Neptune's Highway | Davidson 44' 1990

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Yacht Name: Neptune's Highway
Builder: Davidson
Model: 44
Year: 1990
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Asking Price: $119,000
Designer: Laurie Davidson
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Renowned sailing characteristics, spacious accommodations, and continuous upgrades make this boat a must-see. Laurie Davidson is perhaps New Zealand's most celebrated designer for his America's Cup and Whitbread successes as well as his cruising designs. This boat is known for its balanced helm, windward ability, stability, and fast and comfortable passages. Laurie Davidson cruisers rarely come on the market. Neptunes Highway is an exceptional cruiser for coastal or blue water sailing at an exceptional price point.

The current owners have recently returned from an 8-year circumnavigation and have completed a major refit. Virtually all equipment will go with the boat, and it is truly ready to sail away. A proven cruiser for all oceans!


Abbreviated List of Upgrades and Included Equipment:

New teak and Holly – 2021

New Blue Sea AC/DC Electrical Panel – 2020

New refrigeration compressor and evaporator plate – 2020

New battery cables and bus bars – 2020

New invertor control panel – 2020

New autopilot linear drive - 2019

New spray dodgers – 2019

New water heater – 2019

Repowered (Betamarine 43) – 2018

Awlgrip topsides – 2018

New house batteries – 2018

New running rigging - 2018

New B&G Chartplotter – 2016

Vesper AIS 850 Watchmate (transponder and receiver) – 2016


Yamaha 8hp 2-stroke outboard

Caribe 10 RIB dinghy

2 Kyocera 135 watt solar panels

Magnum 1200 watt inverter/charger

Spectra Ventura Watermaker, 8 gal/hr. 


Length: 44'
Beam: 13' 9
Draft: 7' 5
Water Tank Capacity: 90 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 70 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Betamarine
Power: 43 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1000 Hours


Neptune’s Highway’s custom layout offers generous accommodations with teak throughout . The extremely spacious aft master cabin features a walkaround double bed, portside settee, extensive storage on both sides, and direct access to the head. The guest cabin is a v-berth with an ensuite fold down stainless sink and ample storage to include a hanging locker. The single head is generous in size and has access from both the salon and master cabin. The salon features a double-leaf table flanked by two settee berths. On the port and starboard sides, what would normally be pipeberths for racing crew, have been converted to deep storage. Aft of the starboard settee is a navigation station with a recently upgraded electrical panel.

  • Excellent airflow and fans throughout
  • Teak and holley new in 2021
  • Pressurized hot/cold water
  • Spacious L-shaped galley
  • Bright cabin with lots of natural light


Master Stateroom

Aft of the galley is the master stateroom with queen-sized centerline berth, settee to port, additional bench seat forward, and excellent airflow. Abundant storage both to port and starboard, and access to the head/shower is starboard-side forward.


Guest Cabin

The guest stateroom is v-berth style with a large hatch for airflow and a foldout stainless sink. There is ample storage to include a hanging locker.



The galley is an L-shape located on the port side, aft of the salon. It features a large stainless sink, four burner stove/oven, rebuilt refrigerator/freezer box with 8-10” of insulation with new compressor and evaporator plate, and spacious Corian countertops (2018) with a teak rail.


Navigation & Electronics

Neptune’s Highway offers a complete array of navaids and communications equipment including: 

  • B&G Chartplotter
  • Raymarine Autohelm (new linear drive 2019)
  • AIS – Vesper Watchmate 850
  • VHF



  • New house batteries (2018)
  • Bue Sea AC/DC Electrical Panel (2020)
  • 2x Kyocera 135w solar panels
  • Magnum 1200w inverter/charger
  • Smart charger and regulator


Engine & Mechanical

Repowered in 2018 with a Betamarine 43. Convenient engine access

  • Betamarine 43 - ~1000 hours
  • Two electric bilge pumps
  • Engine room blower
  • Alternator
  • Spectra Ventura Watermaker, 8 gal/hr



  • Awlgrip topsides (2018)
  • New spray dodgers (2019)


Sails & Rigging

All sails serviceable

  • Roller furling headsail
  • 2x sleeved spinnakers
  • Rod rigging
  • Dyneema inner forestay


  • 120% Jib
  • 90% Quantum Jib
  • Storm Staysail, Au Wei Sailmaker
  • Mainsail, Neal Pryde, 8.5 oz, full batten, like new
  • 1.75 oz. asymmetrical Spinnaker w/sock
  • 1.5 oz. symmetrical Spinnaker w/sock



  • 2 Lewmar #56 Primary Sheet winches
  • 2 Lewmar #43 Secondary Sheet winches
  • 2 Lewmar #40 Running Backstay winches
  • 2 Lewmar #48 Main Halyard/Spinnaker Winches
  • 1 Lewmar #40 Topping Lift Winch
  • 8 Lewmar rope clutches