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Frers F & C 44 Boat for Sale

  • Manufacturer: Frers
  • Location: Hayling Island, Hampshire
  • Year: 1983
  • LOA: 43'8" (13.30m)
  • Beam: 12' 6'' (3.81m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 2.3
  • Keel: Centreboard
  • ID no.: 171448
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: Mikuni
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 2
  • Watertank Size: 400 Litres
  • Engine Make: Beta Marine
  • Horsepower: 50hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 200 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 6 knots

Broker Remarks

F & C 44 for sale. WINTER was built by Alberto Cibils in Buenos Aires to a design by German Frers in 1983.The Frers & Cibils 44 has been known for years as a high quality, serious offshore yacht. WINTER is a fast and sea kindly boat, with the added benefit of having shoal draft due to its lifting keel. With a balanced ketch rig, these boats have proven themselves time and time again in ocean crossings or long distance races. A classic passage maker. Handbuilt to high standards, the fiberglass work, carpentry and stainless steel work must be seen to be fully appreciated. Teak laid decks and cockpit. Excellent attention to detail throughout with extensive use of quality hardwood.  Well cared for by her owners.  In the current ownership for 12 years and always stored undercover for winter whilst in the UK, which involves removal of both masts. The masts were repainted in 2016 and the rigging is regularly checked.


Sleeps 6-8 in 2 double and 4 single berths in 2 cabins plus saloon 

  • Internal joinery satin varnished mahogany, professionally re-varnished (2010)
  • Traditional styling and great craftsmanship using best quality hardwoods throughout
  • Plenty of ventilation through many opening side ports as well as large overhead hatches.  All side ports re-chromed and re-glazed (2017)
  • 2 x Goiot traditional hatches re-glazed and restored with replacement arms and catches (2017)
  • Aqua coloured velour upholstery
  • Full headroom
  • Teak and holly striped soles
  • Mikuni warm air heating (2011)
  • Hanging lockers
  • Wet locker


  • L-shaped
  • Plenty of storage lockers and shelf storage
  • Force 10 gimballed 2 x burner cooker with oven and grill (2017)
  • Twin stainless steel sinks with mixer tap
  • Coolbox
  • Frigiboat refrigerator, with small freezer compartment
  • Villeroy and Boch cutlery in custom fitted drawer
  • Complete set of unbreakable cutlery and glasswear (in fitted cupboard in saloon)


  • To port is a U-shaped dinette
  • Full sized centreline dining table with folding leaves
  • Shelf and locker storage outboard of the settee
  • Opposite to starboard is a straight settee berth with bureau and lockers forward and a open shelf outboard and above the settee.
  • Aft in the saloon is a full sized aft facing chart table and nav station with dedicated navigators seat and plenty of storage for gear.
  • Pilot berth
  • Navigation station
  • Chelsea brass clock
  • Chelsea brass barometer

Foreward cabin:

  • Forward and aft of a large anchor locker is the forward cabin with v-berth and infill to make a double.
  • Aft of the bunk and to starboard is a full height hanging locker with shelf storage

Foreward Head:

  • Opposite and to port is the head and shower unit, plenty of storage.  (Both showers have a gravity drain to a holding tank which is pumped out by the manual bilge pump in the Saloon)
  • Counter and wash basin in custom stainless steel.
  • Skipper 11 manual marine toilet

Master cabin:

  • Aft of the galley thru the aft bulkhead is the master stateroom
  • Large single bunk to port
  • Large, full height hanging locker
  • Opposite and to starboard is a double berth and forward of this is the master head and shower unit with plenty of storage

From this cabin there is also access to the aft cockpit with a companionway slightly offset to port

Aft Head:

  • Electric marine toilet (2017)
  • Sink
  • Shower

Mechanical and Rigging

Frers and Cibils 44, Built by Alberto Cibil in Buenos Aires, to a design by German Frers in 1983

  • White hand laid GRP hull, deck and superstructure
  • Centreboard  keel
  • Teak laid decks
  • Teak laid cockpit
  • Teak laid side decks
  • Wheel Steering
  • Topsides repainted (winter 2017-2018)
  • Masts repainted 2016
  • Rudder removed and restored (winter 2017-2018)
  • Underwater hull dried and treated for osmosis (winter 2014-2015)
  • Coppercoat antifouling (winter 2014-2015)
  • Boat wintered under cover whilst in UK
  • Comprehensive records kept of all systems and maintenance
  • SSR#: 123 941

This boat was #46 from a run of about 50 boats constructed between 1979 and 1983.  She therefore benefitted from improved design modifications carried out on the last handful of yachts.  Importantly these relate to revised engine position and configuration, and re- designed chain plate installation to main and mizzen masts.

