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  • Yacht Details 44' Island Gypsy 1983
  • Location Crystal River, FL
  • Engines Ford Lehman
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedMay 13, 2020
  • Asking Price$138,500
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Lotus Yacht Description

Showing much newer than her age... LOTUS has been extensively updated and lovingly maintained over the course of her years. She represents an excellent value and opportunity for her next owner to take advantage of the great efforts (and expense) put forth by her current owner and previous owners to make her a one-of-a-kind viable and reliable passagemaker as well as phenomenal liveaboard cruiser. 

A well documented past allows one to look into the thorough refit that took place up until 2013, when the current owner took over and continued the established and appreciated record keeping that instills confidence in an already respected vessel. 

The Island Gypsy 44 Trawler is one of few models of her size that have been noted for making Trans-Atlantic crossings. They are very capable passage makers with notable features being 800 gallon fuel capacity, full prop protecting keel, high freeboard at the bow, three stateroom layout with centerline queen berth in aft master stateroom and spacious accommodations both above and below deck.

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  • Make Ford Lehman
  • Model
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Hours 4905
  • Type Inboard
  • Drive Type Direct


  • Cruising Speed: 7.8 kn
  • Beam: 15' 4''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 4' 3''
  • Displacement: 38,500 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 800|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 300|gallon
  • Holding: 1 x 40|gallon
  • Double Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 2

Vessel Overview


Lotus exhibits the classic trawler profile with a spacious and appealing galley-up interior. She is built on a solid fiberglass, semi-displacement hull with hard chines, lots of freeboard, and a full-length prop-protecting keel. The interior arrangement includes two staterooms forward and a huge, full-beam master stateroom aft. The salon is spacious and both heads include stall showers. Finishing is superb with beautiful Burmese teak and storage is plentiful.

A centerline queen size berth in the master has an incredible amount of storage to both port and starboard. A clever dressing table with vanity is included to starboard. Master head includes a large stall shower. Main salon has the galley up with dinette forward on port, and lower helm station on starboard. Large opening windows within the salon provide a great feeling of openness and space. Forward are the two guest staterooms and guest head. Guest head includes a separate shower area. Guest stateroom forward includes a v berth and tons of storage. Third stateroom includes over-under bunks and engine room access.

The mechanical space is very accessible, with two large floor hatches in the salon that lift to allow unprecedented working space if needed. Extremely clean and well cared for, the engine room shows incredibly well, reflecting the continued care the boat has received over her tenure.


The flush deck design offers a massive gathering place and can accommodate up to 6-8 people comfortably for evening meals, sunsets and cocktails.

Up three steps to the flybridge, one enters the fully enclosed and protected upper helm area with a very nice L shaped settee with table, and two very comfortable STIDD helm chairs in perfect condition. To port is another double bench seat with storage below.

Walking forward one noticed the high gunnels and well-protected wide side decks. The foredeck has a Lewmar Windlass with a 55lb Rocna anchor.

Down a ladder to the large swim platform hangs the 2018 West Marine tender with a 9hp brand new Yamaha (new in 2019, approximately 3 hours total) on new davits. There is a St. Croix outboard lifting bracket installed as well if needed.

She's capable of offshore passages, as well as being a very comfortable liveaboard and/or Great Loop boat.

Vertical clearance:
Mast height: 22'
Fixed Bimini height: 16'6"

The mast can be stepped easily for the 19'6" low bridge on the loop - or if one preferred to modify it that's a possibility too.

Recent Maintenance And Upgrade History


  • New West Marine Tender (2018)
  • New Yamaha 9HP four stroke outboard (2019)
  • Fresh bottom job (AUG 2019)
  • Shaft seals replaced (AUG 2019
  • New davit system for tender (AUG 2019)
  • Bonding system inspection (AUG 2019)
  • Injector nozzles replaced on Gen Set (AUG 2019)
  • Heat exchangers cleaned and pressure tested (JAN 2018
  • Garmin GPSmap 942 Touchscreen MFD (NEW 2018)
  • Replaced raw water pumps (port/starboard) (AUG 2018)
  • All 8D house and start batteries replaced (NEW 2018)
  • Gen start battery replaced (NEW NOV 2019)
  • Transmission damper plates replaced (NEW 2017)
  • Raw water alarm installation (NOV 2017)
  • Spare props included
  • Fresh detail
  • Full records for any and all maintenance performed
  • Excellent history of care

Refit Period (2010-2013)

Engine and Mechanical

  • Stainless steel propeller shafts
  • Bronze propellers
  • Cutlass bearings
  • Fuel tanks replaced with epoxied Aluminum tanks
  • Welded polyethylene water tanks
  • Welded polyethylene holding tank
  • All exhaust hoses for mains and generator
  • Two sets of heat exchangers, transmissions and oil coolers
  • Hydraulic steering cylinder
  • Two (2) 90 amp Prestolite alternators
  • Two (2) Walker Airsep closed system air cleaners
  • MarineAir Turbo 16,000 btu AC unit in main salon
  • MarineAir Turbo 12,000 btu AC unit in Master
  • MarineAir Turbo 10,000 btu AC unit in V berth
  • Two (2) Stainless steel exhaust elbows
  • Eight (8) carbon brushes on genset
  • Three (3) 2000 GPH bilge pumps
  • Emergency Whale hand pump
  • AC pump and motor
  • Generator muffler


  • Sony stereo system
  • Hot water heater
  • U Line icemaker
  • Two (2) Head motors, seals, gaskets, seats

Hull and Deck

  • All through-hulls (8 ball valve type)
  • Exterior shower on swim platform
  • Rocna 55# Anchor
  • 3/8 G40 Anchor chain – 150 feet
  • Secondary rode 100
  • Newly built divided anchor locker
  • LED lighting
  • Stainless steel air horns
  • 3 Custom shade screens for aft deck
  • Textaline covers for forward and side windows
  • Two (2) Stidd helm chairs on flybridge
  • New Teak decking on aft deck, side decks, foredeck and flybridge
  • Foam cushions throughout
  • Tempered etched glass windows at aft cabin and main salon doors
  • New teak swim platform
  • Custom build boarding and swim ladder
  • Lifting crane for outboard motor


  • New teak handles for fore and aft companionways
  • All new LED interior lighting
  • Two carbon water filters
  • Foam cushions throughout


  • Garmin 3010 Full Network
  • Garmin Radar
  • Garmin Sonar
  • Garmin Transducer
  • XM Satellite Radio and Weather Capable
  • Video Cameras
  • Raymarine ST-60 depth finder
  • Remanufactured Furuno NavTex weather printer
  • Simrad Autopilot
  • Lower helm tachometers (2)
  • Smart charging and inverter system
  • Exterior speaker for loudhailer


  • Salon floors stripped and varnished with 20 coats of varnish
  • All teak decks replaced
  • All windows rebedded including tracks and seals
  • Repainted with Awlgrip Awlcraft 2000 white
  • Rebuild and re-chromed Lucas windlass
  • Rebuilt both (2) velvet drive transmissions
  • Rebuilt generator cooling system
  • Fiberglass bottom peeled with six (6) coats epoxy and eight (8) coats Interlux 2000
  • Repacked rudder shaft seals
  • New bronze port lights
  • Complete set of parts for offshore crossing


Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Denison Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by SYS Yacht Sales.


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