Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44 DS: Cruising World Sailboat Show 2012
Jeanneau's Sun Odyssey 44 DS will serve as a comfortable family coastal cruiser. "Boat Review" from our January 2012 issue.
Although sharing the same hull design as the S.O. 439, the S.O. 44 DS has tacked off in an entirely different direction. As with any raised-deck saloon, the raison d’être of the 44 DS is two-fold. First, by raising the cabin sole to at least waterline height, the main saloon lies at, not below, the numerous portholes and deadlights. Second, by commensurately raising the cockpit sole and combings, the volume of the interior aft is substantially increased.
The 44 DS interior designer, Franck Darnet, states, “Interior volumes must be wide and open to maximize visual space.” That philosophy translates into an aft owners cabin that’s so voluminous as to accommodate a king-size double berth, bedsteads, lounge seats, private en suite head/shower, bookshelves, hanging lockers, and vanity. On deck, the unique combings and transom are accented in a taupe color. The cockpit is spacious, defined by its drop-down transom, twin helms, and exceptionally large leafed central table.
With its two-cabin/two-head configuration, the S.O. DS 44 will serve as a comfortable family coastal cruiser appealing to those seeking distinctive, modern styling.
LOA 43’ 9”
LWL 39’ 4”
Beam 13’ 10”
Draft 5’ 2”/7’ 2”
Sail Area 912 sq. ft.
Displacement 21,495 lb.
Water 140 gal.
Fuel 53 gal.
Engine 54-hp. Yanmar