Vision 444 (Chesapeake Bay)

Presented By Andrew @ The Multihull Company

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Asking: $899,000 (USD)
Duty Paid
Location: Norfolk, VA, US (Chesapeake Bay)
S/V Ruby Star is a Norfolk, VA, US based 2021 Vision 444 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.

The only pre-owned Vision 444 currently on the market!

“Ruby Star” is an exceptional example of the fantastic Vision 444 performance cruising catamaran. Winner of the Cruising World Magazine Boat of the Year award, the Vision 444 is a stand out of modern multihull design and construction. The Vision 444 was designed to strike the ideal balance between sailing performance and live aboard comfort. All sails can be easily handled by one person from the safety on the helm, making it possible to confidently sail shorthanded. With her 3 cabin / 3 head Owners Version layout, Ruby Star is the perfect world voyaging platform for a couple or family.

As hull # 6 off the Vision 444 production line, Ruby Star benefited from all the modifications and tweaks that were incorporated into the design after the earlier hulls had spent some time on the water. She has been sailed extensively by her original owner who has spared no expense keeping her in Bristol condition. Ruby Star was initially shipped from the factory in South Africa to Florida in early 2022. Her owners have since spent the past couple seasons cruising the Bahamas and US East Coast. In that time, Ruby Star has been tweaked and tuned with several modifications to her sailing equipment. She is in gorgeous condition, totally dialed in, and ready for a world voyage.

The Vision 444 offers a unique take on the traditional Owner’s Version layout. Features include a spacious U-shaped galley with ample counter space and storage. The salon has a generous U-shaped settee around a nice table. A forward facing nav station really brings it all together. There is a very functional full sized Tool Room/Workshop located in the starboard bow. There are overhead hatches and larger sliding doors for great ventilation throughout.

Ruby Star is US Import Duty Paid and available for showings by appointment in Norfolk, VA.

Equipment Highlights Include:

  • 2 x 38hp Beta Marine Diesels (1100hrs each)
  • 800ah Victron Lithium House Batty Bank
  • Phasor 8kW Generator (150hrs)
  • 700 Watts Solar
  • 32,000BTU Air Conditioning / Heating
  • Leisure Furl Boom Furling Mainsail
  • Profurl NDE2 Electric Headsail Furler
  • Facnor FXe 7000 Electric Code Sail Furler
  • Oxley Self Stabilizing Symmetrical Spinnaker
  • Samsung Washer / Dryer
  • Full suite of Garmin Navigation Electronics including Radar, AIS, Autopilot, etc
Specifications
Catamaran Name:S/V Ruby Star
Model:444
Year Built:2021
Loa:13.5m
Lwl:13.1m
Beam:7.6m
Headroom:1.9m
Draft:1.15m
Displacement:9 TONS
Mast Height:19.9m
Bridgedeck Clearance:2.1m
Fuel Tanks:1 (211 Gallons)
Water Tanks:1 (211 Gallons)
Cabins: 3
Heads: 3
Engines:2 x Beta Marine 38 38 hp
Engine Hours: 1100 / 1100
Sails:Leisure Furl Boom Furling Mainsail
Profurl NDE2 Electric Headsail Furler
Facnor FXe 7000 Electric Code Sail Furler
Ullman Fully Battened Mainsail
Ullman Self-tacking Jib
Ullman Code 0
Oxley Self-Stabalizing Symmetrical Spinnaker

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SPECS

  • Keel: Fin Keel

MEASUREMENTS

  • Length Overall: 44.33 ft
  • Bridge Clearance Measure: 65' 3"
  • Beam Measure: 24' 11"

ENGINE(S)

  • Total Power: 76
  • Engine Brand: Beta Marine
  • Engine Model: 38
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1100
  • Engine Power: 38 hp
  • Total Power: 76
  • Engine Brand: Beta Marine
  • Engine Model: 38
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1100
  • Engine Power: 38 hp

Construction

  • All Components are Vacuum Resin Infused
  • Crystie Vinyl Ester Resins Used Throughout
  • Foam Core Infused
  • Crystie Spray Gelcoats
  • Hull Sprayed
  • Vacuumed Foam Sandwich Furniture Components
  • Furniture Is Structurally Bonded to Hull
  • All Lockers Painted Out with Grey Polyester Topcoats

