|This design has appealed to many serious cruising sailors, and is a timeless example of a well found cruising yacht. Available for construction in either multi-chine steel or aluminium, round bilge fibreglass or wood-epoxy using either diagonal ply or strip plank. There are countless numbers of this design throughout the world and ever since we first designed her in the late seventies it has been a favourite with cruising folk, second only to the Mauritius. If you are in the market for plans for a cruising boat that is strong, safe, comfortable, good to live aboard then this design deserves your serious consideration. Good cruising designs don't date. This is one of them.|
The boat can be built as either a Cutter, Sloop or Ketch rig and has a low profile aft cockpit or Centre cockpit arrangements.
The study plan package includes all versions and sail plans and comes complete with a materials list in your preferred material.
|L.O.A.||13.62 m||44' 4"|
|L.W.L.||10.00 m||32' 11"|
|BEAM||3.89 m||12' 9"|
|DlSPL.||12,192 kg||26,800 lb|
|BALLAST||3,629 kg||8,000 lb|
|AUX.POWER||33 - 60 hp|
Fine finish on a Canadian Offshore 44 built in Steel.
Swedish built Version C
FROM THE DRAFTING TABLE
Design Close Up by Robert H. Perry
Without a doubt, Bruce Roberts is the king of the stock plan designers. There are a number of reasons for this. Roberts' designs are always beautifully presented by the draughtsman. They are profusely detailed and leave very little for the amateur builder's imagination. This is definitely a positive statement. Lastly, Roberts' plans cover a wide variety of sizes and types of yachts. There is something for everyone.
The Roberts 44 was intended as a fast cruising yacht that could be built by an amateur. The lines reveal a relatively short waterline of 32' 10", rather full ends, longish overhangs and a gentle, sweeping sheer. The displacement to length ratio of the yacht is 339.
The interior of the Roberts 44 will appeal to all of us who have thought about living aboard at one time or another. The designer has provided large open areas with careful attention to the galley and after stateroom. Roberts has also been considerate enough to provide two excellent sea berths. One is a pilot berth in the main cabin, the other a quarter berth located in the passageway. The forward head is quite large, and it seams that a separate stall shower would be rather easy to design into this arrangement.
Having worked in an office which specialised in stock plan designs myself, I am very aware of the quantity and complexity of problems facing the home builder. I feel some designers have exploited this market and have led many naive home builders down the garden path into debt and frustration.
Indeed, the best way to avoid this pitfall is to deal with a designer, like Roberts, who has extensive experience in this field. He has established his credentials and gained a wide following. Some home builders projects turn out "children" that only a mother could love. It is therefore wise to choose stock plans from a designer who has answered all the frequently asked questions many times. The art-science of designing yachts for amateur builders is as demanding, if not more demanding, as designing yachts for the buyer of the finest custom yacht. Bruce Roberts has my endorsement.
Offshore 44 built in Turkey using strip plank construction method.
- Brand: Bruce Roberts
- Product Code: Offshore 44
- Availability: In Stock