Brewer 44 for sale

Belfast, ME, United States

$145,000 USD

General information
Brewer 44
Used sail boat for sale
$145,000 USD
Length overall
Length waterline
14.50 tons (U.S.)
Belfast, ME, United States

About this Brewer 44


     "We are selling our well loved Brewer 44, Rosa dos Ventos.  She has a cutter rig with center board and was the second to last Brewer 44 built in 1989 at Fort Meyers Boat Yard, Florida.  We have owned her since 2010.  After two years on Lake Champlain In Vermont we spent 6 seasons in the Caribbean and three  on the west coast of Central America and Mexico.  She has been a delight to sail and to live aboard!" ~ Owners Rosa dos Ventos       Rosa dos Ventos is a well loved and maintained yacht. This well equipped center cockpit boat is blue water ready and equipped to explore and live-aboard. Currently being stored at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine she is being stored in indoor storage so available for viewing through the winter.

Brewer 44

     "A rare combination of Ted Brewer's classic sailing yacht design and Fort Myers Yacht and Shipbuilding's quality craftsmanship.

     ... Our quality construction exceeds Lloyds specifications and the 44's performance is designed for those who never accept anything less than the very best. The signature of Ted Brewer's innovation and Fort Meyers Yacht and Shipbuilding, Inc's creativity is evident everywhere.

     We take great pride in our Brewer 44 owner's list which includes many past Hinckley owners, naval architects and past championship racers." ~ Brewer 44 Brochure

History of Brewer 44 - Rosa dos Ventos

     Rosa was the second to last Brewer 44, hull number 304, built in 1989 at the Fort Meyers Boat Yard in Florida.  The current owners bought her in 2010 and are the fourth owners. The previous owner was an electrical engineer and owned Rosa dos Ventos for 12 years and had taken good care of her. 

     The current owners sailed her on Lake Champlain from their home in Vermont before departing south down the Champlain Canal and the Hudson River.  The owners subsequently cruised extensively with her in the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal and up the west coast of Central America ending up in La Paz Mexico.  From La Paz  they had her shipped back to Fort Lauderdale Florida in May 2020 and sailed her back to Maine. 

     During their southern cruising years she was hauled for hurricane season at boat yards chosen for safe location as well as boat repair and maintenance expertise.  The sellers have kept an active maintenance schedule while also making some major improvements such as the stainless steel arch for solar and wind, as well as adding locations on the arch for antennae, LPG tanks and a life raft.

     The owners say Rosa dos Ventos has been a delight to live aboard and to sail.  She is sea kindly and handles well in rough weather, yet also has ample room for socializing and welcoming friends and family for cruising.



     "One Piece laminate constructed to Gibbs and Cox specifications. Basic lamination mat and bi-directional ranging from 7/8" solid glass in sheer to 1 1/2" solid glass on centerline. Balsa cored from 6" below the waterline for added strength. Hydrodynamically shaped keel and rudder as per Ted Hood design" ~ Brewer 44 Brochure

     Ventos dos Rosa

  • White Awlgripped topsides
  • Light grey boot stripe
  • Light grey cove stripe
  • Black copper coat antifouling
  • Rub rail with stainless steel cap rail
  • Hydrovane self steering mounted on transom
  • 3 Blade Max Prop rebuilt by PYI inc in Seattle WA ~ 2015

Deck and Deck Equipment

     The deck is one piece sandwich balsa core constructed attached to the hull at the bulwark with an in-ward turning flange that is chemically and mechanically attached with bedding and bolts. 

    Rosa dos Ventos

     The bulwarks are covered by a solid teal cap rail. The decks are well protected with a solid stainless steel tubing over and under guard rails, with port, starboard and aft single stainless steel wire gates, extending to mid ship and stainless steel stanchions with braided stainless steel upper and lower non coated wire extending forward to pulpit. 

     Aft Deck

  • Stainless steel tube davits
  • Stainless steel tube arch with solar panel
  • Wind generator on arch
  • VHF antennae on arch
  • Life raft pocket on arch
  • Double propane tank racks on arch
  • Life sling mounted on rails
  • Stainless steel chalks on teak cap rail
  • Stainless steel Sampson posts port and starboard
  • Dinghy engine motor mount on port upper rail
  • Fishing rod holder on starboard upper rail

