Dean 440 (Georgia)

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Asking: $225,000 (USD) Location: Brunswick, GA, US (Georgia)
S/V Rush'n Blue is a Brunswick, GA, US based 1999 Dean 440 Catamaran For Sale By Broker
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
Responses to inquiries may come from a broker, and this sale may include brokerage fees.

Welcome to Rushn Blue, very possibly the best Dean 440 on the market!

Rushn Blue was built in 1999 launched in 2000 and sailed to the US. The present owners purchased this boat in December 2008. In 2009 the owners started a 5 year refit. The philosophy of this refit was to ensure that the vessel was designed to provide safety, comfort, good sailing performance, redundancy of all systems and low power consumption. Crew access to all electrical and mechanical systems was a

The couple has over 25 years of sailing both coastal and ocean experience. Both have technical backgrounds in the marine industry. After 5 years they completed an extensive refit of the vessel and setoff part time cruising sailing the US East coast and the Bahamas. During the 14 years of ownership this boat has been well maintained and updated as noted in the Descriptions.

Rushn’ Blue refit and upgrades 2009-present

  • 1. Removed portside midships head to convert into spares and workshop space (2009)
  • 2. Removed air conditioning and generator (2009)
  • 3. The fuel tank was removed for overall inspection and cleanout. We had the bottom seams TIG welded over the original welds to provide assurance of no porosity or crevice corrosion. Interior was cleaned. (2009)
  • 4. Removed all deck hatches and various fasteners. Drilled to holes where all fasteners were located. The balsa core around each hole was cut back and each hole was filled with epoxy with cabosil to provide a water tight barrier between the fastener penetration and the core material. All hatches and fittings re-bedded with UV 4000 sealant. (2010)
  • 5. Port and starboard bows re-enforced with bi-axial/epoxy to accommodate spinnaker blocks.
  • 6. Added 2 Lewmar winches installed on cockpit coaming for spinnaker handling. (2011)
  • 7. Replaced Anchor windlass. Purchased 80lb Manson anchor (2012)
  • 8. Had mast cut down to be ICW capable. New height is 64.5ft to top of antenna, 63ft to top of tricolor and 61.75 ft to top of mast. Mainsail recut at Evolution Sails, Deltaville VA. to Flat head style.
  • 9. All deck and hull construction seams reworked. Polyester resin used. (2014 to 2015)The boat is constructed without a bolted and /or glued hull deck connection (unlike most production cats). It is glassed together like most custom boats. We noticed there was some gelcoat crazing. To prevent any further crazing we ground out all of the filler that was used to fare the glassed seams and layed glass cloth to provide solid glass seams. A thin coat of filler was used to fare for scratches and gelcoat applied.
  • 10. Main bulkhead bilge areas were ground and re-tabbed with biaxial glass and epoxy resin to prevent possible water intrusion into the plywood bulkheads. New bulkhead drain holes cut and sealed with epoxy resin.
  • 11. Inspected all interior vessel furniture components and performed a few re-glassing procedures as we felt needed. 2010.
  • 12. Replaced all head and galley fixtures (2014)
  • 13. Had mast cut down to be ICW capable. New height is 64.5ft to top of antenna, 63ft to top of tricolor and 61.75 ft to top of mast
  • 14. Added spinnaker winches and spinnaker tack block modifications (2015)
  • 15. Hard Bimini installed. (2016/2017)Oasis Custom Fabrication (John Spires, St Augustine) built our hard bimini with a aluminum structural frame to replace original canvas bimini. Construction details: vacuum bagged epoxy E glass layup over 1Corecell foam core. Internal conduits incorporated for cockpit lighting and solar panel wiring. Note: only 4 men needed to move the structure into place! Strong enough to support 3 people on top. (This was a $20kupgrade)
  • 16. Bimini cockpit enclosure in polyester mosquito screen fabric including a 3 piece Isinglass/Polycarbonate dodger fabricated at Custom Marine Canvas. (2016)
  • 17. Install 3ea, 150 watt, 12 volt solar panels on hardtop with a Blue Sky MPPT, 25amp controller. (2017)
  • 18. New motor and sail drive mounts installed for both engines. (2017)
  • 19. Install new salon polycarbonate glazing. New salon window polyester shade covers fabricated.
  • 20. 4 each, GEBO opening ports installed in Salon glazing. (2017)
  • 21. New 12 inch Garmin plotter with wireless remote control to control plotter repeater cockpit screen. (2017)
  • 22. New Ultra leather salon upholstery. Blue cloth covers made to protect upholstery when our pet is onboard. (2017)
  • 23. Replaced polycarbonate glazing in hull ports and new GEBO gaskets as needed. (A full stock of GEBO gasket material and latch components included in spares)
  • 24. Replaced all exhaust system hose clamps. (2018)
  • 25. Replaced both 2 blade propellers with 17×14 props (2018)
  • 26. Replaced both rudders with custom fabricated, foam core rudders by FOSS, Ocala FL. Original were resin filled and VERY heavy.
  • 27. Installed new bulkhead between anchor chain and propane locker. Core cell foam and biaxial with epoxy resin.
  • 28. New steering helm chain installed.
  • 29. New 3/8 inch ACCO, System 4 anchor chain.
  • 30. Galley fridge converted to dedicated refrigerator with new Frigo boat fan evaporator and condenser skid.
  • 31. Replaced all thru hulls with Forespar Marlon units.
  • 32. Install small muffin fans on salon fridge and freezer compressor control boxes to keep control units cool and prolong operational life. (2018)
  • 33. Install 2ea. Relion LiPo batts, 300 amp/hrs each. Set up alternator smart controller for AGM batteries as instructed by Relion. *Float at 13.4 – 13.6 volts.(2018)
  • 34. Install new 2/0 battery cables to handle charging of lithium batteries.
  • 35. New salon folding salon table fabricated. Epoxy/e-glass and Core cell foam construction. Epoxy/cork surface. (2019)
  • 36. New cockpit table fabricated. (2019)
  • 37. Replace old solar panels on dingy davits arch with 2ea. 160watt 12volt mono panels. Added second MPPT, 25amp,Blue Sky solar regulator for redundancy and independent control of the arch panels. Both MPPT solar regulators were reprogrammed by a computer interface loaned from Blue Sky to Relion lithium battery charging specs. (2019)
  • 38. Tear down of both SD31 sail drive lower drive assemblies. Inspection showed wear on stb driveshaft in the area of the lip seals. Both propeller drive shafts were re-sleeved at SPG technical services.
  • 39. Purchased a spare Raymarine Autopilot Computer and spare electronic compass.
  • 40. Replace Raymarine Depth transducer.
  • 41. Replace Raymarine wind masthead unit. Note; The masthead unit is now removed along with the tricolor every summer when the boat is stored to prevent damage from large birds and wear and tear.
  • 42. Replaced both 12 volt potable water pressure pumps (2020)

