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1980 Frers F&C 44

Saint Michaels, Maryland


Traditional Classic! "ONYX" is a ketch rigged yacht designed by German Frers and built by Alberto Cibil in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The F&C 44's were built between 1978 and 1984. "ONYX" is hull number 23 and built in 1980.

She is a well bred cruising yacht of quality and elegance

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Onyx
Make: Frers
Model: F&C 44
Year: 1980
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: ARG440023K080
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 44 ft
Length Overall: 44 ft
Waterline Length: 32'9 ft
Beam: 12'6 ft
Max Draft: 5'3 ft
Displacement: 21,400 lb
Ballast: 9,050 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Beta
  • Drive Type: Other
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 43hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2010
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 62 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 125 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Other
Boat Class: Ketch, Cruisers


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Entering from the cockpit companion way is the Guest/Watch cabin featuring two quarter berths and a day head.

Proceeding forward is the L shaped galley to starboard and the aft facing Nav Station to port. The centerline second companionway has been removed and replaced with a chest style freezer.

The salon has a dinette to port with a centerline, gimbled dropleaf table. To port is a settee. 

Forward is a second head and V-berth cabin

  • LED lighting thru-out, red by chart table, aft cabin and head.
  • Red LED (floor) courtesy lights aft and main cabin
  • Six cabin fans (2) V-berth, (3)main cabin, (1)aft head
  • Seven opening ports, chrome bronze with tempered glass and sun shades
  • Lewmar forward hatch, Goit main cabin hatch
  • Air conditioner, 6000BTU, with reverse cycle heat, ducted to V berth and main cabin, new 2021
  • 125gal FW in 3 SS tanks, pressure pump with accumulator and filter,
  • H&C pressure water in galley, aft & forward head, cockpit shower
  • 8 gal water heater from engine or shore power, new 2016
  • Galley, aft and forward heads have foot pumps for FW
  • Refrigeration- 6 cu ft. stainless steel box with Frigoboat keel cooler
  • Freezer - 1.7 cu ft. Engel box in custom wood cabinet with cherry butcher block top
  • Double one piece stainless steel sink with H&C pressure water, foot pumps for FW and SW
  • Three burner propane stove with oven
  • Propane solenoid and regulator replaced 2021
  • Microwave oven
  • Sea water foot pump in galley
Engine and Mechanical
  • Beta 43 with hydraulic drive, new 2010
  • Hydraulic drive pump and motor upsized from original, new 2010
  • Instrument panel with tach, water temp and oil pressure, key start and stop push button
  • 18" 3 blade Max Prop, factory reconditioned 2020
  • 1 3/8" shaft
  • 44 gal fuel in two stainless steel tanks,
  • 18gal bladder tank
  • Groco bronze electric fuel transfer pump, transfer to/from bladder tank and to/from jerry cans
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Hand pump for oil change mounted in engine compartment
  • Vetus water lift muffler
  • Raymarine C80 chart plotter with charts for US E. coast, Bahamas and Caribbean
  • Raymarine radar integrated to chart plotter
  • Radar reflector on mizzen mast
  • Raymarine ST60 wind speed and direction
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed
  • Raymarine ST60 Depth
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata displays, one in cockpit and one by chart table
  • Raymarine ST70 Autopilot and course computer with flux gate compass
  • Raymarine 150 GPS with STng converter
  • Raymarine AIS transponder on dedicated antenna
  • Standard Horizon VHF with RAM mike in cockpit.
  • Two Battle Born 100Ah(each) Lithium batteries, new 2021
  • Balmar 100A alternator with Balmar 614 external regulator, serpentine belt
  • Two 100W solar panels mounted on cockpit rail, foldable
  • Two flexible solar panels on Bimini, panels need to be replaced, Bimini has tiedown points and wiring for panels
  • Two Victron 75/15 MPPT solar charge controllers
  • DC and AC panels refurbished, all 120VAC wiring and receptacles replaced 2010
  • Victron 30A battery charger, new 202130A shore power cord
  • Newmar galvanic isolator
  • Blue Seas 30A ELCI residual current breaker mounted near shore power inlet
  • All running lights and deck floodlight are LED
  • Vacuflush system in aft head with FW flush
  • Flush water for aft head has its own dedicated tank and pressure pump, no chance of cross contamination
  • 25gal plastic holding tank
