Kernan 44 For Sale

Alameda, CA 94502
United States

$249,000.00 USD
44.00 Feet
12.00 Feet
10.00 Feet
Year Built
Quantity Available


Designed to compete in inshore racing, the Kernan Klub 44’ features a large cockpit with un-compromised deck ergonomics optimized for close racing, yet is a fast and stable platform for offshore racing. Volpe is the original Wasabi which returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in May of 2015. Enhancing Wasabi's pedigree of 7 straight bullets in the 2010 Rolex Big Boat Series, Volpe took first in her PHRF division in the 2015 Aldo Alessio regatta.

Designed by Kernan/Courouble Yacht Design and constructed at Dencho Marine, Volpe has updated electronics, a significant sail inventory upgrade in 2015, and a new Waterat Design carbon/glass torsion web rudder. Volpe is turnkey race ready and the ideal HPR/ORR/IRC performer.

Hull/Deck Construction


  • Hull and deck construction consists of vacuum- consolidated, carbon reinforced e-glass w/ vinylester resin
  • Balsa core- SB50
  • Carbon Reinforcements in structural floor capping
  • Epoxy Bottom Coatings
  • Scantlings meet or exceed ABS standards for offshore racing yachts


  • Awlgrip paint finish to hull and deck
  • Non-skid deck areas with painted finish
  • SeaDek EVA material in cockpit for durable shock absorbent surface
  • Interior finished with light weight satin white paint
  • Black powder coated stainless stanchions and pushpit

Mast and Rigging


  • I: 58.5 ft
  • J: 15.9 ft
  • P: 57 ft
  • E: 21 ft
  • ISP: 63 ft


  • Hall Spars Carbon 2 Spreader Mast
  • Hall Spars Grand Prix Carbon Boom
  • Antal Mainsail Track w/ Boltrope and Cars
  • Hall Spars Solid Boom Vang
  • SS Rod Standing Rigging (shrouds and headstay)
  • Aramid Running Topmast Backstays w/ Purchase System to Winch
  • Navtec Hydraulic headstay adjuster
  • Longer Beiker Engineered Retractable Carbon Bow Sprit
  • Mast Jack and Plates for Mast Step

Harken and Spinlock Deck Gear:

  • (2) Harken 46ST Runner Winches
  • (2) Harken 44SST Mainsheet Winches
  • (2) Harken 530 Primary Grinders
  • Carbon Harken Pedestal Grinder for Primaries
  • (2) Harken 44ST Cabintop Winches
  • Spinlock XZ Line Clutches
  • Additional Line Clutch for Mainsheet
  • Harken Adjustable Jib Car Tracks
  • Appropriate Race Ready Dyneema and Aramid Running Rigging
  • Aluminum Override Preventers
  • Harken Deck Organizers
  • In-hauler

Sail Inventory / Rigging Sail Inventory

Racing Inventory:

  • 2015 (May) North 3Di 870 SQUARE TOP Mainsail
  • 2012 (Feb) North 3DL 860 Light #1 Jib 110%
  • 2015 (May) North 3Di 870 Medium Jib 108%
  • 2015 (May) North 3Di 870 Heavy Jib 105%
  • 2012 (Oct) North Airx 600 Asymmetric A1
  • 2015 (May) North SuperLite/Kote SK 60 Asymmetric A2
  • 2010 (Jul) North ZL 04 Asymmetric A3
  • 2011 (Mar) North Asymmetric A4
  • Spinnaker Staysail
Other Sails:
  • 2008 Standard Roach Mainsail
  • 2011 (Sep) North 3DL Light jib 103%
  • 2008 North 3DL Light Jib 103%
  • 2012 North 3DL Medium Jib 109%
  • 2008 Asymmetric A1 AirX 600
  • 2008 Asymmetric A2 Norlite 50
  • 2010 Asymmetric A4 North Norlon 75

Navigation / Electronics / System
Electronics & Electrical

Sailing and Navigation:

  • NKE Instruments Wind, Speed, Depth and Compass
  • NKE TL 25 3 Position Maxi Mast Displays
  • NKE Mast Display Remote Control @ Helm
  • NKE Gyropilot Graphic Display for Autopilot in Cockpit
  • NEMA 0183 Output Through NKE System
  • GPS Integrated in NKE System
  • Autopilot Hydraulic Ram
  • NKE Multifunction Display in Cockpit
  • Garmin GPSmap 540 GPS @ Nav Station
  • Icom IC M304 VHF


  • 12V Ships Electrical Service
  • Blue Seas Dual Battery Selector Switch
  • Blue Seas 12V Distribution Panel w/ Breakers
  • 4D 12 Volt House Battery
  • Grp 27 12 Volt Engine Start Battery
  • 12V Lighting throughout boat
  • 12V LED Running Lights

  • Teak and Holly Floors
  • Raceboat Galley to Port
  • Ice Box to Starboard
  • Princess one burner butane stove
  • 2 Fixed Berths Each Side w/ Cushions
  • Nav Station Under Companionway
  • Head w/ Holding Tank Forward
Depthsounder - NKE
Autopilot - NKE Gyropilot
VHF - Icom ICM304 VHF
GPS - Integrated in NKE System
Plotter - Garmin GPS MAP540
Wind speed and direction - NKE Race Package
Log-speedometer - NKE

Accommodations Additional Equipment and Information

Additional Equipment and Information

  • Carbon Steering Wheels
  • Keel Kelp Cutter in GRP Tube
  • Rudder Kelp Cutter
  • Canvas Covers for Wheels
  • Canvas Cover for Grinder Pedestal
  • Radar Reflector
  • Switlik MOM-8A
  • Coast Guard Safety Gear
  • 2015 ORR, HPR and NorCal PHRF Certificates
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310 Magothy Rd
Severna Park MD 21146
United States
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A lifelong sailor, Tom Sitzmann brings a broad range of sailing experience to Sail1Design. Tom has a great deal of dinghy and PHRF racing experience, competing successfully in the Laser, J/24, and J/22, winning several regional and district championships in those classes, both in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. While in Maine Tom also won several PHRF regattas aboard his J/24 & J/33, and more recently in his J/120.
Also a lifelong educator, Tom has coached sailing and directed sailing programs from Maine to Annapolis, and was an assistant offshore & dinghy coach at the USNA, head intercollegiate coach at Bowdoin College, and currently head coach at Severn School, where he guided the team to a National championship, the first and only Chesapeake Bay school ever to win the prestigious Mallory Trophy.
Tom ‘s offshore experience includes many distance races in New England, a transatlantic passage, a celestially-guided Marion-Bermuda Race, and most recently he brought his family to Bermuda aboard their J/120 Airwaves.
Tom's focus with Sail1Design is managing the Brokerage Marketplace, and Sail1Design's Career Center & Job Board. You can reach Tom at

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