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Hudson Sea Wolf 44

Price AU $240,000 Negotiable SOLD

AU $240,000 Negotiable
Dreamweaver III is an example of an expertly renewed Hudson Sea Wolf 44. Built in 1977 in Taiwan when Teak was Teak, and designed by the much esteemed naval architect William Garden. She boasts a safe centre cockpit, ketch rig and full displacement keel. This layout stands her well up in the list of serious offshore cruising boats of her time. The owners have skilfully restored and enhanced her, infusing newfound strength while rejuvenating and modernising her for life in the 21st century. Having the classic lines that turn heads in marinas around the planet, and being in what we would call Bristol condition, we here at Yachtdomain feel she will command serious interest from sailors looking for their next yacht (or for that matter, their first yacht) to head out for some Intrepid adventures. Please take your time to read through her many upgrades listed below. It has been a pleasure stepping aboard this vessel during the listing process and we look forward to the opportunity to show her to prospective new owners.
Scarborough QLD
Family, Cruising
The design comes from the pen of the famous Canadian/American yacht designer William Garden.
Hudson Enterprises.
44' - 13.41m
4.11mts. (13ft on deck - 12ft 11ins on waterline).
1.8 meters
16,000kg approx
Keel / Ballast
5,445kg. Full displacement keel.
Hull Material
Composite Hand-laminated fibreglass to waterline. Fibreglass ply composite above.
Deck Material
Fibreglass ply composite. Mahogany deck beams and bowsprit. Full teak fitout below along with gunwales and trims on deck.
The yacht is powered along by a very strong 59 kW (80 H. P. ) Ford Lehman. These engines have been taking boats of all kind around the world for many years and still continue to do so. The engine is linked to the Borg Warner Velvet Drive gear box. Teleflex cable control Morse speed/gear. Three Blade fixed propeller - bronze. Water injected Volvo sealing sleeve. Kobelt Hydraulics 2"ID Steering Cylinder 7050 - B7.5 - Gateway Hydraulics. Kobelt Helm pump unit 7003-Al - Gateway Hydraulics. Kobelt HPU100: Accu-Steer Hydraulic Power Unit. Fully refitted 2016: Sound/Heat proofing. Exhaust blower installed. Major Service and overhaul by Booker Marine in 2017,2018,2019 and 2021. Replaced sealing sleeve, 10/2017. Major service $11,216,12/2017. Gear box service, 05/2018. Full engine and gear box service, 02/2019. Full engine and gear box service, 10/2021. Service booked for 5/9/2023.- All new fuel lines and isolating valves fitted 2016. Two x 210L Atlas polyethylene tanks for fuel. Fuel gauges at nav desk. Two x stainless steel fill points on deck. Port & starboard. Petrol for outboard stores in deck box. 150L Atlas holding tank.
Engine Make
Ford Lehman
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
3,425 hrs at time of listing.
Number Engines
Fuel Consumption
These engines are very economical at all speeds.
Max Speed
6/7kts under power depending on conditions encountered at time.
Cruise Speed
7/8kts under sail, again depending on wind and current conditions.
Three blade propeller
All water systems were fully refitted in 2016. Atlas polyethylene potable water tank holding 150L. Room to accommodate two 400lt bladders under saloon cabin sole.
Force 10 gimbiled stove featuring a 3-burner setup, oven, and grill.
Recently upgraded with a new Gooseneck Sink Mixer, complete with a pull-out spray feature.
Double stainless steel sinks with drainer.
Galley sink outlet connects directly to the sea through a gate valve.
Abundant storage space.
Separate top opening fridge and freezer (rebuilt 2016).
Condenser sets: 2 of Frigomatic Capri 50F 12/24V 90Gr - Veco.
Evaporator plates: 200F - R134A - Veco.
Fridge size: 120L.
Freezer size: 90L.
The Isotherm Electric Hot Water System with Engine Heat - Basic 50L Ex-changer (?Hot Water System). Connects directly to 240V when at shore.
Freshwater Pressure Pump: Jabsco Par-Max 4.3 - 40PSI - 16LPM - 12V.
Jabsco 1Litre Accumulator Tank.
Freshwater system is plumbed with Quick Connect tubing and fittings throughout.
H2Flow - Surface Mount Water Tank Gauge (Topargee) at nav desk.
Space for 2 x 400L water bladders to be installed in bilge. Stainless steel fillers on deck.
Stepping out of the centre cockpit through the twin opening teak doors and teak sliding hatch, down the internal companionway treads, you immediately notice that this yacht has seen some serious care and attention. Its also very noticeable when you further drill down into all lockers and under the cabin soles. There has basically been no stone left unturned when it came time to bite the bullet and embark on what has been a years long project for the owners. Bright work both topsides and below decks is second to none for a vessel of this age and this carries through to electrical and mechanical components as the images attest to.
