The high-tech construction of the SUNBEAM 44 as a modern trapezoidal framed yacht with lead keel, semibalanced rudder and half skeg, guarantees a low wetted area. The self-supporting hull is built with an extremely robust, torsionally stiff rib frame, with traditional longitudinal and athwartships stringers for additional safety. The mast and schrouds are attached to a compression beam of galvanised ship building steel, which is laminated into the hull, so that the hull is relieved from the negative effects of load variations. THE BUILDING TECHNIQUE: The hull is built in solid laminate in the hand lay up method and moulded in one piece. It is reinforced in the keel and collision areas in keeping with German Lloyd regulations. The deck is sandwich construction with aluminium reinforcement laminated under deck fittings. The hull to deck join is bolted, laminated and covered with an aluminium rubbing strake with a replaceable plastic insert strip. A collision bulkhead is provided in the fore ship. The modern formed keel fin with lead bomb can be adjusted to various drafts by the addition or removal of various lead sections. The standard draft of 200 cm can be adjusted to 175 or 240 as required. With this type of construction, an extremely low centre of gravity is achieved. By utilising a technically involved lightweight construction incorporating 26mm sandwich mahogany for the bulkheads, a weight saving of 300kg is achieved while at the same time increasing the strength of the bulkheads. To improve stability and increase the speed potential, this weight saving has been invested in the lead bomb. The result is that the SUNBEAM 44 shows excellent sailing qualities hard on wind. Due to the heavily raked rig and the moderate trapezoidal underwater form with a beamy stern, the SUNBEAM 44 also performs well when broad reaching or running with the wind. With the fine stem, the bow passes smoothly through the waves and unpleasant pounding and rolling is reduced. THE DECK LAYOUT . THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FORM OF FUNCTION AND RELAXATION AREA. The optical appearance of the SUNBEAM 44 is centred on the clean, very flat deck layout with the windscreen integrated into the cockpit coaming. The timeless form insures a long model production and a high resale value. The central point on deck is the generous centre cockpit, with seats and benches arranged in a U form and a steering pedestal with all important, controls(halyards, sheets and traveller), within easy reach. The steering pedestal is equipped with a protective handle, a lighted compass and single lever motor control. The folding teak cockpit table is mounted on the pedestal frame and is equipped with drink glass holders. A high capacity hand bilge pump is installed within easy reach of the helmsman. Most deck fittings are recessed into the deck. This allows safe movement on deck in a seaway and uncluttered space for relaxing on deck. The deck is fitted with hand laid deck and halyards and the genoa reef line are routed through a tunnel to the cockpit. The pulpit is divided for easy access over a teak step and is supported by six posts. The life lines are 60 cm high with strong double stainless steel cables and are provided with gates on both sides. The pushpit is divided with an opening to the steps in the transom. A bathing platform with ladder is built into the stern spoiler. A stowable shower can be built in to this area. The corner of the transom is fitted with a hard rubber buffer. The SUNBEAM 44 is fitted with high quality, generously dimensioned deck fittings from HARKEN as well as two speed self tailing winches. The anchor system consists of an integrated anchor roller with self stowing system and an electric anchor winch with remote control. Further more the SUNBEAM is fitted as standard equipment with a genoa roller reefing system, guide hand rails on deck and a safety railing around the mast.
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Manfred Sch?chl
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 43 ft 12 in
Beam: 13 ft 1 in
LWL: 37 ft 9 in
Headroom: 6 ft 5 in
Freeboard: 5 ft 1 in
Dry Weight: 24912 lbs
Engine Option 1: 1x
Fresh Water Tanks: (122 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (58 Gallons)
The whole interior furnishing is accented by the selected mahogany veneers and soft rounded 3D profiled mahogany fiddles finished in scratch resistant semi gloss lacquer. The wash rooms are fitted with specially formed GFK shells to meet the special requirements. The SUNBEAM 44 offers comfortable living space for six people. In the owner's version with exclusive lockable sleeping sections in fore ship and in the after cabin, each for two persons, as well as two further bunks in the saloon. The after cabin can be used by the owner as a second living area, with two extra seats and a standing headroom of 1.8 meters. The fore cabin also has a lounging area with a small table and seat as well as a generous double berth. Both the fore and after cabins have their own hygiene areas with a coverable toilet, a wash basin and shower with pump out shower tray. These are directly accessible from the cabins.
A particularly graceful atmosphere on board is achieved by the exclusively upholstered sofas in the saloon with seating place for six to eight people correctly placed lengthwise in the saloon.The double-leaf folding table encompasses space for a mobile cool box, a bottle rack and three drawers. The SUNBEAM 44 is navigated from an easily accessible, practically set up chart table with a generously dimensioned work area, five drawers, a conveniently placed switch and instrument panel. The galley is user friendly equipped with all that the ship's cook could require: a 120 litre refrigerator with bottle holder and eutectic plates, large work areas, double sink with pressure water system for cold and warm water, stowage room, crockery and cutlery drawers, semi gimballed double burner stove, space for a microwave, and cupboards over the entire length of the galley. The work surface is of particularly durable COREAN material.
STANDARD: Pilot berth in fore ship (stb), double berth in forecabin (port), double berth in after cabin,chart table, L sofa and lengthwise sofa in saloon, washroom in foreship, washroom in after ship, galley.
VARIATION 1 - Two double cabins aft: The aftership is divided down the middle by a wall. Each double berth is extended to the hull. Each bed is equipped with an extension.
VARIATION 2 - Two cabins in foreship: The foreship is divided lengthwise creating a double cabin (port side) closed with a sliding door and a pilot berth (starboard).
OWNER'S CABIN IN FORESHIP: The foreship has, on the starboard side, a spacious wardrobe, a seat and a fitted table with stowage facility.
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