     Aft Coach Roof

  • Lewmar mainsail track with anodized car
  • Bright teak hand rails port and starboard
  • Aft cabin deck hatch with tinted acrylic lens in stainless steel frame
  • Traveler control lines with double rope clutch
  • Solar vent for aft head
  • Barient 21 self tailing two speed anodized mainsheet winch
  • Stainless steel cleat for mainsheet
  • Companionway turtle, sliding hatch with tinted acrylic top and washboard for aft cabin
  • Bright laminated gallows with stainless steel supports
  • 120-Volt outlet for shore power starboard forward outboard face
  • (2) Stainless steel port lights port and starboard


  • Stainless steel tube bimini frame
  • Full enclosure (see Soft Goods)
  • Bright teak coaming port and starboard with stainless steel chafe rail
  • Barient 28+ self-tailing two speed anodized electric primary winches port and starboard
  • Double stainless steel cleats to port on combing
  • Single stainless steel cleat on starboard coaming
  • Barient 21 self-tailing two speed anodized secondary winches port and starboard
  • Custom upholstered cockpit cushions (see Soft Goods)
  • Cubbies in inboard combing port and starboard with bright teak trim
  • Painted Edson binnacle
  • Stainless steel wheel with elk skin cover
  • Suite of electronics on binnacle (see Electronics)
  • Speakers port and starboard
  • Engine controls on binnacle
  • Single lever chrome plated Morse throttle on binnacle
  • Remote windlass controls on binnacle
  • 4 Cup holder on binnacle
  • Teak grate for cockpit sole

     Weather Decks

  • Genoa tracks port and starboard on teak cap rails
  • Stainless steel midship cleats port and starboard
  • Stainless steel chalks through bulwark port and starboard
  • Stainless steel infills/outlets port and starboard

     Coach Roof

  • Companionway turtle, sliding hatch with tinted acrylic top and washboards for main cabin
  • Suite of electronics (see Electronics)
  • Exterior speekers
  • Barient 24 self tailing two speed anodized winch
  • Triple rope clutch
  • Galley deck hatch with tinted acrylic lens in stainless steel frame
  • Molded fiberglass combing with bright teak cap rail
  • Ships bell
  • Stainless steel tube dodger frame
  • Dodger (see Soft Goods)
  • Double bright teak hand rails port and starboard
  • Salon deck hatches with tinted acrylic lens in stainless steel frame port and starboard
  • Molded dorade boxes port and starboard
  • Low profile chimney for diesel heater
  • Solar vent for forward head
  • Forward cabin deck hatch with tinted acrylic lens in stainless steel frame
  • (5) Stainless steel port lights port and starboard

     Fore Deck

  •  Molded dorade box
  • Deck prysim
  • Up/down windlass foot switches
  • Stainless steel in fill
  • Fore stay deck fitting tang
  • Lewmar vertical electric windlass with drum and gypsy
  • Hawse pipe for anchor chain
  • Saltwater washdown fitting
  • Stainless steel Sampson posts port and starboard
  • Stainless steel chalks on teak cap rail
  • Stainless steel tube pulpit
  • Striker plate for anchor chain on bow
  • Stainless steel tube bow sprit with double bow roller

Standing and Running Rigging

     Standing Rigging

  • Cutter rig
  • Double spreaders
  • Extrude anodized aluminum in mast furling mast with stainless steel tangs
  • Extruded anodized aluminum boom
  • 1X19 Stainless steel standing rigging
  • Main uppers 9/32"
  • Forestay 5/16"
  • Main lower 9/32"
  • Back stay 9/32"
  • Swaged turnbuckles

     Running Rigging

  • Pre stretched dacron halyards and sheets
  • Bariant 21 self tailing anodized halyard winches on mast port and starboard
  • Adjustable spring loaded vang
  • Mainsail Hood in mast furling motor
  • Anodized aluminum Forespar whisker pole with track on mast
  • Schafer System cutter furling drum and foil on inner forestay
  • Schafer System headsail furling drum and foil on forestay

Sail Inventory

  • Quantum Fusion MC 6000 mainsail ~ 2015
  • Quantum Dacron yankee  ~ 2014

  • Ulman staysail ~ 2014
  • Quantum genoa ~ 2013
  • Spinnaker
  • Asymmetric Spinnaker
  • Stormsail 


  •  NAIS-300L Class B AIS with NMEA 2000 interface 


  • VHF antennae on mast head


  • (2) VHF antennae


  • B&G Zeus 8" chart plotter/multi function display on binnacle
  • Raymarine EVO1 autopilot ACU400 controller display on binnacle
  • Ritchie Powerdamp compass on binnacle
  • ICom IC-M412 marine VHF
  • Raymarine ST 60+ depth display
  • Raymarine wind display
  • Raymarine ST 50+ speed display

