Gulfstar 44 and Gulfstar History

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Gulfstar Yachts
1970-1987

Founded by Richard Valdez and Vince Lazarra. (Most boats were designed by Vince Lazarra and his son Dick). The sailboat division was discontinued and the company was sold to Viking Yachts in 1987.  The Gulfstar 44 was in production from 1978 to 1984 and it is believed that about 70 hulls were built.

Hull Type:  Fin with rudder on skeg Rig Type:  Masthead Sloop
LOA:  44.67′ / 13.62m LWL:  35.50′ / 10.82m
Beam:  13.17′ / 4.01m Listed SA:  697 ft2 / 64.75 m2
Draft (max.)  5.50′ / 1.68m Draft (min.)  
Disp.  26000 lbs./ 11794 kgs. Ballast:  8500 lbs. / 3856 kgs.
SA/Disp.:  12.76 Bal./Disp.:  32.69% Disp./Len.:  259.44
Designer:  Richard C. Lazzara
Builder:  Gulfstar Yachts (USA)
Construct.:  FG Bal. type:  
First Built:  1978 Last Built:  1984 # Built:  105
TANKS
Water:  140 gals. / 530 ltrs. Fuel:  80 gals. / 303 ltrs.
RIG DIMENSIONS  KEY
I:  45.10′ / 13.75m J:  15.20′ / 4.63m
P:  37.30′ / 11.37m E:  19.00′ / 5.79m
PY:   EY:  
SPL:   ISP:  
SA(Fore.):  342.76 ft2 / 31.84 m2 SA(Main):  354.35 ft2 / 32.92 m2
Total(calc.)SA:   697.11 ft2 / 64.76 m2 DL ratio:  259.44
SA/Disp:  12.76 Est. Forestay Len.:  47.59′ / 14.51m

 

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Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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