1978 CSY 44' 44 PILOTHOUSE

Memory Rose

Memory Rose

1978 CSY

44' (13.41 m) 44 PILOTHOUSE-Memory Rose

For Sale


This is one of those opportunities that only come along once in a while; to purchase a solid cruising Yacht which is ready to go sailing. This is such a special and unique vessel that she is featured in a five page article in the current spring issue of Cruising Outpost Magazine. If time is of the essence for you, we have the yacht for you.  With everything already completed, you will be able to plan your cruising budget knowing that you have everything you need aboard including a very extensive spare parts inventory. The owner of this yacht is confident that you will not find any issues with this yacht at survey.  

The following is a summary of this yacht provided by a very reputable local marine surveyor.  

"Memory Rose is a well outfitted example of the CSY 44' Pilothouse Ketch that has seen a multiyear re-design, re-fitting and rebuilding program. Major projects include; removal of the molded in hull rubrail and replacement with a teak one, removal of the teak cap rails, securing the hull to deck joint with fiberglass bondings and applying a professional Awlgrip paint finish to both hull and deck, custom construction and replacement of the rudder, removal, stripping and complete re-finishing of the masts and booms, modifying substantial modifications to the rig and sail plan, replacing the standing rigging and running rigging, re-engineering rigging supports and leads, adding electric self tailing sheet winches, replacing the sails, removal re-building of the engine and engine beds, re-engineering of plumbing systems and replacement of the seacocks, hoses, water heater and pumps, replacement of electronics, re-building of the refrigeration system box with exotic insulation and costly new holding plate refrigeration system and custom double windows with custom framing. Custom stainless steel components manufactured for Memory Rose include; an elaborate bow sprit /cutwater fitting / dolphin striker, custom “Deerfoot” style chain plates, boom gallows, guard rails, fair leads for rigging and anchor rodes, an amidships mounted heavy duty electric windless etc… The choice of equipment and level of workmanship is at least in keeping with but for the most part exceeds factory original. The multiple year, hands on approach to this long and complicated project has produced some very well thought out and executed changes."

Call today and start living the cruising dream!


Quick Specs

Category: Ketch

Vessel ID: 2763192

LOA: 44' (13.41 Meters)

LOD: 44' 3''

Type: Sail- Used

Year: 1978

Beam: 13' 4''

Draft Max: 6' 6''

Draft Min: 6' 6''

Double Berths: 2

Heads: 2

Cabins: 2

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Stabilizers: None

Fuel Tank: 325 Gallons

Fresh Water: 125 Gallons

Holding Tank: 38 Gallons


Engine 1

  • Engine Make: Ford Lehman
  • Engine Model: Super 90
  • Engine Year: 1987
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Power HP: 90.00
  • Power KW: 67.11
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 2775.00

Engine 2

Full Details

Navigation and Electronics

Navigation Station


  • Ray Marine 



The yacht can be entered either via the mid ships companionway or the aft companionway. The owner found that by utilizing the aft companionway and closing off the mid ships entry way a more functional layout was achieved below decks.  The companionway steps , mid entry make for ingenious book storage.

Large and open in the salon with plenty of good sized side ports and windows with external offshore storm panels.  Large overhead hatches provide plenty of natural ventilation when needed. Port and Starboard Settees with an offset to port Dining table with folding leaves.  

Moving forward the Lower Helm with updated electronics is to starboard.   Down two steps is the U shaped Galley to port with Day Head to starboard.

Forward is the Vee Berth stateroom.

Aft of the salon is the second Stateroom with Navigation Area and Private Head and access to the aft cockpit.

Storage compartments, redundant systems and well thought out and improved wiring and plumbing systems cannot be overstated.   This yacht is ready to go . 

  • 13 Bronze Opening Ports
  • Custom Offshore Aluminum Opening Window at Pilothouse
  • 5 Large Opening Overhead Deck Hatches
  • Rich Teak and Holly Cabin Soles
  • Large Ports and Windows with Storm Panels on Windows
  • Lower Helm with full Instrumentation
  • Long Settees , port and starboard with abundant storage
  • Aft Cabin with private Head 
  • Forward Vee Berth Stateroom
  • Day Head to Port 

Electrical Systems

  • 110 V Ships System
  • Six 85 Watt Shell Panels w/ Outback MX60 Controller (510 Watts Total)
  • Four 8D Gel Batteries, Total Amps 900 + Starting Battery
  • Lightening Ground System: Solid Copper 30" x 4" Machined Plate
  • All Wiring is 6 Gauge with Nickel Plated Buss Bars
  • 150 Amp Alternator 

Sails and Rigging

  • Upgraded to 1400 Sq. Ft of Sail Area (Original is 950)
  • 125 sq. ft was added  to the Headsail via the Bowsprit Extention
  • 15% Larger Mainsail and Genoa via a Larger Roachs
  • Added Staysail of 260 Sq. Ft.
  • Original CSY Drifter Sail: Light Weight Nylon (like new)
  • Original CSY Mizzen Staysail (like new)
  • Mizzen and Main Sail Bags are from Mack Sails
  • 4 x Winch Handles
  • 1/2" 316 Stainless Steel Chain Plates


  • 2 x Water Tanks for a total of 250 gallons.  Both tanks are relined and coated with GRP cloth and  Interprotect 2000+ Ceram Coat 54
  • 3 x Fuel Tanks for a total of 325 gallons

Deck and Hull

Redesigned, upgraded and updated to reflect the owners vast knowledge of what a proper sea going yacht should have.

