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44' Island Packet
Kemah, Texas
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For Sale

Little Yacht Sales
Sales Rep: Capt Rick Weiler
Telephone: (832) 738-6251


Air Conditioning/Heat


Bow Thruster

Electric Windlass

Electric Winches (Including primary & 2 cabin top)

All Standing Rigging Replaced June 2017

Electronics include Autopilot, GPS, Radar, AIS, ICOM w/SSB & More

Roller Reefing Mainsail, Roller Furling Genoa, Furling Staysail, Doyle Asymmetrical Spinnaker, Quantum Code 0 Asymmetrical Spinnaker, Selden Spinnaker Furling System

Kato Dinghy Davits

Great Interior Layout w/(2) Staterooms & (2) Heads w/Separate Showers & Electric Toilets

And MUCH More!!

The Island Packet 440 possesses all the exemplary qualities that earned Island Packet a worldwide reputation as a leader in cruising boat design and construction. Superior comfort, ease of use, seakeeping and safety attributes that are the hallmark of every Island Packet, along with innovative features and stunning good looks. 

This beautiful aft cockpit cutter with almost 46’ of overall length is a capable of long distance blue water cruising. The two full staterooms, both with heads with separate showers, a spacious and beautiful galley and main salon area along with a great navigation table ensures that you and your guests will be comfortable living aboard  Moondance for long periods of time.

See the full specs for more details and call the Listing Broker today!



  • All standing rigging was replaced in June 2017. Swage fittings at deck replaced with mechanical fittings
  • Purchased Doyle APC asymmetrical spinnaker. Used twice.  Purchased Selden furling unit for spinnakers.  Currently attached to Doyle asymmetrical (May 2009)
  • Purchased AB Inflatables 2009 AB Ventus 10 11' RIB dinghy, Yamaha 8 hp 2 stroke outboard (Dec. 2009) with trailer
  • Purchased Winslow liferaft - 8-person Super Lightweight Plus (March 2010), serviced May 2015
  • Install Forespar Whisker Pole on front of mast (Aug. 2011)
  • Install teak doors at companionway (Feb. 2012)
  • Convert Primary and two cabin top winches to electric (March 2012)
  • Install Kato dinghy davits (March 2012)
  • Replace all lights with LEDs, inside and out (April 2012)
  • Install Blue Seas VSM 422 Electrical, battery and bilge pump monitor (June 2012)
  • Replace center dodger window, installed 9 hatch covers and wheel/binnacle cover (Nov. 2012)
  • Install 2nd bilge pump (back up) in bilge with separate discharge hose and outlet (stern).  Installed high water alarm and switch to silence (Nov. 2012)
  • Installed sump with pump to gather and discharge condensate overboard from 3 A/C units which had previously discharged to the bilge (Jan. 2012)
  • Install Echo charger to charge genset battery (March 2013)
  • Install Rogue Wave Wifi antenna and router (March 2013)
  • Installed Icom 802 SSB, Pactor modem, AT 140 automatic antenna tuner, GAM backstay antenna and KISS counterpoise (June 2013)
  • Installed step in both lazarettes.  Installed scuba tank racks and base for 2 scuba tanks in port lazarette (April 2014)
  • Install fishing rod holders and soap dispensers (galley and both heads) (July 2014)
  • Purchased Quantum Sails Code 0 Spinnaker. Used once (Oct. 2014)
  • Rebed Chainplates Annually
Vessel Description

Moondance was manufactured in 2007; however, the first and ONLY owner did not purchase her until June of 2009. Once purchased, the owner was not able to take possession of her until April of 2010 due to being out of the country. As a result, although this is a 2007 model, she received little to no "wear and tear" for the first three years of her existence.  

