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1994 Bruce Roberts Offshore 44

New Orleans, Louisiana


JUST REDUCED! NOW $39,500 (previously $44,500)  IT'S TIME TO BUY!"Misnomer" is a Bruce Roberts 44 Center Cockpit Ketch.  Her steel hull was built in 1994, in Appleton, Wisconsin, but not launched until several years later after her interior was completed. (97/98)  She was sailed and kept in the fresh water of the Great Lakes until her present owner moved her south to warmer climes and open water access. (2009) Exhibiting a timeless design, these steel hulled boats are constructed to be strong, safe, comfortable, and good to live aboard.  Presently kept on the hard, where you can readily inspect her hull and admire her STAINLESS STEEL CLAD (1/4") KEEL and NEW propeller, she waits for your approval.  She comes with loads of spares AND new safety equipment (6 man life raft & EPIRB) A paint job and AC work should have her travel ready.  NO OFFER WILL GO UNCONSIDERED.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $39,500
Boat Name: Misnomer
Make: Bruce Roberts
Model: Offshore 44
Year: 1994
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Bruce Roberts
Construction: Steel
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Other


Length: 44 ft
Length Overall: 44'8 ft
Beam: 12'9 ft
Max Draft: 7 ft
Bridge Clearance: 55 ft
Single Berths: 7
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Universal
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 234 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 250 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 15 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Ketch


Menette Burns
Whelton Marine Brokerage


Whelton Marine
700 Mariner's Plaza Drive, Ste 707
Mandeville, Louisiana, US, 70448

Misnomer boasts a large open saloon with ample natural light and ventilation, generous prep and stowage in the galley, plentiful sleeping and stowage space in the forward cabin, and a surprising amount of sleeping and stowage in the aft captain's cabin including large flat areas for chart usage.  Steel bulkheads separate cabin spaces.
  • Starboard & Port Saloon Settees convert to starboard and port bunks to sleep four
  • Saloon Centerline Teak Drop-leaf Table opens to Port
  • Upholstery is clean and cushions are comfortable
  • Extra large Hanging Locker with Good Ventilation
  • Salon overhead Hatch
  • Teak Companionway Steps
  • Stainless Steel Opening Port Lights
  • Wall Mounted TV
  • In Line Galley with Lots of Stowage
  • Force 10 Propane Gimbaled Marine Stove, 3 Burner with Oven
  • NEW Sea Frost 12V Refrigeration
  • Large Stainless Steel Sink with Pressure Hot & Cold Water and Manual Pump
  • Extra Large Counter/Prep Area
  • Fan
  • Stainless Steel Opening Port Light
  • Large Forward Starboard Head Compartment 
  • Manual Pump Head
  • Hot & Cold Pressure Water
  • Manual Pump Water with Foot Pedal Control
  • 2 Storage Shelves
  • Stainless Steel Opening Port Light
Forward Cabin:
  • Double Bunk
  • Extra Large Hanging Locker
  • Overhead Hatch
  • Stainless Steel Opening Port Lights
Aft Captain's Cabin:
  • Over-sized Berth
  • 4 Storage Lockers
  • Overhead Hatch 
  • 4 Stainless Steel Opening Port Lights
Helm & Electronics
  • Raymarine C90 Chart Plotter Multifunction Display
  • Horizon Chart Plotter
  • Navionics Chips
  • Raytheon Autopilot with NEW oversized RAM, NEW RAM, NEW hoses
  • Hydraulic Steering 
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • NEW 2018 Radar
  • NEW AIS Receiver
  • 300 watts of Solar
  • Solar Charge Controller
  • 2 Extra Solar Panels (100 watts) & Separate Controller Uninstalled
  • NEW Wind Instruments (uninstalled)
  • Weems & Plath Barometer
  • Weems & Plath Chronometer
Mechanical & Electrical
  • Universal Diesel Engine
  • Separate Starter Battery
  • NEW Injectors
  • Alternator
  • (3) 4D Lead Acid Batteries (need replacing, new ones purchased)
  • AC/DC Distribution Panel
  • Navigation Lights
  • 12V Interior Lighting
  • Jabsco Electric Automatic Bilge Pump
  • Whale Pump
  • Fresh Water System with Pressure Tank
  • Water Heater
  • NEW Sea Frost Refrigeration
  • 2 Water Tanks 125 gallons each (250 gallons total)
  • 5000 BTU Marine Heat Pump AC (needs servicing)
Hull & Deck
  • NEW (2017) Lofrans Tigres Electric 12V Windlass with Foot Control
  • 180' of 3/8" Chain 
  • Danforth Anchor
  • Stainless Steel Mooring Cleats
  • Stainless Steel Bow & Stern Pulpits
  • Double Lifelines
  • Port & Starboard Boarding Gates
  • Barient Primary & Secondary Winches
  • Custom Made Dinghy Davits
Sails & Rigging
  • Stainless Steel Mast
  • Stainless Steel Boom
  • Main
  • Genoa
  • Jib
  • Mizzen
  • Storm Trisail
  • Storm Jib
  • Harken Roller Furling System
  • Hard Bimini
  • Dodger
  • Outboard Motor Mount
Additional Equipment/Safety Gear
Misnomer comes with more extra equipment and spares than can be listed here but to give a sample:
  • NEW 6 Man Revere Life Raft
  • NEW SmartFind EPERB
  • Steel Security Grates for all Hatches
  • 20hp outboard motor (in addition to the new Yamaha 4 stroke)
  • Kayak
  • Welder
  • Spare Bilge Pump and Whale Pump
  • Spare Transmission
  • Spare Starter
  • Spare Fuel Pump
  • Spare Impeller Pump
  • Extra Solar Panels (100 Watts) & Controller (to be mounted on dodger)
  • and more!
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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