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2006 BENETEAU 44′ First 44.7
Based on the world renowned First 40.7 - winner of the IMS World Championship, and overall winner of the Sydney Hobart Race and 2005 Sailing World Boat of the Year winner. The Farr designed Beneteau First 44.7 is the perfect balance between performance and cruising.
"Kairos" is a fabulous example of mixing performance and comfort. She has a sailors deck and cockpit with a cruisers interior making her a pleasure to race or cruise!
She just completed a 41 day voyage from Seattle to Savannah and came through with flying colors!
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Kairos has a fully finished cruising interior with three staterooms and two heads. The companionway is well protected by the Iverson Designs dodger. A low, hinged threshold with locking washboards transitions to a functional companionway ladder with four curved steps topped with nonslip surface. Burnished aluminum vertical grab rails are located on each side of the ladder.
The woodwork is in pear-tree colored Mukali wood with fiddles and mouldings in solid wood. Finish is satin with gloss on solid wood trim pieces. The floorboards are made of varnished hydropont (marine quality) with a thin black line. The overhead is white fiberglass with wood accent strips. Overhead lighting are all LED and wall-switched. Upholstery in the staterooms is a beige Ecru fabric with blue accent spots. The salon and nav station are upholstered with white undyed leather. All overhead hatches and cabin side ports are fitted with Oceanaire blinds.
Storage is abundant in lockers, cabinets, and bins. Large lockers are fitted with ventilation strips. Some of these lockers are removable to lighten the boat in ?race mode.? Locker catches are spring loaded. Doors are locked with lever spring locks and head doors have privacy locks. Headroom measures a functional 6' 5".
Starting forward is the owner's head which is constructed of white gel-coat fiberglass; bright and easy to dry and clean. Select trim and cabinet doors are in wood. Forward behind a hinged white door is a storage locker located beneath the bow anchor locker. A fold down white seat covers the electric flush head. A vanity with integral sink is to starboard. A pull out sink/shower nozzle, single lever faucet and mirrored door medicine cabinet are fitted at this vanity. An overhead hatch provides light and ventilation.
Moving aft through a locking privacy door, one enters the master stateroom. A Pullman style berth to starboard measures 6' 10" long by 4' 4?"aft and 2' 8" wide forward. The mattress is 6" thick and topped with a 5" thick foam topper. A lee cloth is fitted inboard for offshore sailing. Two chrome-finish reading lights are mounted on the aft bulkhead. A nicely curved hull side bookshelf with tall fiddle runs along the hull side outboard of the berth. Storage under the berth includes top opening bins, two pull-out drawers, and two hinged door lockers. A three foot-long, upholstered dressing seat is to port and forward. A storage cabinet with open top is forward of the seat. A tall locker with shelves and hanging locker is aft. A 7" wide bookshelf and reading light are outboard of the seat. Two overhead hatches, and two opening cabin side ports provide plenty of light and ventilation. A mirror is mounted on the privacy door leading aft to the salon.
The salon area is central and open to the nav station, galley, and companionway. Due to the light wood finish, there is a sense of space and light even with the low profile coach roof. The entire port side is dedicated to storage and entertainment. A Toshiba TV is up high on an 8" wide hull side shelf. Double door cabinets are over a 43" x 20" wide open counter. Three pull out drawers and three hinged-door cabinets are below the counter. The oval-shaped dinette features a long by and wide table. The table lowers and a cushion allows for sleeping our lounging. A removable centerline bench seat will seat two. Hinged-door storage cabinets with an open shelf above are located along the hull side, beneath the deck edge. A bottle locker is aft and outboard. Four opening ports and two overhead hatches provide light and ventilation.
The forward facing navigation station is to port. A hinged top-opening chart drawer is deep and an additional top-opening nav tool bin is outboard. An aft-facing, open storage locker is beneath the chart table. A storage bin is below the hinged navigator's seat. Aft of the nav seat an array of front opening deep storage bins to organize signal flags, and other gear. Outboard, below the deck edge, are two panels. The aft, hinged, panel houses the switch/breaker/gage panel, stereo, and VHF radio. The forward/angled panel has a flush mounted chartplotter, chronometer, 12V outlet, and nav-data USB plug. The overhead spot light has both red and white lights.
