Wind Dancer

 

 Description

Experience the coast of Maine on “Wind Dancer” a classic CC sloop. Richard Lazzara (designer/builder) was a master of beauty above, speed below, and comfort inside. Roomy uncluttered cockpit. Spacious fore and aft cabins with separate heads and showers. Large comfortable salon with fold-down centerline dining table and a step- down U-shaped galley with lots of headroom.She is a true blue water cruiser. Full displacement hull, fin keel and skeg mounted rudder. Solid in a sea or a blow and happy in light winds. If you’re familiar with the 44 Peterson or the Hylas 44 you’ll be very impressed by “Wind Dancer”.

 

VESSEL

MAKE

YEAR

BERTHS

SECURITY

PORT

RATE

Wind Dancer

Gulfstar 44.5

1981

4w/ head & shower

$3000

Freeport/ Rockport, Maine

$4000wk

 

Accommodations

Accommodates up to six, but most comfortable for a family of four.  The interior is oiled teak with an oiled teak cabin sole.

Forward is a 6’4” V berth with filler to form a double, Storage in drawers and hanging lockers. Additional storage on the shelves outboard on port & starboard. Private head and shower.  Next aft is the main cabin with settees on port and starboard with storage behind the seat backs and in lockers and shelves above.

Opposite to port is the U- shaped/step-down galley with a Princess 3 burner electric stove and oven, microwave and toaster. A double basin stainless steel sink with pressurized hot and cold water. Grunert cold plate, drop down refrig/freeze, good storage and generous counter space. The galley is fully outfitted with dishes, pots and pans, and silverware.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COOK STOVE IS ELECTRIC.  THIS MEANS EITHER SHOWPOWER OR RUNNING THE GENERATOR IS NECESSARY TO USE THE STOVE.

Next aft to starboard is the Nav station. All electronics redundant to the helm.  Moving aft along the starboard companionway is engine room access and hanging lockers with ample storage.  Aft master cabin w/two doubles. Ample storage in hanging lockers and draws. Private head and separate walk-in shower.

 

Specifications

Design

Lazzara

Designer

Richard Lazzara

Builder

Gulfstar

Hull Construction

Fiberglass

Year Built

1981

Rigging

Masthead Sloop

LOA

44’-8”

LWL

35”-6”

Beam

13’-2”

Draft

5’ 6”

Displacement

26,000 lbs.

Weight

N/A

Ballast

8,500 lbs.

Engine

Perkins 4.154

Sail Area

698 sq. ft. with new main

 and new 130% foresail

Water Capacity

100 US Gallons

Fuel Capacity

80 US Gallons

Holding Tank

30 US Gallons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cockpit

Comfortable seating for 6 with bench seats on port and starboard and a bench seat in the stern for helm. Fold down table.

Electrical

12 Volt DC Service. 6 deep cycle batteries (600AH total) AC/DC  panel with breakers, 125 amp alternator charges all banks thru Xantrex charger/isolator, 12 Volt charging port/USB, Xantrex 3000w charger/inverter. 750kw generator. 110 volt outlets.  Cruse-air reverse cycle heat/air conditioning

Electronics

Garmin 3010 chart plotters at helm and Nav station (Garmin 740s Touch screen backup GPS). Raymarine ST60 Wind. Raymarine 7000 series Autohelm w/track function.

Raymarine HD Radar. Standard Horizon Matrix VHF (AIS, GPS enabled).

XM satellite real time doppler weather. All information overlays on the plotters at the helm and at the Nav station.

Sails and Rigging

Mechanical

Hull & Deck

Solid fiberglass hull with Navy Blue gel-coat in very good condition. Bottom is painted dk green with an ablative finish. Fiberglass decks refinished 2016. Exterior teak is natural.


Additional

Safety

Anchors

 Windlass

Bi-directional with manual crank backup handle

 Dinghy

West Marine 10.5ft, 4 person rib. 6hp, 2 cycle engine

A/V 

 Location:  Freeport or Rockport, Maine 

 

Available as a Captained Vessel for short or long cruises with Owner/Captain.  

Master Captain, Bill Tracey has over 40 years experience. The East Coast. Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Gulf of Mexico and the ICW. Off-shore and coastal. His first boat was a Sabre 27. Prior to purchasing “Wind Dancer” he captained a Gulfstar 60. He has intimate knowledge of the Gulfstar, it’s sailing characteristics and systems..  

 

 Easy going yet precise and meticulous, Capt Bill runs a tight ship, but doesn’t forget the fun. He’s happy to “show you the ropes” or you can just sit back and enjoy the ride.  He is a pilot, loves to fish and a great chef.