Callahan | Taswell 44' 2000

Hilton Head, SC

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Yacht Name: Callahan
Builder: Taswell
Model: All Season
Year: 2000
Location: Hilton Head, SC
Designer: Bill Dixon
Hull Material: Fiberglass

The Taswell 44 All Season is the product of the masterful design of Bill Dixon blended with the exceptional quality of the renowned Ta-Shing yard. Well respected as some of the finest blue water boats on the water today, the Taswell name is synonymous with comfortable, safe, and swift blue water yachts. Callahan is not a boat to be restrained to coastal waters, she is a boat bound for horizons and capable of world travel. Unlike the cookie cutter boats largely available on the market today, this is a boat of the finest caliber. Exquisite design and a world-class pedigree place Callahan among a select group of quality listings.

Callahan is in beautiful condition and has been exceptionally well cared for by her attentive owner. Endless efforts have been undertaken to ensure she is always in top condition and well poised to take her crew anywhere they desire. Properly outfitted for shorthanded cruising, Callahan has an impressive array of desirable features including:

  • 5’ 6” Sheel keel
  • New standing rigging
  • Well protected and comfortable center cockpit and sleek raise salon styling
  • Great inventory of sails in excellent condition
  • Fresh Awlgrip, fixtures, and wiring on the spars
  • Northern Lights 6.5kW generator
  • Watermaker 30GPD capacity
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning
  • Wind generator
  • All new canvas bimini, dodger, and tropics cover
  • Leisure Furl in-boom main sail furling
  • Electric halyard winch
  • Cutter rig with removable inner stay
  • Impressive cruising electronics
  • Passageway galley
  • Aft centerline queen & spacious forward cabin
  • Two heads – Electric & manual

If you’re looking for a capable blue water boat with a world-renowned reputation in the mid-40’ to 50’ size range perfectly suited and easily handled by a cruising couple then Callahan MUST be on your list!

Keel: Fin
LOA: 44 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 8 in
LWL: 36 ft 5 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Displacement: 29000 lbs
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH2-HTBE
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 4856
Engine Power: 75 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (120 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (150 Gallons)


Callahan boasts a modern raised main salon with gorgeous varnished teak joinery throughout. The interior is bright and welcoming with four large fixed windows wrapped sleekly around the salon with natural light pouring through the various opening portlights and hatches. The joinery is truly artwork in and of itself with louvered cabinetry for proper ventilation, fiddled teak trimming, integrated grab rails for ease of movement about the yacht, and a beautiful teak and holly cabin sole.

Stepping down the companionway you'll enter the spacious and comfortable main salon with two large settees, dining table, and navigation station to starboard. The passageway galley to port leads aft to the large owners stateroom with centerline queen and ensuite head with separate stall shower. The forward section of the yacht has a port passageway with custom desk and removable stool that can be positioned in the main salon for added seating. The forward cabin is a proper sized v-berth complete with adjacent access to the day head. Callahan can sleep six among two cabins and the convertible settee in the main salon.


Bright, spacious salon with L-shaped settee to starboard with varnished teak table with adjustable height mechanism. Outboard of the settee are two double shelf lockers and one lower locker with shelf above. Hull port between the two double lockers. The portside features a second settee with TV locker with sliding doors outboard along with a tall shelf locker and low shelf locker with hull port. Extra storage outboard and under port and starboard settees. Storage locker behind navigation seat with book shelves on bulkhead. For additional seating, the forward passageway desk has a stool that can be mounted at the aft end of the salon table. A new 16,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning unit services the main salon and forward sections of the yacht.


Queen centerline berth with custom mattress. Tall hanging locker and seat to port. Three lockers to starboard and bank of six drawers with three shelf lockers above. Four opening portlights and large deck hatch. Storage under and behind seat.

  • 12,000 BTU Reverse cycle air conditioning (NEW 2013)
  • Centerline queen berth - the perfect end to a long day on the water!
  • Superb storage and locker space!

