1977, Hardin Voyager 44


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Bill Hardin, probably best known for being a pioneer of the Taiwanese boat building industry for the American market, penned the Hardin 45 “Voyager” in the late 1970s. It’s a heavy displacement blue-water boat particularly well set up for cruising in comfort and style. The boats were built between 1977 and 1982 in Kaohsiung Taiwan by Hardin International and sold through their U.S. distributor, East-West Yachts in Marina Del Rey, California. Originally built and sold as the “Bounty 44”. The boats were of quality construction with excellent structural integrity and good joiner work. A total of around 130 Hardin 45s were built by the time the factory closed in the mid 1980s. These center-cockpit designs had most of their attention in their beautiful and spacious interiors finished in hand crafted teak.

On the outside, “Unleashed” is well laid out on deck and down below. The boat has a center-cockpit with a large fore-deck area and a roomy aft deck space. The decks are easy to maneuver upon fore and aft. The side decks are wide with good handholds.

Going down 4 steps through the companionway, to port is an L shape galley with double stainless-steel sinks, a 3 burners gimbled oven/stove and lots of storage. The top & side loading fridge/freezer is located comfortably in the corridor connecting the galley to the aft cabin. The corridor provides more storage area, a top counter for navigation charts and an access to the diesel engine and electrical panels. The aft cabin has a double bed orientated from beam to beam with lots of natural light coming from sides/aft portholes and a top hatch. To the starboard heading forward a door separates the cabin from the head/stall shower that can also be accessed from the starboard side corridor. Leaving the head going forward, the corridor is hosting a work-bench and is leading to the main cabin area straight into a diner-style dinette across from the galley. Going forward from the Galley area, down two steps, is a large Salon with comfortable settees on starboard and port as well as Pilot Berths above the settees on both sides. A beautiful drop-leaf table is centered and can be passed on both sides when folded. Forward is the forward head.

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Full Specifications

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Boat Name

Builder: Hardin Yachts
Designer: Hardin
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Full

LOA: 44 ft 5 in
Beam: 13 ft 8 in
LWL: 32 ft 4 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 5 in
Displacement: 32000 lbs
Ballast: 8500 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 46 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in

Total Power: 60 HP
Engine Brand: Isuzu
Engine Model: C240
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Center
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive

Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Maximum Speed: 6 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (180 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (180 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (30 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 2

Depthsounder – Airmar P79
Plotter – Garmin 740S
Autopilot – Simrad AC42
VHF – Standard Horizon Matrix 2150
Radar – Furuno 1623 – 16 naut. miles. Needs repair
CD player – JVC
Unleashed is equipped with a SI-Tex AIS- Receiver/Transmitter to add safety and an ICOM 802 SSB with a Pactor modem. You can get weather and use emails from anywhere in the world. All electronics are wired through a NMEA 2000 network.

There is a Furuno radar with 16 miles range BUT…it needs to be fixed. as of now it only works for a 2 miles range or less. It will still be good for coming in and out of bays or marinas in bad visibility or at dark and will also show the land line if less than 2 miles.

Fully battened mainsail with a stack-pack. Lee sails – 2012
Furling genoa 120%
Spare 100% Jib
Spinnaker 0.75 oz. in a sock

Steering wheel
Electric winch – Lofrans Tigres windlass
Telescoping “Forespar” whisker pole

Inside Equipment
Electric bilge pump – 2 pumps
Battery charger – Magnum MS2812
Air conditioning – Window unit – 5000 BTU
Hot water – 6 gallons
Fresh water maker – Cruise RO Water 20GPH
Oven – Force 10 – 3 burners
Marine head – 1 electrical, 1 manual
Electric head
Refrigerator – Virto Frigo Cold Plate
Deep freezer – Dometic CFX-35

Electrical Equipment
Electrical Circuit: 12V.
There are (3) battery banks:
(4) House batteries, (1) Starter battery and (1) windlass battery.
The house battery bank has a total of 440 Amp hours.

Batteries are charged by a Magnum MS2812 charger/Inverter, 380 Watts solar panels and the engine mounted alternator. A smart regulator makes sure that the batteries will not be over-charged and it’s all monitored by a “Xantrex Link-Lite” monitoring system.

A portable gasoline Honda generator is easy to connect to the boat AC inlet. So even at anchor you can have “Shore-Power”.
Shore power inlet – 125V/30A
Generator – Portable gasoline Honda EU 2000
Inverter – Magnum MS28212 2800 watts

Outside Equipment/Extras
Solar panel – 380 Watt
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit table
Swimming ladder
Outboard engine brackets
Tender – 9′ tender, Suzuki 8 HP 2 stroke outboard motor
Liferaft – Revere 6 pax
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Electric windlass

Bimini Top – Hard Dodger

Ground Tackle
Main Anchor: 66 lbs. Bruce with 200′ of chain + 250′ of rope.
2nd anchor: 45 lbs. CQR with 25′ of chain + 175′ of rope.
Anchors are resting on rollers at the bow.

Windlass: Lofrans Tigress electric windlass.

On Deck
Decks are fiberglass and NOT teak!
Full cockpit enclosure.
Sunshade cover.
Wooden deck-box containing two propane tanks.
Aft and foredecks are very spacious and safe.
Saltwater deck wash-down system.
Hard dodger.
Bimini top.
Covers for solars and cockpit.
There are 2 gates in the lifelines for easy ON/OFF the boat.

Safety Equipment
(5) Life jackets.
(1) Life sling.
(1) Life ring.
(1) Liferaft “Revere” 6 persons.
(1) Strobe

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.