I own one. They're great boats and built really well. There's an owners site just google Pearson
Countess 44. Read Monton Farnam's review on the site. They sail and motor
well. It's a good seaboat and can handle a strong wind
and remain comfortable.
Just check the normal things on an older boat: the rig, chainplates,mast base, tanks
. The hull
unless really abused by an owner are pretty bulletproof.
Good luck and feel free to contact me if you want additional information.