1983 Kelly Peterson 44

1983 Kelly Peterson 44


Presented By

Jason Hite

+52 315 100 9174


Our Location

San Diego
1450 Harbor Island Dr. Suite 203
San Diego, CA, US


Unleash Your Sailing Dreams with the Legendary Kelly Peterson 44!

Introducing the Kelly Peterson 44, Hull #299, the crowning jewel of this esteemed sailboat series. As the final vessel to roll off the production line, this masterpiece represents the culmination of years of refinement and experience.

A Speedy Passage-Maker: Embark on swift and exhilarating voyages with the Kelly Peterson 44. Renowned for its impressive performance, this long-distance center-cockpit cruiser effortlessly glides through the water, achieving remarkable 180-mile days. It gracefully conquers all wind conditions and points of sail, ensuring your journeys are both thrilling and efficient.

Explore the World: The Kelly Peterson 44 has left its mark across the globe, with adventurers traversing far-flung corners of the world, particularly the enchanting South Pacific. Many have completed circumnavigations, showcasing the durability and reliability of this remarkable vessel. Join the ranks of intrepid sailors and set forth on your own epic voyage of discovery.

A Narrative of Innovation: Legend has it that Jack Kelly, fueled by his desire for the ultimate cruising boat, approached the esteemed yacht designer Doug Peterson. The result was the birth of the Kelly Peterson 44, a vessel that sparked a fascinating story in the cruising boat industry. Originally intended to build ten boats, the demand grew, leading to over 200 exquisite hulls crafted by the skilled Taiwanese yard Yu Ching Marine.

Exquisite Design and Configuration: Immerse yourself in the allure of the Kelly Peterson 44's design. With a near-vertical transom and a sleek profile, this sailboat showcases a double-ender style, seamlessly blending elegance and functionality. Its below-waterline features include a fin keel cutaway for enhanced performance, a full-size molded-in skeg for superior rudder protection, and encapsulated ballast for stability and a comfortable ride.

Comfort and Versatility: Step into the bright and well-ventilated interior of the Kelly Peterson 44, where a three-cabin layout awaits your arrival. The spacious saloon invites relaxation, with ample seating and a convertible dinette. The U-shaped galley, well-equipped with modern amenities, allows you to prepare delicious meals even while at sea. With a master stateroom aft, complete with a private head, and additional access from the cockpit, luxury and comfort are yours to enjoy.

Robust Construction: Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Kelly Peterson 44 boasts a solid and reliable build. Its hand-laid fiberglass construction, reinforced by matt and roving, ensures durability for years to come. The integral keel, encapsulating 10,000 pounds of iron ballast, provides stability and enhances the sailboat's motion. Rest assured, this vessel is designed to weather any sea conditions and offer a safe and secure sailing experience.

Experience the Thrill: Unleash the true potential of the sea with the Kelly Peterson 44. With its powerful twin spreader cutter rig, sizable canvas, and manageable sail area, you'll feel the exhilaration of the wind propelling you forward. The well-balanced design, precise helm control, and comfortable motion at sea make this sailboat a joy to sail, whether you're embarking on a solo adventure or sailing with a crew.

Discover the legacy of the Kelly Peterson 44 and join the ranks of passionate sailors who have experienced the thrill of this iconic vessel. Don't miss your chance to own a piece of sailing history. Contact us now and set sail on extraordinary adventures that await you!


Main Sail is a North full batten dacron new in 2022!

Jib is an Ullman dacron on a profurl furler

Staysail is a Hood on a profurl furler


Yanmar 4jh4te 75hp with approx 5000 hours

Balmar external regulated alternator 

3 blade prop


Garmin GPS

Simrad hydraulic autopilot 

Nexus 2.0 wind speed depth dual display

Furuno analog radar


Dual refrigeration system (120vac or engine driven) w/ cold plates fridge and freezer 

Force 10 oven w/ 3 burner stove

Additional Equipment

Cruise ro watermaker 20gph

2 Honda companion generators w/ locker

Lewmar dinghy engine davit

Achilles dinghy

14hp evinrude outboard


Additional Information

The best way to reach Jason in Mexico is via WhatsApp +52 315 100 9174 or email at jason@infinityyachtsales.com. During hurricane season, cellular and internet service can be unreliable.


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Kelly Peterson
Model: 44
Year: 1983
Category: Sail
Condition: Used
Location: Puerto Vallarta, , MX
Available for sale in U.S. waters?: Yes
Vessel Name:
Boat Type: Cruisers
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Type: -
Hull Color: -
HIN: JKY442991181
Designer: Peterson
Flag of Registry: -

Dimensions and Weight

Length: 43.83 ft
LOA: 43.83 ft
Beam: 12.83 ft
Dry Weight: 30,000 lb
Bridge Clearance:


Make: Yanmar
Model: 4jh4te
Engine(s): 1
Hours: 5000
Cruise Speed:
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel Type: diesel
Horsepower: 75 hp
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: Gal()
Fresh Water Tank: Gal()
Holding Tank:


Total Cabins:
Berths Count:
Total Sleeps:
Total Heads: 2
Captains Count: No
Crew Cabins: -
Crew Berths: -
Crew Sleeps: -
Crew Heads: -


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.