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Outbound 44
$415,000 USD
44ft 9in

When Cruising World magazine called the Outbound 44 “An elegant blend of sensibility and sophistication”, they meant it. Designed by renowned yacht designer Carl Schumacher and built to the highest standards of sailing yacht construction, Impulsive will take you comfortably across any ocean. Her solid fiberglass construction offers the displacement required to give the yacht an easy and forgiving motion but her lines and parameters define that performance… long waterline, moderate beam, high righting moment, proper weight distribution and efficient foils. An elegant hand-crafted interior, semi-raised salon that fills the cabin with natural light, comfortable accommodations and superb load carrying capability will ensure your comfort whether you plan to head out for an evening sail or a long offshore passage.

Impulsive is impressively outfitted with all the gear and equipment needed for extended blue water voyaging. Two notable features are the stainless steel stern arch and custom hard dodger. The interior is crafted from Makore; an African cherry. Two heads and a centerline queen in the master stateroom make this a comfortable home at anchor and in port.

Equipment highlights:

Hydrovane self-steering windvane

Nextgen 5.5 kw genset

Lifeline 1050 amp hour AGM battery bank

AB Lamina RIB and Yamaha outboard

Cruise RO 30 GPH watermaker

Icom M802 SSB with Pactor modem

Webasto hydronic heat

Recent Raymarine radar/chartplotter and sailing instruments

A full inventory of offshore spares and safety gear

Impulsive cruised the US East Coast and Bahamas with her first owner. In 2013 she was purchased in Florida and trucked to Seattle. A custom hard dodger and extensive updates were made to prepare Impulsive for an extended South Pacific cruise, which was unfortunately cut short by owners health issues. Impulsive’s current owners purchased her in 2018 and have lightly used her in the Pacific Northwest, making valuable upgrades such as Webasto hydronic diesel heating and a full Raymarine electronics package.

Name of vessel Impulsive
Model Outbound 44
Year 2005
Builder Outbound Yachts
Designer Carl Schumacher
Price $415,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 44
Beam (feet) 13'4"
Draft (feet) 6'6"
Displacement (pounds) 30000
Ballast (pounds) 10000
Engine model Yanmar 4JH3-TE
Engine horsepower 75
Engine hours 3436
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 145
Water tank capacity (gallons) 155
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 56

Interior Accommodations

Beautifully handcrafted in Makore (African Cherry), with teak and holly cabin sole and Corian countertops, the interior of Impulsive is both practical for offshore use and comfortable for entertaining guests at anchor. With her partly raised salon and large ports, accommodations will be filled with natural light, excellent ventilation, and good proximity to those on watch or relaxing in the cockpit. All hatches in the teak and holly cabin sole are locking, and drawers and louvered cabinet doors have positive pushbutton latches to keep gear in place. Opening ports and hatches provide excellent ventilation. There are plenty of handholds to ease movement through the cabin when the seas kick up or you’re heeling over. Overhead dome and reading lights are well-placed. Large cabin-side fixed ports are fitted with beige curtains. Smaller-opening cabin-side ports are fitted with Peek-a-boo sliding shades for privacy. Hella turbo fans are located in each cabin/space to assist with cooling. Courtesy lights illuminate the cabin sole underway at night.

The master stateroom is located forward of the main salon through a locking privacy door. Impulsive features a centerline queen-sized “island” berth that hinges up to access bin storage. Four drawers slide out from the aft end of the berth pedestal. The berth is fitted with a 12″ thick foam mattress and padded headboard on the forward bulkhead, two reading lights are mounted on the forward bulkhead. Long, closed shelves with sliding doors are outboard, up high, below the deck edge on either side of the berth. Aft to starboard a 26″ long, cedar-lined hanging locker sits below an open shelf. A hinged door cabinet with four deep shelves is just forward. To port, another matching cabinet with shelves is just forward of the ensuite head. An overhead hatch, four opening ports, two dome lights, and 110V outlet complete this stateroom.

The forward head head is entered through a privacy door in the port aft corner of the master stateroom. This space is finished white molded surfaces for easy maintenance with select teak trim around the mirror and a removable varnished teak shower grate in the sole. A Raritan manual flush head is outboard. A very clever Corian counter with 10″ round stainless steel sink slides out, over the head when needed. A medicine cabinet is located behind a mirrored door that’s angled just right for shaving. A fluorescent task light over the sink, dome light, shower hose with nozzle and bracket, 110V outlets, and towel bars, and opening port complete this space.

