44' Mochi Craft 44 Dolphin Cruisers

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44' Mochi Craft 44 Dolphin
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Listing Number: M-7235230
Price: $ 289,000   
44 Dolphin
Worldwide Yacht Sales
At The Worldwide Yachting Centre
Cape Coral, FL 33904

FACTORY BUILT TO USA SPECIFICATIONS , New Canvas , Upgraded Sound , New LED lighting , NEW Smart TVS in both stateroom and Cockpit Salon, 


LOA: 44.67 feet LWL: 40 feet Beam: 14.67 feet

Cruising Speed: 29  WOT 33 


Fuel: 423 gallon Water: 135 gallon

Engine 1
Type: Inboard
Maker: Volvo
Model: PENTA D9 6L 
Fuel: Diesel
Hours: 850

Engine 2
Type: Inboard
Maker: Volvo
Model: PENTA D9 6L 
Fuel: Diesel
Hours: 850




VIP Guest Stateroom:

  1. Vee Berth
  2. Built in Overhead Lighting
  3. Hanging Locker
  4. Additional Storage Lockers
  5. Overhead Hatch with Sliding Shade/Screen
  6. Teak and Holly Cabin Sole
  7. Fitted, Removable Carpet
  8. Pioneer Stereo with Built in Speakers
  9. Bulkhead Mounted Sharp Flat Screen TV
  10. Ensuite Head with:
  11. Tecma Electric Head System
  12. White Porcelain Sink
  13. Vanity Hinged Mirror with Storage
  14. Retracting Shower Curtain
  15. Teak Shower Grating
  16. Grohe Shower


  1. Queen Sized Berth
  2. Built in Overhead Lighting
  3. 2 - Reading Lights
  4. Hanging Locker
  5. Additional Storage Lockers
  6. Overhead Hatch with Sliding Shade/Screen
  7. Teak and Holly Sole
  8. Fitted, Removable Carpet
  9. Pioneer Stereo with Built in Speakers
  10. Bulkhead Mounted Flat Screen TV
  11. Large Mirror on Aft Bulkhead
  12. Hull Window at Eye Level
  13. Ensuite Head:
  14. Tecma Electric Head System
  15. White Porcelain Sink
  16. Vanity Hinged Mirror with Storage Behind
  17. Teak Shower Grating
  18. Grohe Shower Nozzle

GALLEY; To Starboard

  1. Hinged Glass Counter Top Surface
  2. Teak and Holly Sole with Fitted, Removable Carpet
  3. Gaggenau 2 Burner Electric Cooktop
  4. Stainless Steel Sink with Hinging Faucet
  5. GE Microwave Oven
  6. Cupboard Storage
  7. Under Counter Storage
  8. Hull Window



  1. Pioneer CD/DVD Player
  2. Air Conditioning Controls
  3. Folding Helm Seat
  4. U-Shaped Dinette with Fold Out Teak Table
  5. Isotherm Refrigerator
  6. Cockpit Enclosure with Electric Overhead Lift
  7. Electrically Operated Sunroof
  8. Wet Bar with Ice Maker
  9. L-Shaped Settee with Custom Teak Table
  10. MB Quart Outdoor Speakers
  11. Electric Docking Capstan, Starboard Aft
  12. Hot & Cold Freshwater Washdown
  13. Salwater Washdown
  14. Utility Room, Aft to Port;  Wash/Dryer & Freezer


  1. Hydraulic Passarelle
  2. Hydraulic Transom Swim Platform
  3. Tender Garage Under Cockpit Sole
  4. Solid Teak Cap Rail
  5. Teak Decks in Cockpit and Side Decks
  6. Integral Swim Ladder on Transom
  7. Quick Windlass with Anchor Chain
  8. Stainless Steel Anchor,
  9. Salt Water Washdown for Anchor Chain
  10. Arlmar Rigid Inflatable Dinghy  with Honda Outboard
  11. Foredeck Sunlounge on House Top
  12. Custom Rub Rail for Tumblehome
  13. Under Water Lights at Transom


  1. Garmin GPS Map 5212 Radar/Chartplotter, Touch Screen
  2. Raymarine ST60 TriData
  3. Raymarine ST 6001 Autopilot
  4. Bow and Stern Thruster Controls
  5. Volvo Penta Electronic Helm Controls
  6. Volvo Penta EVC System
  7. Jabsco Remote Control Searchlight
  8. Riviera Genova Compass


