Jeanneau 44DS Sun Odyssey

AU $395,000 Finance
44' - 13.41m
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location
Cairns City Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material

Now in Cairns, this immaculately presented 2 stateroom owner version Jeanneau 44DS has had one owner since she was acquired new in 2012, where she was enjoyed as an inshore and coastal cruiser on weekends in Pittwater and Sydney Harbour until early 2016.

In 2016, after significant investments in major upgrades and additions to sail inventory, rigging, electrics, electronics, appliances and safety equipment, she was transformed into a fully equipped and extremely comfortable live aboard cruising yacht and spent 2016 until March 2021 up the east coast of Australia and into the spectacular cruising grounds of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, returning to Darwin in March 2021.

With a furled mainsail and 105% genoa (new UV suncover 2020) and all sheets leading into the cockpit, she is perfect for short handed sailing, having no need to leave the comfort of the cockpit during passages. A bow-thruster makes berthing her in marinas a breeze.

A spectacular pink and grey MPS Asymmetrical Tri-radial spinnaker with sock was added in 2017, which provides exceptional performance in trade and downwind sailing. The sail inventory is completed with an unused staysail for more extreme sailing conditions.

The original rigging was upgraded with a spinnaker pole and mast mount, boom preventer, dyneema inner stay, three mast halyards and a newly replaced genoa furling drum (2020), providing everything needed for all sailing conditions. The rigging has been regularly inspected.

Access to the yacht is easy, as you enter via the teak steps at the transom, direct from the marina dock or tender. From there, you are greeted with an extremely spacious and comfortable cockpit, with beautiful teak floor, seating and teak folding cockpit table. The cockpit is perfect for both entertaining and as a live-aboard, with rail mounted gas BBQ and 2 speakers for listening to your favourite music.

The original push-pit was extended for safety and for the fitting of a large 3-bow bimini, which includes overhead white and red LED lighting. A deluxe spray dodger, with grab rails and a cover to protect the screens and provide shade from the heat of the sun, is connected to the bimini via a link-sheet with attachable side shades, for added protection from the weather whilst at anchor.

This amazing cockpit can be fully enclosed, with a selection of both clear and mesh screens, which converts the cockpit into another enclosed living space, ideal in bad weather conditions at anchor and provides added safety and comfort during sailing passages.

The cockpit has 3 large storage lockers and a gas bottle locker with 2×4L gas bottles.
There are 2 steering wheels allowing superb visibility and 4 Harken winches.

The yacht has the best state of the art B&G electronics with a 9" Zeus3 chart plotter (enclosed in a Navpod) with Australian and SE Asian charts, two multi-function Triton2 displays (one on each helm) and a Triton2 Autopilot controller. The suite of electronics also includes a 4G radar, AIS transceiver and VHF splitter, Forward scan transducer (to assist with anchoring), NAC-3 Autopilot computer and wind and DST instruments.

For communication needs, there is a VHF radio and an Iridium Go Satellite mount at the navigation station, with external rail mounted satellite antenna.

Entering the light and airy main cabin, the L-shaped galley and spacious U-shaped dinette are to starboard, with navigation station and roomy chaise lounge to the port. The galley has plenty of counter space, a large top loading fridge, double sink, with counter cover and stove. There is a separate freezer fitted under the navigation station. Amazing airflow and natural light is provided by large windows, portholes and an abundance of hatches. This deck saloon has vast storage capacity, including deep underfloor, which houses the additional fuel tank and electric portable rainman watermaker. The dinette converts into a double bed with included infills. The saloon base cushion foam was all replaced in early 2021. There is a 22" TV, entertainment system and Bose speakers for those evenings relaxing inside this beautiful saloon.

To the aft is the cavernous owners stateroom, with enormous king sized bed (foam replaced in 2021), volumes of storage space and access to the manual day head with shower and fitted screen.

To the fore is a very spacious double cabin, with ensuite electric head and shower and a business/vanity desk. This cabin is so spacious and with plentiful storage that it could also be used as the owner's suite.

For power needs, extensive upgrades include an 1800W inverter, 720amh Fullriver AGM house batteries (new in October 2021) 100amh high output Balmar alternator, 660W (4×165W) semi-flexible solar panels (2020) zipped onto the bimini, 4×240V and 5×12V power sockets. With a Honda EU20i petrol generator (stored in a cockpit locker), an emergency parallel battery switch and battery monitor, this yacht has been kitted out perfectly with everything required for a life on the water.

She has a generous 530L of fresh water capacity and Rainman portable watermaker which makes ~130L ph. The original fuel capacity was increased substantially with the addition of a secondary 156L fuel tank under the cabin floor with an electric transfer pump which to increase cruising range and reduce the fuel stops!

A 20kg Rocna anchor, 45m of chain (replaced in mid-2020), chain counter, 100m of rode, 100m of mooring line and a secondary CQR anchor enables safe and secure anchoring and mooring of this yacht. A combined fresh and saltwater deckhose has also been fitted to clean the decks and ground tackle.

