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Grand Duc 44
(13,65 m) - 1988

Layout :

  • Length : 13,65 m (44' 9")
  • LOA : 13,90 m (45'6")
  • LWL : 12,70 m (41'6")
  • Beam : 4,07 m (13'3")
  • Draft: 1.20 m - 2.40 m (3'9" - 7'8")
  • Material : Fiberglass
  • Displacement : 9,5 T - 10,7 T
  • Rigging: Sloop
  • Engine: Yanmar 4JH3E 56 HP

French flag. Tax paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 8,11 M XPF / 68 000 €

Sturdy, bright and comfortable centerboard. Regularly maintained and new interior fittings.

For offshore navigation or in the islands. Easy to live and good habitability.

Interior fittings :

4 to 6 Sleeps - 2 double cabins

  • Forepeak for sails, which can be isolated in a watertight compartment
  • Storage and workshop with large chain locker for lowering and centering the weight
  • Double cabin with storage, closet and dressing room
  • Portside pantry with cupboard, vegetable storage and refrigerator
  • Starboard head with washbasin, toilet, shower and large storage
  • Large saloon with lots of light and ventilation
  • L-shaped galley on port side with large work surface
  • Desk and chart table to port followed by a large double berth
  • Two bunks on starboard side, the upper one also serves as a desk
  • Large cockpit locker to starboard

Listing :

Building and history

Sailboat of the Grand-Duc 44 type, designed in 1988 by the architect Patrick Phélippon, and fitted out and decked by her first owner for his own circumnavigation family trip.
The fiberglass hull was built at the Phélippon shipyard in La Rochelle using the C-FLEX process (longitudinal glass tube reinforcements on a male mold). The deck is made of marine plywood, laminated on her upper side. Large foam sandwich roof for an increased, bright and very ventilated interior space.
Her beautiful hull makes her a very seaworthy and performing sailboat. Her design, as a ballasted dinghy with cast iron keel and laminated daggerboard, guarantees a good weight stability and a good capacity to go upwind, while allowing her to go everywhere and to reach the most beautiful anchorages. Tiller. A very welcoming boat, simple, without linings, healthy, clean and efficient.

The word of the owner

Bought in 2018 to replace my previous sailboat, which had become too small for the family. The boat had a like-new engine, very nice sails, a J PROP propeller, a very good reputation locally as to her racing performance and a large living space. The whole thing still needed a good renovation and some modifications to be to my liking. As a professional of the domain for more than thirty years, I made it the ideal boat for me to live aboard and sail in Polynesia.
Now I have to leave and decide to sell her.
The boat arrived in Polynesia in 1991 with her first owner who replaced the engine and the standing rigging between 2004 and 2005 and the propeller in 2008. Sold in 2013 to a second owner who installs a new windlass, replaces the diesel tank and redoes the exterior paint without ever leaving Polynesia.
We purchased her in 2018 and did the following work:
Rebuilt and modified all interior fittings.
Renovation of the electrical system with relocation of the cabinet.
Renovation of the water tanks on the port side with epoxy resin lamination.
Replacement of the starboard water tanks with special drinking water tanks.
Revision of the rigging with replacement of all the stainless steel chainplates and repair of the waterproofing.
Drying and renovation of the hull with epoxy resin lamination of 2 x 300 g biaxial fabric.
Construction of bimini in Erex sandwich.
Construction of Erex sandwich cap.
Renovation of the on-board electronics with installation of auto pilot on mains and rudder compensation.


YANMAR 4JH3SE 56 HP engine (2004, 1200 h), perfect condition
Average consumption: 1.75 L/h
Maintenance up to date
Classic stuffing box
J PROP propeller (2008) in perfect condition
Fuel tank in polypropylene, capacity 150 L

Sloop rigging

Standing rigging replaced in 2006, very sturdy, little used since
ISOMAT NG80 mast
ISOMAT NG45 boom
PROFURL furler
Mainsail DACRON 9.5 oz. Three reefs, full battens, 34.80 m2 (very good condition)
Furling genoa DACRON 8.55 oz. 43 m2 (very good condition)
Staysail (very good condition)
Jib (very good condition)
Spinnaker (very good condition)

Cockpit :
2 Winches genoa BARBAROSSA 51.2 ST
2 Winches LEWMAR 40
1 Winch GOIOT 16

Mast :
1 Winch LEWMAR 30
1 Winch BARLOW 16
1 Winch ANTAL 40
1 Winch GOIOT 40

Ground tackle

Electric windlass LOFRANS TIGERS 1200 W (very good condition)
Main anchor : MANSON 35lb + 65 m chain 10 (very good condition)
Secondary anchor : anchor ROCKNA 40 lb + 30 m chain 10 + rope
Backup anchor : Flat anchor 30 lb + 20 m chain + rope


2 Fresh water tanks, total 880 L : on port side, tank on the hull, epoxy laminate, capacity 500 L + on starboard side, 4 independent polypropylene tanks (4 x 95L) dedicated to drinking water
Double stainless steel sink
1 Fresh water foot pump and double pressurized system
ENO gas stove 2 burners + oven (2019)
COOLMATIC cooling unit in a well insulated and custom built box
Spacious head with shower and manual toilet JABSCO
Deck shower


3 AGM house batteries 100 Ah, total 300 Ah (April 2020)
1 Engine battery 100 Ah (November 2021)
2 Solar panels 130W on aft gantry, total 260W
MPPT controller VICTRON 75 I 50
220V installation throughout the boat
USB sockets and cigarette lighter socket
Battery charger KENDE C6 EB
Inverter DOMETIC 600 Ah
LED lighting throughout the boat
Fans in each berth
FUSION MS RA-205 stereo system
Anchor and navigation lights LED at masthead
Sternlight and deck light
Rear strobe light on independent battery with solar and wind charge

Electronics and navigation instruments

HUMMINBIRD 170 depth sounder with display
GPS chartplotter B&G V5
Autopilot RAYMARINE EVOLUTION on mains with linear power unit TP1 on compensated rudder
AUTOHELM tiller autopilot


Aluminum dinghy 11 feet with inflatable protection tubes
Outboard engine TOHATSU 9.8 HP (2021)
Dinghy 2.5 m with inflatable tubing WALKER BAY
Outboard engine Mariner 3.3 HP, in very good condition, daggerboard and sailing rigg

Safety equipment

Liferaft PLASTIMO TRANSOCEAN 6 people (2018)
2 LALIZAS EPSILON 150 N inflatable lifejackets
2 PLASTIMO STORM 150 N lifejackets
Horseshoe buoy with reversing light
Epirb beacon SAFELINK SOLO (2015)
2 Fire extinguishers
Automatic bilge pump in engine compartment


Aluminum gantry for solar panels and davits support
Complete tooling and spare parts for a great autonomy
Aft transom with deck shower

Last bottom paint : February 2022

Main strengths

Comfortable and safe boat. Very good habitability. Good general condition, regularly maintained.
Suitable for both sailing and living.
Simple construction and reassuring.

Last modified : 13/03/2023


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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