SOURCE: Sunsail


October 27, 2011 14:48 ET

Sunsail 444 (Leopard 44) Catamaran Named 2012 Boat of the Year Nominee

CLEARWATER, FL--(Marketwire - Oct 27, 2011) - Sunsail is pleased to announce the all-new Sunsail 444 catamaran was recently nominated by Cruising World magazine for 2012 Boat of the Year in the Cruising Multihulls category. The annual BOTY Awards recognize the best new sailboat models that are introduced to the North American market, and the Sunsail 444 is one of the top 21 boats selected across five categories. The 2012 BOTY winners will be announced in the magazine's January issue.

Built by Robertson and Caine and designed by performance cat experts Morrelli and Melvin, this revolutionary new model is available for charter exclusively with Sunsail. Cheryl Powell, COO of Sunsail, remarked, "The Sunsail 444 is the big sister to our popular 2011 Boat of the Year winner, the Sunsail 384. We're proud to offer our customers yet another superb charter yacht that has been applauded by industry leaders for outstanding design and performance handling."

This custom-built 4-cabin/4-head yacht is extremely well-planned, and outshines the competition for a number of reasons including the revolutionary forward cockpit area accessible from the main salon and an extended aft cockpit to shade the spacious seating area. Other amenities include air-conditioning, onboard generator, electric windlass, the latest navigation technology from Raymarine and solar panels that provide more efficient charging of onboard batteries.

NOW Available in the Caribbean
The Sunsail 444 is now arriving in the British Virgin Islands and St. Vincent for winter 2011/2012 sailing vacations, and has received excellent guest reviews after making its debut in Croatia, Greece and Turkey earlier this summer.

Powell continued, "During the recent Annapolis Sailboat Show, the Sunsail 444 debuted in North American and customers experienced many of her new features first-hand. There's always much excitement to be one of the first aboard a brand new model, and our availability for this model is quickly becoming limited for holiday vacations."

The Sunsail 444 may be also purchased through the Sunsail Yacht Partnership Program, with attractive guaranteed revenues, up to 12 weeks sailing time each year and no operating or maintenance costs, including dockage and insurance.

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, and new for 2011, Sunsail Racing. Sunsail was founded in 1974 and is a proud member of TUI Travel® Group. For more information on sailing vacations, visit or call the Sunsail Team at 1-888-350-3568.

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