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Wind Dancer



Experience the coast of Maine on “Wind Dancer” a classic CC sloop. Richard Lazzara (designer/builder) was a master of beauty above, speed below, and comfort inside. Roomy uncluttered cockpit. Spacious fore and aft cabins with separate heads and showers. Large comfortable salon with fold-down centerline dining table and a step- down U-shaped galley with lots of headroom.She is a true blue water cruiser. Full displacement hull, fin keel and skeg mounted rudder. Solid in a sea or a blow and happy in light winds. If you’re familiar with the 44 Peterson or the Hylas 44 you’ll be very impressed by “Wind Dancer”.

Wind Dancer Gulfstar 44.5 1981 4w/ 2 head & shower $3500 Rockland, Maine $6250wk


Accommodates most comfortablely for a family of four.  The interior is oiled teak with an oiled teak cabin sole.

Forward is a 6’4” V berth with filler to form a double, Storage in drawers and hanging lockers. Additional storage on the shelves outboard on port & starboard. Private head and shower.  Next aft is the main cabin with settees on port and starboard with storage behind the seat backs and in lockers and shelves above.  Two couches in main salon (77 x 23" and 71 x 24")

Opposite to port is the U- shaped/step-down galley with a Princess 3 burner electric stove and oven, microwave and toaster. A double basin stainless steel sink with pressurized hot and cold water. Grunert cold plate, drop down refrig/freeze, good storage and generous counter space. The galley is fully outfitted with dishes, pots and pans, and silverware.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COOK STOVE IS ELECTRIC.  THIS MEANS EITHER SHOWPOWER OR RUNNING THE GENERATOR IS NECESSARY TO USE THE STOVE.

Next aft to starboard is the Nav station. All electronics redundant to the helm.  Moving aft along the starboard companionway is engine room access and hanging lockers with ample storage.  Aft master cabin w/two doubles. Ample storage in hanging lockers and draws. Private head and separate walk-in shower.


  • Comfortable seating for 6 with bench seats on port and starboard and a bench seat in the stern for helm. Fold down table.


  • 12 Volt DC Service. 6 deep cycle batteries (600AH total) AC/DC  panel with breakers, 125 amp alternator charges all banks thru Xantrex charger/isolator, 12 Volt charging port/USB, Xantrex 3000w charger/inverter. 750kw generator. 110 volt outlets.


  • Garmin 3010 chart plotters at helm and Nav station . Raymarine ST60 Wind. Raymarine 7000 series Autohelm w/track function.

    Raymarine HD Radar. Standard Horizon Matrix VHF (AIS, GPS enabled).

     All information overlays on the plotters at the helm and at the Nav station.

Sails & Rigging

  • New mast, boom, furler all standing and running rigging new 2023.
  • Custom 125% jib new 2023
  • Custom main new 2016


  • Perkins 4-154. 4 -cylinder diesel (62hp). Cruise 6.7 kts @ 1500rpm.
  • Yacht Specialities wheel steering. Cable radial drive on ruder post (new 2015)
  • Electric bilge pump/ manual bilge pump
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • Oil pressure, water temperature gauge, tachometer, voltage meter, all viewed from helm. 
  • Binnacle compass

Hull & Deck

Solid fiberglass hull with Navy Blue gel-coat in very good condition. Bottom is painted dk green with an ablative finish. Fiberglass decks refinished 2016. Exterior teak is natural.

  •  Stainless steel bow and stern rails. Stern swim ladder
  •          Double life lines with stainless steel stanchions
  •          Gates port and starboard with ladder
  •          Teak anchor pulpit
  •          Teak cockpit table
  •          Cushions throughout. New 2016
  •          Cockpit dodger with large Poly-carbon windows. New 2016
  •          Bimini. New 2016


  • Rail mounted grill
  • 4 Fenders
  • 6 Dock lines
  • One fishing pole with various jigs.


  • 4 fire Extinguishers plus Halon in engine room
  • Life sling. Horseshoe life ring
  • 6 PFDs
  • Horn. Flare kit
  • Two harnesses with lanyards  
  • First Aid kit


  • 1- CQR with chain and rode. Forward in anchor locker
  • 1- Bruce with chain and rode in forward anchor locker.


  • Bi-directional with manual crank backup handle


  • North Atlantic Inflatables 10.5 ft rigid bottom with 6hp Suzuki outboard new 2023


  • Stereo with salon and cockpit speakers
  • Bluetooth/Aux-in
  • CD player


  • Freeport or Rockport, ME


Master Captain, Bill Tracey has over 40 years experience. The East Coast. Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Gulf of Mexico and the ICW. Off-shore and coastal. His first boat was a Sabre 27. Prior to purchasing “Wind Dancer” he captained a Gulfstar 60. He has intimate knowledge of the Gulfstar, it’s sailing characteristics and systems.

Easy going yet precise and meticulous, Capt Bill runs a tight ship, but doesn’t forget the fun. He’s happy to “show you the ropes” or you can just sit back and enjoy the ride.  He is a pilot, loves to fish and a great chef.

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Design Lazzara
Designer Richard Lazzara
Builder Gulfstar
Hull Construction Fiberglass
Year Built 1981
LOA 45'
LWL 35'6"
Beam 13'2"
Draft 5'6"
Displacement 26,000 lbs.
Weight NA
Ballast 8,500 lbs.
Engine Perkins 4.154
Holding Tank 30 US Gallons
Water Capacity 100 US Gallons
Fuel Capacity 80 US Gallons


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