Rustler 44

The Rustler 44 hull was once again designed by the great Stephen Jones and launched in 2007. The design brief was to create a yacht which was a fast bluewater cruiser that still had exceptional comfort yet maintained performance and she does just that. Built to take the worst of any weather and very well proven as fantastic long distance cruisers.

The Rustler 44 has a long fin keel and large skeg hung rudder, a feature commonly sought after in bluewater cruising yachts. Built to an incredible standard, all hand laid GRP, full length stringers and transverse frames are all laminated into the hull adding to her immense strength. On deck her layout has of course been well thought out and she has a substantial moulded bulwark and teak toe rail, ensuring you feel safe when moving round the deck. Her cockpit is aft and well-spaced with a bridge deck giving plenty of seating around the cockpit. The mainsheet control and traveller is aft of the cockpit keeping it out of the way yet easily controlled from the helm.

Her standard rig set up is a cutter rig with a slab reefing or in mast furling main. However, the choice is yours depending on your sailing preferences. She sails well with this set up and her staysail is great for when you are short tacking in a bit of a blow.

The Rustler 44 has wonderful deck saloon windows which come into their own when down below, where you can sit an impressive 8 people in her raised saloon and look out. Her chart table opposite is also raised providing a fantastic spot to be on passage. Her galley is forward and incredibly well laid out with oodles of worktop space making cooking a doddle. She has two spacious double cabins, one forward and one aft and each has its own heads. Her owner’s cabin is aft with a central island berth and plenty of storage. The beauty of building a Rustler 44 from new is that you can be involved in the design process and specify her layout to suit your needs and requirements.

And of course well known for being Princess Anne’s yacht of choice…

ABOUT THE RUSTLER 44: Ocean-capable raised saloon bluewater cruiser

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Yacht Specifications

LOA:44ft 5in – 13.50m
Beam:13ft 9in – 4.28m
Draft:6ft 11in – 2.10m
Ballast:10780lbs – 4900kg
Displacement:30140lbs – 13700kg
Main:536sq ft – 49.80sq.m
Yankee:587sq ft – 54.40 sq.m
Staysail:180sq ft –16.70sq.m
Hull:Mould in accordance with Stephen Jones construction drawings.
Deck:Mould in accordance with Stephen Jones construction drawings.
Designer:Stephen Jones
Hull:Comprised of isophthalic gel coat, colour white, with complexes of chopped strand mat and woven rovings, hand laid with isophthalic resin on the first two layers.
Deck:The side decks have a moulded non slip finish. Teak laid side decks are available as an option.
Sails:Fully battened mainsail with 3 reefs and Selden MDS car system. Cutter rig standard. UV protection to yankee and staysail. Furlex 300S furling gear to yankee, hanked on staysail. Mainsail cover.
Spars:Selden deck stepped double spreader anodised mast and boom section. Anderson 28ST mast winch with clutch above
Deck Wear:Anderson 58ST sheet winches plus 2 46ST spin/main/running backstay winches
Engine Options:Nanni N4.85 (85hp) diesel engine with 2:1 mechanical gearbox.
100amp alternator
Engine is flexibly mounted with built-in drip tray.

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