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Norseman 447AC
$239,000 USD
44'ft 7"in

Shibui – quiet and tasteful – perfectly reflects the Japanese origins of her name. This Bob Perry designed Norseman 447 has been cared for by the same owners for 29 years. During that time she has cruised extensively, including a circumnavigation and multiple Pacific cruises, proving herself to be a safe and comfortable platform. Unlike many of her sisterships, she has not been unnecessarily overloaded but refreshingly shows as a “sailor’s boat”. Her owner’s experience shows in her outfitting, with consistent upgrades over time. An impressive 2017 cosmetic refit by Blackline Marine in Sidney, BC leaves her looking sharp with a proper deck paint job (all deck hardware removed), bottom stripped and barrier coated and refurbished spars. She features a Yanmar diesel, Phasor generator (new 2020), solar panels, beautiful radial cut spectra sails, Icom SSB, Monitor windvane and all the other necessary offshore gear. Truly a pleasure to be aboard, she is likely one of the nicest 447s out there and I expect she will make her next owners very happy.

Name of vessel Shibui
Model Norseman 447AC
Year 1984
Builder Ta Shing
Designer Robert H Perry
Price $239,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 44'
Beam (feet) 13
Draft (feet) 6'4"
Displacement (pounds) 28000
Ballast (pounds) 12000
Engine model Yanmar 4JH3E
Engine horsepower 56
Engine hours 4155
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 100
Water tank capacity (gallons) 200
Holding tank capacity (gallons)

Interior Accommodations

The interior finishing is up to the highest yacht-building standards, with varnished teak, beautiful cabinetry and exquisite detailing.  Starting forward is a standard V berth forward cabin with louvred doors, shelves, and lockers.  Moving aft to port is the forward head with toilet, basin and integral shower. Opposite to starboard is a substantial hanging locker. In the main cabin there is a U-shaped settee to port with a table that features a folding leaf serving the settee opposite to starboard. The starboard side seatback hinges up to create an additional sea berth. The galley is next aft to port and features ample storage numerous lockers and drawers. The navigation station to starboard is forward facing and incorporates a full sized chart table and convenient layout of instrument displays. The nav seat is radiused to provide comfortable seating when the boat is heeled. The master stateroom is aft to port of the companionway with a head and separate shower stall opposite to starboard.

Two bin stainless sink with single lever faucet, pressure hot/cold water, salt and fresh water foot pumps at galley and wand

Seaward 6 gallon hot water heater

Hillerange propane 3 burner stove/oven

Marinetics propane solenoid control panel

(2) 20lb propane tanks

11.5 cubic foot refrigeration compartment with Crosby 110v AC and engine driven refrigeration

Fitted sheets for berths

Lee cloths for starboard settee and convertible sea berth above

(2) Lavac toilets

Bulkhead mounted diesel cabin heater

Wallas 40Dt forced air diesel heater (2012)


Electronics and Navigation

At cockpit:

Alpha autopilot with wired remote

Monitor wind vane autopilot (currently removed and in storage)

B&G analog wind direction, boatspeed, windspeed and depth instruments

Ritchie binnacle compass

At nav station:

B&G Hecta Depth and Sailing instrument displays

Icom IC-M710 SSB radio with Pactor PTCII Pro modem

Icom AT-130 tuner

Raytheon 210 VHF radio

Furuno 1835 radar display with mast mounted antenna

Vesper AIS Watchmate with PC connection

Silva compass

Pioneer FH-P4200MP AM/FM/stereo receiver

(2) Cybernet stereo speakers

Icom ICM72 handheld VHF radio

Tasco Offshore 21 binoculars

Furuno DFAX weather fax


Electrical Systems

12v DC and 120v AC electrical systems

Norseman custom AC/DC electrical panel with DC voltmeter and ammeter, AC voltmeter

Balmar DCM200 battery monitor

(4) Dyno GC2B 6v house batteries (2018)

