Lions Shade44' Nauticat 1985

British Virgin Islands


  • Yacht Details 44' Nauticat 1985
  • Location British Virgin Islands
  • Engines
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedFeb 22, 2021
  • Asking Price$179,000
  • Cruising Speed8 kn
  • Maximum Speed
  • Max Draft

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  • Cruising Speed: 8 kn
  • Beam: 12' 1''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Displacement: 39,700 lb

Lions Shade Yacht Description

UPDATE Sept 2020 

LIONS SHADE's  Exterior bright work has all been wooded and is receiving new coatings on the handrails, caprails, trimboards, eyebrows and pilothouse doors.

New Generator 2018-19

New Raymarine Radar, Gps , chartplotter displays and antennae 2019-2020

Touch up interior finish where needed.





**I was on board LIONS SHADE in September of 2019 and took new photographs of her in the water and very much in commission-- she looked exceptionally good.**


LIONS SHADE is a well-found example of the typically high standard of the Finnish boatbuilding paradigm. Her below deck arrangement includes the most popular aft cabin layout with a centerline queen-sized berth with the head compartment and stall shower in opposite forward corners.

Forward the Galley is ahead of the Dinette, but uniquely a hanging locker  and long counter with lockers beneath and outboard are fore and aft aligned to Starboard; a second toploading refrigerated ice box is at the forward end before the forward head compartment.

LIONS SHADE has a powerful sail plan with a Sail Pak, fully battened Main & Mizzen Sail. Batt Cars on the Main and Harken furlers for the head sails make it all easy to handle.   

The detail of the Full LISTING describes and dates the many improvements made over the years;some Highlights: 2001 NEW Teak Decks and Barrier cpoating of bottom, 2008 NEW Standing Rigging, 2010 NEW Chartplotter/  Radar/ Log, Depth, Wind, 2015 New pilothouse upholstery, etc.,,, 

Owner would like to hear offers.



LION's SHADE has a generous Owner's cabin aft with the most popular arrangement; a Centerline, queen-sized berth.There are 6 opening portlights and 2 fixed portlights for light and ventilation. In the Port forward corner is the head compartment with toilet and sink and lockers; a stall shower with teak seat and tiled floor is in the corresponding corner to Starboard, each has an opening portlight. There is a hanging locker and many other lockers for storage.There are 8, triple dogged, opening Portlights in the Owner's cabin.

Up 2 steps and forward is the Pilothouse which is notable and characteristic of all Nauticats in design where one has level sightlines, seated or standing from all perspectives. Visibility is a critical, safety issue when conning a vessel from the Pilothouse helm; rare is the pilothouse boatbuilder who has accomplished this. The helm is Centerline with large chart table to Port and lots of chart storage beneath it..Electronics are sited here and instrumentation is arrayed in the eyebrow above. An L-shaped, converting settee is in the aft Port corner and a single settee opposite to Starboard.

There are Opening Pilothouse doors, Port & Starboard, a large Sliding hatch overhead and 2 opening portlights aft; plenty of light & ventilation.

Down 2 steps and forward is the main saloon with a large U-shaped berth and teak dinette table arranged to Port. Opposite is a large hanging locker and a fore aft arranged counter and lockers running down the Starboard side. at the forward end of this counter is a refrigerated ice box. Unlike other Nauticat 44s there are 6 NEW (2014)opening Portlights in the saloon/galley forward head area in addition to overhead hatches and dorades

Next forward is a U-shaped galley to Port opposite the forward, head compartment

Top-loading Icebox to Port w/ Adler Barbour refrigeration/freezer and a 2nd Top-loading Icebox to Starboard with NEW (2010) Isotherm refrigeration A gimballed, 3 burner,propane, stove/oven--NEW 2015. Microwave. A double S/S sink w/ hot & cold pressure water. Lockers and drawers are abundant for pots, pans, utensils and dry stores.

All the way forward is a V-berthed forward cabin. There is a large, overhead hatch w/.storage beneath the berths and outboard Port & Starboard. A filler converts the berth to a double

  • The Teak interior is exactingly joined and richly-finished
  • Teak & Holly cabin soles
  • 2001 NEW Custom mattress, aft cabin Centerline queen
  • Curtains throughout
  • 2001 NEW Leather upholsteryl--main saloon
  • 2015 NEW ultrasuede upholstery--Pilothouse
  • 28,000 BTUS MARINEAIRE reverse cycle, air conditioning
  • 2001 NEW all Countertops, fiddles and Main Saloon Teak table
  • 2010 NEW Flat screen TV
  • 2010 NEW LG BLU RAY Disc player
  • Gimballed hurricane lamp
  • Freshwater Carbon Filter System
  • Seawater foot pump at galley sink
  • Updated Seaward 12 Gallon Hot water heater, eng. & 120V
  • Headliner provides thermal & acoustic insulation and is faced with an easy to clean vinyl. The panels are held in place by finished teak battens which are secured with screws. Panels are removeable for accessing deck hardware fasteners and wire chases.

