Hull & Superstructure
A blend of traditional and modern lines, the 44 Sedan is a beautiful and capable long-range cruiser. A no-nonsense exterior features fiberglass cap rails, Flexiteek or fiberglass decks and stainless steel window frames, keeping maintenance costs down.
The hard chine hull was carefully designed to provide good stability and economy at low-end speeds, while providing lift to allow for higher top-end speeds. A keel allows the vessel to track well, but you remain in full control at any speed with a large barn-door-style rudder. The rudder, along with the shaft and propeller, is fully protected. The planked look embedded in the fiberglass adds to the character and classic look.
The hull is solid, hand-laid fiberglass. This makes it both very strong and heavy, which adds to the stability. A vinyl ester resin is used in the outer two layers of the hull to prevent blistering. Below the waterline is additional protection in the form of an epoxy barrier. The stringers are made on a separate mold and then glassed into the hull so there is no coring to worry about.
The superstructure is made of fiberglass and cored mostly with a lightweight, synthetic honeycomb material, increasing stability while preventing rot. There are squares of resin soaked, marine grade plywood in areas that require more strength (where the upper helm seat is bolted, for example). The hull and superstructure are a shoebox design that are epoxied and fiber glassed together for a strong and lasting bond.
The flybridge is expansive and has enough built-in seating for a dozen people, yet there is still room for a 10.5′ RIB dinghy, lifted by the standard Nick Jackson davit. There is a bench seat on the port side that can be replaced with an optional, built-in, cook station. On the starboard side is a large, L-shaped settee with a table. Forward are two helm seats, both with excellent forward visibility. The upper helm has all of the same controls as the lower station as well as a standard Garmin suite of electronics.
One of the distinguishing features of the NP44 Sedan is the standard hardtop. It gives the boat the look of a serious cruiser and cuts down on canvas maintenance. From the waterline to the top of the hardtop is 17′, meaning the 44 Sedan can complete the Great Loop. There is an option, with a credit, to delete the hardtop and instead have a folding radar arch.
All exterior seating on the NP44 Sedan comes with Sunbrella covered cushions and canvas covers to protect them and the instrument panel.
The 44′ Sedan is built with full walk around decks, and a wide body salon (with walk around on one side) is also available. They are sized to be comfortable and safe, with high bulwarks aft and railings all the way around. All exterior railings are made of polished #316L stainless steel. There are three bulwark doors making access on and off the vessel easy. Flexiteek decks are standard under the covered walk areas, while fiberglass non-skid extends forward. At the bow is a bench seat, which is a great place to enjoy a nice evening. You can also pilot the boat from here using the standard Bluetooth system to connect to the Garmin electronics and autopilot. The standard Maxwell HRC10-8 windlass provides plenty of power to pull in the standard 280′ of 5/16 G4 chain. In addition to this the NP44 Sedan comes with a Rocna 33 (70#) anchor, ensuring you have a restful sleep at anchor.
The cockpit is fully covered and offers plenty of space for a small table and four chairs. The Flexiteek decks give the area a classy look and keep it looking much cleaner than white non-skid in this high-traffic area. Under the cockpit is a lazarette with lots of storage, accessed through a gas assisted hatch.
The fully integrated swim platform is also finished with Flexiteek decks. It’s a large platform that is great for diving or enjoying a nice sunset on deck chairs. It is also optional to install a swim platform davit instead of the standard Nick Jackson flybridge davit.