Designed by Farr Yacht Design, Ltd., the 44CC is perfectly constructed to provide all the strength and comfort needed for long distance voyages. The decor is polished, sea going and comfortable. And the interior has been designed to respond to all your needs, including an enormous owners suite with separate shower and tub in the adjoining head. Enjoy the freedom of sailing on this true long-distance cruising yacht!
Model: Beneteau 44cc
LOA: 44′ 7″
LWL: 40′ 0″
Beam: 14′ 0″
Draft: 5′ 11″
Displacement: 23,369 lbs. (approx.)
Engine: 75 hp.
Fuel Capacity: 73 gal.
Water Capacity: 160 gal.
Mast Height (over water): 53′ 0″
Hull / Designer: Farr Yacht Design
Sail Area: 1,097 sq. ft.
Beneteau 44 CC
By Jack Hornor
Revised by BoatUS editors in October 2012
Despite the” trend toward sleeker aft cockpit models, there was a time when center cockpit designs dominated the cruising boat market – some smaller than 25 feet. The accommodation, visibility and security benefits of these designs continue to make them popular choices among long-term and weekend cruisers alike. Add to that the performance touch of the Bruce Farr design team, and it’s easy to see why the Beneteau 44 CC remains popular more than five years after production of the model was discontinued.
Normally I don’t find many center cockpit sailboats aesthetically pleasing. To my eye, Beneteau’s 440 aft cockpit version of this model is more handsome, but this is purely personal taste and has nothing to do with the merits of this design. To their credit, the design team did an admirable job with a difficult design task. The 44 CC has a pleasing, subtle sheer and the rather high freeboard is nicely disguised by a wide teak rub strake on the hull side. The overhangs are short, resulting in a contemporary look, and the bulk of the large trunk cabin is minimized by a gentle slope forward. My prejudices aside, it would be difficult to design a better looking center cockpit boat given this length restriction.
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