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2002 Beneteau 44' Center Cockpit

Palmetto, Florida




The Beneteau 44' Center Cockpit is arguably one of the best constructed Beneteau's ever built. Every facet of her build shouts "Well Done"! "Grand Cru" is the 3-cabin layout which is preferred by most sailors for cruising comfort.

Never chartered. She has had only two owners, both of whom kept "Grand Cru" as a member of the family. This is a boat, designed by Bruce Farr, capable of taking you cruising to any port in the world, making long passages in a safe and comfortable manner.

Please read her exceptional specifications then give us a call to get aboard. We welcome your most rigid inspection. PREPARE TO BE IMPRESSED!

"Grand Cru" highlights:

  • 85hp Yanmar with 950 hrs..
  • Spectra 300 gallon-per-day Water Maker
  • Fischer Panda 8kw Generator
  • Interior and Exterior Detail - 2018
  • Bow Thruster
  • NEW mainsail
  • AB RIB on Kato Davits w/ 15hp Yamaha
  • Electric Halyard Winch
  • 26,000 BTU's of Air and Heat (1 unit NEW in 2018)
  • NEW Magnum 3000 Watt Inverter/Charger
  • Autopilot
  • HybridTouch Chartplotter and Radar (All 2015)
  • Additional Fuel Capacity (73 gal) Added for Extended Cruising


Basic Boat Info

Price: $169,900
Boat Name: Grand Cru
Make: Beneteau
Model: 44' Center Cockpit
Year: 2002
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Beneteau
Designer: Bruce Farr
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BEY46153I102
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 44 ft
Length Overall: 44'7 ft
Waterline Length: 36'9 ft
Beam: 14 ft
Max Draft: 5'11 ft
Displacement: 23,369 lb
Bridge Clearance: 58'9 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft
Ballast: 6,835 lb
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH3-DTE
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 85hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2002
  • Engine Hours: 950


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 143 gal
Fuel Tank Material: GRP
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 160 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal


Heads Count: 2
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Center Cockpit, Sloop, Cruisers


Gary Monnell
EMAIL: or CELL PHONES: Gary at 727-403-5456 or Preston at 941-400-0050 We realize your time is important and you may drive a long distance so please call in advance to schedule an appointment.
Whiteaker Yacht Sales


Whiteaker Yacht Sales
1035 Riverside Drive
Palmetto, Florida, US, 34221
Tel:727-403-5456 or Preston at 941-400-0050


Master Stateroom: Aft cabin with privacy door, walk-around queen berth, four storage lockers, two hanging lockers, five opening ports, overhead hatch, shelves to port and starboard, mirrored vanity with adjacent storage. Ensuite head with vanity, stainless sink, medicine cabinet, two storage lockers, separate stall shower with seat and tub. Entire stateroom is spacious, light and bright and very accommodating.

Salon Starboard: Two comfortable "chairs", aft facing nav station with flip top chart table and adjacent storage, three cubbies for storage, cabinetry under the nav station, storage cabinetry under the nav station, storage cabinetry hullside, wine locker between the chairs. Huge drawer storage under the seating.

Salon Port: Elevated dining table with large u-shaped settee seating for six for dinner, storage under and aft of the settee, two hullside cabinets, bulkhead bookcase, four fixed ports and an overhead hatch makes the salon light, bright and airy. Hullsides are finished in cherry wood.

Guest Stateroom: Privacy door to the full forward spacious v-berth, six hullside cabinets, hanging locker, under berth storage, two berth lockers, opening port for ventilation and a large overhead hatch.

3rd Stateroom (Bunk Cabin): Located portside just forward of the salon. Privacy door, over/under single berths, hanging locker, two opening ports.

Guest Head: Located on the starboard side, adjacent to the bunk cabin. Composite easy care vanity and sink, two lockers, shower and Jabsco head.

Cockpit: Portside bulkhead steering with dedicated seat and backrest makes for comfort for both the Helmsman and Crew. Varnished teak seating. Beautiful new cockpit dining table. Bimini and fixed dodger.

