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Lyman-Morse Seguin 44
$168,000 USD
44ft 0in

Alert is hull number six of the fourteen original Seguin 44s. Designed by Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens, and manufactured in Maine by Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, each Seguin is a beautiful and functional custom cruising yacht. The hull was designed for speed and safety, and the interiors are spacious with great seakeeping abilities. With excellent space for living while at sea, at anchor or at the dock, Alert is truly a timeless classic. 

History. Alert was commissioned by her original owner in 1982. In 1983, she won the Marion-to-Bermuda race in her class. Until 2000 Alert was only sailed seasonally; she was drydocked for the balance of each year. 

In 2004 Alert was acquired by a friend of Cabot Lyman, owner of Lyman-Morse. Alert was returned to the manufacturer for over a year of upgrades to further enhance her ability to be sailed short-handed. The owners, Cruising Club of America members, sailed her over the next fifteen years in the Pacific from their base in Seattle to ports ranging from Mexico to Alaska. 

In 2019 she was acquired by a boatbuilding hobbyist, who with his woodworking father attended to her brightwork and interior, all in accordance with the original Lyman-Morse blueprints. The dorade boxes were rebuilt, all dorade vents and winches re-chromed, and the portlights, mast step masthead equipment and rigging upgraded. 

In 2021 she was acquired by a couple bent on bluewater cruising. Her drivetrain was overhauled, the prop shaft was replaced, and a dripless shaft seal and gearbox intercooler were installed to further reduce maintenance requirements. A new mainsail was also fitted. 

Alert has been sailed seasonally in the Pacific Northwest for the last ten years, where she is regularly recognized in both Canadian and US waters. 

Family health issues have caused a change in the current owners’ plans, and so Alert is now ready for her next stewards. 

Name of vessel Alert
Model Lyman-Morse Seguin 44
Year 1982
Builder Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding
Designer Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens
Price $168,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 44
Beam (feet) 12.75
Draft (feet) 5.25' (9.5 board down)
Displacement (pounds) 28935
Ballast (pounds) 7000
Engine model Westerbeke
Engine horsepower 70
Engine hours 4664
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 108
Water tank capacity (gallons) 200
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 20


When you come down the companionway, slightly offset to starboard, you are treated to a breathtaking view. Lyman Morse’s renowned craftsmanship shines in Alert’s teak interior. The  Herreshoff-style white headliner and varnished surfaces create a perfect balance of warmth and light. The 6’ 6” headroom in the salon and galley is impressive.  

With two enclosed cabins Alert easily sleeps 7, with two in each of the enclosed cabins and three more in the new Ultrasuede-covered salon settees and the pilot berth to starboard. The layout makes excellent use of the space and well-placed handrails offer secure passage throughout the cabins. The large head is easily accessed midships on the port side. The two cabins consist of a V-berth forward and a large quarter berth on the port side aft. The sole is a traditional teak and holly finished bright. The nav station and galley are positioned well to provide easy access to the companionway and cockpit. Dorades provide excellent ventilation throughout the boat and Hella fans offer supplemental circulation as needed. Olin Stephens hit a home run with this layout and the quality and finish of Lyman Morse rings true throughout.  

Walkthrough, starting forward and moving aft  

The forward cabin has a traditional but oversized V-berth and is considered the master when not offshore. In the forward most part of the cabin is a door providing access to the chain locker. To port and starboard running the length of the cabin are two deep and long shelves. Overhead is a large opening hatch with a custom-made built-in screen covering. The berth itself has an oversized and very comfortable mattress. There is a cut out with fill to make a full mattress if so desired. Under the bunk is storage and the newer Lewmar bow thruster. On the port side of the cabin just aft of the bunk is a deep locker with interior shelves. At the base of the locker is a shelf with two drawers and a cabinet under. To starboard is another cabinet above with shelves along with a shelf at the base of the cabinet and a drawer and cabinet under. There are two reading lights and an overhead light for illumination.  

Moving aft there is a large hanging locker to starboard with a door that doubles as the door to enclose the forward cabin. Across from the hanging locker on the port side is the head. The head space is large and doubles as a shower. The porcelain Jabsco manual head is offset to the right (or forward) in the cabin. The holding tank is just outboard of the head. No head smell here as all the plumbing was recently replaced and the head rebuilt. The counter is Corian. There is a lot of counter space with a large built-in sink. There is storage under the sink and above the sink and counter in the form of two large/deep cabinets. There is a large mirror on the aft bulkhead and a separate shower mounted just above the mirror. A vent and fan is well placed above, along with an opening portlight for ventilation. A sump below the spaced teak floor has a pump out as well for showering. This is a well-conceived head space.  

