Morning Star

  • 44'
  • 1980
  • Wilmington, California, United States
  • $34,900


The Hudson 44 center cockpit ketch rig-cutter cruiser, is a sought after offshore cruising yacht. This is a very stable, full keel, yacht which features traditional lines and plenty of walk around space. The center-cockpit is sunken and well protected from the elements.

The interior is very spacious. The large aft cabin has 2 transom port lights, side port lights and an overhead deck hatch for lots of natural lighting and good ventilation.

The interior wood work and cabinetry feature carved artisan designs and is in excellent condition. The teak flooring is in very nice condition.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: HUDSON
  • Category: Cruising Ketch
  • Model: Seawolf Ketch
  • Model Year: 1980
  • YearBuilt: 1980
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 2/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 44' 0" (13.41m)
  • LWL: 34' 4" (10.46m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 13' 4" (4.06m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 6' 0" (1.83m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 7 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: 2,000 RPM
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 8 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 32,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 240 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 22 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 220 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 2
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Ford Lehman
  • Model: 2712 F
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Large chain locker forward with large followed by a forepeak cabin with high/low singles on starboard and storage on port.

Next aft is a stateroom with an offset double berth on port and an enclosed head with stall shower opposite on port

Step up to the galley and dinette area. To starboard  is the L-shaped galley and on port is the U-shaped dinette.

On starboard leading aft to the aft cabin is a workbench/chart table area with storage above and below and engine room access.

Continue aft to the master cabin with queen size berth. There are two hanging lockers, abundant storage drawers, vanity and mirror. Lots of natural light with a deck hatch over the berth and two transom windows. There is an ensuite head with stall shower on port.


The galley features a double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water and a hand fresh water pump.  There is a gimbaled seaward three burner propane stove with oven, microwave oven and a top and front loading fridge with Isotherm cold plate refrigeration.

Electrical Equipment

  • 12 Volt DC and 110 Volt AC systems
  • Eleven Heavy duty 12 volt Glass Mate batteries totaling 1100 amp hours
  • Three battery switches for disconnect and paralleling
  • Freedom 25 Inverter/charger with remote panel
  • New wiring to distribution panel
  • Shore power cord
  • Deck Equipment

  • Bowsprit with teak bow plank and stainless steel pulpit
  • 45# plow anchor
  • Simpson Lawrence manual windlass
  • Deck washdown pump
  • Stainless steel stanchions and lifelines
  • Fiberglass decks
  • Stern anchor
  • Stainless steel propane BBQ
  • Spreader lights
  • Sails & Rigging

  • Cruise equipped
  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging
  • Spruce box section main and mizzen masts, deck stepped
  • Main Sail
  • Mizzen Sail
  • Genoa
  • Mainsheet traveler
  • Three Barlow self tailing winches and four Barlow standard winches
  • Mechanical

    The engine is currently non-operational.  It needs a new exhaust riser system and the fuel and wiring are disconnected and need re-connection.  It was running at the time it was disconnected for re-wiring and new tanks but that was more than five years ago.  the project was never completed and in the intervening period the exhaust riser self destructed.

    • Two bilge blowers
    • Cockpit engine controls
    • Halon automatic fire extinguisher
    • Propane solenoid and fume detector
    • Manual head in aft cabin and vacuflush head forward
    • Two manual and two electric bilge pumps
    • Hydraulic wheel steering
    • Three blade 24X16 propeller


    This boat was undergoing a full renovation when the seller's plans changed.  The following is a list of improvements:

    The masts have been reconditioned.  New stainless steel fuel tanks installed including valves, lines and vents.  New marine grade wiring, harnesses and distribution panel, Updated water pressure system with new pumps hoses and water heater.  New 22 gallon holding tank forward with vacuflush head and new hoses.  Built-in dehumidifiers. New cold plate refrigerator/freezer with upgraded fridge box insulation. New aluminum propane tanks with new hoses valves and fume detector.