Eagle 44: A practical and stylish daysailer

The Eagle 44 is designed by Gerard Dykstra & Partners where the designers have reaped enormous experience with recent J-class projects such as Hanuman and Rainbow. And the lines plan is equally inspired by other famous racing J’s of the 1930’s. The use of modern materials and a modern keel shape has resulted in a beautiful daysailer with an enormous cockpit. Practical functionality and stylish design meet throughout the Eagle 44, with a fine balance between the various materials, white panels, mahogany, teak, stainless steel and luxury fabrics.

The mahogany/stainless steel steering wheel provides excellent control and manoeuvrability while sailing or using the inboard Volvo sail-drive. The winches are positioned within easy reach of the helmsman to make single handed sailing possible. Combined with the large teak benches and comfortable cushions, you can to take up to eight non-experienced sailing friends with you. Phenomenal stability and a self-draining cockpit will make everyone feel safe.

More features of the Eagle 44

The standard 1.35 m keel gives the Eagle 44 excellent stability while also making her shallow enough to enjoy both coastal and inland waters. The synthesis of a lightweight foam core laminate with a modern keel & rudder configuration and powerful rig makes the Eagle 44 fast and a delight to sail. The white Selden mast has an in-mast car system so the mainsail is easy to hoist. The furling jib is controlled directly from the helm. For those seeking more performance, a 2.00 m deep keel can be fitted. And you can also opt to have your carbon mast stepped in combination with carbon/Kevlar sails and a powerful gennaker.

Sailing and leisure on board

In addition to enjoying the pure sailing performance of the Eagle 44, leisure opportunities also abound. The cockpit features a large mahogany table with a sink and bar-box. Four large cockpit lockers provide ample of storage space. The views over the deck as your Eagle 44 slices effortlessly through the waves add to the excitement. For the times when you wish to escape with just the two of you, the cabin features a large double V-shaped bed. The varnished mahogany joinery and alcantare ceiling makes a classic and luxury interior. Daylight is provided through the emergency hatch which is flush mounted so as not to disturb the deck lines. The built-in toilet is out of view when not in use.

Boat Specs

Length 13,33 m (43’ 9’’)
Beam 2,76 m (9’ 1’’)
Mast height 16.35 meters (52’8”) above DWL
Draft 1.35 meters (4’5”) or 2.00 meters (6’7”)
ConstructionFoam core epoxy
Displacement5.075 Kg (11190 lbs) of which 1.920 Kg ballast (4235 lbs)
Sail area72 m2 (775 ft2)
CE CategoryC (coastal)
Design Dykstra Naval Architects
Deck / hatchesTeakdeck with flush hatches
CockpitSelfdraining in teak
InteriorMahogany high gloss varnished
Berths 2 to 4
EngineVolvo D1-20 hp saildrive
Fuel tank 50 Litre diesel
Fresh water65 Litre (17.7 Gal)
Waste water 50 Litre (13.2 Gal)

5 reasons to buy the Eagle 44

  • Superior control with phenomenal stability
  • The synthesis of a lightweight foam core laminate with a modern keel & rudder configuration and powerful rig makes the Eagle 44 fast and a delight to sail
  • Leisure opportunities all around
  • Top quality materials combined with excellent craftsmanship and design
  • The standard Eagle 44 comes with an impressive ‘ready-to-sail’ equipment package
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