44' (13.46m) Sun Deck - Sea Fever
If you plan to cruise the islands this winter Sea Fever, a 1987 Symbol 44 MK II, is ready to go; just add your provisions and personal items. She just returned from a 1000 mile, 3 month Bahama cruise and is ready for her next adventure and a new owner who has caught the fever!
- Lighthouse Point Florida United States
- Sun Deck
- Fiberglass Hull
Sea Fever is a 1987 Symbol 44 Sun Deck MK II, and A VETERAN OF AMERICA’S GREAT LOOP. Symbol was founded in 1982 and established a solid reputation for quality “semi-custom” vessels built in Taiwan, using skilled labor providing quality craftsmanship.
The two staterooms, with ensuite heads with separate showers, as well as the additional dinette and flybridge berths, make Sea Fever the perfect vessel for two cruising couples or a family, for cruising local waters or offshore islands, for long weekends or living-aboard full time. Sea Fever can do it all.
The current owner, a mechanical engineer, spent many months updating Sea Fever before cruising the Atlantic Coast, the Florida Keys, and the islands of the Bahamas. Sea Fever is outfitted for extended cruising and life at anchor. During a recent three month cruise to the islands of the Bahamas, Sea Fever only spent two nights docked at marinas, and never needed to purchase water.
The owner reports that she runs very economically on one engine, doing 7.5 knots, while sipping about 4.3 GPH. However, Sea Fever is capable of planing at 19 knots.
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LOA: 44' 2" (13.46 Meters)
Type: Power - Used
Beam: 14' 9"
Bridge Clearance: 18' 7"
Draft Max: 3' 10"
Draft Min: ' "
Double Berths: 2
Queen Berths: 1
Full Beam Master: Yes
Maximum Speed: Knots
Cruise Speed: Knots
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Tank: 530 Gallons (2006.27 Liters)
Fresh Water: 250 Gallons (946.35 Liters)
Holding Tank: 25 Gallons (94.64 Liters)
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1987 Symbol Sun Deck Vessel Walk-Through
As an aft-cabin motor yacht, boarding Sea Fever is via the swim platform from a floating dock, if the dinghy is in the water, and up the ladder, or via either mid-ship side entrance from fixed docks. Steps lead from the aft sun deck up to the bridge or down to the salon. Full sidewalks lead to the foredeck and bow.
The salon features free standing furniture, including a settee to port and two reclining chairs to starboard. The galley is a few steps down, to starboard. The dinette is across from the galley. The ensuite guest stateroom is forward. The ensuite master stateroom is aft a few steps down from the salon.
The engine room is accessed through the stairs both forward and aft, as well as through removable hatches in the salon sole.
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Accommodations
The salon is five steps down from the aft sun deck on Sea Fever, through a smoked tempered glass door with a dampener closer to keep the door from slamming shut. A wood hand hold is mounted above the steps, as well as an LED light, and there are shelves on either side. The bottom step has a courtesy light. The wood stairs have decorative handrails that are just some of the examples of the quality joinery on Sea Fever.
The sole of the salon is carpeted; the carpets were new in 2019 and have bound edges so they can be easily removed to access the engine hatches. There is also sound insulation under the carpeting.
A dark blue fabric upholstered bench seat is aft to port in front of the 36” smart TV which is mounted on a swing arm. There is salon storage under the bench. A light blue fabric loveseat (2021) is also to port. A teak hi/lo table with fold-down sides can be used in front of the loveseat for additional dining space. The table features an etched gull design. Forward to port is a cabinet with a neutral Corian counter; two separate openings reveal a bar with bottle and glass storage. A large double door cabinet below provides salon storage. A U-Line ice maker is built into the cabinet.
Two neutral colored leatherette adjustable chairs with extending footrests are to starboard, with a round wood and glass occasional table between them, with a swing-out leaf. Forward to starboard is also a cabinet with a neutral Corian counter; two separate openings reveal more storage areas. A large double cabinet below provides even more salon storage. There are opening windows at both port and starboard for fresh air ventilation with white blinds (2021).
