2007 PDQ Antares 44i, El Gato

El Gato is an excellent sailing boat, the PDQ Antares 44i model, that was constructed in 2007. It’s presently situated in the picturesque Vallarta Yacht Club, which is located in the beautiful Nayarit region of Mexico. El Gato offers a gateway to some of the most fantastic cruising opportunities that this country has to offer. Visitors can immerse themselves in various cultures and bask in the awe-inspiring beauty of Mexico’s cruising grounds for an extended period.
Key Features & Upgrades

780 Watts Solar

New Anchor Chain & Shackles

New Flowjet Accumulator Tank

Spectra Watermaker Rebuilt

New Ulman Mainsail

New Optima Blue Starter Batteries

New Magma Grill

s/v El Gato Equipment List


LOA: 44 ft 0 in
Beam: 21 ft 9 in
LWL: 43 ft 6 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Displacement: 22500 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 62 in

Total Power: 58 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2007
Engine Model: 3YM30
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 29 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2007
Engine Model: 3YM30
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 29 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (2 ea. X 75 Gal, Total 150 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (2 ea. X 60 Gal, Total 120 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (2 ea. X 30 Gallons)

Number of double berths: 1
Number of queen-sized berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2


The hull and deck are constructed of Isophthalic acid resin and tri-axial knitted fiberglass fabric. The skinning layer is 100% vinylester on the exterior and polyester on the interior. Above the waterline, the hulls and deck are cored with Corecell foam, except for hardware attachment points. All coring is vacuum-bagged to ensure 100% adhesion. Below the waterline, hulls are solid fiberglass. There are 2 forward watertight compartments, one inside each bow locker, as well as 4 watertight bulkheads, 2 forward, and 2 aft. Standard fin keels have a sacrificial section allowing for substantial damage to keels without affecting hull integrity.



The Saloon on El Gato is beautifully laid out with large forward and side-facing windows. The space is open and welcoming, With cherry wood and vast windows. The settee is L-shaped and centered in the salon. It is elevated on a platform for increased visibility and provides excellent storage. The table is designed to drop down to the coffee table height or raise for dining. There are folding corners that allow the table to be larger or smaller depending on the crowd. There is an entertainment/storage unit on the aft salon wall. It is 19″ deep and has cupboards and drawers for storage. The Splendide washer/dryer and bar sink is also installed in the entertainment unit.

  • Splendide washer/dryer combo unit
  • Teak and Holly floor
  • Overhead (2) hatches w/Oceanair blinds/bug screens
  • Central HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) control/thermostat
  • Dimmable LED room lights, plus center dome and reading lamps
  • Settee w Ivory/Cream Ultraleather upholstery with underneath storage
  • Salon table that is adjustable up and down as well as in and out
  • 2 Caframo fans
  • Phantom insect screen on the sliding door to the cockpit
  • Sony Sound system
  • 42″ Sharp Aquos HDTV w built-in DVD player
  • Cherry nav station and hutch from the factory
  • ICOM IC-M802 HF Marine SSB/Ham radio with an external speaker at the nav station
  • ICOM IC-M604 VHF Radio. at nav station with ICOM CommandMic at the helm
  • Raymarine (secondary) Chartplotter at the nav station
  • Raymarine Autohelm (secondary) autopilot controls at the nav station
  • Bar sink
  • Cherry chart storage unit from the factory


The galley is on the port side of the vessel. It is easily accessed by “household” steps and is open to saloon. The craftsmanship of the cabinetry is phenomenal, and the cherry wood is throughout.

  • Corian counters in “a cream” color
  • 3 ft capacity fridge
  • 3 ft capacity separate chest freezer
  • 3-burner Princess propane stove
  • Propane oven
  • Microwave/convection oven
  • Multiple 110 outlets
  • Propane solenoid switch
  • Overhead hatch w/Oceanair blind/bug screen
  • Overhead and under-cabinet lighting
  • Operable port light with screen and custom drapes

Master Head

The master head is forward on the starboard side. It has a large sink/counter area, Corian counters, and a spacious vanity above. The walk-in shower is separated by a clear acrylic shower door which keeps the rest of the head completely dry.

  • Shower sump pump
  • Corian counters – cream
  • Stainless under mount sink
  • Stainless taps
  • Towel rack/towel ring
  • Vanity cabinet with storage shelves
  • Quiet flush electric toilet
  • Overhead hatch w/Oceanair blind/bug screen
  • 110 outlet

Master Cabin

The master cabin is located on the starboard side of the vessel. After descending 2 “household” stairs, the starboard hull is dedicated to the master with a bookshelf, many storage cabinets, ventilated hanging lockers, and a large stateroom and dressing area. The same beautiful cherry cabinetry is throughout.