Initially once below deck, you have the advantage of a deck saloon style view forward and to port and starboard. Directly to port you find a set of draws and access through to the owners stateroom via the owners ensuite. Forward of here is the L shaped saloon seating around a large teak saloon table. Lockers behind and below allow for storage. There is a portable seat tucked under the table for when extra guests arrive. This doubles as more storage if needed. Opposite here you have the top opening refrigeration units located outbound on the starboard side. With the refrigeration tops closed the high gloss teak tops form a long bench the can be utilised for all manner of things. Just forward of here is the aft facing nav station featuring the usual lift up nav desk to allow important navigation tools to be stored near at hand. Access to the 12v switch panel is here as well and we have seen inside this and can confirm that much thought and detail has been put into the wiring and set up.
Amidships and stepping down forward, you enter the king single berth where the berth is to starboard and access to the dedicated head/vanity/shower cabin is to port. The berth has a handy feature in that it can be pulled out to form a double with the addition of another insert. Again, storage here aplenty and guests wont be disappointed. The ensuite is to port and features the electric head, vanity and forward again is the dedicated shower cubical. Back out and forward again you find a large storage locker (with shelves) to port before entering the forward Vee berth. This can double as a single or double berth with the use of an infill. Plenty of lockers above behind feature teak locker doors along with storage below. Forward is access into the chain locker that presents like new. In fact all the bilges and internal lockers are very clean and tidy.
Heading back through the saloon there is port and starboard access through to the owners aft stateroom. Starboard side through the galley or port side through the ensuite. Full headroom through these cabins. The galley is outbound and has a plenty of room for preparing the crews meals or fixing the next 5.00 O'clock nibbles for guests. Heading aft again you then enter the owners stateroom featuring the large king double berth. Storage both port and starboard beside the bed as well as below. Bed head is at rear and follows the fore and aft layout on centerline. Optimising the best place to rest at sea. There is room enough to switch around you positions depending on sailing tack and conditions at the time.
Access to the step in engine room is located in the galley and this sits under the cockpit sole.
Aft master cabin: King-size bunk with wide foot of the bed access.
Mid cabin: King single bunk, expandable to a double with the pull-out and mattress insert.
Focsal: Single bunk located on the starboard side, which transforms into a spacious king-size V-berth with the help of inserts.
All sleeping berths are equipped with personal Caframo Sirocco II fans and opening ports.
Stand-up shower stall with built in seat. Self-draining/pumping via grey box. Flick mixer/flexihose.
Two Planus 12 Volt electric, Arctic, Stella Systems. Salt water plumbed. (can be changed to fresh water system) Toilet Macerator Pump: Jabsco - 46LPM - 12 V (Black Water Pump))
2.4m Zodiac inflatable with foot pump.
Mercury 5hp. Outboard storage mount on stern rail.
See below in Deck Gear.
Ground Tackle
Maxwell RC10 Vertical (Anchor Windlass) with deck foot switch.
Main anchor: Manson Supreme 35lb.
100m Shortlink Galvanised Grade L Chain.
Aft anchor: Heavy duty fortress Danforth.
50m of 6mm chain.
100m of 18mm nylon rode.
Safety Gear
Bilge Pumps: Auto 12V Rule 3600 GPA fitted forward. Auto 12V Rule 1500 GPA fitted aft. Both plumbed out through separate anti-siphons to separate through-hulls. -
Fire extinguishers 3 x 2KG Family First.
Life Jackets (5 x adult & 2 x children's, pull to inflate)
Current flares (x4)
Registered EPIRB RLB-35 Globalfix GPS Float Free EPIRB.
LED Spot light.
Life ring on bracket with light and cover.
Full Electrical refit certificate 2016 Techmarine.
Converted from 110V to 240V
Fully rewired 2016.
Battery Bank: three x 260amp gel batteries and separate start battery fitted in 2020.
Victron Multiplus 12/3000/120-16 Inverter Charger.
Victron Digital Multi Control 200/200A Panel.
Two x Multi-Stage Regulator, 12 volt Includes Harness - Balmar MC-614-H (?Alternator Regulators).
Kid 150 MPPT Solar Charge Controller - Midnite Solar KID.
Two x 100watt solar panels mounted on side rails.
Port and Starboard nav lights.
Masthead light is anchor, navigation combination.
Steaming light.
Deck light.
Stern light.
LED light strips throughout.
TEAC Flat Screen.
Fusion stereo.
Raymarine Axiom 9 with through hull transducers.
Raymarine wind vane transducer.
Raymarine i70 multifunction display (brand new, not fitted).
iCom MF/HF Marine Transceiver - Model IC-M802.
Standard Horizon AIS/GPS GX2200 & Accessories.
Ritchie Compass mounted on wheel binnacle.
Plastimo Tide Clock.
Plastimo Barometer.
Plastimo Hygrometer.
Sail Inventory
Mainsail - fair condition with two x reef points.