Additional storage, perfect for spare parts, is in the three cabinets at the level of the sole, along the outside of each bulkhead. The salon also features: a teak hand hold down the center of the headliner, two Cybernet stereo speakers in the headliner, four LED ceiling fixtures, two electrical outlets on each outside bulkhead, a hand-held VHF mounted to starboard, a fire extinguisher, a Marine Air reverse cycle AC/heat unit, two directional lights over the bar to port, and a weather station on the shelf under the TV.
There is 6’6” of headroom throughout the salon.
The galley on Sea Fever is forward and three steps down from the salon, to starboard. The large front windshield windows allow plenty of natural light. An opening hatch over the refrigerator, with a snap on cover, provides additional light and fresh air ventilation.
The galley features include: neutral Corian countertops with good workspace, a double molded-in sink, a faucet with a sprayer, a built-in Oster microwave oven (2021), a Norcold 12v refrigerator/freezer with an auxiliary cabinet cooling fan (2022), LED lighting over the sink and the stove, a teak and holly sole, a Greystone propane three burner cooktop and oven with a Trident propane control panel and safety propane gas sensor (2021) which replaced an electric stove, an exhaust fan over the stove, a GFI electrical outlet for small appliances which is powered by the invertor, a smoke detector, and a fire extinguisher. The decorative backsplash was new in 2021.
Galley storage includes: an open area beside the propane stove with two pull-out metal shelves, a double door storage cabinet under the sink, three lower drawers, a shelf over the counter and sink, a large lower cabinet next to the refrigerator with a shelf and deep storage, and a drawer under the stove. There is additional pantry storage under the hatch in the sole. A handy spice rack is over the stove.
The dinette is to port on Sea Fever across from the galley, on the same level. Six people can be seated comfortably at the neutral leatherette U-shaped banquette. The beautiful teak dining table can be manually lowered to convert the dinette to an additional berth. The teak and holly sole continues from the galley into the dinette.
There are three storage cabinets with teak lattice doors on the bulkhead wall. The doors show the craftsmanship that is throughout the vessel. The directional lighting fixtures are LED, and there is an electrical outlet. There is additional storage available under the banquette cushions, and in a drawer at the end of the forward banquette section.
The master stateroom on Sea Fever is aft four steps down from the salon. It features a centerline queen sized walk-around berth. Nightstands on either side of the berth have two storage cubbies beneath them with courtesy lights. The sole is carpeted (2019). There is a large hatch to the swim platform centered on the wall behind the berth, and double door storage cabinets at ceiling height on each side of the hatch.
The outside bulkheads on either side of the full-beam stateroom are lined with cabinets with louvered doors, with an upper shelf below curtained windows. They are a combination of lighted hanging lockers and shelved storage. One of the cabinets currently with shelving, to starboard once housed a combination washer/dryer; that cabinet is still plumbed to add a washer/dryer if the new owner wishes. There is additional cabinet storage below that locker. The water maker is located in the bottom of a lighted hanging locker to port, which is really handy for changing the filters and other routine maintenance.
An opening across from the berth houses a 19” Toshiba TV with cable TV hookup. There is a deep double door storage cabinet below.
The master stateroom also features: two directional reading lights, four LED lights in the ceiling, courtesy lights around the bottom of the berth, a courtesy light at the bottom of the steps from the salon, two Cybernet stereo speakers in the rear, a CO detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, an electrical outlet at each nightstand (starboard outlet powered by the inverter) as well as aft on each upper shelf, headroom of 6’6”, a full length mirror, and curtained windows over the side cabinets. The control panel for the solar panels is mounted to port, near the berth. The Marine Air reverse cycle AC/heat unit is to forward of the berth, with a door to close off the vent.
There is a sight glass for the fresh water tank, which is located under the berth. Access to the rudder compartment is under the berth.
The split ensuite master head is to port with the separate shower stall to starboard.