     Chart Table

  • Raymarine ST 60+ wind display
  • Raymarine ST 60+ Tridata display
  • B&G Zeus 12"chart plotter/multi function display
  • ICom IC-M506 marine VHF
  • ICom IC-M802 single side band marine radio with external speaker
  • Schematics for electronics

Mechanical Systems

  • Perkins Diesel 4.236 85 HP
  • (2) Reverse cycle air-conditioned units (cooling/heating)
  • Windvane Hydrovane self steering
  • Edson chain and cable steering

Electrical Systems

     12 Volt DC System

  • Custom Fort Meyers Yacht and Shipbuilding distribution panel
  • DC amp meter (2 banks: house and starter)
  • DC volt meter (2 banks: house and starter)
  • Secondary Bass 12 volt distribution panel
  • Superwind wind generator 

  • Solar panel 250
  • Sun Ware Fox - MD 1 solar regulator display 
  • Mastervolt BTM-III Masterlink monitor
  • Balmar Duo Charge at Master volt 100 amp battery charger 

  • Balmar MC614 alternator/regulator
  • (6) Lifeline 6V AGM house batteries

  • Westmarine 12V 34M AGM starter battery

     120 Volt AC System

  • Custom Fort Meyers Yacht and Shipbuilding distribution panel
  • (2) AC amp meters
  • AC volt meter 
  • Shore power AC source selector
  • Generator/Inverter/Transformer AC source selector
  • Heart Interface inverter
  • (2) 50 Amp main breakers
  • Onan 8KW diesel generator with 1,908.8 hours

     240 Volt AC System

  • 240 Volt outlet
  • 240 Volt to 120 volt  transformer


     Fresh Water

  • (2) 100 Gallon aluminum tanks coated with potable water grade epoxy
  • Tank gauges
  • Whale 3 gallon hot water heater (12 volt/engine driven)
  • Spectra Ventura 150 water maker

     Diesel System

  • Aluminum tanks: (1) 60 gallon tank and (1) 75 gallon tank

     Black Water System

  • Holding tank in forward cabin 25 gallons
  • Bladder tank aft cabin - NEVER USED

     Propane Tank

  • (2) Fiberglass propane tanks mounted on the pushpit



     Stepping down the forward companionway from the cockpit you enter the salon/galley. To port is the wrap around galley that features:

  • Overhead opening deck hatch
  • Overhead dome lighting
  • Opening stainless steal port lights outboard
  • Built-in bright teak cup and plate racks
  • 12-Volt Hella fan
  • Lighting under soffit
  • Laminated Formica Herreshoff paneling with solid bright teak trim
  • Icebox with 12-volt SeaFrost cold plate and top and aft facing access
  • Second icebox with 12-volt SeaFrost  cold plate and top loading access and temperature gauge
  • General Electric microwave oven
  • Storage locker outboard above stove
  • Force 10 3-burner propane stove with oven and broiler
  • Stainless steel rail inboard of stove with harness attachment eyes 
  • Storage locker below stove
  • Top loading storage locker under work surface
  • Deep double basin brushed aluminum sinks
  • Single lever hot/cold pressurized fresh water mixing head with flexible head
  • Manual filtered water outlet to port
  • Manual salt water outlet to starboard that doubles via a valve under the sink as an outlet for Sea Frost water
  • Drawer storage below sink
  • Locker and drawer storage inboard of galley sink


     Moving forward from the Galley to port you enter the salon with its double “L” shaped settees port and starboard. This area also features:

  • Overhead deck hatches port and starboard
  • Overhead dorade vents
  • Bright teak handrails port and starboard overhead
  • Stainless steel opening port lights port and starboard
  • (2) Reading lights forward and aft under soffits port and starboard
  • Samsung flat screen TV on forward bulkhead to port
  • Large standing locker to starboard forward
  • Force 10 diesel/kerosene heater with separate fuel tank 
  • 12-Volt Hella fan
  • 110-Volt outlets
  • Air conditioning controls
  • Air conditioning outlet
  • Speakers port and starboard
  • Shelf and locker storage outboard and to port above settee
  • Locker storage outboard and to starboard above settee
  • Ultra-Suede upholstered settee cushions 
  • Storage below salon seats
  • Double drop leaf bright teak salon/dining table with storage below
  • Bright teak and holly soles
  • Water tanks beneath sole

     Forward Head

  • Opening stainless steel portlight
  • White Formica paneling with bright teak trim
  • Entrance door from salon and forward cabin
  • 110-Volt outlet
  • Storage lockers outboard
  • Bright teak hand rails
  • Raritan manual marine head
  • Vanity mirror
  • Single basin sink
  • Dual control pressurized hot/cold fresh water mixer with pull out head with flexible hose
  • Storage below sink
  • Bright teak shower grate in molded textured GRP sole

