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1985 Gulfstar 44 CC

Fort Pierce, Florida


Recently returned from Bahamas Muse is a classic 44ft Gulfstar who has been cared for well since her making in 1980. Muse is well-situated for a weekend sailor, or a full time live aboard, recently outfitted for the open water with solar panels, and a water maker and more!

Upon arriving: April 2022 hauled and bottom work completed, small blisters identified repaired and sealed primed and painted. cutlass bearing replaced, exterior hull acid washed compounded and waxed. all bright work ongoing.  

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Muse
Make: Gulfstar
Model: 44 CC
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Gulfstar Yachts
Designer: Richard C. Lazzara
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: GFS04424M80K
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 44 ft
Length Overall: 44'6 ft
Beam: 13'2 ft
Max Draft: 5 ft
Displacement: 26,000 lb
Ballast: 8,500 lb
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-154
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 62hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Feathering
  • Year: 1980
  • Engine Hours: 1400


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 80 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 160 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Center Cockpit, Sloop


Kim Korman Hawn
Florida Coast Yacht Sales


Florida Coast Yacht Sales
2010 Harbortown Dr Ste O
Fort Pierce, Florida, US, 34946
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.

Accommodations and Interior Equipment

Interior Equipment

Force Ten 3 burner stove with oven
Adler Barbour Refrigeration (Super Cold Machine) additional water cool Datamarine Atkins/Hoyle Ports -9- refurbished-rebedded-powder coated and new cast acrylic - 2015
Atkins Hoyle- all hatches and ports - refurbished-rebedded-powder coated and new cast acrylic – 2015
Solar Vent Fans forward and rear staterooms
Raritan 6gal. water heater – with engine heat exchanger and AC
1 Raritan manual head
1 Jabsco manual head (new 2021)
2 electric bilge pumps
2 manual bilge pumps
Light fixtures are either cfl or led
2 Alpenglow LED reading lights aft stateroom - New
Custom overhead wood trim throughout


Dishes, Pots, Pans, Cutlery, Kitchen Storage, Etc.

Sails and Rigging
Sails and Rigging

130% roller furl Doyle genoa
Hood roller furler
Hood Stoboom
Garhauer roller bearing blocks replaced throughout.
Garhauer custom midship genoa track cleats.
Garhauer custom roller bearing adjustable genoa car lead system.
4 part rope vang
Barient 32 st primary winches
Barient 22 winch for mainsail and on mast.
Harken 10" Speed Grip ball bearing winch handle 
Harken 8" aluminum ball bearing winch handle(chrome)
Custom sternrail with 5 step stern boarding ladder.

  • Engine

    Total Power: 62 HP
    Engine Brand: Perkins
    Engine Model: 4-154
    Engine Type: Inboard
    Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
    Engine Hours: 1400 (Documented with pencil log book from prior owners)
    Propeller: 3 blade PYI MaxProp feathering propeller
    Drive Type: Direct Drive
    Engine Power: 62 HP

  • Engine rebuild 2021

    Coolant Side Flushed and Serviced
    New Fresh Water Pump
    New Starter
    New High Pressure Diesel Pump
    Front Seal Replaced
    New Sea Strainer
    New Balmar Alternator / Controller

  • Watermaker

    40 GPH Seawaterpro Watermaker
    10’ Dinghy / 9.9 Tohatsu (both new fall 2020)

  • Fully Outfitted Tool Box
    All manuals and log books going back to 1980
  • Spares

    Adler Barbor Fridge Controllers
    Raritan Pump Rebuild Kit
    Engine Belts, filters, etc.

