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1988 Norseman 447 CC

San Pedro, California


44' Norseman 447 CC '88 "Kailani"

Rarely does a boat come along of this quality. 

Yachtfinders is proud to be representing KAILANI, a very special yacht that is looking for a special new owner.

One of the last built of the legendary Norseman 447's, KAILANI is number 69 out of 74 built, and is perhaps the most thoroughly cared for and updated of the entire fleet.

From its glossy, never-painted gel coat hull to the robust, meticulously-installed low-hour D2-75 engine, KAILAN has always attracted dockside attention for its gorgeous looks, and provokes constant disbelief that she was launched in 1988.

This is a boat that has been called an amazing "barn find" by a fellow Norseman owner who also collects Porsches.

Without a doubt KAILANI ranks among the best examples of this highly regarded blue water cruiser that Norseman designer Robert Perry has referred to as his personal favorite.


Over the last 10 years, KAILANI has undergone significant annual investments totaling over $300k, including new rigging, new electronics, the highly regarded Volvo D2-75 diesel engine, Spectra Watermaker, and much more.

Every expenditure attests to the owners' constant goal of improving KAILANI's performance, reliability, and safety. For those who aspire to long distance passage making in comfort and confidence, and have become discouraged by the cost of a Hylas or Halberg-Rassy, you will definitely want to view KAILANI.

This is a special boat looking for a special family.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $195,000
Boat Name: Kailani
Make: Norseman
Model: 447 CC
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Norseman Yachts
Designer: Robert Perry
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: NYR44069L788
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel
Range: 920.62 mi


Length: 44 ft
Length Overall: 44 ft
Length Of Deck: 44 ft
Waterline Length: 37'6 ft
Beam: 13 ft
Min Draft: 6'4 ft
Displacement: 28,000 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'3 ft
Ballast: 12,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: D2-75
  • Drive Type: V
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 75hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 2009
Cruising Speed: 7 kn
Maximum Speed: 8.5 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Other
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 170 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 15 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: V
Boat Class: Cruisers, Center Cockpit, Cutter


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Walking down the companionway steps, leads to an open main salon area with the galley to port and the navigation station to starboard. The Main Salon Features a U-shaped dinette to port and a settee to starboard, both recently reupholstered with fine Italian Leather (2018). Forward of the salon is the guest stateroom which features a V-Berth, ample storage and an enclosed head with vanity. The engine room is central, below the cockpit, with great access. Aft is the master stateroom with its own enclosed head with vanity and a separate enclosed shower. Numerous opening hatches and port lights plus the exquisite joinery keeps her light, airy and classy throughout.

For added comfort on those cooler days, a Newport P 1200 Dickinson Propane Fireplace/Heater was installed in 2018.

Both toilets (electric aft & manual fwd) plus all plumbing was replaced in 2018.


Isotherm 12V refrigeration serviced with new pumps and new temperature controls in 2018

10-gallon Isotherm Webasto Water Heater

Mariner Regal propane 3-burner stove/oven

New Propane solenoid control for stove & heater

Haier microwave oven

Seagull 4 water filtering system

(2) Stainless steel sinks

Electronics and Navigation

B&G Hornet 4 wind speed

B&G Hornet 4 wind direction with new anemometer (2018)

B&G Hornet 4 speed and distance logs

B&G Hornet 4 depth sounder

Raymarine E-80 repeater (cockpit)

Raymarine autopilot (2015) and new hydraulic RAM in 2018

Raymarine E-120 chart plotter, radar combo

Icom M604 VHF radio

VHF remote mic (cockpit)

Icom M802 SSB radio

Weems and Plath clock

Tank Tender tank level indicator

Pioneer touch screen stereo


Laptop hook ups


CQR 45# anchor with 300' chain and 300' rode

Maxwell 2200 electric windlass (New 2015, cockpit controls with chain counter)

Dodger, Bimini, binnacle, hatch covers, winch covers

Aqua Pro dinghy, Yamaha 15-HP motor

Anchor light

Deck light

Steaming light

Dock lines

Dinghy davits

Foredeck wash down

Stern fresh water shower

Transom LED flood light

High intensity LED spreader lights


LOA 50’

Date of last bottom paint Dec 2016

Engine and Mechanical

Stove/engine fuel shut-off valves

Cockpit engine controls

Halon/automatic engine fire extinguishing

(3) manual, (2) electric bilge pumps

Manual wheel steering

15-gallon holding tank with Macerator pump hooked up to forward head

Spectra Cape Horn Extreme water-maker, 14-gallon/hour capacity

Electrical System

12V DC and 110V AC

(6) house 135A Lifeline batteries (2013)

(2) start/windlass Lifeline 135 batteries

(1) generator start GP24 battery

Battery parallel switch

Battery monitor

Victron - Phoenix multi inverter/charger

Northern Lights generator, 4.5kw, 510 hours

(2) 285W (570 total) solar panels with 45 amp Morningstar controller

30 amp shore power cord

Sails and Rigging

Navtec hydraulic boom vang

Mainsheet traveler

Wire standing rigging

Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster

Aluminum keel-stepped mast

Whisker pole

Mainsail Forespar, (1) Schaeffer 2100, (1) Schaeffer 3100 roller furler


(2) Lewmar 55 ST - primary

(4) Lewmar 48 ST -secondary

(1) Lewmar 45 ST cabin top

(2) Lewmar 48 ST Mast


Hood Vektron

Hood 135 genoa

Hood staysail

ATN asymmetrical with sock, with sprit

Chainplates (2015)

Rigging (2009)


(8) life jackets

(6) fire extinguishers

Viking 4-man life raft




Emergency tiller

Jack lines


Life Sling




Other Features and Equipment

Hookah rig set up

15-ton towing bridle

Spare stern anchor

Custom yacht quality mattress in aft cabin


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.

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