  1. Mase 9600 Watt Generator:  290 Hours
  2. Volt Master 24 Volt DC Automatic Battery Charger
  3. 4 - 4D Batteries for Engine, House and Generator Banks
  4. 1 - 4D Battery for Stern Thruster
  5. 24 Volt DC Lighting
  6. 110/240 AC Shore and Auxillary Lighting
  7. 12 Volt DC and 110/240 V AC Circuit Breakers
  8. 50 Amp 125/240 V Shore Power Hook-up
  9. Pro Mariner ProSafe 1 Monitor
  10. Glomex TV Antenna Gain Control
  11. KVH Tracvision SAtellite TV


  1. Twin Volvo PENTA D9 Diesels:  575 HP each
  2. Dual Racor 1000 for each engine
  3. Racor 500 for Genset
  4. Dripless Shaft Seals
  5. Oil Pressure and High Water Temperature Alarms
  6. Emergency Shut Down and Fuel Shut-off Controls
  7. Side Power Bow and Stern Thrusters
  8. Sea Fire Automatic Fixed Fire Fighting System
  9. Dometic Chiller 230 Volt Air Conditioning for Staterooms and Pilothouse
  10. Gallenea Windshield Wiper System
  11. 24V DC Automatic Bilge Pumps
  12. Trim Tabs


Mochi Craft 44 Dolphin BOAT TESTS REPORT 

I believe in love at first sight. But why are the Italians always involved? To be fair, it's Italian design that holds a special place in my heart, from the sculpted sheet metal of fire-breathing Ferraris and Lamborghinis to the hip home furnishings of Cassina that would transform my apartment into the ideal set for a Stanley Kubrick film. And I admire the bold lines and gorgeous accommodations MOCHI CRAFT 44 Dolphin SPECSYear 200LOA 44'9" Beam 14'10"Draft 4'4"Fuel Capacity (In Gallons) 423  Standard Power 2/500-hp Volvo Penta D9-500 diesel inboardsOptional Power 2/575-hp Volvo Penta D9-575 diesel inboardsControls Volvo Penta single-lever electronicWeight 31,747 poundsSteering BCS hydraulic w/ power assist  

I believe in love at first sight. But why are the Italians always involved? To be fair, it's Italian design that holds a special place in my heart, from the sculpted sheet metal of fire-breathing Ferraris and Lamborghinis to the hip home furnishings of Cassina that would transform my apartment into the ideal set for a Stanley Kubrick film. And I admire the bold lines and gorgeous accommodations that grace the yachts offered by the legion of Italian boatbuilders.

In both the aforementioned cars, lines are meant to be sexy first and, for the most part, functional later. A striking design in a practical package is rare, but in a boat it's ofttimes a necessity. But that's just what the reinvigorated Mochi Craft has achieved.

Prior to being absorbed by the Ferretti Group in 2003, Mochi Craft was focused on building midsize, flying-bridge vessels much like models that were already being built by Ferretti and a number of its competitors. Rather than have a duplicate effort, Ferretti called on the Italian yacht-design group Victory Design to relaunch the Mochi Craft name as an entirely new line of boats called the Dolphin.

I was already enamored with Mochi's first two Dolphinsââ?¬â??the 51 and the flying-bridge-equipped, 74-foot MaxiDolphinââ?¬â??before I saw the 44 at this year's Miami International Boat Show. Sitting among the Ferretti Group's myriad brands, the 44 looked, to quote Bob Dylan, like she'd just stepped out of La Dolce Vita. Like the Dolphins before her, the 44's exterior lines are inspired by the workaday, handsome Downeast lobster boats, but with a sexy, modern twist. Essentially she's a scaled-down 51, with a hull finished in Oriental beigeââ?¬â??a soft, creamy yellow that emphasizes the deep brown of the teak swim platform, side decks, cockpit, and grabrails. (Each Dolphin model has a signature hull color.) The white deckhouse and shapely cleats give her a fashionable appearance, as do the retro ports and highly raked side windows on her topsides. I left her wanting to see more.