The main salon is a bright, comfortable living area with natural light and visibility provided by the large salon windows. A seven foot long U-shaped dinette is located to port with a straight settee to starboard. The straight settee’s backrest mid-section drops forward to become a small table; great for a game of cards or a place for drinks! The dinette is large enough to seat many guests – a must on any cruising boat. The fiddled table measures 40″ long by 31″ wide forward and 40″ wide aft. A top-opening bin for condiments is recessed into the middle of the table. Two drawers are located under the dinette ends. Book shelves with adjacent lockers are above both settees. The straight settee to starboard is fitted with a Blue Performance lee cloth making a comfortable sea berth. Storage bins outboard of the settee cushions and bin storage under the dinette cushions nicely store months of provisions. Aft of the starboard settee, a tall, open bookshelf sits atop a slide-out twelve bottle spirits locker. Three dome lights, four reading lights, two cabin fans, an overhead hatch, and flat screen TV complete this space.

The U-shaped galley is to port and aft of the main salon, and includes blue with white fleck Corian counters, forward facing double stainless steel sinks with single lever faucet with pull out nozzle and Force Ten three burner propane stove with oven and broiler. The sinks measure 9″ x 13″ x 7.5″ deep and 13″ x 13″ x 7.5″ deep. A microwave locker with roll top door is above the stove. The top-loading freezer/refrigeration boxes are equipped with a reliable refrigeration system. Henderson fresh and salt water foot pumps augment the pressure hot and cold water system. There is plenty of space for storage of ship’s stores, dishes, cutlery, and pots and pans. A teak china rack is mounted above the partial forward bulkhead above a sixteen-jar teak spice rack. Impulsive‘s galley will easily meet the needs of the most discerning chef. The space also meets the “safety at sea” requirement. When tucked into the U-section of the galley, one is not only secure but also out of the way of anything that might be launched from the stove top! Separated from the flow of traffic, the large galley still provides an excellent location for interfacing with guests either in the cockpit or at the dinette table forward.

Scandvik stainless steel double sinks: 9″ x 13″ x 7.5″ deep and 13″ x 13″ x 7.5″ deep.

Scandvik single lever faucet with pull out sprayer nozzle

Slide out trash bin under sinks

Seagull water filter with dedicated spigot at sink

Force Ten three burner stove with oven and teak butcher block cover

GE turntable microwave oven in dedicated cabinet

Fresh and salt water foot pumps with dedicated spigots at sink

Top opening 7.5 cu ft fridge and 1.7 cu ft freezer with separate refrigeration systems and Corel digital thermostats.  Dome light in fridge.  Gas strut holds fridge hatch open.  Sliding acrylic trays keep fridge organized.

The navigation station is located aft of the galley on the port side. A comfortable upholstered, curved seat provides an excellent spot to view charts and electronics offshore or to relax and chat with the chef at anchor. The top opening 26″ wide by 28″ long chart table easily accommodates charts with a built-in cabinet forward for a radar/chart plotter. The electrical panel is outboard of the helm seat and the Raymarine chartplotter and Icom VHF and SSB radios are mounted forward above the nav table. A flex arm spotlight lights up the table at night and drawers and lockers below the nav table and seat provide excellent storage for additional tools. A deep catch all bin is outboard of the chart table.

The aft head to starboard of the galley is finished in molded white gel coat surfaces that are both easy to clean and bright.  Located near the companionway, the head compartment is a perfect place to shed salty foul weather gear before entering the main cabin. The separate enclosed shower is located forward of the head. A seat and double locker are located outboard and a teak grate covers the shower sole. Just aft, the head is laid out with Corian countertop and a stainless steel sink outboard along the hull side. A teak-trimmed, mirrored sliding door locker is located behind the counter and additional storage is available in a locker under the sink. The head is a electric flush Tecma.  A fan, two towel bars, coat hook, dome light, over counter light, cowl vent, and 110V outlet complete this space.

