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44 Kelly Peterson Cutter


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Yacht World Number: 3083438
Located in San Carlos, Mexico
Year: 1979
Hull Material: Fiberglass
This Kelly Peterson 44 is the nicest one we have ever listed. Current owners have done some high quality upgrades to this already desired cruising boat. Owner moved the boat into his front yard and spent the better part of 3 years getting her ready to see the world. Now 16 years later it is time for someone else to pick up where they left off. The KP 44 is constructed of hand-laid 3/4-inch fiberglass in the keel tapers to 1/2-inch above the waterline and to 3/8-inch at the deck, which is through-bolted and glassed over at the hull to deck joint. Her rudder is skeg hung, her prop is fully protected in an aperture between the skeg and rudder, and with about 10,000 lbs. of ballast encapsulated in her keel and 30,000 lbs. of displacement, you can be sure that she’ll deliver her occupants to their destination in safety and comfort
This vessel is located in beautiful San Carlos Sonora, Mexico, A short 250 mile drive on a safe 4 lane highway from Nogales, Az. San Carlos is a known boating destination/community, featuring breathtaking scenery, quiet anchorages nearby, great fishing, diving, two marinas, 3 haul out facilities and much more.

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.

San Carlos Yacht Sales
Division of Mazatlan Marine Center
Don Brame
Marina San Carlos Loc-3
San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico 85506

Toll-free (voice/fax) 1-855-846-7245

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Tel 011 52 (622) 226-0037

Full Specs

Mystique was bought in the year of 2000, in 2002 the owners had her put on the hard in front of their house while they did  a complete refit to her,  these are the items they worked on in the 3 following years after they purchased her in Seattle…




Replaced all wiring and refurbished both electrical panels
Replaced engine, transmission and propulsion shaft.
Replaced all standing rigging, including wire, terminators, dogbones and turnbuckles.  The owner worked with Brian Toss to create a safe rigging system using Sta-Lok’s and good quality 1 x 19 SS wire.
Replaced all running rigging.  New sheets for the main, jib and stay sail.  Mostly Stay-Set X+ for the halyards.
Replaced windlass with a Maxwell VWC2200.  This is a vertical windlass with a capstan which owner use for going up the mast and hauling the dinghy out.
Replaced refrigeration.
Replaced all freshwater hoses, most raw water hoses
Replaced both diesel fuel tanks
New overhead hatches fore and aft (Bomars)
As owners have used the boat, they have continually upgraded and replaced systems like…

Replaced the main and jib
Replaced house and start batteries
Added solar power
Replaced the entire autopilot system
Replaced refrigeration again
Replaced the radar
Replaced center overhead hatch
The owners left the Pacific Northwest on her in the fall of 2003 and crossed into Mexico in the winter of 2004.  They have cruised her most years since, making it as far south as Zihautanejo one year, but primarily using it to make the 1500 mile trek from San Carlos Sonora in the fall to winter in the Manzanillo area and return in the spring.



The boat has a full complement of sails for just about any conditions.  Those owner have not replaced are in good working shape.  All the sail handling gear (winches, handles, running rigging, turning blocks, snatch blocks, etc.) are in good working order.

Owner have a Morrelli mainsail bought new and commissioned in 2011 It has two reef points and is loose footed.
The jib is 120% Quantum and mounts on the Hood furler.  Solid work horse of sail.  Bought new in 2004.
Stay sail.  Came with boat and of unknown age.  Heavy sail that hanks on the inner forestay.  Has its own bag and stays on deck.
Trysail.  Never used,  Looks new.
Storm stay sail.  Never used, looks new.
Asymmetric spinnaker by Hood with ATN sock.  3/4 ounce narrow shouldered cruising chute.
Lazy jacks for taming the main on take down.

Owners re-power this boat with a  slow turning old style diesel engine 67 hp Toyota naturally aspirated, .  It was sold by Alaska Diesel Electric under the Lugger brand, model L984.  It is coupled to a new ZF HSW450 transmission.  It has 2500 hours on it and gives 6.5+ knots at 1700 RPM.




On the engine there is a 100 amp Ample Power KKK rated alternator with a Ample Power three stage regulator.  In 2013 owners added 2 Kyocera 140 watt solar panels controlled by a Blue Sky MPPT 3 stage regulator, there are only 300 AH of batteries, but they are good quality AGM’s, there is a Magnum (new in 2017) 1200 watt inverter which is also a 75 amp, 3 stage battery charger which is controlled with a remote.  The start battery (new in 2017) is charged by a Balmar “Duocharge” charge controller.




