Nauticat NC-44

1980/44 ft/Seattle, WA

US$ 154,900US


Tim Jorgeson


Substantial Price Reduction to $154,900.

Now at Lake Union Harbor

High Hopes is in great condition and is a fine example of a lovingly cared for Nauticat 44. Throughout her life, High Hopes has been professionally maintained and upgraded. With her amazing pilothouse, handcrafted spacious interiors, and recently updated sails and rigging, this Nauticat 44 is the perfect year round cruising yacht. Rebuilt Bow Thruster 2021, New 2019 B&G touchscreen Chart Plotter - Bottom paint and Buff/Wax completed 09/2021...

All teak decks have been removed and re-glassed and resurfaced with Happy Elephant non-skid Northstar Marine.

All new Septic plumbing and systems with fresh or saltwater flush. New electric heads and holding tanks

Newer Full Batten Main and Mizzen sail bags etc.  2014

Fuel Tank Service 2019

Newer 12v System wiring, Hi output  Dyno batteries, Magnum 2800 Inverter charger, Magnum Battery Monitoring system

NiBrAl Nickel Aluminum Bronze prop


Many upgrades on this stout world cruiser from Finland.



The Nauticat 44 has a beautiful pilothouse which offers 360° visibility and comfortable accommodations for relaxing, eating and entertaining. The light and bright interior is meticulous and very inviting. The interior features incredible handcrafted woodwork throughout and lots of natural light from the hatches and windows. The master stateroom, with a queen size centerline berth, is aft and down a couple of steps from the pilothouse. The recently updated master head is to port and a separate shower stall to starboard. Forward of the Pilothouse and down a few steps is the main salon with a "U-shaped" settee/dinette to port, which converts to a double berth. The salon offers ample room for entertaining and relaxing. Opposite is storage and a buffet. Forward of the settee is the large galley. There is a private large V berth stateroom forward, with a head to Starboard.

  • Upholstery in pilothouse replaced 2000
  • Snap on Mesh window covers
  • Gimballed brass lamps
  • New Dometic marine electric heads fore/aft
  • Dometic tank monitors
  • New custom tanks for septic fore/aft with filtered vents
  • All new Septic system plumbing
  • Deluxe septic system with fresh or saltwater flush
  • Ceramic basins fore/aft
  • Updated Hot/Cold mixers brass fore/aft
  • Webasto Airtop 5000 forced air diesel furnace, ducted thru-out
  • Sony Marine AM/FM/CD stereo w/remote, 208 watts and Aux input
  • Samsung 27” LCD TVs with Blueray players and remotes in both the Salon and Master Stateroom
  • Shakespeare Digital HD TV antenna to both TVs
  • Surround sound in salon with subwoofer

The galley is forward of the salon to port and is "U-Shaped". It has a Broadwater Stainless stove & oven with a beautiful teak spice rack overhead. A Xintrex LPG sniffer controls the LPG system. A double SS sink with H&C pressure water is located on the port counter. There is tons of storage. High Hopes has a Norcold front load fridge w/ freezer, a separate top load 12V deep freezer and a U-Line icemaker located in the buffet counter. A microwave oven with toaster completes the galley.

  • Broadwater SS Stove & Oven
  • Xintrex LPG sniffer
  • New LPG system
  • Norcold Front Load Refer & Freezer
  • U-Line Icemaker
  • Top load Deep Freezer
  • Microwave Oven with Toaster
  • Double SS Sink w/ H&C Pressure Water
  • Plenty of storage
  • B&G Network Quad 2000 both stations
  • Simrad Autopilot 2000 both stations
  • Furuno 1832 36 mi Radar in house
  • 4kw radome w/ 32nm range
  • Icom M127 VHF Radio '00 in house
  • Garmin GPSMap 235 Sounder '00 upper helm
  • Ritchie Compass in wheelhouse '00
  • Suunto Compass at upper helm
  • Schatz Brass Clock & Barometer 
  • Raytheon Raychart 620 in Pilothouse
  • Updated Raytheon WAAS Antenna 2014
Electrical & Systems

High Hopes has a wonderful custom electrical panel and new system wiring in 2000. 

