Cape Cod Shipbuilding
Cape Cod Shipbuilding

Mercer 44Retired Design *

Designed by: William Tripp

The Mercer 44 is a traditional cruising boat often referred to as Bill Tripp’s best design. She was designed with sailing performance in mind with a full keel and centerboard for additional stability while sailing and ease of anchoring in any harbor while cruising. Her flush deck allows for ease of movement when going forward. The interior sleeps seven which is wonderful for a boat with a 30’ waterline. Standard equipment includes sloop rig, diesel inboard, head, galley, life lines, winches, and varnished mahogany interior. Options include Yawl rig, roller furling headsail, spinnaker gear, navigation station and more.

* RETIRED DESIGN NOTE Retired Cape Cod boats were built at one time, but due to a lack of owner support have been removed from regular production. The fiberglass molds to build these boats remain at Cape Cod Shipbuilding Co. but custom replacement parts may not be readily available. A retired boat could be built, but a fleet order would need to be placed to bring the molds into the shop.

Line drawing
Length Overall44’
Length Waterline30’
Beam11’ 9”
Draft4’ 3”
Draft (board down)9’
Sail Area Yawl Rig901 sq. ft.
Sail Area Sloop Rig885 sq. ft.
Displacement27,000 lbs.
Keel8,600 lbs. lead
Centerboard285 lbs.
PDF Download a specification sheet.

New Boat Options

Mercer 44 - (Basic Standard Equipment)..........Request Quote

Diesel Yanmar 50
Pressure Water System
Heat Exchanger Domestic Hot Water
Head w/Holding Tank
Circuit Breaker Panel w/2 Master Switches
Aluminum Mast & Boom-anodized-clear-w/Jiffy Reefing
Aluminum Frame Hatches, Bomar (4)
Teak Companionway Hatch with fiberglass storm hood
Bronze Cleats on Deck w/brz Amidships Chocks in toerail
Hull Topsides Awlgrip White/Cove Stripe gold Awlgrip
  • Genoa Sheet
    #50 two-speed self-tailing
  • Mainsheet
  • Genoa Halyard
  • Main Halyard
  • Jiffy Reefing
    # 8
  • (2) Combination Handles
  • (2) Lock-in Handles
Stainless Steel Pulpits (bow & stern) with life lines
Stainless Steel, half-oval Guardrail at Sheer
Teak Cockpit Grating
Interior Handrails (5)
Epoxy Barrier Coat
Bottom paint Interlux “Epoxycop” - Choice of colors
Boot top-single stripe - Choice of colors
* Basic Price: Includes launching & rigging at our dock in Wareham
Mercer 44 Optional Equipment (Pricing available upon request)
Yawl rig:
  • Aluminum mast & boom, chainplates
  • Standing & Running Rigging
  • (2) #7 winches
  • Mizzen staysail gear
  • Mainsail w/2 reef points
  • Working Jib
  • Storm Jib
  • Genoa
  • Spinnaker
Roller Furling Jib System:
  • Schaefer
Spinnaker Equipment:
  • 4” Aluminum pole 2/trigger-end
  • Deck blocks
  • (3) Snatch block pad eyes
  • Halyards & sheets
  • Stainless steel carriage on mast
(2) Spinnaker Sheet Winches:
  • #40 mounted on teak blocks and cleats
  • Two 10" STD C handles
Reaching Strut:
  • W/ chocks installed
Awlgrip On Mast:
  • Boom & spreader
Documentation Paperwork:
  • Completed w/ required documentation
  • Plaque mounted with hull or bulkhead
Pedestal Guardrail:
  • Mechanical
  • Wide
Auto Pilot/Extra Electronics:
  • Available upon request
Additional Propane:
  • In lieu of 1 Propane tank in deck box, 2 tanks are installed in Lazzarette with remote switch
Navigation Station:
  • In area of 7th bunk in dog house
Mid Boom Traveler:
  • Installed over dog house

Name painting & delivery also available

Prices subject to 6.25% Massachusetts Sales Tax, if applicable

Prices subject to change without notice

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