Navigation lighting has all been changed over to LED’s.  This includes the tricolor, port and starboard sidelights, stern light and anchor light.  The foredeck illumination lamp and the steaming light are filament style bulbs (for which there are spares on board).


Cabin lighting has also mainly been converted to LED.  In some instances owner replaced quartz halogen fixtures and in some case they supplemented with LED lighting and left existing fixtures in place.



In 2014 owners replaced original with a new Frigoboat with a Danfoss D50 compressor and keel cooler.  It has a small freezer box, keeps food cool in the tropics and uses very little current.


Safety Gear

Jack lines
Life Sling in hard case
MOB light
MOB pole
Category II, Class I EPIRB
Six man Zodiac Life raft
Three bilge pumps (reference bilge system description)’
Air horn
Bolt/rigging cutters
Disclaimer: Most of the flares are out of date and the life raft has not been re-certified so owners make no claims regarding its serviceability.

Boat has two fix mounted VHF’s and an ICOM IC-706 ham SSB.  The main VHF is a Standard Horizon GX2100, purchased new in 2011, whose antenna is at the top of the mast, receives AIS data and puts received targets on the chart plotter and remote microphone (RAM mic) in the cockpit.  There is also a ICOM M56 with a  stern rail  mounted antenna.  While old, this is an excellent radio with low power consumption ideal for use when at anchor.  The SSB covers 1 to 30 MHz, 6 meter and 2 meter.  It is programmed for all marine SSB channels and all HF ham bands.  It drives an Icom AH4 antenna tuner and the insulated backstay.  The counter poise is a Dynaplate on the outside of the hull.  The heat has turned the display on the radio dark (a fate suffered by all LCD’s in the tropics).



Boat has a Standard Horizon chart plotter which displays the AIS data from the VHF and also communicates with the autopilot.  In other words, you can set a course on the chart plotter, then go out to the autopilot and tell it to talk to the chart plotter and the autopilot will go wherever the chart plotter tells it to.  The chart plotter has been programmed with all the previous entries and exits. There are paper charts and a 6″ Ritchie compass at the steering station.


There is also a Garmin GPS152 at the nav station it draws very little power and does a good job at anchor watch.  It’s display has darkened.



Furuno 4 KW, 36 mile radar with a 24″ antenna it was purchased new in 2011.




In 2012, owner added a top of the line hydraulic system.  It is a Simrad AP2402 system consisting of a computer, control head, rate compensated compass, rudder angle sensor and an Octopus hydraulic actuator.  It is networked to the chart plotter and will follow courses laid out there.



An Avon RIB260 dinghy with an 8 HP Yamaha outboard,  the dinghy is fiberglass bottomed, has good quality dinghy wheels, gas tank, anchor and lifting bridle.  The outboard is a light (62#) and reliable 2 stroke, owners use the anchor windlass (which has a capstan for rope) and a spinnaker halyard to hoist it at night., they use the main halyard to lift the engine on and off.  The dinghy and outboard are in excellent shape.



The original horizontal propane tanks were replaced in 2012 for a new horizontal and a backup vertical tank.  The main tank lasts about 6 weeks before needing refilling and then there is a smaller spare tank which give you several weeks to get a refill.  The installation is ABYC compliant with venting to the outside and a propane solenoid controlled by a switch at the DC panel.


Ground Tackle

Boat has a 66# Bruce anchor on a Suncor swivel with 300′ of 3/8″ proof coil.  This chain was re-galvanized in 2014.  It is set and retrieved through a Maxwell VWC2200 windlass which also has a capstan for handling line (like trips to the top of the mast and raising the dinghy).
Fortress aluminum anchor owner use as a stern anchor with a short length of chain and 100′ of line
Danforth style anchor and 300′ of 3 strand nylon line
CQR style heavy storm anchor with 300′ length of heavy (1″) plaited line.
Docking Gear

Two 50′ and two 25′ braided dock lines and three fenders.


Wind Instruments

In the cockpit, mounted above the companionway, are 3 Raymarine ST-60 instruments.  Depth, apparent wind speed/direction and boat speed.  Owner purchased new in 2007 and they work well.


Bilge system

This system is comprised of:

a Rule 1500 bilge pump driven by a float switch and counter (counter keeps track of how many times the bilge pump has run)
A manually operated Rule 3700 bilge pump
A separate float switch and alarm circuit for a high water alarm
An alarm silence switch
Manual bilge pump in cockpit (Whale diaphragm style)
The bilge counter, switches to manually activate both electric bilge pumps and the alarm disable are all located on the DC electrical panel.
Fresh water system

Water tanks in good shape.

