I lived aboard and coastal cruised a peterson
44 for 8+ years. The center cockpit/aft cabin
layout was very enjoyable for living and sailing. It will sail circles around many other boats in the same price
The negatives I saw in addition to what has already been stated:
The veneer on the interior
cabinetry is very thin.
The original wiring
is sloppy and mediocre quality.
The outboard battery
and auxillary generator
positions are not desirable.
Some people do not like the original Perkins
. Mine had over 6600 hours on it when I sold it, and it still ran fine.
These can be dealt with with carefull maintenenace and modification.
is shallow necessitating the outboard fuel
The aging teak
decks on some while pretty, are the source of many headaches.
I deeply regret selling the KP44 I had and if I could afford one now I would not hesitate buying
one, especially one that has had the problems dealt with.
If you do buy one put some padding under the top of the entrance to the passageway to the aft cabin
and the edge of the door molding at the aft cabin. its easy to bang you head