Used Trevor Banks 44 Trimaran




Yacht Name:   DESERT WIND
Year Built / Model Year:   1986
L.O.A:   44
Model:   Banks 44
USD($) Price:   $97,000 $89,000 $77,000 $67,000
Location:   Point Roberts, WA
Beam:   27'
Draft Min/Max:   3' /12'
Displacement:   8000 lbs.
Mast Hgt. Off Water:   56'
Engine(s):   2 x Yamaha 9.9 long shaft, high thrust 4 stroke outboards
Berths:   3 doubles
Staterooms:   2
Heads:   1
Fuel Capacity:   30 gallons in portable tanks
Fresh Water Capacity:   30 gallons built in fiberglass.
L.W.L:   42'
Wingdeck Clearance:   4'
Mast Hgt. Off Deck:   56'
Mainsail Area:   550
Genoa Area:   650
Jib Area:   350
Total Sail Area:   1550
Payload:   2000 to 3000 lbs.
Designer:   Trevor Banks

This boat has been completely remodeled as of the fall of 2002. The interior and exterior have been completely painted.

The counter tops, fiddles and cabinet doors were replaced. The main salon is very open for a trimaran. It gives the appearance of a 10ft x 12ft. room. The dining area seats 6.The galley area is large and open and has also been remodeled and equipped with on demand hot water and a new propane range. There is a large amount of storage space in the cabinets and in the bilge compartments which are completely dry. The dagger-board trunk is located in front of the galley. The head is to the port side of the trunk and the starboard side is the passage to the head and forward cabin. The forward cabin is over 12ft. long and has a fold out table in addition to the double berth. There is storage in the wing cabinets as well as under the berth and in the bilge cabinets. The aft cabin has a storage area in the entry as well as under the berth.

The cockpit is very user friendly, it sits high, so visibility is good and everything is in easy reach. The trampolines are new and offer a large area for sunning and dinghy storage. Access to the boat is easy due to the low amas and trampolines.

You can easily step out of a dinghy on to the ama. The trampoline is only a 12" step up from the ama. Unloading a dinghy is very easy on this boat. The outer jib tracks are located on the outer edge of the amas. They provide a good protective edge, so a dinghy can easily be slid on to the trampoline.

The 2 Yamaha 9.9 4stks. have cockpit controls and provide great maneuverability as well as a 6 to 8 knot efficient cruise speed. They are on pods which can be raised completely out of the water for sailing.

The rudder is hung on a kick up assembly.

The hulls were ground down to bare glass and completely refared and painted during the summer of 2002. The 2 large main saloon windows were replaced with 3/8" lexan and there are also 3/8" lexan replacements for all the other ports, but they haven't been installed.

The boat is equipped with radar, wind speed and direction, auto pilot, knot meter, compass, VHF, stereo and depth finder.

This boat has a new propane range and new propane hoses with a solenoid valve.
It also has a propane hot water heater.
The hose to the hot water heater has not been connected yet.
A new freedom 2000 inverter has been bolted into place, but not wired. 4 new Trojan house batteries have been installed.
The water system is pressurized and all located in the wall between the galley and head. It is a simple system and easily serviced. All the systems on this boat are simple and designed for serious cruising, not continuous repair.

The hulls are airex foam and glass.
They are very thick at the keel line, so beaching is not a problem.
The deck is 1/2" to 2/4" marine plywood with clear fir sub structure. The boat is very solid and built for blue water use.
The hulls were barrier coated and refared with a vinylester compound. There was no blistering before hand and the boat has always been completely dry in the bilges.
There are no through hulls below the water line. The main hull is only 3ft. wide at the maximum beam on the water line.

The rig is a standard sloop rig with the option of a cutter rig if you set up a stay sail. The jibs are in fair used condition with a normal amount of wear.
The main sail is fairly new and is equipped with full length battens and a very nice bat car system.
The jib is roller furling.

This boat is like a very large F-27.
It sails like a dinghy, It is very easy to handle under sail. It has been sailed to 22 knots and will do over 10 in almost any moderate wind. It is located in an excellent slip right at the end of the ramp at the Point Roberts Marina. This marina is only a few miles from all of the San Juan Islands or Vancouver BC. and the Gulf Islands. The slip can be retained if the buyer wants it and is paid until May of 2004


Details are thought to be reliable but are not guaranteed. 
Offer subject to change, prior sale and tax when applicable.
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