  • Beta Marina Beta 50, 50 hp diesel engine (2016), Situated beneath companionway steps, accessed fore and aft
  • Low engine hours
  • 130 amp engine alternator
  • Engine last serviced (April 2018)
  • Cruising speed approximately 6 knots
  • Fuel consumption 2.2 litres per hour at 1800 revs
  • Fresh water cooled. Closed circuit fresh water and heat exchanger, cooled by salt water
  • Shaft drive
  • Max prop folding propeller


  • 12v system
  • 5 x 105 Ah gel house batteries (2007)
  • 1 x 105 Ah gel engine battery (2007), Situated beneath aft companionway
  • Xantrex XC 5012 battery charger
  • Shorepower with both 110v and 230v
  • Boat rewired during 2006/2007 re-fit included shorepower sockets for kettle etc.


  • Fuel capacity 200 litres in 1 x fibreglass tank, (situated under aft cockpit)
  • Fresh water capacity 400 litres in 2 x fibreglass tanks
  • Holding tank, capacity unknown

Water System:

  • Pressurised hot and cold water system
  • Water heated via heat exchanger, engine hot water and via shore power when connected


  • Ketch rig
  • Aluminium alloy spars (painted white 2007 and 2016)
  • Stainless steel standing rigging (replaced circa 2005 and regularly checked)
  • Cordage running rigging
  • Slab reefing mainsail
  • Harken headsail furling
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Stack Pack (2017)
  • Lazy Jacks


  • North Sails fully battened mainsail, as new (2017)
  • Northsails fully battened mizzen, as new (2017)
  • Genoa (c2007)
  • Storm Jib (pre 2000, unused)
  • Heavy No1 Jib (seldom used)
  • Large overlapping genoa (seldom used)
  • Spinnaker (pre 2000)
  • Mizzen staysail (pre 2000)
  • Hood Asymmetric spinnaker with snuffer (pre 2005)

All sails in good condition


  • 2 x Barient 32 self tailing winches
  • 2 x Barient 28 self tailing winches
  • Various Barient Lewmar winches for halyards and reefing

All winches regularly serviced


Navigation Equipment:

  • Furuno Radar (disconnected)
  • Furuno Navnet chart plotter
  • B & G Autopilot
  • B & G log and speed
  • B & G wind indicator
  • Platt compass
  • Furuno GPS
  • Furuno navtex
  • B & G echosounder
  • Icom VHF radio with repeater at helm
  • Icom M802 Single Side Band (SSB)

All electronics renewed during 2006-2007 re-fit

Anchoring and Mooring Equipment:

  • Bruce 35lb Stemhead anchor
  • 60 metres 3/8calibrated chain
  • 30lb CQR kedge anchor
  • 5 metres chain
  • 50 metres heavy warp (in stern lazerette)
  • Lewmar electric windlass (in foreward chain locker)
  • Boathook
  • 6 x Avon inflatable fenders
  • 8 x mooring warps

General Equipment:

  • Anchor locker
  • Integral boarding ladder (to port)
  • Stainless steel pushpit
  • Stainless steel pulpit
  • Aft lazerette
  • 2 x Sprayhood (2017)
  • Sail covers (2017)
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Radio and CD player
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Rib Eye TL 260 Dinghy (2009)
  • Suzuki 2.5 hp 4 stroke outboard (2017)

Safety Equipment:

  • Ocean Safety ORC 4 x person liferaft (service due 2019)
  • Lifebuoys
  • McMurdo EPIRB
  • Smartfind
  • Flares (out of date)
  • Searchlight
  • Foghorn
  • Gas Detector (requires new sensor)
  • Radar Reflector
  • Jackstays
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Automatic bilge pump

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