  • Queen sized mattress
  • Ventilation pads under the mattress
  • Central HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) control/thermostat
  • Dimmable LED room lights and reading lamps
  • 1 Hatch – w/bug screen and Oceanair blind
  • 2 Operable port lights with screens and custom drapes
  • Bedside table w/2 drawers
  • Four storage drawers under the berth
  • Multiple storage areas in the stateroom and dressing area
  • Escape hatch at the foot of the berth
  • Storage area under berth
  • Storage at the foot of the bed under the seat
  • Wall-mounted TV at the foot of the bed
  • 110v and 12v outlet
  • 4 Caframo 747 fans were installed at each corner for full ventilation
  • For added peace of mind, deck light control at the bedside

Aft Guest Cabin

On the port side, aft of the galley, is the 1st guest cabin. Laid out similar to the master, it also boasts an actual queen-sized bed and many storage cabinets and ventilated hanging locker. It also has a huge storage area under the berth. Portlights.  Aft hatch with bug screen and Oceanair blind.

  • Central HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) control/thermostat
  • Dimmable LED room lights and reading lamps
  • Ventilation fan
  • 2 Operable port lights with screens and custom drapes
  • Bedside table
  • Two storage drawers under the berth
  • Escape hatch at the foot of the berth
  • Storage area under berth

3rd Guest Stateroom

The 3rd guest stateroom is forward of the galley on the port side. There is a double berth and an office layout. The office layout includes a fold-out desk, file cabinet, and folding seat to make working from the boat a breeze. There are also storage areas within the double berth.

  • Overhead hatch w/Oceanair blind/bug screen
  • Caframo fan
  • Dimmable LED room lights and reading lamps

2nd Head

A second head is located forward on the port side.

  • Jabsco electric marine toilet
  • Wet shower with electric sump pump
  • Corian counter (Rice Paper)
  • Stainless under-mount sink with stainless single-lever faucet
  • Mirror on door
  • Vanity cabinets with storage shelves


  • Aft cabins – overhead LED lighting on dimmer, dual reading lights
  • Master dressing area with LED lighting
  • Master Head with LED lighting
  • Master Shower with LED lighting
  • Port Head with LED lighting
  • Galley – overhead LED lights on dimmer plus under cabinet halogen lights
  • Saloon- overhead LED lights on dimmer & center overhead on a dimmer, two reading lights


  • Stainless steel wheel with King
  • Rudders are skegged for extra strength and stability
  • Whitlock shaft drive “MAMBA” system
  • Rudders linked by stainless steel tiller bar
  • UHMW polyethylene bearings
  • Accommodation for emergency steering through transom stairs/emergency tiller

Anchoring and Docking

  • Mantas 65lb anchor with 220′ of 3/8” chain
  • Manson spare anchor, 25′ 3/8″ high test chain, plus 250′ rode
  • Quick 1000 electric windlass
  • Six tub fenders & 2 large ball fenders
  • Dock lines with rubber snubbers
  • Boat hook
  • 2 x 50ft 30 amp power cords
  • Saltwater & fresh water wash down on the foredeck for the anchor chain and anchor
  • (2) Anchor bridles


The vessel carries a Main, Self Tacking Jib, Genoa, and Screecher.  Two (2) power winches, Harken self-tailing 48, 2 speed in the cockpit, are used for halyard, sheet, and furling controls unless otherwise noted below.

  • Mainsail – Approx 616 sq. ft. (New 2021)
    • Maintamer w/navy sail cover
    • Ullman Sails mainsail w/ dacron fabric for cruising, single line reefing w/2x reef points and tell tales.
    • Fully battened
    • Harken mainsheet traveler system mounted on a hardtop with controls accessible from the cockpit.
  • 95% Jib – 248 sq. ft.
    • Harken self-tacking jib traveler installed on the foredeck
    • Single Line Jib sheet leads to the cockpit
    • Furlex 4000S Furling Gear
  • 130% Genoa – 475 sq. ft.
    • Genoa Sheets
    • Harken self-tailing 2-speed manual 44 winches for sheet control
    • Three winch handles.
  • Furling Screecher -635 sq. ft.
    • Harken Code Zero furling
    • Stowable bowsprit mounted on the front crossbeam.
    • Spinlock Line Clutch on the bowsprit.
    • Harken self-tailing two-speed manual 44 winches for furling and sheet control or option for using power winch for furling.


