R3 500 000,00Price

Dean 440 Espace for sale in Cape Town, ready to cruise, proven vessel with multiple ocean crossings


Length Overall: 44ft/ 13.41m (with bowsprit fitted 50ft/15.24m)

Beam: 7.25m

Draft: 1.10m

Displacement: 13,000kgs

Mast Height Off Water: 64.58ft (19,68m)

Mast Height Off Deck: 57.37ft (17.48m

Engines: Twin Vetus 4.17 (42 HP)

Fuel Capacity: 600 Litres (160 Gallons)

Freshwater capacity: 700 Litres (186 Gallons)

Freshwater can be produced using a Spectra Watermaker.


A spacious saloon with a large table easily accommodating eight people.

Semicircular seating in “Nappa” leather

Two Hi Fi speakers set in seating unit

Teak and Maple sole flooring

Adjustable Maple coffee/dining table with inlaid Star design and drinks cupboard under

Nautical – Brass clock and Barometer

Six halogen recessed lights, two adjustable reading lights

220v switched power sockets

Escape hatch in floor

Bar with pressurised H&C water and sink. Large storage cupboards

Drinks cabinet over

Book storage area with retaining bar

Four opening overhead hatches, one forward facing opening hatch

Sliding door to cockpit

Nav. station and Chart table


Both cabins have well sized 2.1m x 1.5m beds with headboard and leeboard

Two spacious cabinets with timber steps between

Large wardrobe with four shelves and hanging locker

Dressing table with cupboards underneath and 220v switched power sockets

Two opening overhead hatches, one port light with ocean-air roller blind, two reading lights, one florescent and one secondary light

Teak and maple flooring throughout

Ensuite has 12v Jabsco Electric toilet with fully moulded hand basin and shower area

Pressurised H & C water

Overhead opening hatch and fluorescent light

Mirror, towel rails, soap holders

Access to buoyancy chamber in the forward heads


Port Side:

Large 1.9m x 1.4m double berth with engine compartment under, access to generator

Large wardrobe with hanging locker and shelf unit

Shelf above bed

Fluorescent light and reading light

220v switched power sockets

Timber step

Two handheld Fire extinguishers

Port light in hull with ocean-air roller blind and port light to cockpit

12v Fan

Manual bilge pump with handle

Manual Blackwater pump-out, pump with handle

Locker at foot of bed gives access to; rudder controls, tiller arm, steering mechanism and autopilot power unit.

Starboard Side:

Two single berths, top berth is 1.0m wide

Engine compartment under outer berth, access to calorifier

Large wardrobe with hanging locker and shelves

“Spectra” Watermaker under wardrobe

Shelf above beds

Fluorescent light and two reading lights

Timber step

Two handheld Fire extinguishers

Port light in hull with ocean-air roller blind and port light to cockpit

12v Fan

Manual bilge pump with handle

Locker at foot of bed gives access to steering mechanism


Large counter tops with “Corian” surfaces and fiddle rail

220v switched power sockets

Double sink unit with pressurised H & C water (drinking water supply through micronic filter)

Saltwater rinse tap (manual) on one sink

Oven with grill (high end Euro 3 burner stove and oven new in 2020)

Space for a Microwave oven over main worktop

Gas shut off valve

One set of drawers

Large capacity storage cupboards

Garbage drawer

Recessed halogen light, tungsten light, large fluorescent light over main work surface, standard fluorescent light over F.F. worktop

12v Fridge

12v Freezer

F.F. worktop over

220v switched power sockets

Teak and Maple sole flooring

Two opening overhead deck hatches and two port lights

All finishes are GRP and solid maple

Three timber steps up to saloon

Crockery set

Cutlery set

Cooking utensils, SS pans, plastic food storage containers. Pyrex ware, plastic bowls and jugs

Electric toaster


Set of glasses, wine and Champagne, assorted plastic glasses


Fully moulded interior with; manual flush toilet unit with diverter valve

Wash hand basin with H&C water pressurised shower unit

Towel rail, soap holder

Port light with ocean-air roller blind, opening hatch over

Two fluorescent lights, hipbath with H&C shower unit


The mast, boom, bowsprit and whisker poles have been manufactured by the world class facility, Sparcraft, in Cape Town, of extruded anodised aluminium and is still in as new condition. The 7/8 fractional mast has double spreaders and, to improve upwind performance and tacking angles, the mast is angled aft at 7 degrees. The rig height was altered from the original manufactures specifications to conform to the specifications for use on the ICW in the USA. Both headsails are bend on Profurl roller-furling systems and all running rigging led to Anderson winches, which are one size up from the original manufactures specifications.

