Quick Look: Dean 441

Cruising World 2008 New Boat Showcase

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Billy Black

South African catamaran designer Peter Dean bucks the trend toward uniformity in cruising cat design by giving the Dean 441 asymmetric hulls and a steeply raked mast. Both of these features enhance sailing performance, something that Dean Catamarans considers an important attribute in an offshore cruising boat. Other important factors in the Dean philosophy are seaworthiness and strength of construction, but these don't preclude the builder from providing luxury in the form of a handcrafted interior with all the accommodations usually associated with catamaran living.

South African sea wisdom and craftsmanship influence every aspect of the boat, and the builder welcomes input from customers who can choose among five interior arrangements and make adjustments to suit their own specific needs.
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Dean 441 Specs

LOA: 43' 8"
LWL: 43' 0"
Beam: 23' 7"
Draft: 3' 7"
Sail Area:912
Displacement: 26,455
Water: 177 gal
Fuel: 145 gal
Engine: Vetus-Mitsubishi 42 hp
Designer: Peter Dean
Dean Catamarans
215-508-2704
www.deancatamarans.com