The enclosed aft aft stateroom is to starboard of the companionway and features a comfortable double berth measuring 79″ long by 53″ wide forward and 36″ wide aft. A divided 6″ thick foam mattress lifts up to access aft storage bins, watermaker membranes, and hot water heater. Two drawers are below the bunk forward. Louvered lockers are above and outboard of the berth with additional storage in cabinets along the aft bulkhead. There is a large hanging locker and book shelves. Two ports open into the cockpit providing excellent ventilation. An overhead hatch, cabin side opening port, and 110V outlet are also fitted.

Impulsive‘s technical room aft and to port of the engine compartment is any sailor’s dream come true. There is a work bench with shelves, lockers and drawers outboard and plenty of space for the generator and watermaker inboard under the cockpit sole. The cockpit lazarette opens into the mechanical room allowing one to stand while working and the steering quadrant is accessed through a hatch in the aft bulkhead. The companionway ladder lifts easily on gas springs to provide access to the front end of the engine compartment which is sound insulated. Removable panels on either side further access the engine. While there’s plenty of room for all the equipment that makes for comfortable cruising, there’s also ample space and access available to easily service these systems.

Built in teak-trimmed bug screens for all overhead hatches and companionway

Removable bug screens for all opening cabin side ports

Acrylic drop in washboards for companionway

Hinged and varnished teak companionway doors with screens and acrylic sliders

Varnished Makore interior

Blue and beige print upholstery in excellent shape

Webasto DBW 2010 diesel hydronic cabin heater (2018)

Salon air conditioner (not in service, vents closed off)


Electronics and Navigation:

Raymarine radar mounted on stern arch

Raymarine Axiom Pro 12 S 12” multifunction chartplotter

(3) Raymarine i70 displays over companionway

Raymarine AIS transponder

Raymarine ST6001+ autopilot in swivel Navpod at helm

Raymarine Type 2 long autopilot linear drive

Raymarine Smartpilot wireless remote control

Icom M504 VHF located at nav station

Icom Command Mic III VHF remote microphone located at helm

Icom handheld VHF radio

Icom M802 SSB radio with AT140 tuner and insulated backstay antenna

Icom SP-24 external speaker for SSB

Pactor P4 Dragon DR-7800 high performance HF-radio modem

Furuno FAX-30 weather fax receiver

Iridium 9575 satellite phone with docking station

Kenwood KMR-355U MP3/WMA/USB/Sirius stereo with speaker selectors

Weatherproof Polyplaner speakers in cockpit

Bose speakers in salon and forward stateroom

LG 19″ flatscreen TV on swivel mount in salon

Weems & Plath digital recording barometer

Weems & Path chronometer

Sharp weather station

Rogue Wave WiFi booster

Dual broadband Powermax cellular amplifier

Various Navionics charts as shown in photo

Ritchie Powerdamp compass on steering pedestal


Electrical Systems:

110 volt AC and 12 volt DC systems

Custom AC/DC breaker panel located at nav station

Nexgen 5KW 110V-60 hz diesel generator in soundshield

(5) Lifeline GPL-4DL 210 ah AGM batteries in house bank totaling 1050 amp hours total capacity

Lifeline Group 24 AGM 12V starting battery

Magnum MS2012 2000 watt 110V 60 hz/ 50 amp 12V inverter charger (new 2017)

Mastervolt 12/20-3 smart battery charger

Magnum ME-RC inverter/charger remote control panel

PVTC 110V to 220V transformer for washing machine

Victron battery monitor (2021)

110 amp Balmar 12V alternator with Balmar MC-612 regulator

Spare alternator

(4) Genasun GV-10 solar panel regulators

Solbian sewn on solar panels on bimini totaling 200 watts and (2) Aurinco ultralight 113 watt solar panels on hard dodger for total solar capacity of 426 watts

110 volt outlets in every cabin and heads

Main breakers for electric winch and windlass

Separate battery switches for house bank and start bank w/ parallel cross over switch

50’ 30 amp shore power cord

30 amp Smartplug shore power hookups at bow and stern

Aquasignal tricolor/anchor light


Deck and Hull

The Outbound 44’s hull is 100% hand laid fiberglass. The outer three layers were done with vinylester resin for blister resistance. In addition to the vinylester resin, the bottom has an epoxy non-permeable barrier coat. Knytex bi-axial cloth was used in the layup for added impact resistance. Additional reinforcement was added to bottom, turn of bilge and bow as well. While in the mold, heavy duty fiberglass longitudinal/floor/mast step/engine bed grids were glassed directly into the hull. All athwartships stringers, bulkheads, and furniture are glassed and securely bonded to the hull while still in the mold. Hull and keel were molded in a single lamination. The encapsulated keel then had a 3500 pound bulb bolted to it (10,000 pound total ballast) for high righting moment. Three layers of glass cover the bolted on lead bulb. The deck was laid up and vacuumed bagged with Baltek Balsa core. Contrasting nonskid is molded-in and aluminum toe rail caps the hull to deck joint. High density foam is used in areas where there are deck penetrations (ie. chain plates, cleats, etc.). There is a solid watertight bulkhead 7’ from the bow for added safety.

