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1982 Gulfstar Center Cockpit

Solomons, Maryland


This is NOT Your 70's Gulfstar Sailboat

To quote a well known expert:

John Kretschmer " I'd say that the Gulfstar 44 is a better design than the Hylas 44.  It's the boat everybody's looking for."

Designed by the experienced Vince Lazzara and son, looking at the 44 she creates conflicting emotions.  Below the waterline her profile exudes "FAST".  Her turn-of-the-bilge and lower CG due to an encapsulated lead keel says "BLUE WATER, SEA-KINDLY". 

The 44's hull above the water line creates an emotional tug of war between the "Bath Tub with a mast" cruiser expectation vs this beautiful balance between the the raked bow for a fine entry to the swept overhanging reverse transom and the sweet tumblehome of her curves.

Unexpected emotions of Speed vs Sea Kindly motion, Beauty and balance of design vs the typical Bath Tub Center Cockpit Cruiser; then when going down below more emotions will build.  You will experience a truly thought out interior layout with great headroom.

A tight but not small "U" designed galley, perfect for cooking meals underway with plenty of bracing for safety, not the standard in-line galley CC are known for.   Great use of teak below with excellent joinery, your emotions say "Only from Taiwan" yet here is great quality from Gulfstar, a Florida company.

The emotional response to the Gulfstar 44 can go on and on for a lifetime.  Speed, blue water kindly, grace of design and layout with quality of construction.  

If your emotions are troubled when looking for a cruising center cockpit yacht the Gulfstar 44 is a MUST SEE.  She will send your senses on a fun filled experience.

Call me, Rob Summers at Crusader Yacht Sales, Solomons Maryland to resolve your emotional "Cruising Conflicts" by owning this Gulfstar 44. 

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Sharlie
Make: Gulfstar
Model: Center Cockpit
Year: 1982
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: GFS04465M82A
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 44 ft
Length Overall: 44'7 ft
Waterline Length: 35'6 ft
Beam: 13'3 ft
Max Draft: 5'6 ft
Min Draft: 5'6 ft
Displacement: 26,000 lb
Ballast: 8,500 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Twin Berths: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4.154
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 62hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1982
  • Engine Hours: 1776
  • Engine Location: Center
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 80 gal
Water Tanks: 3
Water Tank Capacity: 196 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Center Cockpit, Sloop


Rob Summers
Please contact Listing Broker Rob Summers - 443-771-4467 cell
Crusader Yacht Sales


Crusader Yacht Sales
7078 Bembe Beach Road
Annapolis, Maryland, US, 21403

Deck and Cockpit

Deck and Cockpit:

Full Cockpit Enclosure with Removable Panels.

Companion Way Folding Doors with Key Lock and Lexan Sliding Hatch

Bow and Stern SS Pulpits with Boarding Ladder

Double LIfelines and SS Stanchions

Port and Starboard Boarding Gates

AFT Deck:

Aft Deck Double Propane Tank Hatch

Large Stowage Hatch

Mounted Magma Grill 

Opening Cabin Top Hatch

SS Dinghy Davits

Outboard Motor Bracket

Hand Rails Port and Starboard

VHF Antenna, GPS Antennas on Pole


All Barient Winches:

      4 Cockpit Winches:  2 x 32 Self Tailing 

                                         1 x 21 Self Tailing

                                         1 x 21 Standard SS

Helm Station: SS Wheel, Mahogany cockpit Table with Cup Holder

Engine Control Panel with Analog Gauges and all Controls

 Fore Deck:

2 Mast Winches:      Barient 2 x 21 Self Tailing Port and Starboard

Removable Inner Stay with Lever

Spinnaker Pole and guys and Halyards


SS Chain Rode

Danforth and Plow Anchors on Bow Rollers

3 Opening Cabin Top Hatchers with Covers





Perkins 4.154

HP: 62

Diesel: 80 Gallons

Hours: 1776

Engine Access is:

1. Port Passage Way; Large Door with View Port and Smaller              Access Panel.

2. Aft Stateroom Double Door Access.




Brand:  Onan



Hours: 1612

Standing Rigging

Standing Rigging:

Rigging Replaced 2003

Rigging Inspected in 2019

Open turn buckles with toggle forks

Headstay with ProFurl Roller Reefing

Inner Headstay with Lever Release

2 Sets of Spreaders



Center Line Mahogany Table with Leaves on Port and Starboard Sides, and  Storing Box.

White Keel Stepped Mast in Forward Section of Salon Table

"L" Shaped Port Settee with Tufted Upholstery2 Basket Weave Cabinets and Shelving.

Straight Starboard Settee with Tufted Upholstery, Book shelves and TV mounted behind the Settee.

Both Port and Starboard Settees have stowage behind and below.

Forward of Starboard Settee is a Built-in Hutch with Louvered Cabinet doors, One Large door Above and Double Doors Below the Shelf

2 Opening Cabin Top Hatches.

Fixed and Directional Lights, Fans throughout the Salon.




Port Side "U" Shaped Galley Area

3 Burner and Oven Propane Stove

Toaster Oven

Goldstar Microwave

4 Sliding Door Cabinets

2 Double Door Cupboards

1 Large Single Door Cupboard

Refrigerator and Freezer, 2 Door Top Loading

Large Counter Tops for Food Prep

3 Drawers Below the Counter

Pots and Pan Cabinet Double Door Cabinet Below the Sink

Hinged Door Below the Oven for additional Pots and Pans

Double SS Sinks with Faucet & Sprayer

Opening Port in Galley

Owner Stateroom

Owner Stateroom:

Fore and Aft Queen Bed with Section Component for 2 large Twin Beds.

Multiple Hanging Lockers with Louvered Doors

Large Center bulkhead Mounted Mirror with Doors Below and Shelf

Private Stateroom Head with separate Shower section and Shower Door (Dry Head)



Navigation Station

Navigation Station:

Starboard Side of the Companion Way Steps

Swivel Seat with Storage Below

Opening Nav Table Top with Knock Down Springs

Racks and shelving on Starboard side with Cabinets 

Cabinet below Navigation Table.

Raymarine Chart Plotter, Standard Horizon VHF, Kenwood Sound System, Xantrex Charger/Inverter Panel.

Starboard Passage Way

Starboard Passage Way:

Aft of the Navigation Station is the Passage Way to the Aft Stateroom. 

The Port Side of the Way has the Electrical Panel for both AC and DC Circuits Aft of this Panel is the Large Engine Access Door with a Viewing Port along with a Smaller Access Panel to the Engine

On the Starboard Side of the Way are 3 Large Lockers all with Louvered Door panels.  


Forward Stateroom

Forward Stateroom:

Large "V" Berth Style Bed

Full Length Shelving on Port and Starboard Sides

Lighting and Fans

Hanging Lockers 

3 Drawer Unit with Rectangular Shelf on top of unit

Separate Head with Shower



Raymarine Chartplotter C70

Raymarine Radar

Standard Horizon VHF

Navman Anemometer 3100

Navman Autopilot  3380

Danforth Compass with SS Housing

Companion Way Arch Display:  Navman Depth S400

                                                      Navman Speed 3100

                                                     Cetrek Wind/Anemometer 

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.

Additional Contact Information

Rob Summers

Crusader Yacht Sales

Spring Cove Marina

455 Lore Rd.

Solomons, MD 20688

Cell: 443-771-4467


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