  • Electric diaphragm pump for holding tank discharge where legally able to do so
  • Manual sea water forward head
  • SCAD tank monitor for holding tank
Deck & Hull
  • Edson pedestal with Lewmar folding wheel, leather covered
  • Ritchie Globemaster compass in binnacle with hood
  • Folding teak table
  • Switches for running lights,  compass light, and deck light in cockpit 
  • Cockpit shower with H&C pressure water
  • Cockpit cushions new 2016
  • Solid teak drop boards
  • Boarding ladder
  • Dodger and Bimini with connector panel, Sunbrella toast, grab rails on Bimini, new 2016
  • Sun cover for dodger windows
  • Full isinglass cockpit enclosure, new 2016
  • Full sunshades for cockpit
  • Bug screens for cockpit
  • Hood for main cabin companion way, new 2016
  • Hood for main cabin hatch, old
  • Sun cover for forward hatch, new 2016
  • Pedestal cover, covers chart plotter, wheel and folding table
  • Lawrence Simpson 1500 electric windlass in deck locker, chain gypsy and rope drum
  • 44# Delta on 150' 3/8" BBB chain and swivel150' 5/8 plait and 40' chain
  • Sea water washdown pump
  • Various dock lines and fenders
Sails and Rigging
  • Main Mast:
  • Harken Roller furler with twin groove foil
  • Coligo continuous line furler, removable, for inner storm jib
  • Two Jib Halyards
  • Spinnaker Halyard
  • Pole topping lift/ Storm jib Halyard
  • Forespar adjustable whisker pole, stows along mast
  • Main Halyard
  • Tides Marine Track 
  • Garhauer Rigid boom vang
  • Garhauer traveler
  • Various Garhauer ball bearing blocks
  • Main sheet, main outhaul, traveler controls, vang control lines led aft to cockpit
  • Schaefer jib sheet cars on track, adjustable from cockpit
  • Mizzen Mast:
  • Tides Marine Track for Mizzen
  • Mizzen Halyard
  • Mizzen Staysail Halyard
  • Mizzen boom reconditioned 2021
  • Mizzen outhaul and topping lift on Mizzen boom
  • Various Garhauer and Harken blocks
  • Winches:
  • (2) Barient self tailing on main mast for main and jib halyard
  • (2) Barient #28 self tailing on deck for storm jib halyard, spin halyard, 2nd jib halyard(
  • 1)Barient #22 self tailing on deck for main reef line
  • (1)Barient #22 self tailing on cockpit cabin for main sheet
  • (2)Barient #28 self tailing, chrome bronze, cockpit primary(2)Lewmar self tailing cockpit secondary
  • (4)Barient #10 mounted on Mizzen mast for halyards, outhaul and reef lines
  • Various Barient bronze winch handles and other makes,  spare parts for Barient winches
  • Sails:
  • Mack 130% Genoa with sun cover, new 2012
  • Mack full batten main, Mack Pack with lazy jacks, 2 reef points, new 2014
  • Mack full batten mizzen, Mack Pack with lazy jacks, 1 reef point, new 2016
  • Hood 110% high clew Genoa, very good condition
  • Hood 90% jib, triple stitched, torque rope luff on Coligo continuous line furler,  furler and sail removeable and stowed in a bag when not needed
  • Hood Asymmetrical spinnaker, in a sock, very good condition
  • Hood mizzen staysail, light Dacron, very good condition
  • Standing Rigging:
  • All standing rigging replaced 2010-2012,  Hayn Hi-Mod lower terminals and new turnbuckles
  • Liferaft cradle mounted to cabin top,
  • Revere raft (6 person) included but it needs to be inspected or replaced 
  • Emergency steering tiller and extension
  • Two electric bilge pumps, one automatic one manual
  • Two manual Henderson diaphragm bilge pumps, one mounted in main cabin, one on aft deck
  • One manual diaphragm pump for chain locker
  • Two hard points for harness in cockpit
  • Various life jackets
  • All seacocks, with the exception of cockpit drains, have been replaced with bronze ball type flanged seacocks
  • All seacock hoses replaced in past 10yrs
  • Personal gear including clothing, hats, gloves, and foul weather gear
  • Auto inflate life vests and any harnesses 
  • Binoculars
  • SSB ham radio and tuner 
  • Hand held VHF radios
  • Tools
  • Books (except manuals for included equipment)
  • Artwork 
  • Inflatable dinghy and electric OB
  • Miles River YC flags and pennants
  • The center board has been pinned up since prior to 2007, Photos and drawings are available to show what is involved for repair. 
  • The Liferaft most likely would cost less to replace than getting it inspected and repacked. 
Standard Disclaimer

Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Engine hours are approximate, may be reported verbally by the seller, and are recorded at the time and date of the original listing of this vessel. Owner's use during the time of this listing may affect the total engine hours upon a prospective buyer's inspection. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.

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