     Forward Cabin

  • Overhead hatch
  • Dorade vent
  • Prism light overhead
  • Opening stainless steel port lights port and starboard
  • Bright teak handrails overhead port and starboard
  • Locker storage over bunk port and starboard
  • Reading lights port and starboard
  • 12-Volt Hella fan
  • Air conditioning outlet
  • 110-Volt outlets
  • Hanging locker to starboard
  • Upholstered cloth mattress with infill
  • Drawer storage below bunk
  • Bright teak and holly sole 

     Navigation Station

  • Opening stainless steel port lights overhead
  • Weems and Plath analog barometer
  • Electronic barometer
  • Suite of electronics (see Electronics)
  • Spectra water maker display/controls
  • Top loading outboard facing chart table with white Formica surface
  • Shelf storage below and forward of chart table
  • Swing out seat with bright wood seat and stainless steel tube brackets
  • File drawers below chart table, outboard and aft
  • Bright teak and holly sole

     Companionway to Aft Cabin

  • Overhead dome lighting
  • White Formica paneling with with bright teak trim
  • Jensen DV2011 CD/MP3 stereo
  • Solar regulator monitor (see Electrical)
  • Secondary 12-volt distribution panel (see Electrical)
  • Battery monitor (see Electrical)
  • 110-Volt outlets
  • 12-Volt distribution panel (see Electrical)
  • 110-Volt distribution panel (see Electrical)
  • (2) 110-Volt AC source switches (see Electrical)
  • Inverter control/display (see Electrical)
  • Generator breaker (see Electrical)
  • Shore power breaker (see Electrical)
  • Generator display (see Electrical)
  • Work surface with white Formica laminated top
  • Drawer and locker storage below work surface
  • Access doors to engine compartment inboard
  • Bright teak and holly sole

     Aft Cabin

  • Overhead opening deck hatch
  • Opening stainless steel port lights port starboard and aft
  • Dorade vent
  • Companionway to cockpit with removable ladder/steps
  • EPIRB mounted on bulkhead below companionway hatch
  • 12-Volt Hella fan
  • Hanging lockers starboard outboard forward
  • Reading lights port and starboard
  • Locker storage outboard over bunk port and starboard
  • Speakers port and starboard
  • Cloth upholstered mattress
  • Credenzas port and starboard forward of bunk with drawer and locker storage below counter top
  • Drawer storage below bunk

     Aft Head

  • Overhead vent
  • Opening stainless steel portlight
  • White Formica paneling with bright teak trim
  • 110-Volt outlet
  • Storage lockers outboard
  • Stainless steel towel rack
  • Raritan manual marine head
  • Vanity mirror
  • Single basin sink
  • Dual control pressurized hot/cold fresh water mixer with pull out head with flexible hose
  • Sit down shower with bright teak slatted seat
  • Storage below sink
  • Bright teak shower grate in sole

Soft Goods

  • Dark blue Sunbrella bimini that connects to dodger
  • Dark blue Sunbrella dodger with Isinglass clears
  • Full cockpit enclosure
  • Upholstered custom cockpit cushions ~ 2015
  • Sun/rain tarps ~ 2019 re-stitched
  • Ultra-suede upholstered salon cushions
  • Cloth upholstered forward cabin mattress
  •  Cloth upholstered aft cabin mattress

Ground Tackle

  • Lewmar V4 windlass 
  • Manson Supreme 65 pound primary anchor
  • 3/8”, G40  290’ chain 
  • 45 Pound Danforth secondary anchor
  • 200’ Cambridge 3/8' braid rode 

Safety Equipment and Gear

  • (3) Fire extinguishers

  • CO and smoke detectors

  • Fireboy halogen engine room automatic extinguisher


  • Life Sling

Updates - 10 Years


  • Stove, oven, broiler Force 10 ~ 2020
  • House water pump, West Marine ~ 2020
  • Hotwater heater Whale ~ 2020
  • Galley Footpump (Jabsco) ~ 2020
  • Kitchen Faucet ~ 2020
  • LPG control Trident with gas alarm ~ 2020
  • Settees reupholstered ~ 2014
  • Fridge and Freezer 12-volt SeaFrost ~ 2013
  • Toilets Raritan, functional parts regularly replaced (seats replaced 2019 all forward and aft head hoses replaced 2013)
  • Water tanks: two 100 gallon aluminum tanks.  Thoroughly cleaned, acid etched and coated with potable water grade epoxy ~ 2015
  • Tank gauges ~ 2013