The Deck and Hull Windows are  1/2" Clear Acrylic panels with an additional 1/2" Dark Acrylic Storm Protection Windows.  

  • Double Glazed Pilot House Windows 1" Total Thickness
  • 1/2" Dark Acrylic Storm Panels on all Windows
  • 15" Larger Custom Rudder
  • External One Piece Chain Plates
  • Added Bowsprit enabling an additional 125 sq. ft to Headsail  plus allows for a Staysail Option
  • Custom Stainless Steel Dolphin Striker (Martingale) 
  • Permanent Storm Windows

Incredible Spare Parts Inventory

  • PowerMax HD 150 Amp Alternator by Hamilton Ferris
  • 2 x 2.2" Alternator Pulleys
  • Outboard Motor Fuel Filter
  • 2 x Windlass Deck Foot Switches,  Windlass Solenoid
  • 5 x Aluminum Mast Steps and Mast Step Guard System (wire and clips)
  • Johnson Raw Water Pump
  • Scankvik Spray Nozzle for Sink
  • UHMP Bearings for Rudder (in bag)
  • Perco Deck "O" Rings for Fuel Fills
  • Vacuum Breaker, white nylon
  • Exhaust Elbow Gasket
  • Alternator Harness, Alternator Rebuild parts.
  • Whale Gulper 220 Diaphram pump - rebuild Parts
  • Profurl Aluminum Roller Furling Extrusion (7')  and 2 sets of Connectors
  • Engine Alarm Relays
  • 8" Crankshaft Double Pulley
  • 2 x Engine Shut Down Relays
  • Raystar 125 GPS External puck and relays
  • Lehman Engine; Oil Drain Plug, Oil Cooler, Air Filter, Water Hoses, small engine parts, Fuel Pump,  Debug Fuel Magnet Gaskets, Engine Mount
  • Transmission parts,  Regulator, 2 x Cupro - Nickle Coolers.
  • Chain Plate Bushings
  • Anderson Electric Winch parts
  • 1/4" Clear Tubing
  • Morse Single Lever Shift / Throttle Control
  • Engine Mount
  • Drive Shaft Removal Bolts
  • Overhead Hatch Spring Mounts and 2 Hatch Springs
  • 3/4" Check Valve
  • Large and Small Turnbuckles
  • Pivoting Mount for Forward Helm Seat
  • 6 ft of Oil Hose
  • Raritan PH 2 Head Parts and PH 2 Pump Housing
  • 3700 gal/hr. Bilge Pump


  • 6 Alternator Belts
  • Funnels

PORT SETTEE (Under Side Deck)

  • Perco Spreader Light Bulbs
  • Set of Digital Gauges and Senders for the Forward Helm
  • Davis Wind Pointer
  • Rolls of Refrigerator and Assorted Gasket and Seal Material
  • Yacht Ensign and Foreign Courtesy Flags including CSY Flag
  • Gasket Material for the Bronze Ports
  • 3 Sets of Blinds (Replacement, Different Lengths)
  • 26 Watt Bulbs plus Base for Lamps

PORT SETTEE (Under Seat)

  •  Refrigeration Gauges, Reciever Dryer, 134 Refrigerant, 'Refer' spare parts.


  • 12 (2 Micron) Racor Fuel Filters (Brown)
  • 9 (10 Micron) Racor Fuel Filters (Blue)
  • 4 (10 Micron) Racor Fuel Filters (Silver)
  • 1 (30 Micron) Racor Fuel Filter (Red)
  • Oil: 5 qts of Mobil 1 - Full Synthetic 10w-30,  2 qts, Transmission Fluid
  • 1 LB Bottle Coleman Propane in Cylinder
  • 1 Halon Fire Extinguisher


  • 2 - 50 ' Lengths of G4/HT Galvanized ACCO Chain (New)
  • 4 - 8' Lengths of Chain listed above,  Large Selection of Galvanized Shackles from 3/8" to 3/4" size.  Including Chain Connectors, Hooks and Swivels. 
  • Special needs S/S Shackles up to 5/8" 


  • Overhead CSY Teak Trim for Main Mast in Galley
  • 600' New England Ropes 3/4" 3 Strand Anchor Line, Very Good Condition
  • 2 Custom Stanchions (Duplicates of on deck models)
  • Centerline Vee Berth Lee Cloth
  • Additional spare bits and parts

Engine and Machinery

Excellent engine room access by lifting the cabin sole panels.   The engine room is very clean and orderly.

  • Rings and Bearings were done at 996 Hours.

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

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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