Elliott 44 | 2009

330,000 Tax Paid | Stockholm Sweden

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  • Make Elliott
  • Model 44
  • Year 2009
  • LOA 44ft/13m
  • Class Performance Sail
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Sail Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 8
  • Cabins 3
  • Ancasta Ref 42284
  • Name Matador


"Matador" is a competitive and exciting racer designed by Greg Elliott. With proven performance under both ORCi and IRC, she is a yacht that offers crews both inshore and offshore potential, on a well laid out platform that has more comfort than other GP racers with similar performance.
Equipped with a racer/cruiser interior and an enviable optimization and reliable history, "Matador" is in turn-key condition and has always been given the best chances to perform, with a full North Sails inventory and B&G suite of electronics.
Ready to go and located in Sweden.
Contact: [email protected]





Built originally as "Veloce"

Length O/A: 13.64 m
Beam: 3.94 m
Depth: 3.09 m
Bowsprit: 1.96 m
Weight: 6,894 ton – bulb weight 3,142 ton
Built: 2009/2019 (new optimized keel-blade and new bulb)
IRC Rating: 1.236
ORC Rating: 503.3 (GHP)

E-Glass construction finished in white gloss topsides. Full hull topside respray in 2019.
Lead T bulb keel
Carbon rudder blade and carbon rudder stock. Rudder optimized in 2022.
Twin Carbon steering wheels
Matador is now fitted with a longer keel fin and lighter bulb from new (2019), meaning righting moment has remained constant, but overall displacement has dropped by around 300kg.

Full standing head room below decks.
Separate private heads arrangement.
Designated nav table to port.
8 Berths in total, with 4 each side.
Painted white interior offering good sense of space and coach roof windows flooding the saloon with light.

Although Matador has been primarily raced offshore, this is mainly due to the owners wishes rather than the design of the boat, as she is equally at home inshore on W/L courses as she is on longer offshore legs, so we consider the boat to be very multi-purpose in her design.

Her builder China New Yachts, although lesser known have done an exceptional job in her construction and the yacht has never let the owner down from a structural point of view, despite tackling some of the harshest racing conditions out there. Proof of this is that "Matador" has finished EVERY race she has started under her current ownership.
Matador has been a really reliable and trustworthy yacht for the owner and crew and that will stand the boat in a great position moving forward.

For sale at 330,000 EUROS with taxes paid in the EU.

Spars & Rigging

Matador is a sloop rigged yacht with full carbon spars.

Twin spreader carbon mast and fractional standing rigging design.
Previously setup with twin, split running backstays for square top mainsail, but now converted back to pin-head arrangement for ease of handling and fewer crew numbers.
Setup can be returned to square top if required and would suit light wind venues with full crew. Would effect rating but not by a lot.

Carbon boom, carbon vang system and carbon fixed bowsprit. 3 boom locks for easy reefing

- Twin masthead spinnaker.
- Fractional/Jib halyard
- Staysail halyard
- 2:1 Mainsail halyard
- 2 x mast locks

Carbon spreaders
External mast track system for use with batten cars.
3 reef options, with suitable boom hardware.
twin tackline arrangement, suitable for 2:1.

Rod standing rigging for all side rigging, new in Dec 2016.
Carbon forestay, new in Feb 2020
Harken headstay foil with 2 slides for easy foresail changing. New 2019.
Full running rigging package supplied with boat and various older spares.
Hydraulic mast-jack

Sail Inventory

Sails (all from North Sails)

3Di raw main sail MN-4 – pin head (condition almost as new) 2 reef. (Only used 2 events)
Wind seeker (condition almost as new)

3Di raw jib-top – furling to be hoisted on bow sprit (condition almost as new)
A6-3 (fractional – very good condition)
A4-3 (good condition)

Code 0 – Helix (condition almost as new)
3Di raw main sail MN-3 – Offshore square top (very good condition) 3 reef
3Di raw J2-2 (very good condition)
A2-3 (good condition)

3Di raw J1-2 (functioning but not the best performance)
3Di raw J3-2 (very good condition)
3Di raw jib 4 with reef HW-2 R (very good condition)
A1-2 (good condition)
A4-2 (good condition)
A6-2 (good condition)
3Di raw genoa stay sail GS-2 (very good condition)

Spinnaker stay sail (good condition)
A3-C masthead.

Plus lots of more sails including delivery 3Di main and 3Di jibs plus several delivery gennakers.


MATADOR is fitting with a full offshore electronics package offering about as much as you require for the biggest offshore races, circa 600nm in length.

B&G 5000 with 4 x mast displays – and 4 additional, multi function displays.
Raymarine Autopilot with remote control
4G antenna aft
Asus 19 inch navigation screen at chart table.
Satellite phone and satellite dish
Carbon wind wand instrument
B&G wind instruments
Mast head LED-light
Interior 12v LED comfort lighting.

4 cylinder diesel Inboard engine. Specs TBC.
2 blade folding gori race propeller

Deck hardware includes;
All winches new in 2020.
2 harken winches on coach roof with wider base
2 harken primary Winches – 3 speed
2 harken Winches for main sheet
2 harken Winches for back-stay (both centered and non-centered available for split backstays)
Spinlock jammers for halyards.
Harken hardware for spinnaker, main and jib sheeting positions.


MATADOR has a well appointed race boat interior that has more comfort that typical "grand prix" type yachts.

Her amenities include;
3 cabin arrangement with sleeping for 8 in pipe-cots
2 gas burners with central galley design off to port.
Toilet with electric pump located forward in separate cubicle.
Two aft cabins and one forepeak cabin.
Navigation station to starboard.

Ebersprecher heating in central saloon and aft cabins.
Good storage for food and personal gear throughout including hanging lockers.
Light weight saloon table
Light weight doors (4 available)
Cruising cushions available (original – in very good condition)
2 water tanks with apx 80L each
Litium batteries with safety switch incl optimized battery performance
New improved generator providing for faster charging
3x12V outlets by nav-station
Electric water pump
Water maker

Safety kit;
Cat 1 compliant flares
Radar reflector
Sea anchor
2 anchors including chain and rope
Fog horn
Custom cockpit tidy bags. New 2023.

Broker Comments

Impressive results for a crew that is almost entirely all amateur, shows MATADOR is a highly rewarding yacht to sail.Results; - 3rd in class in Fastnet – 2021 (4th overall) (also the best non-British boat) - 2nd in class in Middle Sea Race – 2021 - 2nd in class in Newport Bermuda Race – 2022 (also the best non-american boat) - 1st in Round Gotland Race 2019, 2nd in Round Gotland Race in 2018 - 2nd in class – combined in Giraglia – 2023 - 1st in Marstrand Big Boat race - W/L inshore racing - 2nd overall in Skagen Offshore Race 2019 - 1st overall in Visbypokalen - 2018 - 2nd overall Sydney - Hobart Race 2013, sailed as VELOCE.

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Purchase Information

Ancasta are acting as brokers for the vendor who is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. These details are prepared from information provided by the vendor and are intended only as a guide to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute part of any contract.

A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Ancasta brokerages. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice. Please Note: where the vessel’s status shows as “Preliminary”, details of the vessel have not yet been confirmed by the Vendor.

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