1989 Cherubini staysail ketch

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Yacht Overview

Make: Cherubini

Model: staysail ketch

Year: 1989

Length: 44′

Located In: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 9142408


Introducing “Silhouette,” a rare gem among sailing vessels—a 1989 Cherubini 44′ that encapsulates both the grace of a bygone era and the thrill of contemporary sailing. With only 35 of these vessels ever crafted, owning “Silhouette” means possessing a rare piece of maritime history. This timeless yacht recently etched its name in the annals of sailing triumph, emerging victorious in the 2023 Marion Bermuda Race, where it claimed the 1st place in the Founders C Class.Silhouette was the overall winner in 2007 and won her class in 2009, 2011, and 2015. Silhouette has many more accolades such as coming in second at The Lobster Run Race in 2010 and then 1st in 2014.she won the 2012 PHRF division for the Miami Nassau Race. She was also featured in Ralph Lauren”s Big Pony ad Campaign. As the wind fills its sails and the horizon beckons, “Silhouette” invites you to embark on a journey that seamlessly blends the allure of exclusivity with the thrill of open-water racing. Discover the unique charm and storied legacy that make “Silhouette” a vessel unlike any other.

Full Specs

Boat Name



LOA: 44
LWL: 40
Beam: 11.5 ft
Maximum Draft: 4.83 ft
Displacement: 28,000 lb


Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Engine Model: 4-107
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (135 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (75 Gallon)


Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

Maintenance and upgrades
  • Continuous Evolution: Silhouette boasts a history of consistent updates and meticulous maintenance by the skilled hands at Long Point Marine in Duxbury, MA.

  • Revitalizing Refit: In 2004, underwent a major refit, breathing new life into essential components such as the engine, plumbing, and electrical systems.

  • Energized Powerhouse: The engine, with around 2900 hours, received a renewed lease on life during the refit. Although the Yanmar may show its age, its performance remains unwavering. It runs smoothly, burning just a gallon of oil per 100 gallons of fuel without compromising prowess or exhaust emissions.

  • Generator Stamina: A Mase generator, boasting around 54 hours, adds an extra layer of reliability to Silhouette's power arsenal.

  • Tech Upgrade: Silhouette is not just a vessel; it's a technological marvel. Recent updates include a shift to the NMEA 2000 network, featuring cutting-edge additions like a new autopilot and an Iridium Go Satellite phone system.

  • Safety First: Equipped with an 8-person Viking Rescue U life raft, Silhouette ensures safety with a raft that undergoes regular inspections.

  • Racing Ready: Silhouette isn't just a spectator; it's a contender. Actively participating in Category 1 ocean races, it complies with all necessary configurations and gear requirements.

  • Sails of the Future: The Elvstrom sails, replaced in 2017, propel Silhouette with a dynamic edge.

  • Propelled Performance: A new Max Prop in 2021 keeps Silhouette cutting through the waves with efficiency and style.

  • Modern Comfort: Silhouette doesn't just sail; it pampers. A forward head upgrade in 2023 ensures modern comfort on board.

  • Power on Demand: Embracing the future, Silhouette sports new Rolls AGM batteries (2021) to ensure reliable power when it's needed most.

  • Navigational Finesse: The Vetus bow thruster, refurbished in 2023, ensures nimble navigation, giving Silhouette an edge in any race or voyage.


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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.