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Lyman Morse Seguin 44
$199,500 USD
44ft in
The timeless beauty of this Maine-built Lyman Morse Yacht is evident when you step aboard Alert. This is the nicest Lyman Morse Seguin 44 that has come to market in recent history. It can’t be stressed enough how the pride of ownership and the diligent maintenance shines through with this boat. She has been extremely well cared for and has had significant upgrades from the current owner. It’s hard to find a boat that has been constantly maintained both cosmetically and mechanically to such a high level! The list of upgrades in the last few months include all new glass portlights, restoration of the teak decks and new caulking, mast removal and rebuilt the mast step, new dorades and primary winches re-chromed.
The Lyman Morse Seguin 44 is a special boat. Designed by Sparkman & Stephens, this design has one of most sea-kindly motions in line with the likes of the Stephens 47 in how she will ride at sea. Alert has a lot of upgraded gear including Harken power cabin top winch, bow thruster, newer Corian countertops, solid stern pulpits to gates, Icom 802 SSB with Pactor modem, Northstar AGM batteries, Village Marine watermaker and much more. All systems have been well maintained and this boat is ready for cruising!
ALERT is located on a private dock on Bainbridge Island. Please call our Bainbridge agent Bob Schoonmaker @ 206-818-7394 or for a showing.
Name of vessel Alert
Model Lyman Morse Seguin 44
Year 1982
Builder Lyman Morse
Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Price $199,500 USD
Location Bainbridge Island, Washington
Length (feet) 44
Beam (feet) 12'9"
Draft (feet) 5'6" - 9'6"
Displacement (pounds) 28935
Ballast (pounds)
Engine model Westerbeke
Engine horsepower 70
Engine hours 4464
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. There is a warm feeling below featuring a Herreshoff style of white and varnished surfaces with the 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 ultrasuede covered salon settees and pilot berth to starboard. The layout makes excellent use of the space and well placed hand rails 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 as it gets dark.
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 it doubles as a shower as well. 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 actually 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 the two 100 gallon water tanks (200 gal 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 in to 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 waste basket 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 site line for communication from the nav table to the cockpit. The nav table has all that good navigator’s tables have. 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 book shelves for paperwork and manuals. Under the nav table itself is a 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 counter top. 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 4 drawers below with a small cabinet at the bottom.
The companion way steps are offset slightly to starboard providing 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 and it is nearly a toss up as to whether the quarter berth cabin or the forward cabin could be considered the master.
Lyman Morse Maine yards are located in Thomaston and Camden and they are celebrating their 40th anniversary this summer. The Lyman Morse Seguin 44, specifically Alert has a smart interior. There is a tremendous amount of space and cabinetry for storage, excellent space for living while at sea, at anchor or at the dock with easy access to all the systems. She truly is a timeless classic.
All cushions and custom ultrasuede upholstery new in 2010.
Custom chrome and hatch inserts by Lyman Morse (2004)
(5) Hella fans
All head hoses and head pump replaced (2017)
Sump pump for head
Shower in head
Chart Storage in area just forward of galley
Wine and glass storage
Lee boards for three bunks in salon
Two lower bunks adjustable, pull out for more space while sleeping or just sitting at bunk.
New Corian countertops added to galley, head and freezer space by Lyman Morse (2004)
Force 10 Oven (New 2008) Looks great
Sigmar radiant heat
Teak and Holly sole
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 bottom was just painted in April of 2021 with Trinidad Pro. Hull was barrier coated in 2008. The topsides are painted with Awlgrip and look fantastic. The teak decks have been restored and re-caulked (Spring 2021). From top to bottom Alert shows the pride of ownership you can expect from a diligent owner with fresh bright work renewed yearly. In Winter she is covered with a full boat cover.
Custom dual anchor roller
Lewmar Electric Windlass with foot switches at bow (2008)
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
Anchor wash down at bow (2020)
Dual stainless steel life lines with gates (new 2008)
Lifeline height is raised for safety
Stern pulpit extends to gates amidships for added safety, made easily removable for trucking (2011)
Large stainless steel cleats
Raised teak bulwark running length of boat and finished bright
Locker forward on deck next to Lewmar windlass
Teak decks in excellent condition with 3/8” to ½ “ of wood left
(5) Dorade Vents (new 2020)
(4) Opening Hatches, 2 large 2 smaller
Beautiful wood veneer on cabin top sides, finished bright
Cabin top professionally painted with awlgrip nonskid (2007)
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
Harken 44 self tailing 2 speed electric winch port side cockpit cabin top for main halyard, reef lines and spectra centerboard pennant (2004)
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
Island Canvas Works Dodger with handrails covered in leather trim and covers for lenses (new 2020)
Radar pole on transom with Outboard lift
Cockpit table with inlay for backgammon
Wood wheel with stainless steel spokes
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 Nat station (2004)
AIS SR 161 receiver, displays on chartplotters
Hydraulic autopilot linear drive unit rebuilt and installed (2017)
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 speakers
Weems and Plath digital barometer
Weems and Plath Brass clock and Barometer
120V AC
12V DC
Bass Electrical DC and AC 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)
Xantrex Link 20 battery monitor (inoperative)
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 4464 hours
Lots of misc engine spares
New engine transmission (2013)
New hoses, new water pump, new exhaust, new heat exchanger on engine (2014)
Fuel hoses replaced
Three blade max prop
Spurs line cutter on shaft
Lewmar Bow thruster (installed 2007)
4 diesel fuel tanks
Fwd 18 gal
Mid 21 gal
Aft 29 gal
Lazarette 40 Gal (2010)
Total = 108 (approximate) gallons of diesel tankage
20 gal holding tank Fiberglass
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)
Frigoboat freezer system with keel cooler (2007)
Water heater (new 2015)
Expansion tank for fresh water (new 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
Harken Roller furling one headstay (2007)
Inner stay with lever on deck to tension and detune
Double spreader aluminum mast with fore and aft lowers painted white
Mast Rewired by Lyman Morse (2004)
Harken Battcars on mast
Rod Rigging
Custom mast organizer by Lyman Morse (2005)
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
North Sails full batten Dacron mainsail with three reef points
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 expires 11/2021
Weems and Plath SOS distress light C-1001 (2017 replaces flares!)
Ocean XR Liferaft (need inspection)
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 Shattauer (2006)
Cockpit bimini style cover
Barient Seat fits on winch
Recent Upgrades
ALERT has undergone a refurbishment of many of her systems and aesthetics over the last year. Her portlights were replaced with glass, her decks were professionally sanded and re-caulked, her mast was pulled and a new mast step built. While the mast was out, the standing rigging was inspected and some of it was replaced. Her masthead gear was either replaced or upgraded to more current equipment. She’s had her hull professionally buffed out to a beautiful luster and she got a new bottom (Apr 21). Her heat exchanger and exhaust elbow were replaced. She has also had her dorades and primary winches re-chromed. In essence, she is in great shape for her next owners and their adventures.
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.

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