SPLIT MASTER HEAD AND SHOWER
The large ensuite master shower stall is to starboard on Sea Fever. It has a teak floor grate; the shower floor was rebuilt in 2018. The shower also has a seat/shelf with a double door storage cabinet, an opening window, a towel bar, a light, an exhaust fan, a louvered teak door, and a hand held shower head. Headroom in the shower is 6’5”. A three prong towel/robe hook is mounted outside the door.
The ensuite master head is to port on Sea Fever. An LED light fixture is over the louvered door in the master stateroom. The electric Jabsco head has a Lectrasan USCG approved wastewater treatment system, with a selector valve for diverting to the holding tank while in no-discharge zones (2021).
The large vanity in the master head features: a large LED light over the vanity, a molded sink, a brushed nickel faucet, a large mirror, and double door storage under the vanity with two shelves, a wall cabinet with three shelves, a curtained window over the fixed mirror, a towel bar, a toilet paper holder, a GFI electrical outlet, headroom of 6’6”, and a teak and holly sole.
The VIP/guest stateroom on Sea Fever is one step down forward of the galley. There is a double berth on the portside bulkhead with starboard side entry. There is 6’6” of headroom in the dressing area, which features a neutral fabric bench to starboard as well as a louvered door hanging locker, and full length mirror with a light. The Marine Air reverse cycle AC/heat unit is to starboard, with a door to close off the vent.
The VIP/guest stateroom has two curtained opening portlights as well as an overhead hatch. Storage is available on the shelves at both port and starboard, in the three cabinets forward, and the hanging locker to starboard. There is also a huge storage area under the berth with a convenient cabinet door for access, as well as storage under the bench.
The other features of the VIP/guest stateroom include: two LED lights in the headliner, two directional reading lights, a Toshiba 19” TV with cable hookup, an electrical outlet at the starboard shelf, a courtesy light at the floor under the bench, a fire extinguisher, a CO detector, a smoke detector, neutral padded vinyl headliner and walls, a carpeted sole (2019), and an ensuite head.
The anchor lockers are separate from the cabin, so there is no access to the anchor locker from the cabin, and therefore, no anchor locker odors to deal with in the cabin.
The guest head on Sea Fever is to port, ensuite in the VIP/guest stateroom. The headroom is 6’7”.
There is a separate stall shower, with a teak grate in the floor and a hatch in the ceiling. The shower also has a shower curtain, a seat/shelf with a double door storage cabinet, a towel bar, a light, an exhaust fan, and a hand held shower head. Headroom in the shower is 6’6”.
The electric Jabsco head has a Lectrasan USCG approved wastewater treatment system, with a selector valve for diverting to the holding tank while in no-discharge zones (2021).
The vanity in the VIP/guest head features: a molded sink, a brushed nickel faucet, an LED light fixture, a GFI electrical outlet, a large mirrored cabinet with storage, storage under the vanity with a toilet paper dispenser mounted on the inside of the door, a small storage drawer, an open storage area over the mirror, and a towel bar. There is a teak and holly sole, and headroom of 6’4”.
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Hull and Deck
The aft deck can be reached via the ladder from the swim platform through the transom door, or from either sidewalk, three steps up. The entire deck is non-skid and carpeted with dark blue indoor/outdoor carpeting. There is a hard top, where the solar panels are mounted. Two LED lights and two stainless steel handrails are on the ceiling.
The roomy aft deck is the perfect place to watch the sunrise with a cup of coffee, or the sunset with your favorite after-five beverage. The teak deck furniture includes a bench and two adjustable lounge chairs, which were refinished in 2021. The cushions were replaced at the same time. The headroom on the aft deck is 6’6”.
The entire sun deck can be enclosed by solid white canvas curtains. One sunshade panel is available and can be used in various locations, as needed.
There is also a storage cabinet with a neutral Corian countertop. The plumbing is available to add an icemaker in that cabinet. A cable hookup as well as an outlet on the invertor is available to add an exterior TV. A teak flagpole is mounted on the stern.