Ensuite Head

  • Separate stall shower with privacy glass door
  • Manual head with LectraSan purifier
  • Corian countertop surfaces
  • Mirror faced upper locker and two lower lockers
  • Linen locker outboard of shower
  • Engine access door

  • V-berth with filler to make a double
  • Tall hanging locker
  • Six shelf lockers
  • Bureau with three drawers and locker under
  • Mirror faced and louvered locker above bureau top
  • Opening portlight and two deck hatches
  • Two deck dorade vents

Guest Head

  • Corian vanity and stainless steel sink
  • Teak floor grating
  • Handheld shower
  • One linen, one medicine locker, and one locker under vanity
  • Opening portlight and two deck hatches
  • Manual head with LectraSan purifier


Enjoy cooking and entertaining? Then you’ll love this galley! Callahan has a preferred passageway galley configuration with an incredible amount of pantry space and cabinetry. The Corian surfaces with sink insert are trimmed with teak fiddles to keep everything in place while underway and provide lots of room for preparation, cooking, and entertainment. The deep, double basin stainless steel sink has both fresh and saltwater manual foot pumps with dedicated faucets as well as pressurized hot/cold water.

  • Front and top loading refrigerator and top loading freezer with independent engine driven and 110VAC Seafrost holding plates
  • Stainless steel Force-10 3-burner stove with oven, broiler, and ventilation hood
  • Microwave
  • Two stainless steel deep basin sinks with dedicated fresh and salt water faucets and footpumps
  • Custom inboard lockers and extra opening port for ventilation
  • High fiddles around galley counter
  • Custom galley locker behind the companionway steps
  • Propane solenoid control with Xintex S-2A fume detector
  • Numerous lockers and drawers and a custom rubbish bin


Navigation Station

Wide, deep teak navigation desk with built in electronics console over forward end of table. Outboard electrical distribution panel is hinged for easy access.

  • Raymarine E120 chartplotter
  • Raymarine ST60 multifunction display
  • ICOM IC-M802 SSB radio with command mic (NEW 2006)
  • Pactor IIe modem for sail mail e-mail
  • Standard Horizon VFH with ram mike
  • Raymarine AIS
  • Weatherfax to laptop interface (laptop excluded)

Helm Electronics

  • Raymarine E80 chartplotter
  • Raymarine 48 mile radar interfaced with GPS and Autohelm
  • Raymarine ST60 tridata
  • Raymarine ST60+ wind instrumentation
  • Raymarine ST6000 hydraulic Autohelm
  • Ram mic for VHF radio
  • Auto/Manual bilge pump controls
  • 12VDC outlet


  • Sony stereo system with Bose salon speakers
  • Three sets of speaker controls – cockpit, salon, and master suite

  • Work desk with tall locker behind and second locker under
  • Pre-wired for telephone


The Taswell 44 RS hull is constructed of hand laid GRP with vinylester resin for superior moisture resistance and both mat and roving fabrics. She's a solid and stiff boat with numerous longitudinal stringers. The superior hull to deck joint is both mechanically and chemically bonded with 5200 and 3/8" stainless steel bolts on 8" centers. The deck has a sandwich construction with 1/2" end grain balsa core. In areas of high stress and heavy loads solid construction and backing plates have been utilized.

On deck, varnished teak seats on the stern rail are a favorite of many sailors and make for an enjoyable spot to lounge and relax both at anchor or under sail. The integral swim platform with shower has been well designed to provide easy access right down to the water level, perfect for boarding the dinghy! A stainless-steel swim ladder tucks neatly into a flush fitting compartment and grab rails on either side are perfect for divers getting in and out of the water! The aft boarding gate and split backstay allow unobstructed access to and from the boat.

  • Shoal draft keel - Draws only 5' 6"!
  • Custom deck storage box forward of mast
  • Custom lower dorade guard to carry dinghy on foredeck with staysail pennant to clear dinghy
  • Double lifelines with 3 gates
  • Double rail bow and stern pulpits
  • Two varnished teak seats for stern pulpit, one seat for bow pulpit
  • Guard rail for bow running lights
  • Radar pole mounted aft with outboard engine lift. Radar platform is adjustable to keep unit horizontal
  • D400 Wind generator mounted on painted aluminum deck mast with soft bushings to minimize vibration
  • Gas BBQ stern rail with two propane tanks
  • Stern shower with hot and cold water
  • Stern swim platform with large storage locker, deep steps, and stainless steel hand rails
  • Swim platform boarding ladder with flush fit storage locker
  • One side deck and two stern storage lockers. Scuba tanks and gear fit in starboard locker.
  • Goiot aluminum toe rail
  • Teak rub rail with stainless steel ½” oval

  • Electric Lewmar windlass
  • Helm and bow controls for the windlass (NEW 2015/2017)
  • 55lb CQR anchor with 250’ 5/6” galvanized chain (NEW 2015)
  • Delta anchor with 50’ chain and 200’ rode
  • Segmented chain locker for primary and secondary anchor chains


In 2015 the entire rig was disassembled and inspected before being repainted with fresh Awlgrip, having all fixtures, fittings, and wiring replaced, and all new standing rigging and staylock fittings installed.