Accommodations

  • 3 Queen Berths
  • 3 heads – 2 separate shower stalls and 1 wet head
  • Waka Waxed Oil Finishes on all Solid and Veneer Wood Surfaces
  • Upholstered Headboards with Reading Lights
  • Lightweight Vinyl Cladding on Ceiling and Vertical Areas with Fabric Textures and Colours to Suit Slightly Textured Painted Surfaces on Walls
  • Sunbrella Upholstery Material and Leather
  • OceanAir Screens / Shades on all Hatches
  • Modern Synthetic Hard-Wearing Flooring

Galley

  • GLEM Propane Stove and Oven
  • Isotherm cabinet style Refrigerator and Freezer
  • Sharp Microwave
  • Double Basin Sink with mixer faucet
  • Separate Salt Water faucet

Sails and Rigging

  • Leisure Furl Boom Furling Mainsail
  • Profurl NDE2 Electric Headsail Furler
  • Facnor FXe 7000 Electric Code Sail Furler
  • Ullman Fully Battened Mainsail
  • Ullman Self-tacking Jib
  • Ullman Code 0
  • Oxley Self-Stabalizing Symmetrical Spinnaker
  • 4ft Retractable Bow Sprit
  • 1 x Harken 46 Electric Winch
  • 3 x Harken 46 Two Speed manual Winches
  • 1 x Harken 35 Davit Winch

Mechanical

  • 38hp Beta Marine Diesel engines (1100hrs each)
  • Beta Marine Saildrives
  • 3 Blade Folding Propellers
  • 8kW Phasor Generator (150hrs)
  • Both Beta engines and the Phasor generator are all based on the Kubota 1505 engine family.
  • Therefore they have commonality of spare parts, filters, oils, maintenance manuals, etc.
  • This makes upkeep and maintenance considerably easier!

Electrical

  • 110V / 60hz Electrical Systems. Electrical system optimized after-market by Marine Technical Services.
  • 800ah Victron Lithium House Battery Bank
  • 2 x Victron Multiplus 3000W Invertor / Chargers
  • 2 x 350 watt LG Solar Panels (700w Total)
  • 2 x Ocean Breeze 16,700BTU Air Conditioning / Heating – Soft Start / High Efficiency – 115V
  • Samsung Washer / Dryer
  • 2 x Water Heaters
  • 30amp 110V Shore Power connection

Electronics

  • Ruby Star is equipped with a full suite of Garmin navigation electronics.
  • 16″ Chartplotter at the Nav Station
  • 12″ Chartplotter at Helm
  • Radar – Garmin Fantom
  • AIS – Vesper Cortex
  • VHF
  • Autopilot w/ Remote
  • Wind, Depth, Speed MFDs

Tender

  • Stryker Inflatable 11′ 7″ (red) Aluminum Floor with Suzuki 15hp Outboard (4 stroke)

Safety and Extras

  • Drop down side boarding doors
  • 33kg Rocna Anchor with 350+ft of galvanized chain
  • Echomax Active Radar Reflector
  • EPIRB
  • PDFs
  • Tethers
  • Docklines
  • Fenders
  • Lots of spares

Recent Maintenance

  • Bottom Paint – old paint was media blasted off, new epoxy barrier coat and anti-fouling paint applied (01/2024)
  • Engines and Generator Serviced (05/2024)
  • All maintenance logs and service records available

Tankage

  • 211 gal (800L) Fuel
  • 211 gal (800L) Fresh Water
  • 2 x 37 gal Black Water holding tanks
  • This vessel is not equipped with a watermaker but one can be easily retrofitted if desired.

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Andrew @ The Multihull Company

By Andrew @ The Multihull Company

Andrew grew up sailing his father’s Hobie Cat and transitioned that into a long career as a USCG licensed captain in the yachting industry. Working his way up from his college years as a sailing instructor to a position as a private yacht captain aboard a Gunboat 57, he brings with him a comprehensive knowledge of catamarans and the cruising life. His career has taken him from his home waters of Cape Fear, through the waters of the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Central, South American, and the South Pacific Islands. During that time, he worked as a charter yacht captain and a professional delivery skipper specializing in catamarans. Andrew has operated a wide variety of multihulls, everything from old Lagoons to brand new Outremers and most things in between. This experience has given him an extensive first-hand knowledge of many different makes and models and a solid understanding of their various strengths and weaknesses.