The solar panel fuse box is located on the aft deck to port, as well as a “simulated” security camera. There is also a motion detecting light fixture on each side of Sea Fever for additional security. The aft deck also has two Pyle Hydra stereo speakers.
The swim platform has a fold-down swim ladder (2018) and a hot/cold transom shower. The Weaver davit system the swim platform with the remote control winch mounted on the transom. Sea Fever is also outfitted with a tender tow line block, which is very handy while moving about the islands.
A smoked tempered glass door leads from the aft deck down into the salon. Teak and stainless steel stairs lead up to the flybridge.
The foredeck on Sea Fever is one step up from the sidewalks and has three cabin hatches, but is large enough to accommodate portable chairs, or for stowage of bicycles, kayaks, paddleboards, etc. A Magma BBQ grill is mounted to starboard, with a direct propane line to the two cylinder propane locker. A large Sea-Line Products deck box is mounted to port. There are also mounted fender racks on each side rail.
The foredeck on Sea Fever also features twin anchor lockers with a raw water wash down system, which are separate from the cabin. There is a Maxell Neilson windlass with twin anchor rollers for the primary and secondary anchors.
The entire foredeck surface has fresh non-skid paint.
The flybridge on Sea Fever is accessed via four teak steps from the aft deck and is fully enclosed by a canvas bimini and Strataglass for all weather cruising. The bimini is white topside with a sky-blue bottom, supported by a stainless steel frame. The Strataglass is in very good condition. The rear window is EZ2CY and the front, side, and aft panels all zipper open. The headroom on the flybridge is 6’8”. The non-skid deck has indoor/outdoor carpeting.
The Todd captain’s chair seat was replaced in 2021. Guests are invited to get comfortable on the white vinyl bench seats on either side of the flybridge which also feature storage. The “best seat in the house” is the raised aft bench with neutral striped cushions. This owner added a wood step/footrest. There is also a double berth, which is the perfect place to sleep under the stars while at anchor.
There is additional storage under the helm station, with a cabinet door to port. A cabinet to starboard is for the back-up VHF. A mirror, which is handy for docking is mounted at the helm station, to port. A GFI electrical outlet is on the flybridge; there are also two GFI electrical outlets in the engine room.
The helm gauges are well labeled. The fuel gauges are non-operational, but there are sight-glass gauges on both fuel tanks in the engine room. There is excellent visibility forward and aft from the helm for docking.
HULL AND CONSTRUCTION
Manufacturer provided description, from the original brochure:
“DESIGN: The fine entry, three-quarter length keel, innovative shape of the running bottom and location of the center of gravity all contribute to the superior performance.
CONSTRUCTION: Hull construction begins with a fully cured gel coat of 15 mil thickness. Hand layup method of construction guarantees the proper fiberglass to resin ratio, assuring consistent laminate strength throughout. Generous overlap of these layers in the keel and chines increases hull strength, impact resistance and overall structural integrity.
The stringer system is reinforced in the engine room and is a network bonded to the solid fiberglass hull bottom. The hull sides have an Airex core above the waterline for additional stiffness. The resulting structure is incredibly strong with minimum weight. Superstructure and deck surfaces are fiberglass, reinforced with ¾” balsa. The deck is firmly secured to the hull by fiberglass adhesive and SS bolts and sealed by a heavy gunwale molding.”
