Captain Ed Marill, Marathon, Florida 33050 siesta2000@yahoo.com

NEW TO MARKET: rare CSY 44′ Walk-Thru Cutter

Asking price: $94,900

We assembled this webpage to allow a prospective buyer to learn about our boat, and its detailed specifications. We have included many pictures and explanations. These pages provide some insight into the design of this rare, sought-after version of the CSY 44. We wanted to give you some background on the CSY brand and the people behind it. And we also wanted to throw in a sample of our adventures while owning SIESTA.

NOTE: THERE IS A LOT OF MATERIAL ON THESE PAGES, INCLUDING A LARGE NUMBER OF IMAGES. YOU CAN VIEW ALL THE CONTENT ON A COMPUTER, ON A TABLET, OR EVEN ON AN INTELLIGENT PHONE. A COMPUTER OR A TABLET IS BEST. HOWEVER, DEPENDING ON THE SPEED OF YOUR DEVICE, OR THE SPEED OF YOUR CONNECTION TO THE INTERNET, SOME OF THIS MATERIAL WILL SEEM SLOW IN LOADING. DON’T WORRY. IT WILL ALL SHOW UP IF YOU ARE PATIENT. 

The time has come. After 26 years of successful ownership, we are searching for a discriminating buyer for our cruising sailboat. This well-designed, strongly-built, versatile blue-water cruising boat is ready to go. Note that SIESTA is not a “project” boat. This  vessel has been professionally maintained. It has received many upgrades to make it an even safer, easier-to-operate, more comfortable cruising platform. With a single mast and three roller-furling sails, its versatile cutter sail plan offers safety, flexibility and ease of operation, all from inside the center cockpit. Note the date of the upgrades for much of its new, state-of-the-art equipment. And yet, the platform is a very well-built hull and deck that will perform well for many years to come. SIESTA will continue to maintain its value. A comparable boat, of the same rugged construction and quality, properly equipped, costs hundreds of thousand of dollars more. The CSY brand is sought after by knowledgeable, discriminating cruisers all over the world. I am sure you will check out the CSY brand and compare CSY boats with others of the same class. Your research will confirm what we are saying here: this boat is a rare find.

With two separate private staterooms, each with its own bathroom, and lots of storage available, it’s the perfect live-aboard floor plan. At the center of its comfortable interior, there is an ample, raised main salon with large windows, and a massive, folding butcher-block wooden dinner table. The galley is well-appointed with large, upright refrigerator and freezer compartments. There is easy access to all machinery, including a walk-in, separate engine room and workshop, for doing projects and repairs aboard, without spreading and soiling the living areas below. Its roomy center cockpit features a comfy huge swiveled captain’s chair which provides maximum visibility all-around, as well as easy access to all navigation instrumentation.

My wife and I sailed this boat by ourselves from San Francisco to the Florida Keys, through the Panama Canal, in 2001-2003. The trip of a lifetime! Since then, we have had the pleasure of hosting boy scouts from all over the US in these beautiful FL Keys waters: sailing, diving, fishing… during typically 6-day trips. We put in secluded anchorages in the evenings to cook our catch, to learn about the stars above, and to discuss the pleasures and challenges of living at sea.  

This boat could be the boat you dreamed about. If you want move aboard and sail away tomorrow, it’s ready to go. Come down to the FL Keys and see it at our private dock in Marathon. If you buy the boat, we will be delighted to come along with you for a week of cruising in these beautiful, protected Florida Keys waters. After hosting scout crews aboard for 13 years, we know the quietest anchorages and best scenic places to visit, while we show you how everything works aboard.

These web pages will give you lots of information about our boat. Follow its main sections and submenus to check out SIESTA’s equipment, its modifications, as well as give you more insight on the CSY brand, and give you a glimpse about the places we visited during our sailing adventures. We hope you take the opportunity to come down to paradise, and check out SIESTA for yourselves. 

In summary, this rare CSY 44 Walk-Thru is an excellent example of the quality and toughness of the well-known CSY brand. The CSY 44 Walk-Thru design is a coveted variant of the widely-popular, proven, CSY 44 Walk-Over. Built in Tampa, this boat was built to take you anywhere in the world with safety and comfort, with all the necessary options to sail-away tomorrow. Two of its identical sister ships, TACKLESS II and SOGGY PAWS, have recently crossed the Pacific Ocean safely and in comfort. In addition, SIESTA is also a great live-aboard boat. With comfortable accommodations  and lots and lots of storage room, you can make it your home in your favorite waters.  Or you can sail to your favorite anchorages, up and down the IntraCoastal Waterway, or navigate the coast of the US, or visit the Bahamas. SIESTA’s shallow draft and it’s modified 62.5 mast height will open possibilities. Take a look at SIESTA’S long list of new and upgraded options and equipment. See for yourself why this boat may be perfect for you. You will be able to jump in and sail away. This is not a project boat. With its fresh coat of shiny hull paint, it shows well. Come down to island paradise and take a look for yourself.