  • Custom DC Panel
  • Seapower AC Generator engine belt driven
  • Power Technology 5kw Power Inverter
  • Large Capacity Battery system
    • 4 6V L16HC High Capacity Marine Deep Cycle Batteries- house 780 Amp hrs (2018)
    • 1 8D for starter
    • 1 8D for windlass/bow thruster (2015)
  • Magnum Inverter/charger - 2800w 100+ Amp Charger 2014
  • Magnum Battery Monitor system in Pilothouse 2014
  • Webasto Airtop 5000 Furnace
Fuel System
  • Dual Racor Fuel filter w/ball valve
  • Fuel tanks emptied, polished & the bottom epoxied (2016)
  • New Fuel Tank inspection ports installed and petcocks (2016)
  • Full batten Mainsail by Doyle (2014)
  • ½ & ½ Mizzen sail by Doyle (2014)
  • Genoa 110% (1996)- Port Townsend Hasse Sails (inspected 2016)
  • Doyle “Cradle Covers” Sailbag system – Main and Mizzen (2014)
  • Doyle “Tides Marine Track and Slide System” on main (2014)


Rigging & Gear

  • Selden mast & boom
  • New Garhauer turn blocks for jib
  • Anderson Self-Tailing primary winches
  • Lazy Jacks
  • Roller Furling Genoa – updated Schaefer 3100
  • New reefing lines/halyards/sheets (2014)
  • New Garhauer 6:1 purchase mainsheet with line control traveler
  • SS fender racks
  • Washdown faucet
  • Large SS Siltala bow sprit
  • Dual Bow rollers
    • All canvas is Navy Sunbrella with leather reinforcements & chafe guards
    • Side door covers
    • Hand Rail covers
    • Winch/Hatch/Toe Rail covers
    • Slider Hatch cover
    • Instrument covers
    • Weather aft deck covers
  • Stanchions installed on aft send of pilot house – integral to primary winches
  • Custom ladder on rail for mid ship access
  •  Large Siltala SS bowsprit 
  • - Dual bow rollers for anchor storage
  • Ground Tackle
    • 45# CQR, 35# Danforth
    • 300' 3/8" BBB Chain
    • ’10 Lofrans Cayman 88 Electric Anchor Windlass
    • Anchor washdown system
    • LARGE CUSTOM SS DAVIT system rated to 1000#
      • Dual winch points
      • Antenna mounts
  • Davit System
  • Large custom built SS Davits rated to 1000lbs- Very impressive!
  • - Dual winch lift points
  • - Antenna mounts
Additional Information
  • All teak decks have been removed and re-glassed and resurfaced with Happy Elephant non-skid Northstar Marine.
  • NEW BOTTOM PAINT (2021).
  • Hull waxed 2021
  • Her shaft log was replaced with PYI Dripless seal and the shaft was replaced with a new one from Siltala Yachts.
  • A DriveSaver coupling was installed between shaft and transmission. 
  • Custom fabricated Nickel/Aluminum/Bronze (NiBrAl) propeller 2014
  • Custom insulated motor enclosure greatly reduces engine noise
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.

To schedule a showing contact Tim Jorgeson C.P.Y.B.




  • Boat NameHigh Hopes
  • BuilderSiltala Yachts
  • ModelNC-44
  • Model Year1980
  • DesignerKaj Gustafsson
  • LOA51 ft
  • Beam12.17 ft
  • Engines Total Power135 hp
  • Number of Engines1
  • Engine BrandFord
  • Engine ModelLehman
  • Engine TypeInboard
  • Engine Power135|horsepower
  • Engine Fuel Typediesel
  • Fresh Water Tanks200|gallon
  • Fuel Tanks250|gallon
  • Holding Tanks|

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