With her chine hull, deep keel, full sail inventory and folding prop, she is an outstanding performing monohull in all wind angles, enabling covering long distances quickly and in style. These yachts are often used for racing too!

She was hauled out, anti-fouled, propspeed applied to the prop, sail drive lower oil seals and anodes were all replaced in June 2021.

This stunning looking yacht, with her beautiful grey sloping eyelids, has been exceptionally well maintained and upgraded and is extensively equipped for immediate coastal cruising or a live-aboard life of offshore cruising, as her current owners have enjoyed for the past few years.

The yacht is currently in Cairns, QLD and can be viewed and purchased in Cairns, otherwise the current owners are prepared to deliver down the east coast of Australia.

AU $395,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Launch Year
44' - 13.41m
Keel / Ballast
3,150kg fin keel
Vessel Location
Cairns City
Rego Expiry
Philippe Briand
Hull Material
Decks Material
4JH5E Diesel
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Fuel Consumption
3L per hour
Max Speed
8 knots approx
Cruise Speed
7 knots approx
Yanmar SD50 Saildrive with 3 blade Flexofold prop
Maxpower CT100 Bowthruster
Honda portable EU20
356L (200L main plus 156L reserve with transfer pump)
Zodiac 2.4m inflatable high pressure floor
Yamaha 2HP 2 stroke
3-bow bimini, fitted to extended stainless steel pushpit, with white & red LED lights and linksheet
Deluxe Dodger with screen cover
Side and aft screens (mesh and clears) enclosing cockpit, cockpit and other miscellaneus covers
Deck saloon 2 cabin owner version, with abundant light and windows, main saloon with U-shaped dinette (covertible into double bed) with facing chaise lounge and navigation station. Aft, full width cabin with king sized bed and access to day head and shower. Large fore cabin with double bed, vanity desk and ensuite. Vast storage areas throughout the vessel make it perfect for long-term cruising.
2 cabin version
6 people in two cabins and dinette conversion
2 with shower screens plus cockpit
1 electric Jabsco forward, 1 manual Jabsco aft, both with 80L holding tanks.
Fusion 22" TV
Fusion IP700i entertainment system
Bose sound system in saloon and 2 cockpit speakers
L-shaped galley with white stone composite worktops, double sink with folding worktop bench. Freshwater hot/cold combined tap with extendable hose.
190L top loading with ice box
65L front loading Isotherm under navigation table.
2 burner with oven.
Rainman electric portable high output (~130L ph)
Hot Water
Quick 40L hotwater tank (shore power and engine heated).
Ground Tackle
20kg Rocna with 45m chain (replaced in 2020) + 100m warp
spare 20kg Manson Supreme CQR with 10m chain
Quick windlass with chaincounter
100m mooring line
Safety Gear
Offshore category. Emergency tiller.
Bilge Pumps
Rule 1100gph plus manual
Life Raft
8 man RFD liferaft
Life Jackets
Fire Protection
3 fire extinguishers plus fire blanket
12V system with Cristec battery charger and shore power lead.
1800W Xantrex inverter.
Enerdrive battery monitor.
5 x 12v sockets, 4 x 240V sockets.
Balmar 100Amh alternator and Balmar regulator.
4 x 165W (660W total) semi-flexible solar panels (2020) zipped onto bimini with Victron 75/50 MPPT controller.
120Amh x 6 Fullriver AGM house (October 2021), 100Amh lead acid engine starter (October 2021) & 2 x 45Amh AGM bow-thruster (2020).
Emergency parallel battery switch.
Electronics / Navigation
B&G Zeus3 9" chartplotter in Navpod with built in wifi module.
2 x B&G Triton2 displays. Wind, depth, speed.
B&G Triton2 Autopilot controller with NAC-3 computer
B&G 4G Radar.
B&G forwardscan.
B&G NAIS400 AIS transceiver and NSPL splitter.
Lowrance LVR-250 VHF
Iridium Go Satellite mounting and external antenna (not included Iridium Go module)
Sail Inventory
Inmast furling mainsail.
105% furling genoa (new UV strip in 2020).
MPS Asymmetric Triradial with snuffer (136m2 2017).
Staysail (26m2 and unused).
Mast / Rigging
Sparcraft Aluminium fractional. Masthead and fractional halyards.
Wire side and backstays.
Dyneema inner stay.
Spinnaker pole with mast storage system.
Boom preventer system.
Running rigging led aft under garage plus deck fittings.
Facnor furler (replaced 2020)
Deck Gear
4 Harken winches (2x40 2 speed and 2x46 2 speed)
Fresh and saltwater deck wash.
Galleymate Gas BBQ with 2 x 4L gas bottles.
Teak cockpit floor and folding table.
New aft bed foam (2021)
New saloon base cushion foam (2021)
Anti-fouled, propspeed, sail drive lower oil seals and anodes replaced (June 2021)
New 720amh (6x120amh) Fullriver AGM House battery bank (October 2021)

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