  • 45’ Fiberglass, cutter rigged sailboat
  • Keel stepped aluminum mast, spreaders and boom
  • Stainless steel standing rigging with bronze and stainless steel turnbuckles and fittings
  • Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits with stainless steel lifelines on stainless steel stanchions
  • Aft cockpit with wheel steering
  • Inboard diesel auxiliary engine and generator


Entering the interior on comfortably angled companionway steps, one will be immediately impressed by the expansive main salon. Full length settees in Navy UltraLeather to port and starboard invite socializing and gracious entertaining. There is a large drop leaf table that folds against the forward bulkhead, which allows for a very open interior when not in use. When in the up position, the table conceals a hidden bottle and glass storage rack. When down, the table offers a spacious and comfortable dining area. The starboard settee extends toward the centerline to make into a double berth and both settees can double as seaberths.

Forward of the salon is the spacious master stateroom with privacy doors and forward head compartment. There is a large, offset double berth, dressing chair and exceptional storage in this cabin. The aft end of the berth lifts on gas struts to reveal a large area to store linens. The ensuite head has a separate shower stall with a wide curved seat, vanity with great counter space, storage cabinets and a VacuFlush electric head.

The spacious galley is conveniently located just starboard of the companionway steps. Just in front of the galley, there is a forward-facing navigation station with wide bench seat, table, abundant space for electronics and a dedicated compartment for the generator underneath the seat.

Opposite the nav station and to port of the companionway steps is the large guest head with solid acrylic countertop, molded sink, VacuFlush electric head, storage cabinets, opening port, overhead hatch and separate shower stall. This head has a door conveniently located near the companionway in the main salon plus an additional door for private access from the aft stateroom.

The large aft stateroom offers many of the same amenities as the master. There is a large offset double island berth, teak shelves outboard, cedar-lined hanging locker and storage under berth accessed via gas support struts.

Overall, the interior layout of this boat is fantastic!



This spacious U-shaped galley offers a generous wrap-around Corian counter over teak cabinetry and a slip resistant sole. The open layout gives the cook room to move comfortably yet is safe when underway. The Frigoboat refrigerator/freezer is well insulated, has digital controls and double gasketed lids on gas support struts for easy access. Other features include a Force 10 LPG range with oven & broiler, microwave, double S/S sinks with water purification system, manual freshwater pump and storage galore. The attractive and practical design of this exemplary galley will make it a pleasure to use.

  • 3-Burner Force 10 Stainless Steel Stove/Oven (LPG) – Propane Tank Storage in Starboard Aft Deck Locker
  • Built-In Dual Top Loading Refrigerator & Freezer w/Frigoboat 12V Cold Plates
  • Double Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Seaward F-1100 11gal 110V or Engine Heated Hot Water Heater
  • Tappan Stainless Steel Microwave
  • Seagull Water Filter


  • Raymarine ST 6002 Autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 Knot Log, Wind, Depth
  • Raymarine E80 GPS, Radar, AIS (2 E80 Chartplotters - (1) at Nav Station & (1) Stored Below & Mounted at Binnacle when Underway
  • Richie Compass
  • Icom Automatic Antenna Tuner AT-140
  • Standard Horizon GX-5000S VHF w/RAM Mic at Helm
  • ICOM M802 HF SSB
  • Oregon scientific weather station
  • Sony CDX-M9905X AM/FM stereo
  • Rogue Wave Wifi antenna and router (March 2013)
  • Pactor modem
  • GAM backstay antenna and KISS counterpoise
Mechanical & Electrical


  • Yanmar 4JH4-TE 75hp (941 hrs) w/3-Blade Max Prop Feathering Propeller
  • MasPower 8kw Generator w/Sound Shield (364 hrs)
  • 6HP Side Power 12 volt bow thruster w/joystick control on pedestal
  • (3) Cruisair Marine air conditioning units
  • All lights are LEDs, inside and out (April 2012)
  • Blue Seas VSM 422 Electrical, battery and bilge pump monitor (June 2012)
  • Echo charger to charge genset battery (March 2013)
  • Charles Marine 60 amp battery charger
  • Xantrex Pro 1800 watt inverter
  • Pro safe galvanic isolator
  • AC Voltage: 120 volt 50 amp shore power, ships generator or inverter
  • DC Voltage: 12 volt ship's batteries
  • Batteries: (4) gp24 AGM House;(1) gp24 AGM Engine Start;(1) AGM Generator Start
  • Acugauge water & holding tank monitor
  • Navigation & running lights (All LED)
  • Electric macerator pump w/valves
Cockpit, Deck & Hull


The aft cockpit design is very popular among Island Packet owners. The roomy cockpit is safe and comfortable with a bimini and dodger and ergonomically designed seating. A foredeck hatch provides access to a large chain locker separated from the interior by a watertight bulkhead, while a recessed foredeck with bulwarks, uncluttered sidedecks and full length cabin top handrails provide safe footing and security on deck. The broad transom platform with integrally molded steps makes boarding safe and simple while a concealed swim ladder makes this a gracious entryway or lounging area.