The L-shaped galley is to starboard of the companionway ladder; well situated between dinette and cockpit. Rounded high fiddles surround the galley counter to keep items in place offshore. The countertop is white Formica with double stainless steel sinks. A single lever faucet and dedicated salt water foot pump nozzles serve both sinks. A top-opening 3.9 cubic foot fridge is outboard of the sink. Beneath the sink are two locker"s including one with a swing-out trash bin. An Eno two burner, gimballed stove/oven with stainless steel safety bar is aft and outboard. Pot/pan storage is beneath the stove alcove in a fold-down hinged door cabinet. Top opening bottle storage is aft the stove. Outboard beneath the deck edge are two hinged door cabinets for storing dishes and cooking supplies. An open shelf is above these two cabinets. An opening cabin-side port is well situated above the stove for ventilating the galley
The aft head is to port of the companionway and constructed of white gelcoated fiberglass for easy cleaning. A locking privacy door closes this space. A forward-facing electric flush head is aft and beneath a hinged white seat. Outboard, below the deck edge is a hanging bar, ideal for storing wet foul weather gear for the off watch crew members. Forward is a vanity with integral sink, pull out shower nozzle, and burned metal grab bars. A mirrored door medicine/storage cabinet is above the sink. An opening port and overhead spot light serve this head.
The aft staterooms are mirror images of each other and entered through privacy doors on either side and aft of the companionway. Hanging lockers with open shelf tops are forward and outboard. The berths measure 6' 7" long by 4' wide and are fitted with split mattresses. Two opening shelves are inboard of the berth, beneath the cockpit sole. An overhead light, two reading lights, and two opening ports fit out each of these staterooms.
HULL AND DECK
Kairos has a white gel-coat hull with polished black anti-fouling paint, thin over thick black boot stripes and a narrow black cove stripe. Two well-styled narrow tinted fixed hull side ports are set into the cove stripe on each side. The bow has a slight overhang to balance performance and sea keeping needs of this racer/cruiser. The reverse transom features a functional scoop stern with teak and rubber overlay on the swim step. A mid-height stainless steel step makes for easy access from the swim step to the cockpit. A fold down stainless steel swim ladder can be lowered from the water for safety.
A single stainless steel bow roller serves double duty for anchoring and as an attachment point for the removable bow sprit. A large, top opening, overboard draining anchor locker houses the anchor rode and some fenders and has an aft shelf where the electric anchor windlass is mounted, clearing the foredeck for racing. A low teak toe rail runs along the deck edge. Double uncoated wire rope lifelines run between bow pulpit and stern pushpits through 24" high stanchions. Midship and stern boarding gates are fitted with snap hooks.
The deck, cockpit and cabin are easy to maintain white gel-coat with non-slip surfaces molded in place: effective and easy to clean. Kairos deck and cabin top are clean and relatively uncluttered. Long stainless steel grab rails are located on each side of the cabin top just forward of the cockpit dodger.
The cockpit is well suited to both racing and cruising. Low and wide coamings forward keep side deck water out yet are low and wide enough for sitting and stepping on. These coamings are lowered outboard of the helm; an ideal seat for upwind steering. Teak and rubber overlay the cockpit sole and seats. A fore and aft stainless steel staple with foot bar divides the cockpit forward of the helm for safety. A contoured 18" wide helm seat runs the full cockpit width aft of the helm. A removable teak grate lifts to access the rudder post top for emergency steering. The cockpit sole is angled aft of the helm for ergonomic steering positions when heeled. A cockpit dodger, bimini, and removable side panels are fitted for cruising comfort. The steering pedestal is low and properly angled as a foot rest for the mainsheet trimmer upwind. Nav instruments and autopilot head are mounted outboard in the pedestal. An overboard draining wheel well aft of the pedestal allows the large wheel to be mounted low enough relative to the cockpit or comfortable steering.