Batteries and Power

Magnum 2000 watt inverter/battery charger for house 2014
ProMariner 20 amp battery charger for starter battery. new 2014
4 –Lifeline AGM 6V House batteries
1- group 27 Engine start battery
2-group 27 deep cycle batteries-for the windlass (new 2021)
2 - 50' 30amp shore power cord – new
50 – 30A converter / adapter
260 Watt Solar and controller (new 2021)
2 Balmar Charge Controllers for Starter & Windlass (new 2021)
Honda 2200 Generator (new 2021)

Navigation and Electronics

Nav and Electronics

Wind/depth/speed - factory serviced  (Apparent Wind Not Working)
CPT autopilot - new
VHF – new
Hand Held VHF - new
Danforth Constellation Compass
Garmin GPS 741xs Chartplotter

Deck Equipment
Anchor System

Lewmar V5 Windlass - new
Rokna 35 -135 ft 3/8” chain – new – Bow Mounted
Danforth Anchor – Storage Locker


West Marine 10’ Rigid Bottom (new 2021)
Tohatsu 9.9 Fuel Injected (new 2021)

Deck Equipment and Exterior

Teak stripped and finished with Semco Natural 2021 – maintained since
Teak Covers for all Teak Trim (canvas)
Dodger-new 2012-with removable macrelon windows and sunbrella custom covers.
Bimini -new 2014- with clear connector to dodger. and boat Cockpit enclosure -new
Rear Dinghy Davits
Cockpit cushions
3 Cockpit Chairs
Various throw pillows
Assorted bumpers, throwable cushion, life preservers, and dock lines.
A/C portable interior unit
Cockpit cushions
Standing and running rigging mostly new
2 Swim Ladders (side and rear)
New BBQ Grill (2021)
2 Deep Sea Fishing Rigs with rear rail mounts

Safety Equipment

Life Raft

Ocean Safety 4 Person Life Raft (new 2021 – Certified through 2024)

3 Inflatable Adult Life Vests
2 Child Safety Harnesses with Line Clips

Muse History

1980 Gulfstar Gulfstar 44 CC

Muse is a beautifully outfitted 1980 Gulfstar 44CC ready for Bahama or Blue Water cruising. Muse has been was lovingly maintained by it’s former owner in the Annapolis area for over 20 years. We purchased her in fall of 2020 and outfitted her for Coastal, Bahama and Blue Water cruising with two adults and two kids. We have worked hard to continue the high level of attention to detail set as a precident by the prior owners. All systems have been tested and debugged on a 6 month island cruise in winter of 2021 (Annapolis to Georgetown to SE Florida) and again now for the winter in the Bahamas in 2022 with our family of four.

She is turn key ready to continue providing joyful adventures as we move to our next phase as a family in the woods somewhere TBD. She will be available for closing in May of 2022 in SE Florida (Vero Beach preferred) after our current Bahama cruise.

Available for Viewing by Appointment (Bahamas through April / Vero Beach Florida mid April)

Muse Story:

Muse spent the over twenty years before we purchased her in 2020 providing weekend sailing for her former owner in the Chesapeake. Based in Annapolis her adventures were up and down the Bay and through the Eastern Shore. The level of care and attention to detail over those years is evident through out. She was sold as the prior owner sought a smaller boat that fit his life stage better. A melancholy feeling came as tears welled up in his eyes on the day we headed out from on the West River on our adventure.

On her shake down voyage for us in October of 2020, we took her down the Chesapeake to Norfolk, through the ICW to Cape Fear, then from there in open water to Amelia Island in Florida. Moving from close coastal cruising in Maryland to the open water she performed beautifully and also revealed areas needing tweaking.

December of 2020 we moved aboard, finished the final prep, and took her south along the Florida coast to Key Biscane, across to Bimini, and down through the Exhumas to Georgetown. The trip back brought us through the Eluthras and a month in the Abacos taking us finally to Vero Beach in May of 2021 which we came to love as a Florida destination.

After the Holidays this year we re-boarded as a family (two kids11 and 13) and will be re-tracing some steps while exploring new adventures along the way. Our final destination for 2022 will be Vero Beach by early May at the latest.

She has brought adventure, joy, challenge, heavy seas, light air, and a bit of motor sailing on the way south. She sails beautifully, handles any weather, looks beautiful and proud at any dock or anchorage, and is ready to continue to provide joy, spirit and inspiration to her next owners.


Full Survey in Fall of 2020 available by request.

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.
Additional Contact Information

Please contact listing broker John Virginio - text him at 207-671-0677 or to arrange a showing.

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