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1979 Kelly Peterson KP 44

location icon San Diego, California
Year 1979
Length 44 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Kelly Peterson

44' Kelly Peterson KP44 '79 "Karen B"

KAREN B. is a clean, well-maintained example of this cruising classic with handsome lines drawn by renowned naval architect Doug Peterson.


Year Built 1979
Category Sail
Length Overall 48 ft
Length Of Deck 44 ft
Beam 12'11 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'4 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID JKY442460678
Min Draft 6'4 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 65 hp
Cruising Speed 7 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 2000
Maximum Speed 7.5 kn
Range 483.33 mi
Fuel Tank Cap. 60 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. aluminium
Water Tanks 3
Water Tank Cap. 100 gal
Water Tank Mat. Stainless-steel
Ballast 10000 lb
Displacement 30,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Perkins
Model: 4-154
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 65hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade
Drive Type: Direct
Year: 1979

Chain locker all the way forward followed by a large vee-berth guest cabin. There is an overhead hatch and opening ports for light and ventilation, nice teak storage cabinetry, and a private entrance to the forward head. The forward head doubles as a day head with a separate entrance to the main cabin passageway. The main cabin has a dinette on the port side across from a long settee on the starboard side. There is excellent storage in cabinetry below and outboard of the seating, and plenty of light and ventilation provided by an overhead hatch and more opening ports.

The galley is on the port side adjacent to the companionway. The galley features double stainless steel sinks, separate refrigerator and deep freezer compartments, a microwave, and a Force 10 3-burner stove with oven. The forward-facing navigation desk is on the starboard side of the companionway. Convenient access to the main electrical panel is right next to the nav desk.

The aft cabin can be accessed either through the passageway behind the nav station, or through a separate companionway from the cockpit. The master aft cabin includes a large double berth on the center line and plenty of storage in hanging lockers and drawers. Adjacent to the master cabin is a spacious ensuite head compartment, complete with hand-held shower.

The center cockpit is well protected from the elements by a nearly new dodger and bimini that also provide for a shaded place to relax after a fun day on the water.


110V refrigerator and freezer (separate with holding plates)

3-burner Force 10 stove with oven

Microwave oven

6-gal water heater

Pressure fresh water system

(2) stainless steel sinks

Electronics and Navigation

Raymarine wind speed and direction

Raymarine speed and distance logs

Raymarine depth sounder

Raymarine autopilot (new, not fully installed yet)

Danforth Constellation compass

Raymarine C80 chart plotter

Radar (inoperative)

Sitex VHF radio

Standard Horizon hand-held VHF radio


Tank level indicator

Vizio flat-screen TV

Sony stereo


12V DC and 110V AC

(4) Grp 24 AGM house batteries

4D lead acid starting battery

Battery parallel switch

Battery moitor

Battery charger

Xantrex Freedom 2500W invertercharger

New electrical panel and wiring upgrades


Danforth anchor with chain and rode

Windlass (inoperable)

New dodger and bimini enclosure

Anchor and steaming lights

Running lights

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Boarding gates

Dock lines

Swim ladder


Dinghy davits

Outboard mount


Actual LOA: 48’

Last bottom paint - 2018

Sails and Rigging

Manual boom vang

Wire standing rigging

Aluminum mast

Mainsheet traveler

Schaefer 3100 furler on headsail


 (2) Lewmar 55 self-tailing primaries

 (2) Barient 2-speed secondaries

 (2) halyard winches


 Mainsail with Stackpack

 Roller-furling Genoa

New headstay

New halyards

All rigging inspected and serviced

Engine and Mechanical

Engine reportedly rebuilt by previous owner approx. 15 yrs ago. Low usage since

New stainless shaft and packing

Emergency engine stop

Engine alarm

Fuel filter

Raw water sea strainer


Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves

Cockpit engine controls

Manual engine fire extinguishing

(1) manual and (1) electric bilge pump

Wheel steering

(2) VacuFlush heads


Life jackets

Fire extinguishers

Bell and horn



All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.


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.