FOR SALE: Desire is a 1980 Kelly Peterson 44 (KP #264), center cockpit, cutter-rigged sloop. She's a well loved and well maintained boat, ideal for cruising and living aboard, with 2 spacious staterooms and 2 heads.
Desire is a USCG documented vessel (Morro Bay, California), and is currently moored in La Paz, Baja California Sur.
We have been proud owners and have lived aboard her full time since 2007. Desire was previously owned by one of our favorite music composers, Basil Poledouris. If you've ever seen The Hunt for Red October, many of the Conan the Barbarian movies, the mini-series Lonesome Dove, or scores of other projects - you'll understand the respect and pride we have of the history of Desire.
It's with sadness that we depart this lifestyle and are hopeful that someone can continue to live the dream.
General: - Hull Material: Fiberglass - Gross Tonnage: 18 GRT - Net Tonnage: 16 NRT - Length: 43.8' - Beam: 12.8' - Depth: 6.5' - Chain plates replaced in 2014. - All interior of teak veneer. Teak cabinets, doors, drawer faces with teak trim. Padded vinyl overhead throughout. Teak and holly cabin sole with hatches for bilge access. All teak below was re-varnished in 2016.
Hatches and ports: - Two entrance hatches: forward stateroom/salon, and aft stateroom. - Fifteen opening bronze ports. - 3 deck hatches, 1 each aft and forward, 1 midship
Galley: Entry from cockpit with U-shaped galley on port side. Double stainless steel sink, Force 10, three-burner propane stove with oven and generous counter area and ample storage.
Aft Cabin: Kingsize berth, large hanging locker, drawers, shelves and private head. Walkway through engine area for access to main salon, in addition to hatch into cockpit.
Forward Cabin: V- berth with hanging lockers and drawers for stowage. Private entry to head.
Heads: Two enclosed heads one in aft cabin, one for use from main salon or forward cabin. Manual heads with anti-siphon on outlet. Holding tank.
Electrical: - Two KYOCERA KD140GX-LFBS 140 watt/12 volt solar modules, with Blue Sky IPN-ProRemote. - Xantrex Heart FDM-12-25 Freedom Inverter/Charger.
Engine and tanks: - Perkins 5154. 60 HP (guestimate: 1500-1600 hours). Complete access from passageway below cockpit. - Fuel: 95 U.S. gallons (port tank replaced 2012). - Water: 80 U.S. gallons. (starboard replaced by previous owner, port replaced in 2008)
Sails: - Full main with 2 reef points. - Quantum, 130% jib on a ProFurl system. 3 years old, very good condition. - U.K. staysail, new, hank on (luff 21’, leech 24’, foot 11’) - Leading Edge staysail, very good condition, hank on (luff 34’, leech 28’, foot 12’)
Windlass and Anchors: - Maxwell HRC-10 windlass. Installed 2013. - Rocna 25 anchor (55 lbs). - Danforth 22S stern anchor (25 lbs), with 300’ rode - 250’ of 3/8” chain
Refrigeration: 2 Technautics units. One port fridge and one freezer/fridge combo under companionway.
Life raft: Avon Open Ocean, 6-person
Charts: - Yachtsman Mexico to Panama chart book - Punta Eugenia (Bahia Tortuga) to Mazatlan - Mazatlan to Acapulco - San Diego to Santa Rosa Island (a Channel Island) - Punta Abreojos to Cabo San Lazaro - Northern Gulf of California
Tools: - Cobalt tap and die set - Wilmar 21 piece socket set - Handheld screwdriver with 5 international bits - Wagner power stripper heat gun
Misc. maintenance and repair items: - 2 winch rebuild service kits, box of grease, and palls. - 4 replacement water pump belts - 2 replacement alternator belts - Seven cone zincs for propeller (2 with bronze mount) - One 6x12 flat hull zinc - Fifteen 1-¼ donut zincs for prop shaft - For Perkins engine: 1 spare oil and temperature sending unit, 2 CarQuest engine fuel filter, 12 Raycor fuel line filters, 2” oil pressure gauge - 1 Sherwood rebuilt water pump with 3 extra impellers. - Spare windlass and solar remote parts. - Misc. blocks, turnbuckles and hardware.
Other misc. items: - Lifesling overboard rescue system - Brass hurricane lamp - Davis master sextant - 18” Magma BBQ grill - Cockpit cushions - Radar reflector - User manuals for all systems and equipment