St. Francis 44 Mk II (Florida)

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Location: St. Augustine (Florida)
S/V Majestic is a St. Augustine based 1999 St Francis 44 MkII Catamaran For Sale By Owner
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S/V Majestic is a 1999 St Francis 44 Mk II catamaran, for sale by owner. She is a true blue water cruising boat, built in South Africa and sailed across the Atlantic on her own hulls in 1999. This boat has never been in charter, and has been meticulously maintained full-time and continuously upgraded by her second owner of 20 years.

Majestic is solid, low maintenance, and set up to be off the grid in remote locations for months at a time. St. Francis are known for being safe, comfortable, easy, fast, and versatile.

The St. Francis 44 design has been proven as a seaworthy, world-cruising vessel, which has safely completed numerous circumnavigations and open ocean passages. Extended version of original 43 foot 1991 Lavranos design. A St Francis 44 won the Cape to Rio race in 1994. The design has a low center of gravity and little windage, with weight concentrated low and amidships. The galley-down design allows a huge wrap-around navigation station as well as large settee and extensive storage space in the main salon. Boasts the easiest and most accessible deck mountings and fittings of almost any vessel. Chain plates can be removed, and stanchions and cleats can be re-bedded without emptying lockers or dismantling cabinetry. Tooling purchased by Knysna and deck redone for the Knysna 44 starting in 2004.

That’s the technical stuff. Let me share what you won’t find in a Google search.

We raised a family on Majestic and have enjoyed cruising and living on her for 2 happy, adventure-filled decades. We brought our babies home from the hospital to this boat and schooled them aboard from birth through high school. We have hosted many music jams and even an international cooking TV show. We’ve confidently taken our elderly parents sailing and sailed with a boat full of toddlers. We’ve cooked many full Thanksgiving dinners aboard, hosted countless dinner parties and loads of dinghy drive-in movie nights. If you listen closely you’ll hear the happy echoes of guitar music and singing and giggling kids and even the quiet hush of a secluded anchorage. Rumor has it that Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy have visited Majestic many times too.      

In short, Majestic is set up to live a full life afloat.

Our kids are grown now and it’s time to pass her along to new owners so she can keep sailing. We will be stepping off the boat directly from full-time Caribbean cruising, and a recent haul out for routine maintenance less than a year ago.

Majestic is truly ready to head right out to sea again, ready for a new crew to turn dreams into reality. We are currently sailing in St. Martin, and will soon make our way to St. Augustine, FL.

More details on our web page: https://www.majesticstfrancis44forsale.com/

Specifications
Catamaran Name:S/V Majestic
Model:44 MkII
Year Built:1999
Builder:St Francis Marine (South Africa)
Designer:Angelo Lavranos
Construction:Fiberglass - Vacuum-bagged closed cell foam core
Loa:44 feet
Beam:24 feet
Headroom:1.9m (6FT 4 inches)
Draft:3.5 feet
Displacement:16,000 lbs
Mast Height:62.5 feet
Speed:Cruise 7
Fuel Tanks:100 gallons
Water Tanks:100 gallons
Holding Tanks:35 gallons
Cabins:4
Heads:3
Galley Location:Down
Engines:Yanmar 40HP 3JH3CE
Engine Hours:Port 1750/ Starboard 1550
Sails:Neil Pryde fully battened mainsail, heavy off-shore Dacron built to Tradewind specs for off-shore passages.

UKSails 10 oz dacron offshore 105 jib purchased in 2017.

Layout Diagram

Catamaran Inventory

Construction

  • Built in South Africa and in 1999. Hulls and decks are vinyl ester (epoxy based) resin infused core cell foam sandwich.

Accommodations

  • Forward starboard cabin with queen athwartships berth and ensuite head. New 202 Tuft & Needle mattress. 12v plugs, fan, and reading light at headboard. Tool storage under mattress. Custom built bulk device charging in bench.
  • Head has bathtub/ shower combo. Electric flush toilet, plumbing, and holding tank new 2021. Loads of storage and ventilation.
  • Starboard hull is engine, and storage.
  • Aft Starboard cabin with twin berth and ensuite flex space. We removed the toilet so our kids could have more space to play. Composting toilet can be added back in, or can be anything as needed, flex space.
  • Forward Port Cabin mirrors the layout of starboard side with queen athwartships berth and ensuite head.
  • Port hull is the galley.
  • Port Aft cabin has been converted into a work room/ flex space/ pantry.

