Sunsail offers two interior layouts. We sailed the four-cabin/two-head model, which splits the bow into mirror-image double cabins. The starboard one is also fitted with an upper single berth, which dismantles to stow under the fixed berth. The arrangement offers flexibility for family groups with children. The saloon is the same in both versions and has a U-shaped dining area opposite an in-line galley. A bench seat along the table's inboard side provides support for a galley worker.
Under way, the Sunsail 44 has less power under motor than the Jeanneau sister, the 44i, that we tested, but the full-battened mainsail, which stores in a pouch on the boom, promises adequate sail power and perhaps one less headache for the management company than an in-mast furling sail. The cockpit provides plenty of room for both sailors and passengers. With the genoa winches handy to the helm stations and the mainsail controls forward, two people can handle the boat with ease.