Seattle Office: 2601 W. Marina Place Suite D Seattle, WA 98199

  • Year: 1979
  • Length: 44 ft
  • Price: $195,000
  • Located in Seattle, WA US
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • YW# 3156422

"Gitana" has had many adventures over the last 20 years. Her owner, Michael Johnson, received his second Barton Cup award in 2015 after his successful two year transit of the Northwest Passage. After years of world cruising, and she had a major refit with over $200K invested and is ready to go again. Please call for more information on "Gitana" and the many stories of her travels. "Gitana's" price has been reduced to $195,000. and is seriously for sale.

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Make: Worldcruiser
Builder: Worldcruiser Yacht Co


Length Overall: 44.00 ft
Ballast Weight: 8.00 lb
Cabin Head room: 6.33 ft
Beam: 11.00 ft


Total Power: 40|horsepower
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2004
Engine Model: 3JH4E
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Hours: 0
Engine Power: 40|horsepower


Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (100 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 (93 Gallons)


Forward bow has a divided chain locker for the chain and rode. The forward stateroom has a seat and large double berth to port w/ storage under, hanging lockers to starboard and shelf storage to port.  Moving aft L-shaped settee to starboard w/ bookcase above. Opposite a settee to port with a pilot berth above. Drawers fitted under the inlayed wood table. Moving aft the U-shaped galley to port w/ gimbaled stove outboard, top loading refrigerator against the aft bulkhead, and double sink located on the island, with lockers outboard along the hull side. Opposite the galley the head to starboard with stall shower. Moving aft the aft stateroom with double berth to port and navigation desk to starboard, with storage under and aft. The engine is located under a removable box in the aft stateroom, which also serves as a seat for the navigation desk.

Electronics and Navigation Equipment
  • Raymarine ST 6002 autopilot ram
  • Garmin GPS connects to autopilot
  • Standard Horizon Chart plotter
  • Raymarine ST-60+ digital speedometer and log
  • Northstar Explorer D-10 fathometer
  • Standard Marine Horizon wind direction and wind speed instruments
  • Icom M-422 VHF radio w/ antenna on masthead
  • Ritchie SBN-40 compass at nav station
  • Ritchie SP-5 in cockpit
  • Stereo/CD player w/ (2) speakers
  • Monitor wind vane
Mechanical Equipment
  • Sig Marine diesel heater
  • Service engine oil change & impeller regularly
  • 2343 engine hours since 2011 - new engine installed 2006 Zimmerman Marine
  • Sound insulation installed on engine box cover
  • Secondary Racor fuel filter and electric booster pump
  • Wilcox 1460 manual marine toilet w/ holding tank
  • Pipe emergency tiller system
  • Whale Gusher model 10 manual bilge pump
  • Heavy Duty bilge pump w/ Rule submersible float switch
  • 55 gallon and 38 gallon aluminum fuel tanks new 1998
  • Two 50- gallon SS water tanks installed new 1998 under the settees in main cabin
  • Hiller SS gimbaled 3 burner kerosene stove with oven 
  • Top loading refrigerator (well insulated)
  • Unifridge cooler unit mounted on sidewall of the box to keep the refer cool
  • Deep double SS sink
  • Inline drinking water filter system
  • Teak sea rails, spice racks, piano folding storage shelves
  • (3) Battery banks total
  • (4) 6 volt Seagel marine batteries under the aft berth
  • (2) 12-volt gel batteries in lazarette
  • DC voltmeter
  • (3) Bank battery, bank disconnect switches
  • Solid state 110-volt automatic battery charger
  • Balmar high capacity alternator
Deck and Hull Equipment
  • Lofrans Cayman LW 300 windlass
  • 35 lb CQR plow bow anchor
  • 45 lb CQR anchor
  • 55 lb Fisherman anchor
  • Sea anchor
  • (2) 65' lengths of galvanized 3/8" BBB chain
  • (2) 300' braided nylon anchor rode new 2017
  • Hinged teak hatches on forward & aft decks to access cabins
  • Main companionway sliding teak hatch w/ teak hatch turtle - built to withstand offshore sailing conditions
  • (2) Bronze ventilators w/ teak dorade boxes on cabintop
  • Bronze windscoop on aft deck
  • Bronze ventilator on foredeck
  • Hull and deckhouse are painted with linear polyurethane paint
  • Cabin top has sand nonskid surface on fiberglass
  • SS reinforcing plate installed inside the hull for the skeg 
  • Reinforced fiberglass "wings" to protect prop
  • Achilles Military Grade 2013 Apex 8' inflatable dinghy w/ 2.5hp Yamaha outboard
  • Gale rider storm equipment
  • 6 Man Avon liferaft 
  • Space for (11) - 5 gallon jugs (8 onboard)
Sails and Rigging
  • Tapered LeFiell aluminum  masts and booms
  • Both masts stepped through the deck to the keel
  • Spreaders are airfoil aluminum
  • 1/2" SS Sherman Johnson turnbuckles w/ SS toggles on chainplates
  • Standing rigging is 9/32" 1x9 stainless wire w/ Staloc stud ends going into the turnbuckles - replaced in 2000
  • Chainplates replaced 2010
  • Barlow #20 bronze halyard winches mounted on masts
  • Halyards & sheets are 7/16" braided dacron, running external on the masts (new 2017)
  • Barlow #28 self-tailing bronze primary & secondary winches mounted on teak pads bolted to the decks
  • Forestaysail boom installed, w/ Ronstan track mounted across the cabin top on aluminum w/ roller traveler car
  • Main-staysail boom has a track mounted across the cabin top on aluminum frame w/ roller traveler car
  • (2) Barlow #23 bronze winches on deck for both mainsails
  • Main sheet controlled w/ Ronstan roller car w/ a track mounted across the aft deck
  • Bronze Barlow #23 winch mounted on aft deck for the mainsheet
  • Genoa tracks on the caprails w/ slide cars & South Coast, maintenance free, rubber shelled bronze blocks & extra slide cars
  • Running backstay wires and blocks  
  • All working sails are dacron in good condition
  • Jiffy reefing fear & (2) Barlow #16 bronze winches are mounted on the main boom
  • Small working jib & twin jibs for the Schaefer System 21000 roller furling headstay for downwind sailing
  • Dacron club forestaysail on the boom.
  • Main-staysail
  • Fisherman sail flown between the masts
  • Storm jib
  • Light green acrilan sail covers on main boom
  • (2) Main sails
  • Main staysail boom
  • Forestaysail boom
  • Covers for the wheel and  hatches
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.

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