SOURCE: Sunsail

Sunsail

March 01, 2011 15:51 ET

The New Revolutionary Sunsail 444 Catamaran Makes Sailing Vacations More Enjoyable Than Ever Before

CLEARWATER, FL--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - At a recent press conference held during the Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show, Sunsail announced the newest addition to its fleet, the revolutionary Sunsail 444 catamaran, available for charter exclusively with Sunsail, built by Robertson and Caine and designed by performance cat experts Morrelli and Melvin. With an innovative forward and aft cockpit design, the custom-built 444 ensures a unique and comfortable on-the-water experience.

If you liked the Sunsail 384, Boat of the Year in 2010, then you will fall for Sunsail's newest 4-cabin / 4-head catamaran, the Sunsail 444. This yacht comes with air-conditioning, onboard generator, electric windlass and all the latest navigation technology from Raymarine. The 444 handles superbly under power and sail with a shallow draft and efficient hull design that allows great windward performance.

Revolutionary Forward Cockpit
This yacht really stands out from the competition with a pioneering design that incorporates a new forward cockpit area, accessible from the main salon. The forward cockpit features a folding table and covered seating, which provides even more room for a relaxing with a sunset cocktail or two, as well as providing great natural light and cooling breezes into the saloon.

Cheryl Powell, Chief Operating Officer for Sunsail, said, "This revolutionary new catamaran really pushes the boundaries in yacht design and innovation. We are continually working with our customers to understand their charter needs, while working closely with our industry partners, Robertson & Caine, to challenge conventions and meet these needs. The Sunsail 444 is a perfect example of this; she is unique and exemplifies Sunsail's continued commitment to innovation in the marine industry and to providing world-class sailing vacations."

Innovation & The Environment
Similar to the Sunsail 384, the exterior of the Sunsail 444 has been extremely well-planned with an extended aft cockpit hardtop providing excellent shade and weather protection, while a powerboat-style stepped transom enables easier boarding. Environmental considerations were central to the design with solar panels installed on the helm hardtop to charge the onboard batteries; saving an estimated 20 percent on engine hours and increasing the lifespan of the onboard batteries by up to five years.

Spacious Interior & Superior Comfort
The Sunsail 444 offers four spacious double cabins, each with their own en-suite bath, providing comfortable accommodation for up to 10 passengers. The vertical front windscreens give superb panoramic visibility from the saloon, which is designed to offer open-plan living and dining.

The Sunsail 444 will first debut in Croatia, Greece and Turkey for 2011 summer sailing vacations; then arrive in the British Virgin Islands and St. Vincent for winter 2011/2012 departures. She is also available for ownership through Sunsail's Yacht Partnership Program.

About Sunsail
Sunsail offers a wide choice of sailing vacations with over 800 yachts in 30 locations worldwide. Alongside Yacht Charter and Flotilla Sailing vacations, Sunsail also offers Beach Clubs, Sailing Schools, Team Building and Events, Yacht Ownership and new for 2011, Sunsail Racing. Sunsail was founded in 1974 and is owned by TUI Travel, PLC. For more information on sailing vacations, please visit www.sunsail.com or speak with a member of the Sunsail Team at 1-888-350-3568. For yacht ownership information, visit http://www.sunsail.com/yacht-sales.

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