1/2/Both battery switch
(2) Renogy RNG100DBH 100-watt flexible solar panels – mount to bimini

400w portable inverter

Phasor LP1 3.5kw diesel generator (2020)

Guest 2433 galvanic isolator

Charles 5000 SP Series 60 amp battery charger


Mechanical Systems

Yanmar 4JH3E 56hp diesel engine (new 2003, 4,155 hours)

Velvet Drive V-drive transmission (rebuilt 2003)

Yanmar engine panel with tachometer, coolant temperature and oil pressure gauges

80 amp alternator

PSS dripless shaft seal

(2) Racor 500FG primary fuel filters

Powersurvivor 80 watermaker (not currently in service)

Emergency tiller

(2) manual bilge pumps

Edson binnacle with cable steering


Deck and Hull

In 2017, Shibui underwent a major refit at Blackline Marine in Sidney, BC. Her hull below the waterline was stripped, faired and 3 coats of Interprotect 2000 barrier coat applied. Adding to the topsides paint job completed circa 2007, she received a full Awlgrip paint job on her deck with removal of all hardware. The Treadmaster nonskid was removed, the nonskid recesses faired, and Kiwigrip nonskid applied. Her spars were stripped to bare metal, primed, painted and rewired. All work was done with the greatest detail and the invoices reflect a cost of over $100,000 Canadian dollars. At her most recent haulout in April, 2020 her propeller was serviced, hull waxed and 4 gallons of Petitt Ultima 60 were applied.

The hull is hand laid molded fiberglass with alternating mat and woven roving. The deck is hand laid fiberglass cored with end grain balsa. Hull and deck are mechanically fastened every 4″ with all through bolts for hull to deck joint accessible from below. Her underbody configuration features a fin keel and a skeg hung rudder. The ballast is lead, fully encapsulated in the keel with no bolts. All bulkheads are fiberglassed to hull and deck with tapered edges and foam compression pads against the hull. The overhead is made up of removable panels with access for wiring or backing plates.

Dual stainless anchor roller

Nilsson electric vertical capstan anchor windlass with up foot control

45lb CQR anchor with 150’ chain and approx. 150 ft rope rode

Danforth stern anchor and rode

(10) New Found Metals stainless portlights in hull sides (2015)

Goiot hatches

Cockpit cushions

Teak flagstaff and US ensign

Stern boarding ladder

Tan canvas covers for binnacle, windlass, mainsail

Tan canvas cockpit dodger

Tan canvas bimini with cover

(6) mooring cleats with stainless toe rail chocks

(4) Vetus deck vents

30” stanchions with double lifelines and boarding gates port and starboard

(2) cockpit tables


Sails and Rigging

Double spreader aluminum mast and aluminum boom (painted off white 2017)

1×19 wire standing rigging (2002)

Removable inner forestay and dyneema running backstays

Harken headsail furler

Aluminum spinnaker pole

Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster

Lewmar 46ST cabin top winch for mainsheet and boom vang

(2) Lewmar 40ST winches for staysail sheets

(2) Lewmar 55ST primary winches

Double genoa turning blocks

Adjustable genoa leads

Lewmar traveler

Quikvang rigid boom vang


Ullman Sails radial spectra full batten mainsail (2016)

North Sails 130% radial spectra genoa with rope luff (2013)

Yankee genoa

Staysail (hank on)

Symmetrical spinnaker

Asymmetrical cruising spinnaker


Miscellaneous and Safety

Achilles 1919 inflatable dinghy with lifting strap, dinghy anchor and buoy buddy

Nissan 9.8 hp outboard motor with gas tank

Dinghy wheels

Dinghy oars

Outboard motor mount on stern rail

Hoover vacuum cleaner

Viking 4 person Liferaft (expired 5/2012)


(2) survival suits


MOB pole/horseshoe ring

Dock steps

BBQ with cover

Full boat winter cover

Bosuns chair


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