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Kernan 44 "Wasabi"

Small trades considered

Super fast and fun Wasabi has won a ton of races since her launch in 2009.  She has been consistently updated with sails and gear.  She now has a square-top mainsail and a longer sprit. She is easy to sail and nearly as fast as the 50' boats but with a 40 footers price tag!

She is located in Seattle Washington and ready to win! A list of Notable Information follows:

  • Newer 3DI Sails including Square Top Mainsail
  • New Topmast Runners and Winch's
  • New Longer Retractable Carbon Bow Sprit
  • Keel and Rudder Kelp Cutter(s)

  • Price: USD $299,000
  • Model Year: 2009
  • Boat Ref: 4459072
  • Location: Seattle WA, United States

Broker Information

Contact Shawn Dunand
Mobile: 250-661-0622 Office: 250-940-9060
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  • Builder: Dencho Marine
  • Designer: Tim Kernan
  • Construction: Composite
  • Length: 44
  • Beam: 12' 0"
  • Displacement: 12750 lbs
  • Min Draft:
  • Max Draft: 10' 0"
  • Ballast:
  • Cruising Speed:
  • Max Speed:
  • Engine Number: 1
  • Engine Make: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 3 Cylinder
  • Engine Year: 0000
  • Engine Fuel Type: diesel
  • Engine Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Engine Hours: 0
  • Engine Horsepower: 30 horsepower
  • Fuel:
  • Water:
  • Holding:

Design Elements

The Kernan 44’ was designed to compete in inshore races with with the capability of sailing in short coastal races.  A large cockpit with un-compromised deck ergonomics are optimized for close racing.  The boat has minimal but all essential accommodations for offshore sailing. Structurally, the boat is primarily an e-glass/foam composite with carbon unidirectional reinforcements in key areas.

Sail Inventroy

Racing Inventory:

  • 2012 (Apr)  North 3Di 780 SQUARE TOP Mainsail
  • 2012 (Feb)  North 3DL 860 Light #1 Jib 110%
  • 2012 (Oct)  North 3Di 780 Medium jib 109%
  • 2008 North 3DL Heavy Jib 097%
  • 2012 (Oct)  North Airx 600 Asymmetric A1
  • 2012 (Apr)  North  RC 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%
  • 2008 North 3DL Medium Jib 103%
  • 2008 Asymmetric A1 AirX 600
  • 2008 Asymmetric A2 Norlite 50
  • 2010 Asymmetric A4 North Norlon 75 

Mast and Rigging


  • 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 Cylinder for Headstay
  • Longer Beiker Engineered Retractable Carbon Bow Sprit

Harken and Spinlock Deck Gear:

  • HAR 48 Running Backstay Winch's
  • HAR 44 Mainsheet Winch's
  • HAR 530 Primary Winch's
  • Carbon Harken Pedestal Grinder for Primaries
  • HAR 44 Cabintop Winch's
  • 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

Electronics and 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


  • EGlass w/ vinylester resin
  • Balsa core- SB50
  • Carbon Reinforcements in structural floor capping
  • Epoxy Bottom Coatings


  • Teak and Holly Floors
  • Raceboat Galley to Port
  • Ice Box to Starboard
  • 2 Fixed Berths Each Side w/ Cushions
  • Nav Station Under Companionway
  • Head w/ Holding Tank Forward

Additional Equipment and Information

  • Carbon Steering Wheels 
  • Keel Kelp Cutter in GRP Tube
  • Rudder Kelp Cutter
  • Mast Jack and Plates for Mast Step
  • Canvas Covers for Wheels
  • Canvas Cover for Grinder Pedestal
  • Switlik MOM-8A
  • Coast Guard Safety Gear


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.

Canadian vessels are for sale while located in Canada and are not for sale while located in the USA. Foreign registered vessels are not for sale while located in Canada.

Additional Contact Information

Contact Shawn Dunand

Office: 250.940.9060 or 604.609.0985

Mobile: 250.661.0622

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