Moving aft and to starboard as you enter the main salon is a custom wine storage rack with sliding front and a liquor cabinet with slots for glasses in the upper shelf of the cabinet. Below that cabinet is a large fiddled shelf space with two wide and deep drawers under and another deep cabinet with cut-outs for bottles at the base. 

Moving aft into the main salon proper. The salon is warm and inviting and is actually a part of a larger area that includes the galley nav and companionway areas. The main salon consists of two long settee berths to port and starboard. The cabin is bisected with a large drop leaf table. The table up will easily seat 6 with three to a side, and there is room for more crew who are friendly. The starboard side sports a pilot berth above and outboard. To port is a bank of four cabinets. The keel stepped mast is nestled just forward of the salon table with the Sigmar radiant diesel heater set on the bulkhead just to port of the mast. The salon table itself has storage in the center. The centerboard control line comes down through a stainless steel tube which enters the salon table. This also serves as an excellent hand-hold. Below each settee are 100 gallon water tanks (200 gallons total). Behind the seatbacks themselves are storage cabinets. Chart storage has been craftily built into both port and starboard settees. The settee themselves pull out to make a larger seat, or more fully to make for a large berth on both sides. There are lee boards built into each settee and pilot berth and fold up for use. These are three very good, usable sea bunks right where you want them in the center of the vessel. Overhead are Alpenglow lighting and a large opening hatch with built in screen. There are three reading lights as well.  

Aft and to port is the U-shaped galley. This is a large galley space with plenty of counters for the gourmet chef. The dual stainless sink is at the aft end of the “u” in the galley. This is a large dual sink perfect for doing dishes, etc. The manual foot pumps for both fresh and salt water empty into the sink as does a watermaker product water outlet. On the port/outboard side of the galley is a large bank of cabinets with sliding doors that runs the entire length of the galley. The large top loading fridge is cooled by a newer Frigoboat DC system and is located in the galley counter top on this side as is the three burner Force 10 stove/oven. There is storage for pots and pans under the stove/oven as well as in a cabinet below the sink. The inboard portion of the U is a very large counter space. This whole section is removable giving complete access to the engine space below. There is additional drawer space in this inboard portion of the U-shaped galley. Above the sink on the white painted bulkhead is a custom cup rack for 6 mugs along with paper towel holder, Hella fan, propane on off, 120 v and 12 v electrical outlets and controls for the refrigerator. Across from the galley on the starboard side of the boat are two more cabinets for glass and dish storage with a large enclosed wastebasket below. This is as fine a working galley as you will find on a boat this size.  

Moving to the starboard side across from the galley is the navigation table. This is an aft facing table with a clear sight line for communication to the cockpit. The nav table has everything a navigator expects. It includes a lift-up top with storage below. Just forward and inboard are three drawers and cabinet space below. The Raymarine Chartplotter, Icom SSB, Kenwood Ham radio, Icom VHF, Icom spare VHF, Raymarine displays, ship’s ac/dc electrical panel, bilge pump switches and battery monitors are all within easy reach of the nav table. Also close at hand are three bookshelves for manuals. Under the nav seat is an additional large storage space.  

Aft of the nav table on the starboard side is a large hanging locker with shelf space above. This space also offers access to the backside of the electrical panel. Aft of the hanging locker is shelf space just to port of the companionway. The large top loading freezer is located in this space under Corian countertop. It has its own Frigoboat compressor separate from the galley fridge and both units are keel cooled. There are two cabinets above and a bank of four drawers below with a small cabinet at the bottom. 

The companionway steps are offset slightly to starboard to provide increased space for the large aft cabin. There is large storage space behind the steps, along with mechanical space containing the newer hot water heater, watermaker and compressors for the refrigeration and freezer.  

The Aft Cabin is offset to port of the companionway. This enclosable cabin has a large and deep double berth. Under the berth is ample storage space and three large deep drawers. Outboard and forward in the cabin is a hanging locker and three more drawers. There is a shelf space just above the drawers. A bench seat is just inboard of the hanging locker and drawers. Under the bench seat is additional storage. Overhead is an opening hatch, a vent and an overhead light. There is an LED reading light as well as a Hella fan in the cabin. This is an excellent offshore cabin. 