Furling Headsail - Fair condition.
Mizzen sail: New Oct 2019.
Two x reef points.
9oz Crosscut Dacron - Bainbridge HSX 922
Fully battened
Mast / Rigging
Masts are deck stepped and are supported below decks by stainless steel tubular compression posts.
Ketch rigged and forward mast rigged as mast head cutter with single on line spreader along with cap shrouds, fore and aft lower shrouds, fore-stay, de-mountable inner fore-stay and bridled back stay. Mizzen mast is rigged independently with a single set of forward raking spreaders with cap shrouds, fore and aft lower shrouds. All standing rigging is 1 x 19 stainless steel wire.
Harken furling system on fore-stay.
Rig rebuild and rig inspection report 17/01/2021.
All spars stripped and repainted (2Pack polyurethane).
All mast cables re-run, including wind, Aerials, AIS.
Stainless steel chain plates through bolted. Original core was removed and replaced with solid fiberglass around the chainplates, giving a much stronger layup than original.
Deck Gear
Classic timber wheel in cockpit.
Jabsco Par-Max 4 High Flow Deck Wash Kit (Salt water inlet pump for toilets).
Tru-Design Y-Valves fitted to both heads for flushing to holding tanks or direct to sea.
Jabsco Shower Drain Pump (?Water Pumps)
8L Whale Grey Waste Tank with float switch.
Antifoul done 09/2022.
Insect mesh for opening side ports and deck hatches.
Internal shade curtains for deck hatches and fixed saloon ports.
New rain/shade covers for side ports. Allows ports to be open at anchor in the rain.
New (2023) Sunbrella boom awnings for main and mizzen booms.
Front awning.
California Dodger with aluminium hard top (needs replacing).
Lazy jack bags for main and mizzen.
Shade mesh covers for fixed saloon ports.
New hatch covers.
New (2023) full cockpit enclosure. Includes clear PVC side panels, mesh shade/insect panels, opening clear PVC sailing panel in top.
Stainless Steel BBQ on aft deck with canvas cover.
Gas storage for 2 x 9kg bottles in deck box with regulator.
Five x Manship hatches - low profile, stainless steel deck hatches.
Eight x Original bronze portholes in aft cabin, galley and aft head were removed, chromed, fitted with new 6mm tinted poly-carbonate and reinstalled during refit.
Winches: Mainsail winch, Primary winches, Roller headsail winch, Mizzen halyard winch, Mainsail Halyard winch.
All running gear replaced 2020/21.
Teak fold out cockpit table.
Stainless steel stanchions.
Three x runs of safety wire.
Extensive refit completed 2016.
All new electrical system, switchboard, cabling, all pumps, lights, regulator, total system.
All new plumbing system, pumps, piping, tanks, toilets.
Skin fittings. Ball valves all replaced with bronze. All new hosing and drainage.
Fuel and water tanks and all hoses and pipes.
Total replacement of decks with 12mm marine ply with 5 layers of epoxy glass over, faired and finished. All non- skid paint (Kiwi-Grip).
All deck fittings removed and replaced or refitted.
New stanchions and 3 runs of 5mm stainless safety wire.
All bulkheads re-bed with 3 layers of epoxy glass.
Extensive reconfiguration and rebuild below decks.
Total bilge flow-coated.
Total strip of all varnish from timber work below. Varnish and repaint.
Total topside decks and coach roof repaint.
All varnish work in top condition.
SPARES: Jabsco Grey water pumps x two.
Jabsco salt water pump.
Two x Solar regulators.
Mainsail traveller system (less track).
Various deck fittings.
Trudesign Y-valve service kits.
Planus solenoid.
Not often do we come across a yacht that has seen so much love and attention put into her. Not to mention the many dollars spent getting her into what is effectively, better than new condition. This was accomplished by current owners, who were planning to sail the worlds oceans with family and friends, all while travelling aboard a yacht that could take them in complete comfort and safety. As an added bonus, her beauty and lines have always commanded very positive feedback from all who have set eyes upon her.
Unfortunately as sometimes happens, plans have changed for them reasonably quickly, so they are stepping back to focus on new land based adventures for now. They have poured their heart and sole into Dreamweaver 111 over the many years we here at Yachtdomain have watched them, almost from the day they purchased through to current times. We have seen no corners cut and in fact during the refit, many important things have been beefed up stronger than her original design brief.
Owners report that there are still some things in the To Do list and they are more than willing to point these out going forward.
If you have been waiting on that special yacht to come along, don't delay in contacting us for further information or to arrange an inspection. We have a fairly extensive file of images showing all manner of details aboard.

Please contact listing broker Rob Devers, Mob: 0407112265 or Email: as I will be delighted to assist.

Disclaimer 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.

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