Experienced sailors know the added safety that comes with good sailing performance. The ability to sail off a lee shore, shorten a passage to within the available weather window, or safely maneuver through seas are critical safety concerns that should not be overlooked. Some builders have taken to quoting race results as a testament to performance. Don`t be fooled. Handicap corrected times don`t tell the story. When selecting a cruising yacht the issue is elapsed time .. ie. how long was the yacht at sea. Equally important is having the comfort required to avoid fatigue when heading offshore. A dry and comfortable cockpit, good visibility, and a forgiving motion are essential for a safe and enjoyable passage.The Outbound 44 was designed by the late Carl Schumacher (1949-2002), who successfully combined the moderate displacement required for cruising comfort with an efficient underbody needed to beat the weather, upwind performance, and excellent control.
Carl Schumacher NA
Basic interior includes walk around centerline double berth forward with ensuit head, large U-shaped dinette with settee opposite both designed to be used as sea berths, U shaped Galley with Corian counters 2` fiddles, and Force 10 stove. Aft of the galley is a forward facing chart table and inside access to the lazarette. To starboard is a head with large stall shower and large double quarter cabin.
The interior can be customized to fit your needs, and both teak and cherry are available. To date no two Outbound 44s are the same.
T-Shaped with 6` seats for sleeping outside or entertaining. Ergonomically designed for maximum comfort both at the dock or fighting a gale.
Large lazarette can be accessed from the cockpit or the cabin. No bidge deck and a 4 step companionway make for easy and safe access to and from the cockpit. Dedicated liferaft stowage under the helm seat for easy deployment by the smallest crew member.
Deadrise at Transom
Baltex cored deck with molded nonskid. Foredeck bulwark, large ergonomic cockpit, molded dodger coaming, wide side decks, walk through transom, large aft lazarette, huge forward sail locker. 30` high 1.25` diameter stainless steel stanchions, bow and stern pulpits.
Draft Board/Drive Up
110V and 12 Volt systems throughout. All wiring is Ancor tinned copper for maximum corrosion resistance. Standard boat includes a Heart Interface Inverter/Charger, galvanic isolator, Link 10 battery monitor, 2 8D batteries in house bank, 1 group 27 engine cranking battery, wired for large output alternator and 100 square feet of copper SSB ground plane molded into the hull.
Yanmar 75 HP FWC diesel
Unmatched engine access under the hinged companionway with lift out side panels. Excellent space for all other machinery under the cockpit, easily maintained with the lazarette open for light and ventilation.
Corian counters, 2` fiddles, Force 10 3 burner stove with thermostatically controlled oven, stainless stove bar with harness attachments, dedicated USCG approved propane locker in cockpit fits 2 large tanks, 10 inch deep stainless steel sink, Scandvik faucet, fresh and salt water foot pumps, 10 cubic feet refrigeration box, 6 drawers, slide out garbage bin, roll-top microwave locker, and large dedicated food pantry.
Solid fiberglass construction. Vinylester resin on outer layers. Single piece keel/hull lamination. Easily driven lines by Carl Schumacher, NA.
Length at Waterline
40 ft 3 in
Max Bridge Clearance
6 ft 5 in
Max Seating Capacity
Number of Berths
Number of Heads
Solid FRP construction, watertight bulkhead, excellent performance, ergonomic cockpit design, easy 4 step companionway, massive stowage to keep the decks clear, foredeck bulwark, 30` stanchions and pulpits, and USCG safety package.