Mechanical Equipment

  • Air Conditioners/Heaters
  1.      Aft: Dometic Envirocomfort ECD ~ 2013
  2.      Water pumps (March) for both forward and aft AC replaced ~ 2020
  • Windvane Hydrovane ~ 2012
  • Wind generator Superwind  ~ 2012
  • Solar panels 250 with MPPT regulator ~ 2015
  • Water maker  Spectra Ventura 150 ~ 2012

Engine Room

  • Perkins Diesel 4.236 85 HP recent upgrades
  1.      Injectors and injector pump and rebuilt ~ 2020
  2.      Lift Pump ~ 2020
  3.      Salt water pump ~ 2020
  4.      Cutlass bearing replaced ~ 2018
  5.      The Balmar 614 Regulator ~ 2019
  6.      Balmar Duo Charge units were replaced ~ 2019
  7.      MaxProp rebuilt ~ 2017
  • Overhaul
  1.      Starter motor replaced
  2.      Stainless exhaust elbow installed
  3.      New starter solenoid
  4.      fresh water coolant pump replaced 
  • Onan FKW Diesel Generator
  1.      New injectors, new glow plug ~ 2020
  2.      Alternator replaced ~ 2020
  3.      Raw water pump replaced ~ 2019
  4.      New fuel pump ~ 2018
  •  Halogen Engine Room Automatic extinguisher Fireboy ~ 2012

Ground Tackle

  • Manson Supreme 65 Lbs ~ 2012
  • Windlass Lewmar V4 (with duplicate cockpit control) ~ 2012 
  • Chain 3/8”, G40  290’ ~ 2012
  • Cambridge Braid, 200’ ~ 2012


  • Blistering peeled (two layers), dried 4 months, reglassed (two layers), West System barrier coat (5 coats), PPG PITguard 3 coats, Coppercoat 7 coats ~ 2015
  • Centerboard replaced (pin needs evaluation 2020) ~ 2013 
  • 3 Blade Max Prop rebuilt by PYI inc in Seattle WA ~ 2015


  • Chainplates replaced ~ 2020
  • Hood InMast Furler Motor replaced and furler rebuilt by Indalo Rigging, Bernard ME ~ 2020
  • Standing Rigging replaced ~ 2013
  • Whisker Pole, Forespar ~ 2012
  • Backstay replaced ~ 2010
  • Lifelines ~ 2013

Deck Hardware Upgrades

  • Arch with davits, outboard motor lift, mounts for Solar panel, wind generator, life raft  and LPG ~ 2015
  • 1” stainless tubing to replace Lifelines from gate aft ~ 2015
  • Pulpit floor stainless steel ~ 2012
  • Handholds added to outside of enclosure ~ 2012
  • Binnacle Edson ~ 2013        

Sails and Canvas

  • Cockpit cushions replaced ~ 2019
  • Mainsail Quantum Fusion MC 6000 ~ 2015
  • Yankee Quantum Dacron ~ 2014
  • Staysail Ulman Sails ~ 2015
  • Quantum Genoa ~ 2013
  • Existing: spinnaker, asymmetric stormsail
  • Sun/Rain Tarps ~ 2016 and restitched ~ 2019
  • Enclosure revised, Isinglass replaced ~ 2019


  • EVO1 Raymarine autopilet  (ACU400) with rate compass ~ 2018
  • B & G 8” Zeus  at binnacle (slave) ~ 2013
  • B & G 12” Zeus Chartplotter at nav station ~ 2011
  • Wind:  Raymarine I60 direction and speed
  • Radar:  4G Navico ~ 2015
  • NAIS-300L Class B AIS with NMEA 2000 interface ~ 2011
  • Masthead Lopolight:  Anchor and Tricolor ~ 2020
  • Running lights forward rewired and replaced ~ 2020


  • SSB ICOM M802 150W Transceiver with ICOM AT-140 antenna tuner ~ 2011
  • SSB Antenna replaced with GTO15 ~ 2020
  • VHF ICOM M412 in cockpit ~ 2011
  • VHF ICOM M506 at navigation station ~ 2011
  • EPIRB ACR ~ 2012


  • House:  Lifeline 6V AGM batteries, six ~ 2017
  • Starter:  Westmarine 12V 34M AGM Starter battery ~ 2020
  • Charger:  Mastervolt Chargemaster 100 amp, 12V battery charger ~ 2017         
  • Monitor:  Mastervolt BTM-III Masterlink ~ 2017


  • Fire Extinguishers (3) new ~ 2019
  • CO and Smoke Detectors ~ 2018

Default 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.

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