This boat was a pioneer in performance cruising design. Drawn for Jack Kelly Yachts by Doug Peterson, the 44 debuted in 1976 as a dedicated cruiser that could sail well in any wind. Today, in many major cruising ports you can find one of the over 200 44s originally built. Owners have nothing but praise for the performance achieved by this moderate-displacement bluewater design; 180-mile days are not uncommon.Just having safely completed a 7 day crossing from Vanuatu “Talanoa” is now available in Brisbane for Viewing/Purchase. The Peterson 44′s Remain a Popular Choice Amongst Cruisers for their Space, Aft Cabin, Centre Cockpit, Pretty Lines and Proven Sailing/Distance Capabilities. Talanoa is Powered by a 4 Cylinder 75 HP Yanmar Diesel, Model 4JH3 – TE which replaced the original engine in the early mid 2000′s. This Australian Registered Vessel offers Comfortable Cruising Amenities for 2 -4 people but can Sleep up to 7 -9 for those Shorter Family Outings. “Talanoa” has all the Crusing Gear you will need, and Includes a Host of Mechanical Spares for the Engine, Including, Alternator, Starter Motor, Water Pump, Filters, Belts and Much More, Rigging Spares, Sail Repair Kits etc. Compact U Shaped Galley with 12v Refrigeration, Gas Stove. The Dual Access Aft Cabin Provides Privacy and Comfort with its Own Bathroom. Power is provided by way of 5 House Batteries and 1 Start Battery, Supported by a 120 AMP Alternator, Wind Generator and Solar Panels and 240 v Connection to a Centaur 50 AMP Battery Charger. “Talanoa” Received a Rig Replacement Approx Six Years Ago.