1976 44' Camper Nicholsons Center Cockpit Ketch $39,500.00


This 1976 44' Camper and Nicholson Center Cockpit Ketch is a rare hard to find world cruiser. If you are looking to cruise on a tough built center cockpit sailor, then look no further. Your classic cruiser is here in Stuart, Fl. ready to go sailing or cruising today. If living on the hook sounds good to you, she is ready for that lifestyle. This vessel has all of your cruising needs in mind from the bench rebuilt diesel all the way to the 16 gallon and hour watermaker. The easy to use linear drive autopilot will do the driving and the generator and air conditioner will keep you cool at anchor. The solar panels keep the fridge operational while charging the batteries and allow for simple 12V power. The vessel is owned by a licensed captain who has completed many of the projects leaving interior cosmetics to be finished. The boat has only 1 toilet forward leaving the aft head open for the installation of a composting head if desired.
Gypsy Soul is ready and willing to take a new owner to destinations worldwide in safety and comfort.
If this well built cruiser is what you are looking for, please call Barry at 954-873-1800 and start your life on the water right now.

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Enter from the center cockpit and down the ladder and you will see the navigation desk to starboard with refrigerator underneath. To port you can enter the straight line galley with stove, microwave, sink and lockers for storage. There is also another SS fridge not being used. Moving aft is the master stateroom with a huge athwart ships berth, overhead hatch, ensuite head with sink, mirror and room for a second toilet. Back into the salon find the U shaped settee to starboard with a drop leaf drop down table that converts into a double berth.
Storage cabinets and under berth storage are there and across to port the straight settee with cabinets and a TV.
Off the salon forward is the head with privacy pocket doors, electric toilet, shower, sink, storage and a mirror.
The V berth is in the bow with overhead hatch, filler cushions, shelves and 2 hanging lockers. Gypsy Soul will sleep 7 owners and guests and has 2 heads and a shower.


LOA 44'
LWL 29.17'
BEAM 12'3”
DEPTH 5'6”
DISP. 22,400


Force 10 3 burner SS propane stove top with oven – Gimbaled
Built in Microwave oven
Under sink storage and drawer storage
Large SS sink with pressure water
110v Hot water heater
Propane hot water heater
Under nave desk 12v fridge/freezer
Spare SS refrigerator


Ritchie 5” compass at helm
Raymarine linear drive autopilot
Raymarine wind speed and direction - needs anemometer
Cobra VHF at nav desk
Ships bell


Perkins 4-236 FWC 85hp diesel bench rebuilt 10 hours
Westerbeke 5Kw generator
3 Bladed feathering prop - reconditioned

Deck and Hull

All new Marlon thru hulls throughout
¾ Fin keel with skeg mounted rudder
Built in fiberglass tankage
SS Bow and stern rails
SS Hand rails
SS Stanchions with double life lines
Port and Starboard gates
Bimini with SS poles
Dinghy davits
Solar panel supports
Single bow roller
New 110lb Manta anchor with 150' chain and rode
SS Swim ladder
Forward and aft cleats
Line chocks
Huge cockpit locker to starboard
SS Steering wheel
Hatches and ports, solid windows
Teak toe rail and cockpit coaming
Lines and fenders



Forward and stern running lights
Anchor light, deck light
12V Lighting throughout
110V Outlets throughout
Electrical panels
4 House and engine start batteries (12V and 24V)
2- 300 Watt solar panels with regulator
Silicon battery charger
Guest 10amp battery charger
Marine air conditioning - 16,000 btu
30amp Shore power cord
2- TV's, 12V fans
Offshore Labs 16 Gal per hour watermaker – 110V
Westerbeke 5KW generator
Maxwell electric windlass with chain and rope gypsies

Sails and Rigging

Aluminum deck stepped main mast and boom
Aluminum deck stepped mizzen mast and boom
SS Standing rigging, good running rigging
Roller furling 130% Genoa with sun cover
Mainsail with slab reefing and Sunbrella cover
Mizzen sail with slab reefing and Sunbrella cover
2- Lewmar 3 speed winches cockpit coaming
2- Small winches aft cockpit
Both masts have multiple winches and cleats