Within a month or so, Cherubini Yachts will be launch the Cherubini 44, a sailboat named Alliance (is a tribute from the owner to the late naval commander Commodore John Barry).
She is handcrafted and has the only monohull known to exceed 1.5 times her designed hull speed sailing, not surfing. She is the only Cherubini 44 with a single-part fiberglass deck built with the strength and integrity of true wooden boats.
She is currently in Delran, N.J., and will be sailing soon to her new home in Naples, FL.
“Our goal is to build the very best boat on the planet. One that will forever remain respectful of the sea,” David Cherubini, managing member of Cherubini Yachts, said. “The Cherubini ride is very soft and comfortable. You feel cared for by the boat. And she exudes nothing but confidence and grace on the water.”
The hull form of the Cherubini 44 has several distinctive design advantages. She has a shallow, long Scheel keel, developed and patented by naval architect Henry Scheel. This unique keel shape flares wide at the bottom, creating an end plate effect, concentrating more lead at the very bottom of the keel. This improves stability and enables good windward performance while keeping a shoal draft. The Cherubini 44 is at home in the deep ocean and in shallow areas such as Chesapeake Bay and the Bahamas. The flared clipper bow helps to keep the deck dry.
Carl Adler’s Sail Calculator computes that the Cherubini 44 has a “Motion Comfort” index of 42. Well known contemporary boats of similar size rate an index of only the high 20s. These numbers mean that the Cherubini 44 has slower rolling and pitching motions. The hull slices the water instead of pounding it. Also, the cabin sole is well under the water line and bunks are near the water line, where boat motion is the least. Sailors who have ventured to sea in a modern, wide, shallow hulled boat will sense the difference immediately.
Voyagers on the Cherubini 44 will arrive at their destination not only quickly but comfortably.
Down below decks is a beautiful crafted cabin. Interior configuration of the Cherubini 44 can be custom designed to meet the owner’s needs, including an abundance of hanging lockers, cabinets with drawers, and additional stowage. These classic luxury yachts are finished with the finest wood interiors with cane locker doors.
The aft cabin can be arranged either with two single berths or with a double berth on one side and lockers and drawers on the other side. Above the engine cover is a navigation area. A folding navigator’s seat is provided.
The mid-ship U-shaped galley is ideal for serious cooking, either at sea or in harbor. The head has two doors and can be entered directly from the aft cabin or from the main cabin. The forward cabin has a double V berth and lots of drawers and hanging lockers for clothing.
When more privacy is desired, a washboard can block the cockpit access to the aft cabin and the main cabin can be accessed by a supplementary companionway directly to the main cabin. In this configuration, the aft cabin is a private area, with direct access to the head and the main cabin. In some boats, a second head has been installed forward, replacing some of the stowage lockers.
The main salon of the Cherubini 44 is the classic style with settees on either side of a folding table. Above the settees may be storage lockers on one side and a pilot berth on the other. The forward stateroom is visible through the distinctively curved doorway.
– LOA: 50’0″
– LOD: 44’2″
– LWL: 40’0″
– Beam: 12′
– Draft: 4’10”
– Displacement: 28,000 lbs.
– Ballast: 12,000 lbs.
– Sail area: 1,138 sq. ft. (ketch)
– Bridge Clearance: 55′ (ketch)
– Auxiliary power: 80-HP Yanmar smokeless diesel
– Fresh water tankage: 135-200 gal.
– Fuel tankage: 75-125 gal. - Solid, no-core vinyl ester hull
– Fiberglass deck for longevity and ease of maintenance.