  • Engines are located mid-ship in sound-shielded compartments
  • Engine room blowers take heat from the engine rooms when the engines shut down.
  • Dedicated AGM starting batteries with Blue Sea Systems voltage combiners
  • Shaft drive (1 ¼” shafts; not sail drives)
  • Alternators @ 55 amps/engine
  • Racor dual 75/500 MAXD fuel filters – in line, vacuum gauges on top of the filter
  • Fuel gauges at the helm
  • Twin 60-gallon aluminum diesel fuel tanks mounted mid-ship below the water line.
  • Max-Prop, 16” 3 blade, feathering propellers, and Spurs Line Cutters
  • Engine report access


  • Northern Lights M673L2 6kw generator w 1655 hrs and AGM starting battery
  • Holding tank access (Y valve access).  No macerator pump is needed; Gravity drop.
  • Black water holding tank
  • Whale shower sump pump
  • Fire extinguisher

Air Conditioning

  • 2 x 6,500 BTU for queen berths
  • 1 x 16,500 BTU for the saloon, galley, and double berth/office


Deck Hardware

  • Spinlock Line clutches. There are seven at the aft winch, five at the forward winch, and two at the bowsprit.
  • Mooring cleat (12”) with one fair lead amidships on each hull.
  • Mooring cleat (12”) with single fairlead on each stern
  • Mooring cleat (12”) on each transom
  • Stanchions (6) 30”-high with double lifelines per side
  • Gates with pelican hooks at stern and transom on both sides
  • Recessed Swim ladder mounted on port side steps. Easily deployed from in the water.
  • Bow seats in pulpits
  • Rub rail provides hull protection
  • Chain Plates
  • Stainless steel through-bolted chain plates into primary reinforcements.
  • Front Beam
  • Aluminum compression member that supports the forestay, wire bridle, and tie-down for the trampoline.

Front Beam & Trampoline

  • Aluminum compression member with stainless A-frame supports forestay, bowsprit, bridle, and tie-downs for the trampoline.
  • Net is woven and sewn Vinyl-dipped Dacron material for excellent comfort and durability. (replaced 2014; new material on-hand to replace in 2023)

Aft Arch & Davits

  • Stainless steel arch with integrated bench davit system. The elevated bench seat is four-person constructed of Starboard. Has custom cushions.
  • The Davit system is suitable for dinghies up to 12 ft in length.
  • Magma propane BBQ Grill (new 2022)
  • Stern Light
  • Single Sideband Antenna


  • FRP bimini hardtop includes integral carbon fiber beam support for Harken travelers.
  • Fexiteak in cockpit and transom
  • Two sliding overhead hatches
  • A phantom retracting screen door
  • Helm seat and base to match newer Argentinian-built boats
  • Moveable step stool at the helm
  • Folding Cockpit table to match newer Argentinian-built boats
  • Antares factory-provided cockpit cushions
  • 12-volt electrical outlets.
  • Full Navy Sunbrella with stratoglass cockpit enclosure. Screens are sewn in to allow the stratoglass to be lowered for ventilation.
  • Navy Sunbrella covers are made for the cockpit, aft bench, and life raft cushions.
  • Glass Windshield
  • Navy Sunbrella sunshade between hardtop and Davits
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Shower with hot and cold adjustment on port side line/propane tank locker
  • Marina Cable TV and phone hookup starboard side of the helm station
  • All line clutches for halyards, reefing, lines, sheets, boom brake, furling, and topping lift led aft to two winch stations.
  • At helm Station:  Chart plotter, radio, wind, depth, etc. instruments (see Electronics section)

Deck Lockers

  • Port forward locker with access to Fender storage. Bomar hatch.
  • Starboard forward locker with steps attached to the outboard wall provides generator access—Bomar hatch.
  • Center forward locker, Bomar hatch, with stainless steel ladder. It contains ship service batteries in a fiberglass enclosure.
  • Cockpit lazarette with double door entry with vast storage; gives access to refrigeration compressors & steering components.
  • Twin rope lockers with Starboard dividers create four rope compartments. Each locker houses a 20 lb propane tank with external venting.
  • Transom lockers with access to the shaft steering system, water maker with vast storage