The deck layout is ergonomically sound with unobstructed pathways from stem to stern. The cockpit seats are long enough to lay down on. Crew can position feet on the opposite settees when sailing to windward. The high coaming seatbacks add safety and are angled properly for comfortable use while underway. The helm seat lifts for a walkthrough transom, with dedicated liferaft locker beneath. There are four dorade vents, eight hatches, and ten ports for excellent ventilation below. The dodger, bimini and infill offer protection from the elements and are in excellent condition. The pulpits and stanchions are 30” high. The stern pulpit is 1.25” stainless and wraps the entire stern to the amidships lifeline gates. Stanchions are also 1.25” in diameter. There are four large Wichard folding pad eyes in cockpit for harness attachment. Stainless steel grab rails are mounted on the cabin top; all within continuous reach. Impulsive is a very well thought out performance cruiser and ready for offshore use. Excellent deck-accessed storage is found in the huge “climb-in” bow locker, starboard quarter locker, and port cockpit settee locker.

Impulsive is fitted with a custom stern arch/davit by Kato Marine of Annapolis.  Fabricated from 1.5″ diameter stainless steel tubing with polished welds and well radiused bends this stern arch matches the beautiful factory stainless steel handrails and pulpits. The radar and other antennas are top mounted on this davit.  A floodlight shines on the transom and cockpit. Dinghy davits and outboard lifting tackle are hung beneath the arch.

Knowing that shelter means comfort and safety, the Impulsive‘s owners had a custom hard cockpit dodger designed and fabricated in 2014 by Northwest Fiberglass in Seattle. This well-conceived hard dodger is fitted with three opening and two fixed aluminum framed Diamond Sea Glaze windows, handrails on top, and inside and out aft vertical edges. Two red/white dome lights turn on/off by touch.  The hard dodger carries aft fully 30″ over the seats to provide superb protection for crew on each side. A blue canvas bimini covers the aft cockpit and a “see through” zippered Polycarbonate Makrolon panel connects the hard dodger and bimini. The bimini and connector were built in 2014 by Breezy Canvas in Seattle.

Stainless steel dual anchor rollers

77 lb Spade S160 anchor with 300 feet of 5/16″ G4 chain and spliced 200′ of 5/8″ nylon three strand rode.

Fortress FX-37 anchor in bow locker with 30 feet of chain and 170 feet of nylon three strand rode

Divided chain locker with overboard drain

Lewmar 12V electric windlass with capstan controlled by up/down foot switches (new gearbox/motor in 2020)

High pressure salt water wash down at bow with Jabsco self-closing bayonet fitting

Large stowage locker in bow separated from interior by watertight bulkhead with dome light, 12V outlet, line hanging racks and shelves

(10) opening port 5″ x 12″ stainless steel Manship ports

(4) Stainless steel cowl vents on molded fiberglass dorade boxes protected by stainless steel guards

(7) opening Lewmar Ocean series deck hatches

Blue yacht acrylic canvas covers for primary winches, deck hatches, outboard engine

Solar vent to salon

Deck fills for water and diesel

Deck pump out for waste

Stainless fold up swim ladder on stern with extra wide plastic steps

Walk through transom with integral swim step

Propane locker fits two large propane tanks

White plastic Starboard drop leaf cockpit table with cup holders

Hydrovane self-steering windvane mounted on transom (new 2014)


Mechanical Systems

Yanmar 4JH3-TE Turbo 75 HP auxiliary engine (3436 hours)

Yanmar “C” engine panel mounted adjacent helm in coaming recess with clear acrylic cover

Dual Racor model 75/500 FGX 120gph cartridge fuel filters with vacuum gage and selector valve