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Engines and Mechanical
· (2) 1987 Caterpillar 3208 375 hp diesel engines with approximately 2500 hours
· Morse engine controls
· Twin disc, Model IMG507-1 transmissions ratio 2.54 rated to freewheel, to allow single engine operation
· Glendinning engine synchronizer
· VDO Gauges
· Fuel manifold
· Engine room sight glasses for fuel level
· Racor 1000FG fuel filters
· Bennett trim tabs
· Starboard shaft and coupling new 09/2018
· (2) Marine Air reverse cycle AC/Heat units – aft unit replaced 2019
· 120v GE Dehumidifier
· (2) 120v Electric heaters
· (2) 120v Countertop electric fans
· (1) 120v Electric box fan
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Engine Upgrades, Repairs and Maintenance in 2021 and 2022
· Starboard engine alignment
· Port engine mount replacement and alignment
· Shaft inspection and repacked both stuffing boxes
· Serviced rudder stuffing boxes
· Exhaust tube removal and rebedded
· Port engine thermostat replacement
· Upgraded engine room insulation
· Serviced water pumps on both engines and generator
· Generator refurbished including new mounts and injector service
· Bypass added for engine after-coolers, to avoid failure damage as they are not needed for trawler speed cruising
· Bottom paint is approximately 2 years old
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Electrical
· Westerbeke BT-8.0-614 8kw generator (serial #2573) with approximately 1800 hours
· Mastervolt Chargemaster 12/50-3 battery charger
· 800 watts of Solar Panels with Controller NEW IN 2021
· Upgraded 100A engine alternators with Balmar Smart Regulators NEW IN 2021
· Promariner engine alternator management for engine, house, and generator batteries with new cables and fusing NEW IN 2021
· Freedom XI 2000 watt inverter, with separate distribution panel and outlet wiring NEW IN 2021
· Battery isolator switches and fusing (to current standards), including switch in the engine room between engine batteries for emergency start use
· AC voltage – 120v
· 50 amp Shore power cord inlet on each side, at stern, with selector switch in the aft cabin
· 50 amp/30 amp adapter, as 30 amps is more than adequate with new propane stove replacing an electric stove
· (3) 8D House and main batteries (09/2018)
· (1) ADDED AGM 8D deep cycle house battery (2021), for a total of 600AH house capacity
· (1) Group 27 Generator cranking battery
· GFI outlets NEW IN 2021
· Upgraded LED light fixtures throughout the vessel in 2021 and 2022
· 12v and USB port outlets
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Plumbing
· Sea Water Pro 20 gph Watermaker, with freshwater flush timer - in master stateroom closet NEW IN 2021
· Raritan 12 Gallon water heater, with engine heating element
· (2) Jabsco electric heads
· (2) Lectrasan (USCG approved) wastewater treatment systems, one on each head NEW IN 2021
· New waste hoses throughout the vessel NEW IN 2021
· Tankwatch 4 tank level monitoring gauge on holding tank
· Fresh water wash down aft
· Fresh water hot/cold shower on swim platform
· Fresh water wash down in engine room
· Raw water wash down in anchor locker NEW IN 2021
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Electronics
· Raymarine Hybrid Touch Chart Plotter (2018) with full fish and depth module and Sirius weather packages added in 2022
· Danforth Constellation Magnetic Compass – Refurbished 2021
· Furuno RD-30, with digital depth sounder and temperature
· Robertson AP 200DL Auto Pilot (with spare parts)
· Standard Horizon Explorer VHF with built-in GPS
· IC-M100 VHF for back-up
· Jabsco remote control searchlight
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Audio and Visual
· Jensen stereo with Bluetooth capability
· TCL 36” Smart TV
· Toshiba SF-K620 DVD Player
· KVH Satellite with DirecTV
· Cybernet stereo speakers
· Weather station
· Over-the-air TV antenna, with amplifier, for local broadcasts
· Jensen MSR3012 with Sirius and Bluetooth capability
· (2) Pyle Hydra stereo speakers
· (2) Pyle Hydra stereo speakers
· Inverter electrical outlet, to add TV
· Cable TV hook-up
· Toshiba 19” TV
· Cybernet stereo speakers
· Toshiba 19” TV
· Wired for stereo speakers from salon
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Ground Tackle
· Maxwell Neilson Windlass with 6” rope capstan above chain gypsy, with control from foredeck or helm
· Primary anchor: 66# Lewmar Claw with 150’ 5/16” chain with anchor bridle for chain
· Secondary Anchor: 45” CQR with 50’ 5/16” chain and 200’ ¾” braided line
· Spare Anchor: Fortress FX23 with 50’ of chain and 150’ of line
· (4) Fenders and fender boards
· (6) 1” dock lines
· 200’ spare ¾” braided line
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Safety
· (4) Type I Adult
· (4) Type II Adult
· (2) Type II Child
· (1) Type III Child
· (3) Throwables – Cushion type
· 20# Fireboy Halon fire suppression system in engine room – operable, but needs to be recertified
· Fire extinguishers to USCG requirements: helm, master stateroom, engine room, galley, and salon
· Smoke detectors in galley and both staterooms
· CO monitors in both staterooms
· Approved propane bottle storage locker on foredeck
· Propane detector in galley
· Propane shut-off panel in galley
· Rule 2500 gph in engine room
· Gusher hand diaphragm pump in engine room
· (2) Rule 1500 gph bilge dewatering pumps, forward and aft
· (2) Rule 1500 gph shower sump pumps in fiberglass boxes
· Audible alarms in each bilge compartment, at both bridge and in salon at Rule pump control panels
· Independent exterior alarm bell monitoring each bilge compartment
NAVIGATION LIGHTS AND SIGNALING DEVICES
· Navigation lights include: flybridge sides, mast head, stern, anchoring
· Dual trumpet horn hull mounted
· Handheld air horn
· Handheld VHF
First aid supplies are stored in the salon under the counter to starboard, and convey with the vessel.