Vessel wired for US power – 110 VAC and 12 VDC

  • House Batteries:4 Lifeline AGM L16 800 Amp Hrs (new 2019)
  • Starter Batteries: AGM (new 2020)
  • Battery Monitor: Victron house battery monitor with Bluetooth support. (2023)
  • Battery Combiner: Blue Sea Systems
  • Inverter:3kw Victron inverter/charger (2023)
  • Shore Power:2 30 amp inlets mounted on the starboard side. Two Siemens 30 amp heavy duty breakers mounted close to shore power inlets—two 50 ft 30amp power cords.
  • 12VDC: Paneltronics 24 5-15 amp breakers with a 100amp main switch. Digital Voltmeter for reading all batteries, and an analog meter for reading load current. Additional ten breaker Paneltronics panel at the Helm Station.
  • Solar Power: 3 x 260watt (780 watts) solar panels mounted on bimini alumumin support system with Morning Star MPPT-60 controller; 4 x BP 50watt(200 watts) solar panels recessed into the hard top w/ Victron MPPH solar controller


  • Raymarine Chart Plotter w/integrated radar and AIS (2015)
  • Raymarine 9″ chart plotter at inside nav station
  • Ray marine 4kw Raydome mounted on the mast (high def 48-mile range)
  • Raymarine GPS sensor mounted on the Bimini Top
  • Raymarine Type S3G Core Pack auto pilot
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata (speed/depth/temp). Depth transducer mounted on the port hull.
  • Raymarine ST60 Windmeter system
  • Raymarine ST6001 inboard autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 Graphic at Nav Station
  • Raymarine 650 AIS transmit/receive system
  • Raymarine ST600R autopilot wireless remote
  • Standard Horizon Quantum VHF radio at Helm with Ram Mike at Nav Station. (new 2014)
  • Built-in VHF antenna tuner, Shakespeare ART-3
  • ICOM IC-M802 HF Marine SSB/Ham radio with external speaker and Auto Tuner at Nav Station. Dynaplate and copper mesh grounding. SSB antenna mounted on Port transom.
  • Wave Wifi Booster system and antenna mounted on Starboard transom.
  • Entertainment
  • Sony AM/FM/MP3/DVD/CD/Bluetooth Stereo, 2 x interior speakers, 2x cockpit speakers and subwoofer
  • Shakespeare AM/FM – VHF digital Band separator on VHF antenna wired directed to the entertainment area.
  • Cable TV/phone inlet by the shore power connection


  • Two independent 75-gallon aluminum water tanks mounted amidships below water-line
  • House water system w pressure pump and expansion tank
  • 2 x 5 gallon Quick Nautic Boiler 20, hot water tanks, one in each hull, combination electric/engine heat
  • 30-gallon holding tanks are located adjacent to the head(s). A “Y” valve is installed to select deck or overboard gravity discharge. Configured so that it can be secured in the closed position.
  • Tank Monitoring – 4 tank monitoring system is installed on the holding tank and two water tanks
  • Rule bilge pump installed amidships in each hull with bilge pump counters and high bilge alarms
  • Fresh water hot & cold hand-held shower is adjacent to port transom stairs.
  • Salt & fresh water wash down located in the anchor locker. A flexible hose is attached. Pump mounted in the port hull.
  • Spectra Catalina Watermaker w 1275 hrs; rated at 6 Gal/hr with MPC-5000 auto controller (backflushes every week, so no need to pickle)
  • 2 Fresh water deck inlets in the anchor locker
  • 2 Holding tank pump-outs
  • 2 Fuel deck inlets


  • 9.5ft Highfield RIB with an aluminum hull, 15hp two-stroke Yamaha,
  • Dinghy wheels
  • Lift straps
  • 3-gallon gasoline tank
  • Oars

Safety Gear

  • Life jackets
  • EPIRB – ACR Globalfix
  • SSB and VHF radios
  • Fire extinguishers: Sallon, Starboard dressing area, Galley, Master, Engines, Guest Stateroom
  • Radar and AIS (transmit & receive)
Owner Overview
After 25 years in Atlanta, Julie and Jeff decided for a change of pace. Starting with an ASA101 course, they discovered their interest in sailing. ASA courses allowed them to sail their own boat in the Caribbean. After owning a J24, they bought a 36′ monohull, living aboard for three years. The couple realized they needed a more capable and spacious vessel, so they bought an Antares 44i, sailing through the Pacific and falling in love with Mexico. Now, they have bought a home in central Mexico and need to say goodbye to El Gato, their beloved Antares. They will release her to another fortunate owner to follow the winds and share beauty and nature. Fair Winds, El Gato!
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