1989 / 2002 Reliance 44 - Asking $89,900 Cdn

Very ruggedly built to be safely sailed across any ocean, the Reliance 44 is a traditional boat with beautiful, sweeping lines. In reviews, the Reliance 44 has been described as a safe offshore cruiser, overbuilt perhaps, but comfortable when caught offshore in a blow.

Jenaway's hull came out of the mould in 1989; however, she was not launched until 2002. Between 2002 and 2014 she was gently used for daysailing on Lake Ontario. Unlike most of the other Reliances, she has a sloop rig with a keel-stepped mast.

The Reliance 44 was designed and built by Pierre Meunier of The Reliance Sailcraft Company of Montreal Canada. The hull and deck were constructed of hand-laid fibreglass with a 1inch balsa core. This took place in a temperature and humidity controlled facility to ensure quality construction. A total of forty-six of these true bluewater/offshore cruising sailboats were constructed and Jenaway is hull number forty-four.

Jenaway is a gem ready for either the serious bluewater cruiser or daysailing/vacationing in the Great Lakes. She is completely self-sufficient with wind, solar and a watermaker [supplied but not yet installed]. Jenaway has been a freshwater cruiser with the exception of spending only 6 months in the brackish water of the Manatee River, Florida. She presently resides in the freshwaters of Georgian Bay after being trucked to and from Florida.

The Reliances are well known for their sweeping traditional design sailing fast and close to the wind. Her solid, heavy ballast makes Jenaway a very comfortable sea-kindly vessel. Her deep cockpit is ideal for safe bluewater cruising. An expansive fore deck adds additional outdoor living space.

Survey completed 2014 (available).


Engine and Propulsion

  • Perkins 60hp Diesel Inboard
  • 725 engine hours
  • 3 Blade Propeller

Sails and Rigging

  • Doyle Laminate Cruising Mainsail
  • Harken Mainsail Battcar System
  • Doyle Stackpack with Lazy Jacks
  • Kemp Boom with Double Internal Single Line Reefing [2015]
  • 135% Genoa
  • Hood Headsail Furling
  • Harken Traveller [2015]
  • Sloop Rig
  • Jenaway has version 2 of the chainplate configuration. These are not mounted inside a fibreglass structure. Those tended to have corrosion issues with the chainplates. These are mounted such that they are visible and easily accessible.

Electronics and Navigation

  • 2 VHF Radios [Switched for one antenna]
  • Nassa Marine Wind Speed and Direction
  • Standard Horizon Depth
  • AutoSteer Autopilot by Standard Horizon
  • Masthead LED Tri-Light/Anchor Light on Switch


  • Stainless Steel Pushpit wraps to gates on both sides
  • Sunbrella Canvas Dodger, Bimini [New with frames 2015]
  • Full Enclosure with combined Screens and Plastic Panels [New 2015]
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Teak on Cockpit Surfaces [New 2018]
  • Folding Teak Cockpit Table [2015] on Center Console
  • Teak Helm Seat [2015]
  • Cockpit Lockers
  • Transom Ladder with Extension
  • Portable Boarding Ladder
  • Porthole Rainguards


  • Forward Stateroom with Vee Berth
  • Professionally Upholstered Oversized Queen Foam with Memory Foam Topper [2017]
  • Hanging Locker
  • Three Storage Cabinets
  • Full Storage under vee berth
  • Fine Crafted Teak Door
  • Double Aft Cabin
  • Professionally Upholstered [2015]
  • Two Hanging Lockers
  • Teak Cabin Door
  • Port Quarterberth with Overhead Storage
  • Large Wetlocker Aft
  • Extensive Storage under Salon Settees and Berths
  • Professionally Upholstered Salon Foam and Cushions [2015]
  • Foldout Salon Table
  • Large U Shaped Galley
  • force 10 Gimballed 3 Burner Stove and Oven [serviced 2017]
  • Double Stainless Steel Sink
  • 2 cu ft Front Load Refrigerator Freezer [2017]
  • 6 cu ft Top Loading Refrigerator Freezer [compressors need servicing]
  • Ample Counter Space
  • Head Centrally Located
  • Electric Mascerating Marine Toilet [New 2015] with manual conversion kit
  • Shower

Systems and Extras

  • 3 12v AGM 200 amp-hour Batteries, 600 amp-hour total [New 2017]
  • 12v Starting Battery [charged by AGM Batteries]
  • Nassa Digital Battery Monitor Gauge
  • 160 amp Electromax Alternator [2015] with Serpentine Belt
  • 1500 watt Sine Wave Inverter [2017]
  • 200 watt Solar Panel [2017]
  • Airmaxx 600 watt Wind Turbine [2017]
  • Controller for Solar and Wind inputs [2017]
  • Engine Driven Watermaxx 30 gal/hr Watermaker [new but not installed]
  • Dinghy Davits [New 2015] with Motor Hoist
  • Air Conditioner [under companionway stairs] with custom vent
  • Dickinson Built In Propane Heater/Furnace with Vent [serviced 2017]
  • Heavy Duty Custom Cradle
  • Electric Anchor Windlass
  • 68lb Bruce Anchor [New 2015]
  • Jacklines [2015]
  • Spare Filters and Belts
  • New Blackwater Tank with Relief Valve and Filter
  • Macerator with Overboard Discharge