Whitlock single lever throttle/shifter lever on steering pedestal

PSS dripless shaft seal (new 2015)

Ropecutter on prop shaft

Four blade Max Prop feathering propeller

Three blade fixed propellor

Three blade Autoprop (needs service)

Lewmar/Whitlock mechanical rod/gear steering system and pedestal with 44″ diameter leather-covered wheel

Trident propane solenoid control panel

Tank tender fuel and water tank level gauge

8 gallon Isotemp hot water heater

Electric bilge pump with automatic switch

(2) manual bilge pumps (one below and one in cockpit)

(2) Frigoboat K50F 12V refrigeration compressors with keel coolers, Smart Speed Controllers, and Corel digital thermostats

Cruise RO 30 GPH 110V watermaker

Fireboy HFC227 automatic fire extinguisher in engine space

Deck wash down pump with salt/fresh selector valve

Hot/cold freshwater shower at transom

(2) 5 gallon Worthington aluminum propane tanks


Sails and Rigging

(2) Lewmar 66 self tailing primary winches

Lewmar 44 self tailing cabin top winch

Lewmar 44 electric self tailing cabin top winch

(2) Lewmar 40 self tailing winches on mast

(2) BluePerformance winch handle holders in cockpit

Winch handle holder at mast

Lewmar sheet stoppers for all halyards, reefs and furling lines

Hood full batten Vectron mainsail with 3 reefs & lazy jacks

Schattauer Sails 120% roller furling genoa with foam pad and UV cover (new 2014)

Schattauer Sails roller furling jib with UV cover (new 2014)

Hood 1.5 oz asymmetric cruising spinnaker with ATN Sleeve

Schatauer Sails storm trysail (new 2014)

Schaefer 3100 furler on head stay with control line led aft through Schaefer stanchion blocks to stopper and lead block at cockpit

Schaefer 2100 furler on solent stay with control line led aft through Schaefer stanchion blocks to stopper and lead block at cockpit

Charleston Spars painted aluminum double spreader keel stepped mast

Charleston Spars painted aluminum boom with custom gull wing mainsail catchment

Plastic-covered textile running backstay penants with block and tackle adjustment

Removable painted aluminum bowsprit for spinnaker

Antal low-friction mainsail mast track

Lewmar 5:1 mainhseet and 4:1 Lewmar traveller with control lines to cockpit

(4) Lewmar pin-adjustable genoa lead cars on 1-3/8″ tracks set well inboard

(2) Stacked Harken foot blocks with jammers for jib/genoa sheets at cockpit

Selden Rodkicker boom solid boomvang

(2) Spinnaker halyards

Carbon fiber telescoping Forespar whisker pole mounted on mast

(2) Mobri radar reflectors

Masthead Windex wind direction indicator


Miscellaneous and safety

9′ AB Lamina AB9UL rigid bottom inflatable (new 2014) with fold down Baja wheels

8 HP Yamaha four stroke outboard engine; model F8SNHA with canvas cover

Outboard engine hoist on stern arch

Edson outboard engine storage bracket on stern rail

Outboard engine storage bracket in starboard quarter locker

Strazo outboard engine lock

Lifesling in rail mounted case and 5:1 hoisting tackle in bag

Forespar man overboard pole

Rescue mate throw bag

ACR Globalfix Pro 406 mhz EPIRB (battery expired 7/2019)

MOM 8A man overboard module (service due 6/2016)

Winslow 6SLO liferaft (manufactured 12/2005, service due 7/2017)

Emergency tiller

Beige Phifertex cockpit cushions with blue piping

Magma Catalina propane BBQ grill with regulator and supply hose to large propane bottles

Shadetree deck awning

Phifertex mesh covers for large salon windows and hard dodger windows

Breeze Booster hatch ventilator

(4) 5 gallon diesel jerry jugs


Tools and spares

(4) Fuel injectors for Yanmar

Raw water pump for Yanmar

Belts for Yanmar

Oil and fuel filters for Yanmar

Watermaker spare parts kit

Macerator pump for Tecma head

Tecma head control unit

Jabsco washdown pump

Shower drain pump

Pressure water filter

Sail repair kit

Hydrovane spares kit

Genset spares including(raw water impeller, capacitors, exhaust elbow, belts, oil and diesel filters)

Spare fuel and water hoses

Frigoboat spare evaporator

Blocks and line


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