Salon

  • Red ultra-suede settee seats 6 with deep storage under fixed table.
  • Wrap around tinted glass windows with exterior snap on shades.
  • 4 ceiling lights on dimmer, one large LED light at entry.
  • 2 opening hatches for ventilation.
  • Nav station with breaker panel and space for additional electronics.
  • Deep shelf storage behind settee.
  • Plynyl flooring by Chilewich.

Galley

  • Large galley down in port hull.
  • Ample counter space and ventilation.
  • New sinks installed in 2022.
  • Force10 Brand 3 burner stove/ oven.
  • 130L stainless steel Frigoboat refrigerator.
  • Minus40 115L freezer new in 2018.
  • Hot running water is electric and engine driven/ 10 gallons.
  • Loads of seaworthy storage for provisions and at-hand ingredients.
  • Additional pantry space aft of galley in workroom/ flex space. Majestic can provision for many months comfortably in both shelf stable goods and cold storage.

Cockpit

  • Fully protected cockpit with double seating on the sides.
  • Table folds down for more open space, or opens up for meals and work space.
  • Storage under cockpit table.
  • Smaller forward locker.
  • Large aft cockpit locker holds loads of gear.
  • KiwiGrip applied in Oct. 2023.
  • New flooring installed February 2024.
  • Hardtop custom made from solar panels and rigid plastic, new 2021.
  • Hard plexi 3/4 dodger owner made 2022.
  • Oversized, factory built stainless steel arch to hold dinghy and additional solar.
  • Full aft swim platform with Kiwigrip applied Oct. 2023.
  • Freshwater wash down on port side steps.
  • Solar powered motion controlled lighting.
  • Sliding French doors into salon with removable screen.

Electronics

  • B&G Vulcan chartplotter with premium charts for entire Caribbean, new 2019.
  • B&G WS320 wireless wind sensor. New 2022.
  • B&G Radar. New 2019.
  • High speed GPS and compass integration to allow radar/chart overlay.
  • AIS integration from VHF radio to display vessels.
  • Raytheon depth sounder.
  • Raytheon autopilot.
  • LED masthead tricolor and steaming lights. New October 2023.
  • Dual Electronics XGPS150A Multipurpose Portable Universal Bluetooth GPS Receiver allows any iPad or laptop to become chartplotter.

Electrical

  • 4x 206Ah SOK LiFEPO4 Lithium batteries. New 2023.
  • Majestic is set up to run all systems long term completely off solar.
  • 3x 420W (1260W total) Mission monocrystalline solar panels, new 2021.
  • These solar panels form the hard top roof for the cockpit.
  • Victron MPPT SmartSolar 85A/150V. Bluetooth connectivity, LiFePO4 compatible, new 2021.
  • Victron SmartShunt, new 2021.
  • Magnum energy inverter /charger 2500w.
  • Dual 30 amp shore power plugs.
  • Four 30 amp shore power cords.
  • One 50 to twin 30amp pigtail.
  • One 30 amp to twin 120v /15amp pigtail.
  • Victron SmartCharger portable backup charger, new 2023.
  • Multiple 12v sockets for fans or other devices and USB charging in each room.

Deck and Hull

  • Wide, flat decks for safety and stowage.
  • KiwiGrip non-skid throughout. Side decks and cabin top freshly applied October 2023.
  • LED mid-mast deck light. New October 2023.
  • Forward trampoline netting and slides new October 2021.
  • Netting slides are half heavy duty metal and half heavy duty UV resistant plastic with Dyneema lacing line.
  • Port and Starboard diesel fuel tanks/ 50 gallons each. Tanks cleaned and polished 2021.
  • Vented propane locker with 3 propane tanks.
  • Port and Starboard forepeak sail lockers for fenders, lines, and sail storage with top loading access and internal access.
  • Heavy midship cleats port and starboard.
  • Port and starboard bow seats.
  • Port and starboard bow cleats.

