Take a read of this compelling review of the 44 Open by Sail Magazine, once again proving it as the bluewater catamaran that “ticks all the boxes”.
An excerpt of how the boat performs under sail:
“In gusty conditions with 15-20 knots of wind, our speed over ground (SOG) at a 60-degree apparent wind angle (AWA) was 9.1 knots under the jib. That ticked up to 9.6 knots when we unfurled the Code 0… I also like the way the mainsail dropped down so smoothly when it came time for us to return to the marina. I mention this because the mains on large cats often get hung up due to the geometry of their battens, making it necessary to use a separate line to pull the sail down. Nautitech has figured this out, and the sail came down no problem..”
“The galley to starboard is nearly 360 degrees in its layout. A three-burner cooktop, separate oven at knee level and twin sinks form an L-shaped working area. Forward of that is a stand-up counter area and additional refrigeration. This creates acres of counter space, separate work areas for a sous chef and a bartender, and a great place to stand and lean against when the boat is underway…”