Hull & Deck


  • Full keel w/ Skeg -hung rudder
  • Original gelcoat
  • 2001 Barrier-coated @Rybovich-Spencer, after bottom-stripping, proper prep etc.


  • NEW September 2020 All Hand rails, cap rails, trim boards, eyebrows and pilothouse doors wooded and refinished
  • September 2020 teak deck refurbished . 2001 NEW Teak Deck
  • Davits
  • 2001 NEW Maxwell Nilsson windlass
  • 2001 NEW Zodiac Inflatable Dinghy & OB
  • (2) Stainless steel framed rubber treads mounted at boarding gates Port & Starboard
  • Swim ladder; transom mounted
  • Bow pulpit with Teak catwalk and 2 anchor rollers
  • Lifelines w/Teak handrail with canvas mooring covers
  • Teak brightwork is varnished and looks very good
  • (2) Teak helm seats with canvas mooring cover
  • (1) Teak double seat with canvas mooring cover
  • 4 deck hatches with canvas mooring covers
  • Canvas awning
  • Docklines
  • Fenders with covers

Sails & Rigging


1996 New Main & Mizzen Sails with SAIL PAK lazy-jack systems, fully- battened, 2 reefs(main)

  • 2001 NEW furling Genoa 120%, UV-leech & foot
  • 2001 New,furling Self-tending Staysail, UV leech & fo
  • 2001 NEW Harken Furler, headstay
  • 2001 NEW Harken Furler, Inner forestay
  • 1996 NEW Batt -Cars
  • 2001 NEW Genoa sheet Lead Blocks
  • 2001 Masts and Booms IMRONED (painted) white
  • Selden Vang, compression strut
  • 2001 Main Traveller with cross-haul
  • 2008 Chainplates inspected
  • 2008 NEW Standing Rigging, stays & shrouds
  • Lewmar 43 Selftailing Primary winches
  • Andersen Halyard and reef winches

Electronics & Navigation

  • 2019 NEW Raymarine Chartplotter/ 48 mi Rada ?GPSr. pilothouse helm station
  • 2019 New Raymarine Chartplotter/ Radar display aft helm station
  • 2019 NEW Antennae for Radar and GPS
  • NECO Autopilot
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • 2010 NEW Raytheon ST-60 Depth, Speedo, log, Wind speed and direction,
  • SSB 735 sideband radio with AH-2 Tuner
  • Ritchie compass w power damp
  • Suunto compass
  • 2010 NEW UNIDENT VHF radio W/ DSC
  • Alpine CDA-117 AM/FM/CD Stereo System
  • TV antenna


  • 2018-19 NEW Northern Lights 7.5 KW Generator
  • 2008 NEW--entire 120V AC system rewired w/ thermal ,plastic, tinned,copper wire
  • 2008 NEW Bass 120V breakered- distribution, panels
  • Batteries-Deep Cycle
  • ---(1) Group 27-- engine& generator starting,
  • ---(4) 8D House batteries
  • (3) Heavy duty, marine grade battery switches
  • (2) 30 AMP shore power outlets, aft helm console
  • 12 Volt distribution breaker panels
  • (2) Shore power cords
  • Heart Interface 2500 inverter/charger
  • 2010 NEW Mastervolt Chargemaster 12/100
  • Running lights
  • Steaming light
  • (2)Deck lights

Engine & Mechanical


  • Ford Lehman 2722E, 135 HP, 6 cylinder, naturally aspirated Diesel engine
  • --1829 Hours since major rebuild
  • 2007 NEW exhaust hoses
  • Groco bronze seastainer
  • (2) Morse single lever gear and throttle controls. one at each helm station
  • (2) Teleflex Capialano Hydraulic steering, 2 helms
  • Visual and audible engine alarms, temperature & oil pressure
  • Borg warner Velvet Drive transmission; 2.1:1 reduction gear
  • VDO Tachometer, oil pressure and temperature gauges
  • VDO fuel guages


  • 400 Gall/day reverse osmosis watermaker (conveys as is)
  • Updated bronze shaft log (water lubricated)
  • Flexible Coupling

Ground Tackle

  • 2001 NEW Lofrans Tigress Electric Windlass, with chain gypysy, warping drum & momentary foot switch and remote control
  • 2001 NEWDelta Fast Set anchor with150' of HT chain
  • 33 # Bruce anchor w/100' of 3- strand nylon rode w/ a chain lead


  • (8) PFDS type II
  • (1) Jim Buoy
  • First Aid Kit
  • EPIRP 406
  • High bilge alarm
  • FIRE WATCH 365 Halon fire suppression system
  • Man overboard pole
  • Safety harnesses


  • Custom Price Winter cover


(2) Fuel Tanks outboard in Engine compartment wings, 285 Galls, painted

2001 NEW RACOR dual fuel/oil separator fuel filters w/ manifold

200 Gallons in a polyethylene tank with cleanout port

(2) Aluminum 20# propane bottle, Marshall P-200 regulator & pressure guage, 2010 NEW Bass solenoid

(1) 40 Gall. holding tank

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