Sails and Rigging

  • Neil Pryde fully battened mainsail, heavy off-shore Dacron built to Tradewind specs for off-shore passages.
  • Sunbrella stack pack constructed in 2021 by Yacht Canvas of Annapolis with Lazy Jacks.
  • UKSails 10 oz dacron offshore 105 jib purchased in 2017.
  • New UV jib roller furling cover made in November 2023 by Turbulence LTD in Grenada.
  • Standing rigging was completely replaced in 2018 by West Marine Rigging. Mast was also unstepped, inspected, and refurbished at that time.
  • Dyneema lifelines. New 2018.
  • Standing rigging and chainplates were inspected again by Horizon Yachts in Grenada, November 2023.
  • Running rigging was replaced with all Dyneema line in 2012. The exception being the mainsheet and traveler.
  • Port and Starboard Lewmar 50 self-tailing winches.

Engines and Steering

  • Twin Yanmar 40HP 3JH3CE installed midships. NOTE: St. Francis 44’s are normally powered with twin 27HP Yanmars, but Majestic was commissioned to have extra power, she is one of a kind in this aspect.
  • Yanmar SD31 saildrives.
  • Port engine: 1750 hours / Starboard engine: 1550 hours.
  • New fixed 2-blade propellers 2021.
  • Last overall maintenance was November 2023, plus saildrives serviced.
  • New rudders and rudder posts custom made by Foss Foam November 2021.
  • Steering cables replaced and entire steering system inspected by Port Annapolis Marina, November 2021.
  • Raytheon autopilot.

Tender

  • 2023 Highfield aluminum RIB 360 (11’ 10”)
  • Sunbrella UV chaps custom made 2023 by Turbulence LTD Grenada.
  • 2017 25hp Yamaha EFI outboard.
  • 6 gallon gas tank concealed in bow locker.
  • Stainless steel security chain.
  • Small stainless steel Mantus anchor.
  • Long painter and clip new 2024.

Communications

  • Starlink satellite dish mounted on aft arch wired to dedicated pure sine wave inverter and router, all purchased new 2022.
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio with AIS feed to chartplotter mounted at nav station.
  • 2 Standard Horizon portable VHF radios with GPS location.
  • Wireless solar-powered security camera integrated with Starlink for remote monitoring from any location.
  • Peplink Mobility 42G, 7-in-1 5G Ready Cellular and Wi-Fi Antenna System with GPS receiver, new 2022.
  • weBoost Drive Reach RV / Cell phone signal booster kit, new 2021.
  • Ambient Smart Weather Station mounted on aft arch new 2021.

Safety

  • 10 adult offshore USCG compliant PFD’s.
  • 3 adult inflatable PFD’s with integrated harness and safety clip-in lines.
  • Removable heavy webbing jack lines cockpit to forward of mast.
  • Garmin InReach SE+ Satellite communicator, new November 2021.
  • Emergency high-powered portable bilge pump with power cable long enough to reach 12V outlet from anywhere on boat.
  • Majestic has full set of fire extinguishers, flares, CO2 alarm, and smoke alarm.
  • Lifesling throwable.

Anchoring and Docking

  • 65 pound galvanized steel Mantus anchor.
  • 150 feet of high test anchor chain. New 2021.
  • 200 feet of ¾ inch, 3 strand anchor rode. New 2021.
  • Anchor/ mooring bridle. New 2024.
  • Mantus chain hook. New 2021.
  • Electric windlass. Up/ Down switches. New 2024.
  • LED masthead anchor light. New October 2023.
  • Full inventory of fenders and docking line.

Creature Comforts and dExtras

  • Rainman watermaker. High output 30 gallons per hour. New November 2021. Full set of spares. Gas powered with a dedicated generator. Portable and independent of all systems.
  • Reverse cycle heating and air conditioning / works on shore power only. 16000 BTU CruiseAir Turbo unit for salon and forward cabins/ New 2019.
  • 14000 BTU CruiseAir unit for galley and aft cabins, works on shore power only.
  • Giantex Washing machine, new November 2021.
  • Stereo speakers in the salon and cockpit.
  • Bluetooth stereo system in salon.
  • Mantus pony dive tank SCUBA set.
  • Sun awnings for foredecks.
  • Range of exterior screens for hatches.
  • Range of boat hooks and brushes.

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