1980 Cheoy Lee 44 Cutter

$75 000

1980 Cheoy Lee 44 Cutter

Name: White Hawk
Fuel type
Hull material

This amazing classic needs to find someone who can appreciate this beautiful, always fresh water, Seaworthy Blue Water Cruiser.  Original wooden spars and rigging have been replaced with a new aluminum mast and stainless steel standing rigging.

Cheoy Lee sailboats are known for their seagoing interiors.  The aft cabin is a very comfortable and secure master while under way.  The forward cabin brings the captain and first mate together when at anchor.  “White Hawk” is finished in fine teak joinery, clear spruce hull ceilings, egg-shell white paneling, and soft white overhead vinyl, multiple opening ports, and a teak and holly cabin sole.  She is a true ocean going yacht.

The forward cabin has a double vee berth w/filler cushion, hanging locker, storage drawers, cabinet, screened deck hatch, and brass reading lights.

The forward head is to port with a manual head & holding tank (the overboard discharge has been rendered inoperable), stainless steel sink, manual foot pump, hot and cold pressure water, molded counter top, mirror, fiberglass shower stall, cabinet, and storage shelves, stainless steel hand holds, screened deck hatch and two opening ports.

The salon’s port curved dinette makes a comfortable single berth with storage under, behind and above and outboard.  The starboard settee also has storage under, behind and outboard and can serve as a single berth.  The center line drop leaf table will seat six.  There is a beautiful brass, kerosene hurricane lamp over the salon table.  Good light and ventilation are provided by both reading and dome lights, multiple opening ports w/screens, Dorade vents, screened deck hatches and the companionway has both proper drop boards and screens.  The interior grab rails make movement below decks safe and secure in a seaway.

The U-shaped galley to port has louvered storage, teak racks for wine glasses, dishes and bottles, double stainless steel sinks near center line with a cold water foot pump, hot and cold pressure water, a large insulated ice box that has been converted to cold plate refrigeration, a gimbaled, three burner Shipmate propane stove with oven.

The outboard facing navigation station w/swing out seat is to starboard across from the galley.  The chart table is large with considerable storage.  There is room for paper charts, repeaters or a laptop connection.

The aft port stateroom has a comfortable fore and aft double that is a perfect master suite while under way.  There is good light and ventilation from a deck hatch, brass reading light, and dome light.  The vanity faces the bed with additional, well thought out cabinets, drawers and cubbies for efficient use of the space.  (The port jib track needs to be re-bedded and a couple of screw holes filled to resolve an aft cabin leak.)  The in-suite manual head includes a stainless steel sink, manual foot pump, hot and cold pressure water, molded counter top, mirror, fiberglass shower stall, cabinet, and storage shelves, stainless steel hand holds, screened deck hatch and two opening ports.

A starboard quarter berth at the base of the companionway ladder makes a perfect sea berth for the off watch.

Raytheon Autohelm ST4000+ auto pilot (2004)

Ritchie 5” steering compass on pedestal

Raytheon Autohelm ST60 Wind (2004)

Raytheon AutoelmST60 Depth (2004)

Raytheon Autohelm ST60 Speed (2004)

Standard Horizon Matrix AIS GPS Marine VHF radio w/RAM (2017)

Original Marine VHF radio

Handheld GPS at helm w/12v connection

Raytheon R20X radar (Radar mounted on stern post)

Sentry Model 415 gas vapor detector

Tank tender

Kenwood AM/FM/CD radio/sound system w/portable device (smart phone/tablet) input capability

Cabin (Infinity) & cockpit (Bose) speakers

Toshiba flat screen TV (2010) w/mast top antenna (2016)

Schatz brass ships clock & barometer

2 8D Batteries (2016)

Battery parallel switch

Automatic battery charger (2004)

Alternator (2004)

50’ 30 amp shore power cord

12 volt DC electronic panel w/battery tester

110 volt AC panel w/circuit breakers

Lightning grounded from mast rigging to hull

GFCI (2017)

All 12 volt lights converted to LED

Double anchor rollers

45# CQR anchor w/ chain to nylon rode

Danforth anchor w/chain to nylon rode

Deck anchor locker

Bow pulpit and stern rail

Double lifelines with port & starboard boarding gates

Jack lines (2016)

Six mooring cleats

Two stainless steel Dorade vents (2010)

Tan Sunbrella bimini (2015), dodger (2016) w/full enclosure

Blue Sunbrella hatch covers (2017)

Teak decks

Deck wash down system

10 Fenders

5 Dock lines

Flares, bell, horn, 3 fire extinguishers, wood plugs

Adult Type 1 PFDs

Stern rail mounted Life Sling in hard white case

2 Floating strobe lights

Nav lights – Port and starboard running lights are in the bow.  Stern light is mounted up on the stern rail.  The steaming light is on the front of the mast.  Anchor light at mast head. Port and starboard spreader lights.  Deck light on radar post.