  • Bimini & Dodger. Full Enclosure for protection from the elements
  • Hatch covers & wheel/binnacle cover
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Varnished teak cockpit table w/fiddles & hinged leaves
  • Leather wheel cover
  • Scuba tank racks & base for (2) scuba tanks in port lazarette (April 2014)
  • Kato dinghy davits (March 2012)
  • 12 volt Lighthouse Anchor windlass with helm control
  • 12 volt sea water wash down pump
  • Sea Safe anchor rollers
  • (1)75lb plow with about 50' chain and 100' line & (1)50lb claw with about 150' chain
  • Integral stern platform w/swim ladder
Sails & Rigging


The uncluttered deck of the 440 is big enough to handle a full crew, yet the cutter rig and sail plan are completely manageable by a shorthanded crew. This boat is easy to handle with all of the electric winches, bow thruster, furling sails and all lines led aft. All standing rigging was replaced in June 2017. Swage fittings at deck were replaced with mechanical fittings.

  • Harken roller reefing mainsail
  • Harken roller furling genoa
  • Harken roller furling staysail with Hoyt boom
  • Doyle APC Asymmeterical spinnaker with Selden furling unit (May 2009)
  • Quantum Sails Code 0 Spinnaker (Oct. 2014). Furling unit can be used with this spinnaker as well
  • Forestay Aluminum roller furling over 1x19 stainless steel wire
  • Winches: (4) 12 volt electric Lewmar winches & (3) manual Lewmar winches - (2) on mast
  • Anodized aluminum mast, boom & spreaders
  • Spreaders Anodized aluminum
  • Backstays Twin 1x19 Stainless steel wire
  • Backstay Tensioner - Bronze & stainless steel turnbuckle
  • Bowsprit Molded fiberglass and wood
  • Lifelines/Pulpits
  • Upper Shrouds 1x19 Stainless steel wire
  • Lower Shrouds 1x19 Stainless steel wire
  • Intermediates 1x19 Stainless steel wire
  • Turnbuckles Bronze & stainless steel
  • Stem Fitting Stainless steel
  • Rigid vang
Safety Equipment


  • AB Inflatables 2009 AB Ventus 10 11' RIB dinghy, Yamaha 8 hp 2 stroke outboard (Dec. 2009) with Trailer
  • Winslow liferaft - 8-person Super Lightweight Plus (March 2010). Serviced May 2015
  • (3) Bilge pumps (2 electric & 1 manual) - 2nd electric bilge pump (back up) in bilge with separate discharge hose and outlet (stern)
  • High water alarm and switch (Nov. 2012)
  • Sump with pump to gather and discharge condensate overboard from 3 A/C units
  • USCG required equipment

The Listing Brokerage 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 regardless of information provided. 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. PLEASE NOTE: All electronics are listed for verification purposes but not warranted in the selling price of the boat.

Engine 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, any warranties expressed or implied and/or any engine service as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

All the yacht brokerage agents at the listing company are Independent Contractors.

Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 44' 0"
- LOA: 44' 0"
- BEAM: 14' 4"
- DRAFT: 5' 0"
- Engine(s): Yanmar 4JH4-TE
- Hours: 941
- HP: 75
- Fuel: 160 gallons
- Water: 260 gallons
- Holding: 55 gallons
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass
- Manufacturer: Island Packet
- Model: 440
- Designer: Bob Johnson, N.A. & The IP Design Team
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800 Mariners Drive - Pier 6/7
Kemah, TX 77565
Telephone: 281-334-6500
Fax: 866-748-5490

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