2018 Improvements
  • NEW UK mainsail
  • NEW 16,000 BTU Air conditioning/ heat for salon
  • Complete interior detail right down to the bilges
  • Entire boat detailed, buffed and waxed
  • Fresh Cetol on all exterior teak
  • Electric windlass rebuilt
  • Backing plates added to bow cleats
  • NEW, beautiful teak cockpit table
  • Hydraulic steering tune-up
  • NEW freshwater pump
  • NEW swim platform shower


  • FrigoBoat 12 volt refrigerator and deep freeze
  • Raritan icemaker
  • Eno 2-burner propane stove w/ oven
  • Sharp microwave oven
  • Double S/S sink
  • Manual pressure water w/ foot pumps for fresh & saltwater at galley
  • Three hullside cabinets
  • Under sink cabinet
  • Food prep shelf inboard w/ cutlery drawer
  • Two under counter cabinets
  • Tall storage locker
  • Sea Gull water purifier
  • Groco pressure water storage tank
  • Stove drawer storage
  • Three opening ports and an overhead hatch provides plenty of light and ventilation
  • (2) 10# Propane tanks
  • Complete set of Beneteau dishware and cutlery
  • Battery Bank: (4) 4D AGM batteries for engine and house, (1) Group 27 for Bowthruster, (1) Group 24 for dinghy motor
  • Fischer Panda 8kw generator w/ 978 hrs.
  • Magnum 3000 watt inverter/ 125 amp charger
  • Xantrex Link Pro battery monitor
  • Balmar Hi-output alternator
  • Blue Seas 120 amp automatic charging relay
  • 12V panel with analog volt/amp gauges
  • Balmar Max Charge regulator
  • 110V panel with analog amp gauge
  • (6) Hella fans
  • (2) 50' 30 amp EEL shore power cords
  • 50 amp to 2-30 amp splitter


  • Raymarine P70 Autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 depth, wind speed & direction
  • Raymarine ST60 Mutiview @ Nav station
  • Raymarine Hybrid Touch E125 chartplotter w/ 18" 4kw HD radar (2015)
  • Qualcomm GlobalStar satelllite phone
  • Standard Horizon VHF w/ AIS and DSC
  • RAM mic at helm
  • Navpods for all instrumentation
  • Samsung TV
  • Blue Ray DVD player
  • Triax digital TV antenna
  • JVC stereo w/ Sirius XM
  • Cockpit & salon speakers
  • Plastimo 6" compass
  • NEW! Cruisair 16,000 BTU reverse cycle AC/Heat
  • SMX II 10,000 BTU reverse cycle AC/Heat
  • Volvo QL BP800 Bow Thruster
  • Spectra MPC300  300 gallon per day watermaker
  • NEW thruster props
  • NEW freshwater water pump (2018)
  • (2) Jabsco manual heads with holding tank
  • (1) Automatic, (1) Manual Bilge pumps
  • Single Lever engine controls
  • Additional 73 gallon fuel tank addded for extended cruising capability
  • Lube oil transfer system
  • Racor fuel filters
  • BC Fire extinguisher
  • CO Fume detector
Deck and Cockpit
  • (1) Delta 35#, (1) Delta 25# anchors
  • Leroy Somer electric windlass (rebuilt 2018)
  • Cockpit bimini with S/S frames
  • Hard fixed dodger
  • Cockpit side curtains
  • Beautiful NEW teak cockpit dining table
  • (4) Dorades with S/S guards
  • Lifesling system
  • Zodiac 6 man liferaft - needs certification
  • 2006 10'6" AB RIB dinghy w/ Sunbrella chaps
  • Kato dinghy davits
  • Edson OB motor mount
  • Dinghy motor has a gas filtration system
  • Bosuns chair
  • (2) Boat hooks
  • Man overboard pole
  • (5) Life jackets
  • (4) Articulating deck chairs
  • Propane BBQ w/ rail mount
  • Safety tethers
  • Winch pocket
  • Swim platform shower
  • Full boat rubrail protection
  • S/S chafe guards at toe rail
  • Fenders & lines
Sails and Rigging
  • Roller furling mainsail and 135% genoa
  • Spinnaker w/ MPS
  • Galerider storm survival system
  • Mainsail is NEW & All other sails in very good condition
  • All lines lead to cockpit thru spinlocks
  • Lewmar winches: 40ST ELECTRIC halyard, 54ST primaries
  • Keel stepped aluminum mast
  • Mainsheet traveler
Brokers Comments/ Additional Information

You would be hard pressed to find a more capable or comfortable cruising boat regardless of marque, size or price. "Grand Cru" represents the finest 44 CC Beneteau on the market. With her exceptional list of "bells and whistles" she is prepared to fulfill your cruising dreams NOW.  

  • All systems manuals on board including complete factory manual and Yanmar service manual
  • DVD on electrical service
  • Good inventory of spares, belts, tools, filters and cleaning products

Owner's personal items not listed here are not a part of the sale. Details of this vessel are offered in good faith but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. While efforts are made to keep this listing up to date, information provided at the time of listing is subject to change if the vessel is on the market for an extended time.  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.

Additional Contact Information

Available for co-brokerage on a 50/50 basis. Brokers not licensed in Florida contact office for details.


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