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1979 Cherubini 44

Annapolis, Maryland


Gorgeous, one-of-a-kind Cherubini sailing yacht!  White Hawk is a customized yacht designed by John E Cherubini and built by Lee & Rick Cherubini as the original show boat for Cherubini Boat Company located in Riverside, NJ. White Hawk was the seventh Cherubini built and she is fast, and stable, and beyond beautiful! Recent extensive restoration on her structure and systems, along with careful indoor winter storage keep her at the top of her game. All work has been done by top quality yards.

She has sailed most of her life in protected waters, but her robust construction and unsurpassed sailing ability allow her to be sailed in both light and strong winds, including Chesapeake Gales! Her generous ketch rig allows her to be flexible and manuver throughout many wind speeds.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $299,000
Boat Name: White Hawk
Make: Cherubini
Model: 44
Year: 1979
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Cherubini Boat Company
Designer: John E Cherubini
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 44 ft
Length Overall: 50 ft
Length Of Deck: 44 ft
Waterline Length: 40 ft
Beam: 12 ft
Max Draft: 4'10 ft
Displacement: 28,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 57'9 ft
Ballast: 12,000 lb
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Westerbeke
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 40hp
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 1979


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 75 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 165 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter, Ketch


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Beautiful varnished Honduras Mahogany interior with white pine & spruce overhead throughout.  White Hawk is a 3 cabin/1 head layout. The interior is the best of traditional yacht design and workmanship, which exudes the Cherubini workmanship. There are two aft quarter berths each with a generous single berth. The salon and dining settee, with drop-leaf dining table, are mid-ship. The  head is located forward of the salon and adjacent to the V-berth. The head has toilet and shower to starboard and vanity/sink to port. In the V-berth there are two single berths with ample overhead storage.

  • Beautiful wicker cane insert doors, provide superior ventilation for storage lockers
  • Luke soapstone fireplace (not installed)
  • Fold-up seat in Salon
  • Fold-up seat in Fwd Cabin Vanity
  • Brass Trawler lamp
  • Brass Clock & Barometer
  • (2) bulkhead oil lamps
  • Brass bulkhead inclinometer
  • Luke 3-burner propane stove w/ oven
  • Holding Plate refrigeration 12v/110v
  • H/C pressure water
  • Manual water
  • Double S/S sink
  • Fold up seat at icebox/Nav Station
Electronics and Navigation
  • Furuno 3D NavNet radar & chart plotter
  • Furuno autopilot & wind indicator
  • Marine Stereo
  • Icom VHF w/ RAM mike
  • Danforth Binacle Compass
  • Masthead tri-color
Sails and Rigging
  • Dutchman rigging on main and mizzen
  • Self tending Staysail
  • Schaffer roller furling Yankee or Genoa
  • Club footed staysail self tending w/ removable stay
  • Lewmar 48 ST prime, 44 ST main, 34 ST staysail
  • Sails included: Main, Yankee, Genoa Mizzen staysail, Gennaker
  • Displacement to Waterline ratio is 195
  • Sail Area to Displacement ratio is 19.67
Hull and Deck

Clipper bow, Counter stern with a perfect sheerline.  She has a relatively shallow draft at 4'10" and patented, hydrodynamic "Scheel keel".  Her hull is designed to be easily driven under sail or power.

  • 3-blade Maxprop
  • (1) Delta anchor, (1) CQR anchor both w/ chain & rode
  • VETUS electric windlass
  • Split anchor locker
  • Custom seat on bowsprit
  • (6) chrome Dorade vents
  • Canister liferaft w/ hydrostatic release
  • Elk hide wheel
  • All ports are opening, stainless steel
  • Bimini
  • Cockpit cushions
  • 30 amp shorepower 
  • Refit 2003
  • Racor Fuel Filter
  • Custom Zimmerman fuel filter pressure gauge (by Companionway ladder)
  • 3 blade Max Prop
  • Hand-laid Fiberglass
  • 1/2" thick at sheerline
  • 5/8" thick along topsides
  • 3/4" thick at waterline
  • 7/8" to 11/4" at turn of the bilges
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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