1994, PASSPORT 44, Center Cockpit Cutter



SV SAPPHIRE is a Robert Perry design Passport 44, built in Taiwan in 1994 with beautiful teak work through out. This is not a production boat; SAPPHIRE is a true ocean-going vessel with a renowned reputation for comfort and safety at sea. With a well laid out Center cockpit, she can be single-handed with ease, without leaving the cockpit. Down below the 2 cabins & salon layout provides comfort and privacy with ample headroom of 6′ 7″. The forward guest cabin has a Pullman berth with full private head. The main salon & galley has plenty of storage space and ample seating. A custom table with highly figured Sapele top with Bubinga trim. The master cabin has a queen size berth with a very comfortable custom spring mattress and a private head with separate shower. The sugar scoop/swim platform also has pressurized hot/cold shower. With 800 watts of solar power and water maker, SAPPHIRE is a true “Off-The- Grid” vessel. At a dock, the current owner never has to plug in the shore power or fill the water tanks!

Recent upgrades include:
– 24 miles range “Lowrance” radar (04/22).
– Simrad 3D Structure Scan (04/22).
– Simrad 12″ NSS EVO3 chart plotter (04/22).
– Rocna Vulcan 33kg anchor with new 225′ of 3/8 chain and 200′ of 3/4 nylon rod (04/22).
– “Jensen” Bluetooth entertainment center installed but needs to be wired in.
– New ACR EPIRB with battery good until 01/2032.
– Standard Horizon VHF with Remote mic. in the cockpit.
– Starlink system.
– Repair kits for: heads, water maker, backstay tensioner, spare zincs.
– Stainless-steel cookware with all utensils.
– “Coleman” wind generator onboard, not installed.
– ICOM IC-Mii handheld VHF with battery pack.
– 4 X 200 watt “Renogy” solar panels with 60amp “Renogy Rover” MPPT charge controller.
– Underwater camera up to 500′ range.
– Tools.
– Fishing gear & cleaning table.
– LED lights through-out.
– 2000 Watts generator.
– Ice Machine and other kitchen electric appliances.
– Simrad 12″ NSS EVO35 chart plotter.
– Walker Bay rowing dinghy.

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The owners of La Paz Cruisers Supply and Brokerage are cruisers themselves and have been living and cruising aboard in Mexico since 2008. Our team has crossed oceans, sailed to the South Pacific, delivered catamarans from South Africa and sailed around the Caribbean, Mediterranean and world. Our goal isn’t to waste your time, but to help you find a boat that fits your budget and dreams.

Full Specifications

Main anchor: Rocna Vulcan 72lbs. / 33kg with 225′ of 3/8″ chain & 200′ 3/4″ Nylon rod.
2nd anchor: CQR 60lbs.
3rd anchor: Fortress FX23

Windlass: Lewmar V4-V5, electric with deck switches

House batteries: Lead acid, deep cycle – 665amps (2022)
Star batteries: Lead acid, 190amps (2022)
Battery charger
Battery monitor

Liferaft: Winslow, 8 pax. in a hard case. Need inspection/recertification
Life Jackets: (2) inflatables, (4) type 1 Off-Shore, (4) type 2.
MOB system: Lifesling
EPIRB: ACR, battery expires 01/2032.
CO/Smoke alarm.
LPG solenoid.
High Water Alarm: On board but not installed.
2 X 5lbs. fire extinguishers.
2 X 2lbs. fire extinguishers.
1 X 1lbs. fire extinguisher.

Electrical Equipment
Shore Power Inlet: ✓
Generator: Portable Yamaha, Gasoline1800 Watts
Inverter: Xantrex Freedom 2500

Depthsounder: Simrad 3D Structure Scan
Radar: Lowrance 24 Miles Range
Wind Speed and Direction: ✓
Plotter: Simrad 12 NSS EVO3
DVD Player: Jensen
Autopilot: Raymarine Below Deck Piston
Compass: Ritchie 5
CD Player: Jensen
GPS: ✓
Cockpit Speakers: ✓
VHF: Standard Horizon

Inside Equipment
Electric Bilge Pump: (2) Rule Pumps
Oven: 4 Burners
Manual Bilge Pump: ✓
Marine Head: Forward & Aft
Heating: ESpar D5L Diesel, Never Used By This Owner
Hot Water: Atlantic Marine T6E
Refrigerator: Adler Barbour
Fresh Water Maker: Katadyn, 12VDC, 5.5GPH
Deep Freezer: Adler Barbour & Ice Maker By Frigidair
Battery Charger: Xantrex Freedom 25

Outside Equipment
Teak Cockpit: ✓
Cockpit Shower: ✓
Outboard Engine Brackets: ✓
Davit(s): ✓
Wind Generator: ✓ (Not installed).
Tender: Walker Bay rowing dinghy.
Solar Panels: 4X200 Watt (Total 800)
Liferaft: Winslow, 8 Pax In A Case, Needs Inspection
Cockpit Cushions: ✓
Cockpit Table: ✓
Swimming Ladder: ✓

Standing rigging: 1X19 stainless steel wire. 12 years old.
Steering Wheel: ✓
Spinnaker Pole: Whisker

Stay Sail – Jib, Needs New UV
Furling Mainsail: North Sail
Furling Genoa: ✓

Make: Yanmar Turbo charged
Engine Model: 4JH2-TE
Total Power: 62hp
Engine Hours: 3415
Engine Type: Inboard
Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller Type: 3 Blade
Propeller Material: Bronze

Speed & Distance
Cruising Speed: 5kn
Range: 550nm

Length Overall: 45.5ft
Max Bridge Clearance: 65ft
Max Draft: 6ft
Beam: 14.17ft
Cabin Headroom: 6.67ft
Length at Waterline: 37.33ft

Windlass: Electric Windlass
Electrical Circuit: 12V

Fresh Water Tank: 2 X 50 Gal (Stainless Steel)
Fuel Tank: 2 X 55 Gal (Aluminum)
Holding Tank: 2 X (GRP)

Double Berths: 2
Cabins: 2
Heads: 2

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.