Catamaran Name:S/V Rush'n Blue
Year Built:1999
Builder:Dean Catamarans (Saldanha Bay, South Africa)
Designer:Peter Dean
Construction:Hulls are sandwich composite construction using 1200gm2 quadriaxial-stitched fabrics and Klegecell/Divinicell core with solid GRP below waterline. Deck is sandwich composite construction using 1200gm2 quadriaxial-stitched fabric with end grain Balsa core.
Loa:44 ft
Beam:23' 8"
Headroom:6' 7" salon
Draft:4' 6"
Displacement:22000 lb.
Mast Height:63' 0"
Bridgedeck Clearance:800 mm rising to 1200 mm at stern
Speed:Cruise 7 knots / Max 8 knots
Fuel Tanks:1 (160 Gallons)
Water Tanks:2 (160 Gallons)
Cabins: 4
Heads: 2
Engines:2 x Yanmar 3JH3E 39 hp

Catamaran Inventory


  • Keel: Fin Keel


  • Length Overall: 44 ft
  • Max Draft: 4' 6"
  • Bridge Clearance Measure: 63' 0"
  • Beam Measure: 23' 8"


  • Total Power: 78
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 3JH3E
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 39 hp
  • Total Power: 78
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 3JH3E
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 39 hp

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Cal @ The Multihull Company

By Cal @ The Multihull Company

Cal and his wife Marty are USCG certified 50 ton captains and spend as much time as possible on their 42 ft. Fountaine Pajot catamaran in West Palm Beach, FL. They enjoy meeting new people, especially cruisers, racing their catamaran and helping others live the dream that they have. They have owned their catamaran for 10 years now and have equipped their cat to be as energy efficient as possible. Cal especially enjoys sharing what he has learned and helping sailors find the boat that best suits them.