sea Anchor/drogue, Danforth 50# , Bruce 45# on 30' 5/16 BBB + rode, Bow Pulpit and Rails, Swim Ladder Safety netting, Deck wash system, Deck mounted Magna grill with 20# tank, All USCG required equipment, Minimal teak on deck for low maintenance, Custom main mast guards 2008, full cockpit enclosure, Lewmar windlass, and much more.

    Sails & Rigging Details

  • New SS Rigging X Heavy Duty 7/16" 2006, New Morgan Jib 2006, New Morgan Main 2006, New ProFurl jib furling system 2006, New UV protector on jib 2008, Spare main and jib, Doyle StackPack on mizzen sail new in 2010, Doyle StackPack on main sail new in 2008, and much more.

    Mechanical Equipment & Engine Details

  • 110V AC w/ Reverse Cycle (16K, new 2008), New main cabin air handler 2008, New aft cabin air handler 2010, Emergency Tiller, Extra Prop, 50 gal. Holding Tank, Electric Lavac head 2008, New Transmission Coupler 2009, Injectors serviced and valves adjusted 2009, bilge pumps, dual house water filters, and much more.

    Items available for negotiation: 11' Mercury dinghy, 5 HP Mercury 2 stroke outboard, second Raymarine E-80 chartplotter.

    Exclusions: All personal property, tools, and Wifi antenna.

    Alison, the boat has been sold.
    Stuart, Florida

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