Cockpit storage accessed storage is quite large. Space to store an offshore racing liferaft is found under the helm seat; accessible and safe from breaking waves. Hinged hatches below the outboard helm seats access large, climb into quarter lockers where steering system, diesel heater, and storage space with hull side shelves is found. Hinged top, sole level lockers are located on each side beneath cockpit seats forward of the helm. Safety gear, running rigging, and cleaning gear are now located in these lockers. All lockers are hinged and fitted with positive closing hardware.
- Iverson Designs grey/black cockpit dodger with side and aft grab rails and window covers
- Iverson Designs full cockpit bimini with removable side curtains
- Fold-down stainless steel, transom mounted swim ladder
- (8) polished aluminum mooring cleats: (2) bow, (4) midships, (2) stern
- Stainless steel chafe bars outboard of mooring cleats at deck edge
- 45lb CQR Primary anchor with 300' of BBB 5/16" chain (new in 2015)
- Fortress FX-16 secondary anchor with 10' of chain and 100' of three strand nylon rode
- Leroy Somer 12V horizontal capstain anchor windlass with rope gypsy head and up/down buttons in anchor locker
- (2) Lewmar deck hatches with integral vents
- (3) Lewmar smaller deck hatches
- (6) Lewmar long opening cabin side ports
- (4) Lewmar opening cabin side ports
- (2) Lewmar opening ports in cockpit side to aft cabins
- (2) Sternperch fold up plastic stern quarter seats with cup holders
- Lifesling in soft case
- Stainless steel rod holder on stern rail
- Mom 8A man overboard module
- Coastal Commander 6 person liferaft (Next service due 6/2021
- 64" Diameter, black leather covered, dual spoke stainless steel steering wheel
- Kato removable stainless steel dinghy davits
SAILS AND RIGGING
The Beneteau First 44.7 has a simple and performance sail plan, rig, and deck hardware layout to allow successful inshore and offshore racing while still making shorthanded cruising easy and fun. The North EZ bag allows for easy mainsail deployment and storage.
The removable Selden bowsprit with integral tack line is a wonderful solution for flying asymmetric downwind sails. All running rigging is high-tech/low stretch rope suitable for racing. The German double ended mainsheet is configured for reduced friction traveler adjustment.
- Rig Dimensions: I : 57.45 ft, J : 15.78 ft, P : 56.66 ft, E : 20.44 ft
- Working Sail Area : 1375.63 sq ft
- Sparcraft anodized aluminum double spreader, keel steeped 7/8?s fractional mast
- Sparcraft anodized aluminum boom
- Slightly swept back spreaders and shrouds on inboard chainplates for overlapping jibs
- 1x19 Dyform standing rigging with open turnbuckles
- Antal low friction mansail luff slide system
- North Sails EZ bag with Spectra lazyjacks led well outboard on upper spreader to hold bag open when mainsail is being raised
- 4:1 End of boom double-ended mainsheet system led aft to line stoppers on each side of cockpit
- 5:1 Lewmar mainsheet traveler system
- Two mainsail reef lines permanently rigged with third reef points in mainsail
- Sparcraft rigid boomvang with control 4:1 control line led aft to cockpit and rope clutch
- Foredeck light and steaming light on mast
- (2) Jib halyards
- (2) Spinnaker Halyards
- Selden removable bow sprit with internal tack line led aft to cockpit
- Facnor C42 headsail furler with control line led aft to cockpit
- Spare halyard bracket in front of mast on deck
- Lewmar ball bearing genoa lead block tracks and cars with puller lines led aft to cockpit
- (2) Garhauer spinnaker sheet blocks
- (2) Wichard folding D rings midships outboard for twing lines
- (2) Wichard foldingD rings on stern quarters for spinnaker sheet blocks
- (2) Harken 53ST two speed primary sheet winches on cockpit coaming
- (2) Harken 44ST two speed secondary winches on cockpit coaming
- (2) Harken 44ST two speed winches on coachroof