Notable Upgrades 

New Seattle Marine Canvas mainsail cover (2024)

New Contender Contender 8.5 Pro Radial Dacron Mainsail (2023) 

Engine & drivetrain overhaul (2022) 

New prop shaft (2022) 

PYI PSS dripless shaft seal (2022) 

SigmaDrive shaft coupler (2022) 

Gearbox intercooler (2022) 

Navtec hydraulic backstay rebuilt (2022) 

Teak decks restored and re-caulked (2021) 

Bottom painted with Trinidad Pro (2021) 

Mast pulled, step rebuilt, standing rigging inspected with headstay and backstay replaced (2020) 

Masthead gear replaced & upgraded (2020) 

Heat exchanger and exhaust elbows replaced (2020) 

Island Canvas Works Dodger with handrails covered in leather trim and lens covers (2020) 

Dorade boxes refinished; vents and winches re-chromed (2020) 

Anchor wash down at bow (2020) 

Hydraulic autopilot linear drive unit rebuilt (2017) 

Fuel hoses replaced (2017) 

All head hoses and head pump replaced (2017) 

New cushions and custom Ultrasuede upholstery (2010) 

Lewmar electric windlass with foot switches at bow (2008) 

Force 10 oven (2008) 

Hull barrier coated (2008) 

Dual stainless steel lifelines with gates (2008) 

Stern pulpit extended to gates amidships for added safety (2008) 

Lewmar bow thruster (2007)  

Cabin top professionally painted with Awlgrip nonskid (2007) 

Schattauer full boat cover (2006) 

Harken 44 self tailing 2 speed electric winch by Lyman-Morse (2004) 

Custom chrome and hatch inserts by Lyman-Morse (2004) 

Corian countertops added to galley, head and freezer space by Lyman-Morse (2004) 


Hull and Deck 

Hull and deck layup is glass with Airex foam core in non-stress areas. The cabin top is cored with marine plywood. The topsides are painted with Awlgrip.  

Custom dual anchor roller 

Cockpit table with backgammon inlay   

Wood wheel with stainless steel spokes 

Raised teak bulwark running length of boat and finished bright 

Beautiful wood veneer on cabin top sides, finished bright 

Delta 88lb primary anchor  

240’ of 3/8” G-4 chain and an additional 100’ of rode & Lewmar swivel  

Bruce 44 lb spare anchor  

Large spare anchor located under floorboard at companionway  

Danforth stern anchor  

3/8” chain and rode for spare anchors  

Stainless steel bow pulpit 

Large stainless steel cleats  

Locker forward on deck next to Lewmar windlass  

Teak decks in excellent condition with 3/8” to ½” of wood left  

(4) Opening hatches, 2 large 2 smaller  

Genoa/jib lead tracks outboard on rail and inboard  

Teak handrails on cabin top  

(3) Barient 27 Self tailing winches located on mast  

(2) Barient 27 Self tailing winches located on cabin top at mast  

Barient 27 self-tailing winch on starboard side of cockpit cockpit cabin top 

(2) Barient 28 self-tailing secondary winches  

(2) Barient 36 self-tailing primary winches  

Boat hook chocks on cabin top  

Radar pole on transom with outboard lift 

Edson binnacle  

Three cup holders at binnacle  

Fresh water wash down hose outlet in cockpit  

Propane locker in cockpit  

Two large cockpit lazarettes, on starboard side forward and one aft under helm seat  


Electronics and Navigation 

Raymarine E120 chart radar/chart plotter at cabintop (2005)  

Raymarine E-80 radar/chartplotter at nav station (2005)  

Raymarine radar TX on mast (2005)  

(2) Raymarine ST 60 Maxiview instruments at companionway (2004)  

Raymarine remote for Maxiview at helm (2004)  

Raymarine ST 60 CH wind at companionway (2004)  

Raymarine ST 60 wind at companionway (2004)  

Raymarine 8001 autopilot head (2004)  

Raymarine 600R wire remote for Autopilot (2004)  

Raymarine ST 60 Tridata display at nav station (2004)  

Raymarine ST 60 Multi Graphic display at nav station (2004)  

AIS SR 161 receiver, displays on chartplotters   

Ritchie binnacle compass  

Iridium satellite phone with data (2008)  

Iridium external antenna  

Icom SP-24 speaker for SSB radio  

Icom 802 SSB radio (2007)  