The fresh water system on this boat has two 30 gallon tanks forward, two 15 gallon tanks aft, a 26 gallons bladder, water pump, accumulator, filters and a 6 gallons hot water tank.  The system used on board for 15 years for managing the water which has served the owners well is as follows: they fill the tanks from the dock through a dual filtration system consisting of a paper 30 micron filter to remove particulates and then a 5 micron carbon activated filter to remove chlorine and further remove particulates.  As owners fill the tanks they then introduce chlorine at a rate of one teaspoon per ten gallons to kill all biological matter. They use these tanks for wash water.  For drinking water they have the 26 gallons bladder which is plumbed to a 5 micron carbon activated filter, foot pump at the galley and a dedicated fixture at the sink they typically double dose the drinking water as the chlorine gets stripped out right before it goes to the faucet.


The wash water system has valves on each tank, a coarse filter at the water pump, an accumulator that allows a quart of water to be drawn without the pump running, a recently replaced 6 gallon hot water tank and PEX tubing.  The fixtures are all high quality (Grohe at the galley and Scandvik in the heads) and all are on hoses that allow the fixture to be used as a shower head.


Diesel Tankage and Distribution

Both tanks have been replaced.  The port side is steel with a site gauge and the starboard aluminum with an electric gauge.  Both have been installed consistent with good marine practice and are mounted in a fashion that allows air circulation around them.  The combined capacity is 100 gallons giving a range of something less that 700 miles.  There are two external Racor spin on filters (30 micron and 10 micron) before fuel is sent to the engine mounted filter.  A set of valves accessible from the passage way allow engine tank source and return to be individually selected.  These valves, in conjunction with a dedicated pump, allow fuel to be transferred between tanks through the external filters.  The system also has a vacuum gauge for detecting clogged filters.



The forward and aft heads have identical Raritan PHII’s, both of which were installed during the time owners have owned the boat.  This is your basic pump toilet which works well.  They occasionally need rebuilding but rebuild kits are readily available.  The forward head is direct discharge overboard while the aft has a holding tank, a Y valve, deck fitting and discharge pump.


While owners take showers in the cockpit, the forward head has a sump, a filter, pump, a shower curtain and plumbing to support showering there.



A 21″ Samsung LED TV and a Toshiba DVD player.  There is an Alpine AM/FM/CD player with interfaces for an iPod and satellite receiver.  There is a Sirius “Starmate” satellite receiver.  As an added bonus, owners have never put this receiver on a subscription with Sirius but it receives all the basic channels year after year.



When the boat was refurbished in 2002, all the interior wood was stripped and revarnished, some bulkheads with cosmetic problems were recovered with teak veneer and tile was added in the galley.  In the heads, the counters were re-laminated and fixtures replaced. All interior cushions have been replaced. Cushions for the forward berth, aft berth, pilot’s berth and salon table have all been replaced.  And at the salon at the table, which sees the heaviest use, cushions and covers were replaced again in 2016.


Ports and Hatches

This boat came with Atkins and Hoyle hatches.  Owner had the salon hatch refurbished and I replaced the fore and aft hatches with Bomar at the time he was refurbishing the boat in 2002.  Several years later (2011) he replaced the salon hatch with a very nice Lewmar Ocean series hatch.  It can be opened from inside or out, locks and has a friction fitting to keep it from closing when you don’t want it to.  The ports are all the original bronze, but the gasketing material has been replaced in all.


Raw Water System

There are three raw water inlets on this boat, each one of which is served by a Groco bronze raw water strainer.  The one for the forward head also serves to supply water to the foredeck wash down pump.




An incomplete list of extras that come with the boat include:

A hookah setup that includes compressor, air line, regulator and weight belt.  Everything you need to dive on the boat except for fins and mask.
A decent set of binoculars with built in compass.
BBQ with stern pulpit mounts
Cockpit bimini and enclosure with side curtains (for that daytime cockpit shower).
A custom made deck cover for summer storage.
A variety of spare parts for plumbing, electrical lamps, fuses and wire, wood and machine fasteners, O-rings and rigging
Engine spares including oil and fuel filters, impellers, zincs and a spare raw water pump
Outboard spares including raw water rebuild kit, zinc and spark plugs
Water filters setup for taking on dock water
Cleaning buckets, brushes, soap
A variety of boat care products including polishes, cleaners and waxes
Vacuum cleaner
A variety of extra line in the chain locker
In general, while I am taking off all my personal items including my tools, if it is peculiar to the boat, it stays with the boat.