About six weeks later I was able to do just that, spending a day with her in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and again her looks made my heart flutter. And so did her performance. Equipped with optional 575-hp Volvo Penta diesels, the 44 reached a top end of 39.7 mph at 2500 rpm and a cruise of 28.8 mph at 2000 rpm. Unfortunately the one- to two-foot seas just off Fort Lauderdale obviated a rough-water wring-out, and an electrical malfunction rendered the standard BCS trim tabs inoperable; had they worked, I would have been able to trim the bow down a bit, and the 44 might have gained a few more mph. But in Port Everglades Inlet, the 44 effortlessly weaved through a tight group of vessels and cut through the confused wakes at WOT while the windshield remained dry as a bone. Credit's due to a few factors: a deep-V hull with generous flare and spray rails, smooth-shifting electronic Volvo Penta single-lever controls, and responsive BCS power-assisted hydraulic steering. The 44 also had excellent sight-lines from the port-side helm, which allowed unobstructed views in all directions.

As sweetly as she ran, she looked even better. Her aft deck and cockpit make her an ideal picnic boat. As for the cockpit, I particularly like her six-seat, C-shape settee just aft of the port-side helm. With a teak table that expands to 37"Lx44"W, it's an ideal alfresco dining area. She already has ample light emanating from large forward-facing and side windows, but things really open up when the electrically actuated 5'4"Wx7'7"L canvas roof is opened. If weather's a factor, leave the roof closed and lower the aft drop curtain. That way guests can enjoy DVDs on the 13-inch LCD TV that rises just above the cockpit's slick, starboard-side teak credenza. Guests who still want sun can walk up the 12-inch-wide side decks to the foredeck sunpad or retreat aft to a pair of settees on her aft deck.

While the purpose of the above-decks layout seemed obvious, below decks surprised me. Accessing the area via a starboard-side companionway, I expected a lower saloon, galley, and forepeak masterââ?¬â??the kind of just-enough accommodations for a cruising couple with the occasional guest relegated to a saloon settee that converts into a double berth. Instead, the 44's equipped with an amidships port-side master with a full queen that's tilted at a 45-degree angle, creating a walkaround berth, and a forepeak VIP with two single berths that can be joined to make a queen. And both staterooms are served by en suite heads. As lovely as the staterooms are, with so much space devoted to them, the galley suffers: The two-burner Gaggenau cooktop and microwave/convection oven are ready for gourmands, but there's not enough food stowage for two couples over a long weekend. The stateside version of the 44 addresses one problem directly, wisely filling the former crew berth that's accessed under the aft deck's L-shape settee with a 3.2-cubic-foot freezer; there's also room here for a washer/dryer and a pair of folding bicycles.

The tiny galley is my only gripe about this beautiful boat. I'd rather see a larger galley and a smaller stateroom with a forepeak master than the 44's current floor plan. Perhaps her layout's an apt reflection of how she'll be used, as an ideal weekend cruiser for a few couples who will picnic on the hook and then proceed to turn the heads of every salt to whatever quay she pulls into for dinner. And that cockpit is just so sexy and functional.

Someone please stop me, for I am starry-eyed for another Italian.


The Boat Standard Equipment

teak cockpit sole, side decks, and swim platform; teak-and-holly sole in saloon and staterooms; Besenzoni hydraulic passarelle, davit; hydraulic folding transom; electrically retractable canvas top, Side-Power bow thruster; Poly-Planar MRD-60 CD player; Sony speakers; Maptech radar/chartplotter, Raymarine ST60 tridata display; ST6001 autopilot; Simrad RS82 VHF; Jabsco searchlight; 9.5-kW Mase diesel genset; ProSafe galvanic isolator; Mastervolt battery charger; 2/ Techma electric MSDs; Isotherm refrigerator/freezer, 3.2-cu.-ft. freezer; two-burner Gaggenau cooktop; Raritan ice maker; General Electric microwave/convection oven; 13" Sharp Aquos LCD TV; Alessi cutlery; Mochi Craft crockery set; 48,000-Btu Marine Air A/C; Avadon hot/ cold transom shower; BCS trim tabs; Splendide 5200 washer/dryer; Quick windlass; Bruce anchor; Racor fuel-water separators 

Optional Equipment


The Test Test Boat Specifications

  • Test Engine: 2/575-hp Volvo Penta D9-575 diesel inboards
  • Transmission/Ratio: ZF 286/1.562 :1 
  • Props: 26X37 4-blade Nibral
  • Price as Tested: available by request

This article originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.


LOA (ft):
Beam (ft):
Model Year:
Model Name:
44 Dolphin
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Deep Vee
Cruise Speed (mph):
29.00 miles per hour
31680 pound lbs.
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal):
423 gallons
Water Tank Capacity (gal):
135 gallons
Engine Horsepower (hp):
1150. hp
No. of Engines: