1994 Beneteau 44 Center Cockpit

General Gamble

YACHT DETAILS: 1994 Beneteau 44 Center Cockpit








Deltaville, VA
$114,900 USD
44 ft
5.67 ft
12.75 ft
53 ft









Volvo Penta
(1) 80|gallon
(1) 132|gallon
(1) 15|gallon

General Gamble is rare offering of a Beneteau 44 Center Cockpit.  The boat has 3 cabins and 2 heads.  The hull and rig were designed by Farr Yacht Design, so the sailing characteristics are top notch.  General Gamble was built in France and the current owners sailed her across the Atlantic in the early 2000’s and she has been on the East Coast of the US since that time. 

The boat has also been set up for serious ocean conditions with an inner forestay, heavy weather jib on furler and running backstays.

The center cockpit is good deep seagoing cockpit. The side decks are safe and wide allowing easy access to the bow. The extensive aft  deck has a lot of storage and enough space to serve a multitude of functions.  The walk-through transom with easy steps up make the boat very accessible from a dinghy or from the dock.

The interior layout is functional and the unusual ‘chairs’ on the starboard side are a luxury on a cruising boat. The galley has extensive storage as well as separate fridge and freezer.  The aft cabin is spacious and has a large, private head with separate bath/ shower.  This is a three cabin boat so forward of the main salon is a bunk cabin to port with a separate V berth cabin right forward. A second head serving both these cabins is to starboard. 

The spacious engine room and can be accessed by lifting the companionway stairs or from the aft cabin.

Plans for an extended voyage were put on hold by the Covid pandemic so General Gamble has a LOT of new equipment which was installed in Fall 2019 including:

  • Ullman In Mast Furling Mainsail 
  • Ullman Genoa 
  • Ullman Furling Jib on Inner Forestay 
  • Ullman Asymmetrical Spinnaker with sock  
  • KATO Davits
  • KATO Outboard Motor Lift
  • Outboard Engine Mount on Sternrail
  • Raymarine Axiom 9 Pro-S Chartplotter on Nav Pod
  • Raymarine AIS 700
  • LED masthead lights 

General Gamble also has:

  • 220v Air Conditioning/ Heat
  • Electric winch on starboard coach roof (new motor 2020)
  • 220v Generator
  • Bow Thruster
  • Radar
  • BBQ
  • 2 x 10lb Aluminum Propane tanks 


  • Holding tank installed for aft head
  • Victron Energy Isolation Transformer (110V – 220V/220V – 110V) installed

Don’t miss the opportunity to find yourself a Center Cockpit that sails superbly.


The companionway enters the salon which has a raised dinette, with curved seating around an oval table, to port and chairs to starboard.  The aft chair doubles as a seat for the aft-facing nav station.  There is plentiful storage below and behind all the seating.  

The salon table hinges so that it can be in the vertical position as the companionway stairs raise on a hydraulic arm, to proved access to the generator and the engine room. Large windows in the coachroof give a good view from the settee to the exterior.

The galley is a walk-through galley on the starboard side, with refrigeration, stove and sinks on the hull side and storage on the mid-ships side.  A wet-locker/hanging locker is located at the forward end of the walkthrough on the curve between the companionway and the galley storage. The (sagging) headliner on the midships side of the galley was removed in 2021 and the headliner was painted. 

The aft cabin is accessed from the galley, it has a queen-sized centerline bunk, storage lockers port and starboard, a mirror and vanity amidships and a large head to port. The head has a basin, head & separate shower, with a small tub which has a variety of uses from comfortable showering to laundry.  Below the mirror in the cabin is a hatch that provides access to the back end of the engine as well as to batteries and filters.

Forward of the salon is a vestibule which provides access to a two bunk cabin to port, the forward head to starboard and a wide V-berth cabin in the bow. Both cabins have good storage and a hatch in the V-berth provides good ventilation.  

Note that this boat has a Lectrascan waste processing system for the forward head.  A holding tank for the aft head was installed in 2023 (see photos).  


  • Force 10 3-burner stove w/ oven
  • Moulinex Microwave
  • Double S/S sink w/ mixer tap
  • Frigoboat Top loading fridge
  • Frigoboat Top loading freezer
  • Foot and hand pumps
  • Storage on both sides of galley
  • Pull-out garbage container
  • Furuno Radar
  • Autohelm ST6000 Autopilot
  • Autohelm ST50 Wind (Speed not operational)
  • Autohelm  ST50 Log
  • Autohelm  ST50 Depth
  • 220V Vessel System
  • 110v  shore power inlet with
  • Victron Energy Isolation Transformer (2023) 115V-220V 
  • Fisher Panda Generator 8KW 220v 
  • 2 x Cruise Air Reverse Cycle Airconditioning units  220v
  • Mastervolt Battery charger
  • 1 x 12V Generator start battery
  • 1 x 12V Engine start battery (2022)
  • 6 x Trojan 6V house batteries 
  • Lofrans Electric windlass
  • LED Masthead Tricolor and Anchor light (10-19)
  • LED interior lights
  • Lectrasan toilet (forward)
  • Ullman Inmast Furling Mainsail  – 2019 – unused
  • Ullman Furling Genoa – 2019 – unused
  • Ullman Furling Staysail – 2019 – unused
  • Ullman Asymmetrical Cruising Spinnaker w/ sock – 2019 – unused
  • Asymmetric Cruising Gennaker
  • Symmetric Spinnaker
  • Facnor Genoa Furler
  • Harken Jib Furler  on Inner Forestay
  • Intermediate Running Backstays for Inner Forestay
  • Lewmar ST40 Electric Winch on starboard coachroof w/new motor 2019
  • Lewmar ST40 Mainsheet Winch on aft coaming
  • Lewmar ST54 Primary winches on coamings
  • Traveller aft of cockpit
  • 1 x Spinnaker pole – carbon fiber
  • 1 x Aluminum ‘jockey pole’ for close hauled spinnaker work.
  • Double bow roller
  • CQR Anchor w/ chain
  • Lofrans Electric windlass
  • S/S handrails on coachroof
  • Dodger
  • Bimini (T-Top style)
  • Connector
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Wheel and pedestal 
  • Edson pods on pedestal for electronics 
  • Propane locker – starboard side-deck (2 x 10lb Aluminum tanks)
  • Holding tank – port side-deck lazarette
  • Aft deck has lazarettes  port & starboard quarters
  • Outboard motor mount (2019)
  • KATO outboard motor lift (2019)
  • KATO davits (2019)
  • Walkthrough transom
  • Transom steps
  • Swim Ladder
  • Transom shower
  • Lifejackets
  • Docklines and fenders
  • Spare lines
  • Spares… for ‘everything’
  • Smoke detectors and CO monitor (not installed)
  • MaxProp 
  • Bath tub/shower stall in aft head
  • Lectrasan head (forward)
  • Jabsco manual head with holding tank – installed 2023 (aft)
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    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.

    Jon and Anne Hutchings
    YaZu Yachting
    Deltaville, VA 23043

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