Combination radar post/crane (2006)

Outboard motor mount on stern rail

Cockpit cushions

“T” shaped cockpit

High bridge deck

Deep starboard cockpit locker

Folding cockpit pedestal table w/drink holder

Boat hook

Teak cabin top hand rails

Teak toe rail

Bright work finished & maintained with Sikkens Cetol

Swim/boarding ladder

Cruise equipped and very easy to single hand

Standing rigging is 1X19 stainless steel wire (1999)

Hydraulic backstay (2011)

Harken furling jib system w/double groove foil

Staysail stay lever release system

Running back stays

Boom vang

Toe rail mounted genoa tracks

Cabin top staysail tracks


2017 Doyle Dacron main sail w/3 reef points & Sunbrella sail cover (& 2nd Main)

2017 Doyle Dacron roller furling 150% Genoa w/Sunbrella UV protection (& 2nd 150% Genoa)

Dacron hanked on staysail

Storm spinnaker (never used)

Sail area:  880 sq. ft.

Double spreader, painted aluminum mast is deck stepped w/compression post (1999)

Spinnaker pole stored on front of mast

Cabin top mainsheet traveler

2 Enkes #32 two speed self-tailing primary winches

2 Cheoy Lee #29 secondary winches

1 Cheoy Lee #25 mainsheet winch

1 Cheoy Lee #25 staysail sheet winch

1 Lewmar #30 main halyard winch

1 Cheoy Lee #21 jib halyard winch

1 Cheoy Lee #21 staysail halyard winch

4 Winch handles

The manual head discharges to a holding tank.  The overboard discharge has been rendered inoperable

Stainless steel 44” dished steering wheel – Rack and Pinion steering

An extra steering wheel that has been stored off the boat

Sunbrella wheel cover

Emergency tiller

Autostream feathering prop (1999)

Borg Warner transmission

Bronze raw water strainer

Proper bronze seacocks

Awlgrip Matterhorn White hull (1999)

Epoxy moisture barrier coat (2002)

New custom canvas winter cover (2019)

Custom steel cradle

4 Ladders – Two giant folding, one 12’ & one 6’

Operating/instruction manuals for systems and components


Awlgripped hull (Matterhorn White)

Replaced wood mast & boom with new painted aluminum, double spreader rig

All new standing & running rigging

New Autostream feathering prop

Replaced salon headliner


Rebuilt 3 Cheoy Lee winches w/new bearings & pawls

Replaced bilge pump float switch

New marine hose runs below waterline

New water intake manifold shut off valve

Installed new grey “water puppy” water pump

New bilge pump, thru hull & circuit breaker

Added engine cover soundproofing


Stripped, faired, prepped bottom & applied epoxy moisture barrier coat & bottom paint

Rebuilt rudder

Rebuilt engine water pump


Replaced alternator

Replaced starter

Replaced pelican hooks on port & starboard boarding gates

Raytheon Autohelm ST4000+ auto pilot

Raytheon Autohelm ST60 Wind

Raytheon AutoelmST60 Depth

Raytheon Autohelm ST60 Speed

Replaced battery charger


Connected new propane system to galley stove/oven

All joints on storage cradle re-welded and water drain holes added


New radar mast and supports


Replaced autopilot motor

Replaced both heads


2 New stainless steel Dorade box cowls

2 New Garhauer dual foot blocks for the genoa & staysail sheets

Toshiba flat screen TV


New hydraulic backstay


Replaced electric fuel pump


New prop shaft, coupler and cutlass bearing


Replaced heat exchanger

5 New clear plastic dodger windows


Replaced throttle/transmission lever & cables

Replaced ignition switch

New bimini canvas


Replaced engine manifold

New jack lines

Added TV antenna to top of mast

New heating and thermostat element for the water heater

2 New 8D batteries

New canvas for top of dodger

New masthead Raymarine wind speed/direction transducer


New Doyle mainsail & 150% Genoa

Replaced all canvas deck hatch covers

Installed vacuum gauge & switch to change fuel flow between Racor filters

Replaced temp & amp meter instruments

Standard Horizon Matrix AIS GPS Marine VHF radio w/RAM

New custom starboard side port lights

New engine exhaust hose

6 New grounded 110ac dual electric outlets


New direct connect wiring harness between engine & cockpit to correct intermittent electrical disconnects

Repacked stuffing box

2 New re-engineered and constructed deck drains w/rubber hoses to bypass Cheoy Lee’s original fiberglass tubes

New chart table top with protective Plexiglas cover

New pressure sensitive fresh water pump for hot & cold water to the galley and heads

New through hull seacock for deck wash down & refrigeration

Re-plumbed refrigeration water pump to increase efficiency and reliability


New custom canvas winter cover

Additional Salesperson’s Comments

The Cheoy Lee 44 Cutter is a time tested blue water design.  She will care for you in a gentle, secure manner.  “White Hawk” could carry you and your significant other to the realization of your dreams.

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.

Contact Information

  • 520 S WATER ST MILWAUKEE, WI 53204
  • 262-498-2969
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Saturday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM Sunday: Closed
Ed Jirsa Cpyb
Ed Jirsa

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