A ditch bag and ditch canister is stored under the helm station on the flybridge and convey with the vessel.
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Boat Maintenance and Documentation
Complete historical maintenance records convey with the vessel. They include records from all previous owners, and demonstrate a history of care of the vessel.
Complete systems manuals convey with the vessel; some are hard copies and some are digital.
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Spare Parts and Tools
An extensive inventory of spare parts will convey with the vessel, as well as a comprehensive toolbox and some tools which may be specifically needed for repairs and maintenance.
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Additional Unit
· 2014 Achilles 11’ 6” RIB tender, with bimini top, navigation light, rod holders, anchor, and removable seat
· Electric start 20 hp fuel injected Tohatsu tender motor NEW IN 2021
· Weaver davit system with electric winch NEW IN 2021
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Exclusions
The personal effects of the owners do not convey with the sale of the vessel unless specifically stated in this listing.
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Mechanical Disclaimer
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
1987 Symbol Sun Deck Disclaimer
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.
- Engine Make: Caterpillar
- Engine Model: 3208
- Engine Year: 1987
- Engine Type: Inboard
- Drive Type: Direct
- Power HP: 375.00
- Fuel Type: Diesel
- Hours: 2517.00
- Engine Make: Caterpillar
- Engine Model: 3208
- Engine Year: 1987
- Engine Type: Inboard
- Drive Type: Direct
- Power HP: 375.00
- Fuel Type: Diesel
- Hours: 2517.00
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Tom was born in Portsmouth, VA but grew up on Navy bases in Mayport, Morocco, Maine, the Philippines, Guam, and finally in Washington State, where he enlisted in the US Navy.
The next 20 years were spent in the boiler rooms of USN cruisers, destroyers, and aircraft carriers as he circumnavigated the globe. Tom retired from the Navy, having achieved the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer, and settled in southern New Jersey. He then spent 15 years as Director of Facilities in hospitals, nursing homes, and school districts before starting his own company managing homeowner and condominium associations.
Tom and his wife Diane have enjoyed cruising the Chesapeake Bay, where they decided the live-aboard lifestyle was perfect for them. They bought their current aft cabin motor yacht and relocated to Jacksonville, FL in 2016 as full time cruisers.
Tom and Diane have enjoyed travel throughout the US and abroad. Tom served on the board of their yacht club, and is a Free & Accepted Mason, as well as a member of the Scottish Rite. He also enjoys riding his motorcycle with the Patriot Guard Riders, who serve as flag lines at veteran’s funerals.
He is thoughtful in his approach, researches answers thoroughly, and gets satisfaction from solving a problem. He frequently thinks “outside of the box” to achieve a solution. He brings that same thoughtful thoroughness to finding the right boats for his buyers, and the right buyers for his sellers. His military upbringing and background contribute to his tenacity and integrity.
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