The 44 foot “MADEIRA” is an ocean sailor for those who insist on safety, speed and comfort. The layout offers space to spend many years on board.
The 7/8 sail plan with its big full-batten main and high-aspect jib is easy to handle. The aerodynamic propulsion forces of this sail plan are better. The shrouds have been placed further apart, giving the mast better support. Under heavy loads the rig will be much calmer, which is important when you make long trips.
The spacious owner’s cabin is forward with its own toilet/shower unit.
The living area in the cabin is large and comfortable, which is very important when making long trips.
The large windows, hatches and ventilation possibilities preclude that boxed up feeling.
The “wet” area is located close to the entrance, which means that you can reach the toilet, the chart table and the galley in wet clothing without wetting cushions and other items that are difficult to clean.
On starboard and aft there is ample storage space with large hatches. In the deep starboard storage space a generator, diving compressor or heater, etc. (world trip equipment) can be installed.
In the transom a folding swimming platform is integrated with storage space for the life raft.