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1981 Lafitte 44

Port Charlotte, Florida


Cipher is hull #28 of 56 that were built. The Robert Perry designed vessel is a capable blue water cruiser. 

Cipher has undergone major upgrades in the last two years with most wiring and all plumbing replaced. 

 The owner is motivated! Call today for your showing.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Cipher
Make: Lafitte
Model: 44
Year: 1981
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: PKE440280181
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 44 ft
Waterline Length: 35'6 ft
Beam: 12'8 ft
Max Draft: 6'4 ft
Displacement: 28,000 lb
Ballast: 11,300 lb
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Beta Marine
  • Model: BF2803
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 62hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2007
  • Engine Hours: 4000
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 110 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 110 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gal
Holding Tank Material: Stainless Steel


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter


DAVID PLANK 941-266-3609
Pier One Yacht Sales


Florida, US

Sails and Rigging

Cutter rigged with keel stepped mast. Inner forestay fitted with quick release lever. Running backstays. 4 sails-

Fully battened main with two reef points- 30% and 60%. 

Roller furling 115% genoa

Storm trysail

Storm staysail

Hull and Deck

Modified full keel with skeg hung rudder. Airex cored hull, balsa cored decks. All teak decking was removed and replaced with Kiwi Grip. Twin anchor roller. Lewmar windlass with controls at both helm and foredeck. All Bomar hatches have new lenses. 

All canvas new in 2020

Mantus 85lb anchor with 250' chain, Danforth secondary anchor

Bottom was painted in 2019 at which time minor blisters were found. All were repaired.


B&G Zeus 3S 12" multi function display 2020

B&G Forward Scan transducer 2020

B&G Precision-9 compass 2020

B&G NAC3 autopilot 2020

B&G 4G radome 2020

ACR Class B AIS transceiver

Icom M802 SSB radio

Icom M602 VHF




Complete upgrade of electrical systems in 2020. 

1120ah lithium iron phosphate house battery

Battery management system

4 solar panels, totaling 1400 watts with 2 contollers

3000 watt inverter will run air conditioning



Sleeps 6-7. V-berth is forward, master cabin is aft. Main salon features U-shaped dinette to port which converts to a double berth. A settee is opposite to starboard. 


U-shaped galley to port features gimballed 2 burner induction cooktop, stainless airfryer/oven, Sea Frost refrigerator and separate freezer with digital controls and a stainless steel sink.


Jabsco manual toilets new in 2020

16,000 btu air conditioning 2021

750gph and 2200 gph Johnson bilge pumps 2020

Edson steering

2020 Polycraft Tuff Tender 10' dinghy, with 20hp Suzuki OB 11 hours

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.
Additional Contact Information

Contact David Plank 941-266-3609,

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