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Nauticat 44 For Sale

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About the Boat


Volante is a stunning Nauticat 44 motorsailer built by Nauticat Yachts Oy, the worlds leading motorsailer and pilothouse yacht specialist in Finland.


 She was comprehensively specified by us, her owners, being commissioned in May 2005.



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The decision to buy a new Nauticat yacht was influenced by my background in commercial aviation where build quality, design excellence, safety and product support are of the greatest importance. Nauticat have delivered in every respect.

We decided on a Nauticat 44 because I was recovering from major back surgery and we were not sure we would be able to manage a sailing yacht at all.  Nevertheless by the time we got to the specification of the sails I was feeling fit enough to order the largest possible genoa in Hydranet 340 which proved to be such a powerful sail that Nauticat upgraded the size of the winches to cope with it. The result is a surprisingly sprightly sailing yacht which will reach 8 knots or so in Force 3 or 4. The lovely big winches are a delight ! The boat is very easy to handle by us as a couple or indeed single handed and will happily reach 9 knots or so under power. She also has a much taller mast with considerably larger sails than earlier models. All this makes Volante a rather unusual Nauticat 44 and not just the well loved motorsailer that most people think of.

That the build quality is superb is without question. Volante is a rewarding yacht that will look after her new owners in style and safety.




While much loved, due to family and business commitments Volante has been very lightly used, having cruised only 3,800 miles since launch.  Now offered for sale at GBP335,000, this price represents a saving well in excess of GBP325,000 on the price of a similarly specified new boat. This makes her about half price and with no two year waiting list !

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