Upgraded Winches: Andersen

2 x 58 ST two speed - Main Sheet  

1 x 46 ST two speed - Mast                                                      

2 x 46 ST two speed – Bowsprit Sail

Two Full size Whisker Poles with support brackets, topping lifts and four stay sheets

Bowsprit by “Sparcraft” with furling “Screecher” type sail and complete sheet system

Sails are by Ullman Sails and North Sails, both from the Cape Town Lofts. The fully battened mainsail (new in 2015), has three jiffy reef blocks and lines complete with Fredrickson Battcar system. Both the Genoa (new in 2018) and Code Zero are bend on Profurl roller-furling systems, with all lines led aft to the cockpit. A large Asymmetrical Spinnaker is kept on board for light down-wind conditions. The storm-jib (new in 2018) is hanked on a dyneema halyard (temporary inner forestay) and is used during storm conditions.


Chart table / desk with chart locker under

Storage cupboards over

Set of drawers (lower filing drawer.) to side

Kneehole with folding chair

Port light in hull with ocean-air roller blind

Opening hatch over

Fluorescent lights

220v switched power sockets and 12v power socket

Large vertical storage cupboard also giving access to Inverter and fluxgate compass


Navigation Station in Saloon. Chart table with fluorescent light and stalk light over

Two Chart cupboards

Electrical control panel = AC, DC switching, Shore power, Generator control, Heart interface control unit

12-track CD and AM/FM entertainment unit in cupboard under

I-com IC-M424G GPS VHF (new in 2018)

I-com M-802 HF SSB (DSC) radio with Antenna

“Pactor” 2 Pro Modem. (global Email). With Lap top USB connection cable.  

Iridium Go device with external antenna

Icom Class B AIS Transponder MA-500TR

Raymarine HSB2 Nav System:

RC530C Chart Plotter

RL70C Radar (currently removed needs servicing)

Autopilot ST6001+.

“Raystar” 120 GPS - Integrated

“Garmin” 152 GPS (Stand Alone)

Instruments: Wind Speed and Direction ST 60, Speed ST 60, Depth ST 60, Autopilot Control

Steering compass

220V and 12V power outlet


Powerplants, Twin “Vetus” 4.17 (42HP). Diesel engines. Supplied by 600 Litre SS. Fuel tank. New displays have been fitted so engine hours are estimated from ships log as Port 2700 and Stbd 1408

Closed freshwater cooling system

Wet Exhaust system

Propulsion, “Vetus” prop shaft, Stern tube, flexible seals & “Bull-flex” coupling on “Hurth” HBW 150 gearbox

Propellers, “Vetus” manganese bronze, three bladed, 16 inch

Fuel filters, “Racor” in line main filters (visual bowl), plus “Vetus” pre-fuel pump filters in each fuel line

Engine compartments lit by Fluorescent lights and sound proofed

Dedicated Engine start battery. (Plus main battery start)

Two “Vetus” engine control panels at helm position; 5 control lights, tacho/hourmeter, voltmeter, buzzer alarm, and key starter switch

“Whisper 8000” Genset.  220volt 50Hz. with inline fuel filter and wet exhaust system. OFF THE BOAT needs repairing can be re-installed.

 Shore power 220volt 60Hz. connector with 50ft of heavy-duty cable

Inverter, controlled through “Heart Interface” AC/DC unit with battery charging

Six Main (utility) batteries. One engine battery

AC/DC, Generator, “Heart Interface”, Control panel, above Nav. Position. Euro-American AC outlets. CB. protected. Extensive 12V lighting system

“Spectra” Watermaker (12V) connected to Stbd. fresh water storage tank

Lofrans 12V Powered anchor windlass (new in 2019)

Calorifier, (42Ltr) producing hot water, positioned in Stbd. engine compartment and connected to St