  • Stainless steel standing rigging with staylock fittings (NEW 2015)
  • Selden aluminum mast with double, swept back spreaders for added stiffness, and cutter rig
  • Leisure Furl in-boom furling mainsail
  • Forespar boom vang with controls to the cockpit
  • Selden Furlex genoa furling
  • Removeable inner stay for staysail
  • Split hydraulic backstay to accommodate easy access of the swim platform
  • Running backstays
  • All lines led to cockpit except for staysail and gennaker halyard
  • Self-tending track for staysail with staysail sheet led aft
  • Mast mounted whisker pole

  • Doyle mainsail from Super Sailmakers (NEW 2010)
  • Doyle mainsail from Super Sailmakers (NEW 2010)
  • North Sails Staysail
  • North Sails storm staysail with separate sheets
  • North Sails spinnaker
  • Lewmar 58 CST primary sheet winch
  • Lewmar 44 CST electric winch under dodger to raise and lower Leisure main
  • Lewmar 40 CST starboard mast winch
  • Lewmar 44 CST port mast winch

  • Teak cockpit grating
  • Custom double leaf cockpit table and double drink holder
  • Wheel pedestal with elk hide wrapping on the wheel
  • Yanmar engine start panel
  • Single lever throttle/shift controls
  • Receiving cradle and wiring harness for Garmin 640
  • Compass

  • Full companionway dodger with Strataglass windows and removeable center panel. Elk hide grab rail integrated on aft end of dodger (NEW 2015)
  • Full cockpit bimini with zip in side sunshade curtains, sail trim window, and connector to dodger (NEW 2015/2016)
  • Full length, 3 section tropics cover with zipper entry constructed of woven PVC fabric (NEW 2016)
  • Cockpit cushions (NEW 2014)
  • Canvas covers for lowered dodger and bimini when not in use
  • Canvas bag for staysail
  • Covers for teak seats and stern rail
  • Covers for all winches and windlass
  • Snap on shades for dodger windows

  • Yanmar 4JH2-HTBE diesel engine with two Racor filters – 4,856 hours
  • New fuel hoses and injectors (NEW 2015)
  • New throttle/shift controls and cables (NEW 2015)
  • New exhaust hoses (NEW 2015)
  • Turbo inspected and rebuilt (2015)
  • New shaft seal (NEW 2015)
  • Two Dometic Marine Air reverse cycle A/C units; 12,000 BTU aft (NEW 2013) 16,000 BTU forward (NEW 2017)
  • 3-Blade Maxi prop (Rebuilt 2015)
  • Spare fixed prop
  • Engine room fans on auto thermostat
  • Manual oil change pump

  • Horizon HRO 38 GPH twin membrane watermaker
  • 11 Gallon hot water heater – electric
  • Two backup pressure water pumps
  • Tank level monitors
  • Manual heads with LectraSan purifier
  • Pressurized foredeck freshwater washdown

  • 110VAC and 12VDC circuitry with dedicated BASS AC/DC breaker panels
  • Northern Lights 6.5kW 110V generator – 1,242 hours
  • Generator control panel at the nav station
  • D400 Eclectic Energy wind generator (NEW 2016)
  • Dedicated engine/generator starting battery with selector switch for connection to house bank for emergency engine start
  • Blue Sea Systems volt meter to monitor house banks and starter battery
  • Magnum Energy power management panel (NEW 2012)
  • Magnum Inverter/Charger (NEW 2012)
  • 4 Lifeline AGM 240 Ah each, for a total of 960 Ah (NEW 2012)
  • Optima 34M engine/generator start battery (NEW 2014)
  • Balmar 100A High Output alternator
  • Two 30A shore power cords and 50A splitter (NEW 2015)
  • Radio grounding system and lightning protection system
  • LED Mast tri-color (NEW 2015)
  • LED navigation lights (NEW 2015)
  • LED spreader lights (NEW 2015)
  • LED reading and courtesy lights (NEW 2015)
  • Halogen overhead lights

  • Winslow 6-man offshore life raft with deck mount
  • Rule high water alarm
  • Four fire extinguishers
  • Jacklines
  • Safety padeyes in cockpit
  • Life jackets
  • Emergency tiller


Length: 44'
Beam: 13' 8
Draft: 5' 6
Power: 75hp
Engine Hours: Josh McLean