- (10) Spinlock CAM 0814 line stoppers on coachroof
- (4) Spinlock CAM 0814 line stoppers outboard on main deck for mainsheet winches and lead car pullers
- (4) deck mounted swivel blocks for leading mainsheet and puller to either primary or secondary winches
- (6) Harken cam cleats on coachroof and coamings
- Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
- Spinnaker gear
- Whisker Pole
- North Sails 3Di mainsail (new 2015)
- Doyle high tech cruising genoa with UV cover and rope in luff for reefing (excellent condition)
- New Doyle Jib 112% 2018
- New Doyle Code 0 2018
- Doyle No. 3 jib (new 2009)
- Doyle No. 4 Jib
- Doyle 0.75 oz reacher
- Doyle 0.75 oz runner
- Doyle 1.0 oz All-purpose runner
- UK furling carbon cruising genoa with foam luff for reefing and UV cover
MECHANICAL AND PLUMBING
• Spinlock Flush Racing engine control lever
- Yanmar engine panel mounted in recess outboard of steering wheel
- Yanmar 4JH4E diesel engine ( 1220 hours) and saildrive (diaphragm replaced Oct 2016)
- Three blade Gori folding propellor
- Diesel fuel tank level gage on cockpit engine panel
- Wallus 40DC diesel fired 12V forced air cabin heater
- Marine Air 16,000 BTU air conditioner 120V, 60 hz
- Katadyn Powersaver 80E Watermaker 4 Gallon per hour
- VDO water and fuel tank level meter
- 200 Litre plastic fuel tank under starboard aft quarter berth
- 200 Litre plastic water tank under port aft quarter berth
- 200 Litre integral fiberglass water tanks on centerline under salon cabin sole
- Plastic holding tanks in forward and aft heads
- (2) Jabsco 12V electric flush heads; can use salt or freshwater for flushing Rebuilt 2019
- (2) Whale Gulper 220 shower drain pumps
- (2) Jabsco 12V 3.3 gpm diaphragm bilge pumps
- Parmax 12V fresh water pressure pump and accumulator tank
- Quick 120V/engine heated hot water heater
- Frigoboat 12V refrigeration system
- Henderson fresh water foot pump at galley
• Hitachi 80 amp 12V alternator
- (2) Deka 4D 12V house batteries
- Deka group 27 12V start battery
- Victron Battery Monitor
- Kisage 60 AMP battery charger 2018
- Solar Panels 350 Watts with two Controllers
- (2) 30 amp 110V shorepower circuits; one dedicated for air conditioning
- Galvanic isolator on shorepower
- VDO switch/breaker panel with analog 12V amps and volt meters
- Peak 12V 400 watt inverter
ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION
- Plastimo Olympic 135 compass with hood mounted in steering pedestal
- Raymarine ST60 wind, tridata, ST6002 Smartpilot, and ST60 multi mounted in steering pedestal
- Raymarine E80 chartplotter/radar mounted in Navpod on steering pedestal guard
- Raymarine 2KW radome on port quarter radar pole
- (2) Bose waterproof stereo speakers aft of helm in cockpit
- Icom RAM3 VHF radio microphone/remote control with cockpit mount
- Sat Phone
- Raymarine S100 wireless autopilot remote with cockpit mount
- Raymarine Type II long linear autopilot drive
- (2) Raymarine and (1) Autoholem Maxview large format instrument displays on aluminum bracket below mainsail gooseneck for crew viewing
- Mobri radar reflector mounted on mast
- Lev-o-gage inclinometer in cockpit
- Edson Radar pole on port quarter with stern navigation light (gets it above dinghy in davits)
- Raymarine E80 chartplotter display at nav station
- USB plug at nav station for laptop interface
- Standard Horizon Matrix AIS+ VHF radio; model GX2150
- VDO Dayton CD1404 MP3 4x40 watt stereo
- (2) 6" round Pioneer stereo speakers in salon
- Weems and Plath black chronometer and barometer set
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
- Hull Buff and Wax October 2019
- New Bottom Paint June 2019
- Rig Inspection and Tune October 2019
- Iverson Canvas New 2016
- Revere Coastal 6 Person Life Raft
- Mom 8 Repacked
- Kato Davits
- Dinghy 2018
- Mercury Outboard Four Stroke 2 1/2 HP 2017
- Cockpit Cushions
- Full Cockpit Enclosure
- Sat Phone
- Doyle 112% Jib 2018
- Doyle Code 0 2018