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#10386: 1987 44' Ocean 44 Super Sport
Inventory ID: 10386 Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Year:  1987 Length:  44'
Make:  Ocean Model:  44 Super Sport
Height: N/A Beam: 15.2
Draft: 4.2 Displacement: 36000
Hull Material: Fiberglass HIN: XYU5444FC787
Engines: Twin Detroit Diesel Inboard Engines. Engines submerged. Engines not preserved and seized. All mechanical components submerged in salt water.
Transmission: Detroit Diesel transmissions, submerged, not tested, condition unknown.
Generator/Battery: Kohler 8EOZ generator submerged and seized, in poor condition. Batteries: Water damage to wood battery box prevented access to them. All batteries are in the engine room between the stringers and are dead. Sentry charger was submerged and not serviceable.
Electronics: Two Simrad 9
Ground Tackle: Anchorlift windlass does not appear to have been submerged. Could not test, condition unknown. Noticeable corrosion on gypsy.
Rigging: There is no canvas.
Head: Two heads with sinks, shower and delta electric heads, submerged, not tested.
Galley: Galley with sink, storage, stove (unknown brand), Frigidaire refrigerator, Frigidaire microwave, Raritan Icemaker, all appliances submerged, in poor condition, not tested. Interior with wood trim, salon, forward V-berth, two heads, port stateroom. Upholstery in poor condition, all soft goods removed from vessel except for couches and cushions for them. Headliner has some staining in mid cabin and starboard side aft in salon, otherwise appears in fair condition. All carpet removed.
Trailer: Trailer not included.
Shipping: This item is for Pick-up Only
Shipping Information: Item sold "where is". Assistance with shipping is generally available; however, buyer is responsible for costs of preparing item for shipment and charges for loading vessel onto trailer or transport.
Description: This 1987 44' Ocean 44 Super Sport with Tower partially submerged when port exhaust hose disconnected from the port engine filling the boat with water. Hull does not show damage beyond normal wear for its age. The water rose to the roof level aft to approximately the berth mattress height in the forward cabin. The vessel listed to starboard during the event and water rose to a level above the galley extending athwartship to just below the TV in the salon. Lower cabin spaces, galley and engine room submerged. The water didn't affect the flybridge. No action was taken to preserve the engines, generator, or anything else below deck. Many of the drawers and doors have swelled from water intrusion. Some of these items have fallen off of their hinges and glides. The refrigerator floated out of its cabinet during the submersion and the cabinet is partially disassembled. The wallpaper is peeling in the galley and mid cabin. The parquet floor is partially swollen. All carpet has been removed. The aft and mid bilges have oil and fuel in them. The forward bilge was drained by removing a hose for the head overboard discharge in the forward bilge. The port exhaust tube is plugged at the transom. The running gear does not appear to have any damage. Majority of all systems in the vessel have been submerged. There was no power to the vessel so there was not a possibility to test systems. The entire AC/DC electrical distribution panel has been submerged. Not all equipment could be tested as no power to vessel at time of inspection.


  • AC: CruiseAir submerged, in poor condition, not tested. Split gas system. All units water damaged.
  • Bow pulpit
  • Ice box under ladder in cockpit in appears in fair condition, not tested
  • Gauges and controls: VDO engine gauges appear serviceable but were not tested. Controls were still at lower and Flybridge station. Controls not connected in tower.
  • Flybridge appears in good condition, serviceable for age. There are some windscreen panels for the flybridge that appear to be in fair condition for their age. However, it appears that there are panels missing.
  • Outriggers in good condition for age
  • Rubrail in fair condition for age, some noticeable wear
  • Swim platform no damage noted.
  • Tower: Controls on tower are not connected.
  • Transom door in good condition, works
  • Trim tabs: Bennett system pump was submerged and inoperable. Tabs and actuators appear serviceable.
  • Upholstery, exterior, on Flybridge in fair conditin for age
  • Washdown: fresh water, submerged, in poor condition, unknown brand unit.
  • Washdown: raw water, submerged, in poor condition, unknown brand unit.
  • Water heater submerged, in poor condition. Located under bunk in mid cabin.
  • Windshield/Other windows: Windows in salon do not appear to have been destroyed by the submersion event. Hatches in foredeck are in fair condition for their age.

    Florida 6% state sales tax will apply for Florida residents.

    Storage charges will accrue after the 10 day grace period. Loading fees will apply if no trailer included. Buyer is responsible for loading fees.

    Boat stands are not included.

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