This is boat is simply amazing. The owner (and builder) is an incredible craftsman, and did it right. The boat has only been in fresh water, and during our very short season. It is probably the best built and nicely finished Roberts 44 built. The builder had it surveyed after build and the surveyor wrote " The workmanship that has gone into the building of this Yacht is Amazing. Everything Hand Fitted to Perfection, to the Architech's spec .... A Boat to be proud of". Anyone who has ever had a survey done, knows that this type of lavish praise is very unusual.
I am going to give you a brief walk through of the interior, so that you can get a feel for the layout. Then I will list a LOT of details of the construction and the accessories.
As you walk up to the boat, you notice the classic lines, and the beautiful finish. Everything is done to the highest professional standards. The deck is easy to work, with all lines needed to sail the boat have been brought back to the cockpit. The cockpit is protected by a dodger, has wheel steering and easy access to all you need to sail the boat. The builder installed a small helm seat behind the wheel, to give maximum seating options for the helmsperson.
Then as you go below, you first notice the large, bright and open interior. There are lots of opening ports and hatches to make this a comfortable cruising boat in any locale. Then starting aft on the port side, you find the well equipped nav station tucked in a convenient, yet protected niche behind the galley. Here is all of the electrical control panels for the boat. There is also a full computer, with Wifi, flat screen monitor, keyboard and printer.
Next, moving forward along the port side, is the U-shaped galley. It features a huge icebox with refrigeration, then the gimballed Force10 stove with oven and thermostat, than another large icebox for additional cold storage, then a large double S.S. sink, and lots of counter space. Hot and cold pressure water system, lots of counter space, including a fold out counter to give even more space for preparing food.
Moving forward, next is the salon. There is a spacious U-shaped settee to port, wrapped around a generous dining table. Across to starboard is a single settee. Both the dinette and the settee have storage behind and below. The entire space is light and bright, and all of the ports open for ventilation. The flat screen TV is mounted on the forward bulkhead.
Still moving forward, you next find the separate shower room. A very unusual amenity in a boat of any size. There are 2 separate heads on the boat, and plus the separate shower. The heads share one large holding tank, and there is one large sump for the shower.
Then you find the forward head. totally separate from the shower room. The head has a sink with hot and cold pressure water, and lot of storage for all of you cruising needs. This head has private access from the forward stateroom.
Still going forward, we next find the forward stateroom. A roomy vee berth with opening hatch overhead, lots of light and reading lights for both sides of the berth. In the passageway to the forward stateroom (across from the head), you will find lots of storage built-in along the starboard hull and a small settee for getting dressed etc. All within the privacy of the stateroom area.
Then moving aft past the salon, you then find the aft head. This head has access from the salon and great access from the companionway, cockpit and private entry from the aft stateroom.
The private aft stateroom is in the aft starboard "corner" of the boat. Again, there is plenty of room with privacy, for owners or guests to dress in private. There is a small settee, lights for reading and a nice sized hanging locker. Plenty of room for 2 adults to sleep comfortable with opening ports for comfort.
Stove: Force 10 gimbaled propane gas stove. Gimbals can be locked as desired. Stove has 3 burners and oven. Oven is thermostatically controlled. There is a custom cutting board, that covers and fits into one of the sinks for ease in meal prep.
Propane Gas Locker
2 - 20 pound propane tandem tanks accessible only from outside with overboard drain in locker to eliminate gas build up. Dual gas regulator. Flow of propane controlled by electrical solenoid located in the Galley. Propane gas locker has a gasket sealing cover for safety.
Cookware. Included is a full set of cookware designed for marine applications.
Eating Utensils also included is a full set of cutlery (knives, forks, spoons, etc.) and a wide array of galley cooking utensils
Dinnerware There is also a full set of dinnerware (to include plates, cups, etc.)
Galley Sink: Deep double sink with folding countertop extension for convenience during food prep.
Refrigerator: Built in with dual folding counter top lids to minimize temperature loss when opening. The insulation is a minimum of 6" thick to ensure high efficiency and long term carry over. Capacity 4.68 cubic feet.
Refrigeration Power unit
12V Waecp Coolmatic air evaporation cooling unit.
The icebox has an approximate capacity of 2.0 cu ft. Built-in with dual folding countertop lids to minimize temperature loss when opening
Insulation thickness is 3-4" for the ice box. Ice box is plumbed to drain to the bilge under the galley sink.
Storage Areas: Access to all areas under the sole to provide additional storage spaces and easy maintenance as needed.
Shelving under the "V" berth area
Seat locker storage at the Nav Station Location
Seat Locker storage in both fore and aft staterooms.
Louvered Doors All access doors and cabinet doors are louvered to ensure effective air circulation to all areas of the boat.
Air Circulation Hella 12 volt 2 speed fans are installed in both the fore and aft staterooms, the main salon areas and the Nav station.
Heads and Waste System
There are 2 heads, forward and aft. The forward head allows private entrance from the forward stateroom. Both heads have abundant closets and storage areas for linens, towels, supplies, etc.
Both heads are manually operated Jabsco units.
The totally separate shower room is independent of the heads and is vented by a Nicor solar driven air-vent exhaust system. The shower bilge pump is located in the forward bilge area.
Custom Mattresses: High quality custom built memory foam mattresses. Mattresses are constructed so they "hinge" to allow ease of access to storage areas below the bunks.