AT 140 SSB tuner (2007)  

Pactor modem (2007)  

Icom IC-M504 VHF radio (2006)  

Icom IC-M55 spare VHF radio  

Kenwood vhf/uhf ham radio  

Sirius Satellite Radio tuner  

Kenwood KDC-3025 stereo (2008)  

Interior and cockpit speakers (2008)  

Weems and Plath digital barometer  

Weems and Plath brass clock and barometer 



120V AC and 12V DC electrical systems 

Bass Electrical DC and AC distribution panel with breakers  

(4) Analog meters for DC & AC volts and amperes  

(6) 12-volt DC outlets through-out boat  

AC outlets through-out boat  

Lifeline AGM Group 27 start battery (2015)  

(4) Northstar AGM 210 AH hour batteries (840 AH total capacity, new 2015)  

30 amp Smart plug power inlet  

50’ Smart plug 30 amp power cord  

Magnum 2800 Watt inverter, 125amp DC Charger (2006)  

Magnum remote monitor/controller (2006)  

Balmar external regulator for alternator (2006)  

Balmar 100 amp alternator (2006)  

Spare Balmar 100 amp alternator  

(2) solar panels that mount on railing port and starboard  

Solar panel voltage regulator 



Westerbeke 70 hp naturally asperated Auxiliary engine with 4664 hours  

New hoses, new water pump, new exhaust, new heat exchanger on engine (2022) 

New gearbox (2013)  

Fuel hoses replaced (2017)  

Three blade Max Prop feathering propeller 

Spurs line cutter on shaft  

Lewmar bow thruster (installed 2007)  

4 diesel fuel tanks (Total = 108 (approximate) gallons of diesel tankage):  

Fwd 18 gallons 

Mid 21 gallons 

Aft 29 gallons 

Lazarette 40 gallons (2010)  

20 gal holding fiberglass holding tank 

Water tanks: 2 stainless steel tanks 100 gallon each – 200 gallons total 

Manual bilge pump located in cockpit  

(3) Electric bilge pumps  

Frigoboat refrigerator system with keel cooler (2007) 

Water heater (2015)  

Expansion tank for fresh water (2015)  

Jabsco Max 4 fresh water pump  

Spare Jabsco Max 4 pump  

Foot pumps in the galley for both fresh and salt water  

Fresh water foot pump runs through a 3M filter for excellent tasting water  

Tank tender for all tanks except aft lazarette diesel tanks (new lines 2014)  

Village Marine Little Wonder DC watermaker – makes 8 GPH (2007)  

Sigmar Marine diesel convection heater in Salon  

Force 10 three burner stove/oven  

Jabsco manual head 


Rigging and Sails 

Double spreader aluminum mast with fore and aft lowers painted white  

Rod rigging 

Running Backstays (used offshore or when inner stay is deployed)  

Aluminum pole stored on mast  

Hood rigid boom vang w/8:1 purchase lead aft to cabin top winch (2004)  

Mast Lazy Jacks: can be pulled fwd to mast for storage when not in use 

Hydraulic backstay (rebuilt 2022) 

Harken roller furling one headstay (2007)  

Mast rewired by Lyman Morse (2004)  

Harken Battcars on mast  

Custom mast organizer by Lyman Morse (2004) 

Inner stay with lever on deck to tension and detune  

New Contender Contender 8.5 Pro Radial Dacron full batten mainsail with three reefs 

North Sails full batten Dacron mainsail with three reef points (backup)  

North Sails 100% Tri-radial soft norlam roller furling jib with UV cover and 4 vertical battens  

Quantum 145% cruising laminate headsail with UV cover  

Quantum ¾ oz asymmetric cruising spinnaker with ATN sleeve  

Several other older sails 


Safety and Miscellaneous 

ACR Globabfix GPS battery age?  

Weems and Plath SOS distress light C-1001 (2017; replaces flares)  

Lifesling in hard cover located at transom  

Life ring mounted on transom  

Xintex Carbon Monoxide detector  

ACR L-6A Search light  

(3) fire extinguishers in lockers and engine fire extinguisher  

Custom cockpit cushions (2010)  

Breezy Canvas boom cover, excellent shape (2015)  

Side covers  

Foredeck cover for hatch  

Full Boat cover by Schattauer (2006)  

Cockpit bimini style cover  

Barient seat, fits on winch 


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