The HH Catamarans OC44 is closely related to the HH44, but designed with more of a cruising spirit at heart. What differs is a boat that features high-performance skegs instead of 5-meter pre-preg daggerboards and a gel-coat finish instead of paint. The boat also comes standard with a single swing helm and twin diesel propulsion, but you can upgrade to twin swing helms and our innovative EcoDrive, if you wish. Otherwise, these two models are identical in every other way.
Both boats come standard with carbon fiber reinforcements throughout the hull and deck structures. The salon windows are thermally toughened glass (not plastic). Mechanical steering comes standard. And the boats even come with real mattresses in the cabins and electric flush toilets.
HH Catamarans OC44: the keels
The cruising keels were specially designed by Morrelli & Melvin to include winglets that provide increased lateral resistance and allow the boat to point six degrees higher than conventional keels. They keep the boat simple and easier to sail as the decks remain open and additional space is found in the hulls. It also removes the risk of accidental groundings while cruising.
As with the HH44, the OC44’s folding transom platforms provide safety while underway and deploy at anchor to create four feet of additional living space and an easy connection to the water.
All lines of this new HH Catamarans model are led under deck to the aft helm station, giving you fingertip control of the boat from the comfort and safety of the aft cockpit. The carbon fiber steering wheel swing inboard for protection from the weather or outboard when you want the wind in your hair.
Although the boat comes standard with enough equipment to go sailing (once you select your desired sail plan), there is also a wide selection of potential upgrades to customize this boat for your exact sailing needs. You can choose 3.2kW of solar for the roof, electric propulsion, hydro regeneration, a carbon fiber mast, performance sails, and varnished, real wood interiors.
HH Catamarans OC44 first specs
|Length overall||15.15m – 49.70ft|
|Length hull||13.41m – 44.00ft|
|Length waterline||13.28m – 43.57ft|
|Beam Overall||7.15m – 23.46ft|
|Keel Draft||1.52m – 4.99ft|
|Displ. Max Load||13500kg – 29762lb|
|Main Sail||74.2mq – 799ftq|
|Overlapping Solent||51.1mq – 550ftq|