Nauta Wind 44Ref. VP261
A traditional blue water cruiser, elegant and luxuriously built. Amazing sailing performances, easy to handle and huge range.
EUR 85,000 ,-
Barcos Singulares Comments
Designed by the great Germán Frers and masterfully built by Astilleros Nauta, the Wind 44 was a sales success for its time and its price, then at the top of the market. Almost half of the more than thirty units built were sold abroad. Its traditional lines give no hint of the surprising sailing performance that the slender, agile lines of the hull give this model. On deck, the elegant design of the cabin is very pleasing, low and with a small dog house that frames two large windows and gives way to the cockpit. The cockpit is spacious and comfortable both when cruising and at anchor. The side passageways are quite clear and allow a good passage from bow to stern. The wide stern platform looks like that of a larger boat. The fractional ketch rig allows a large sail area, divided between several small and manageable sails. It is also very practical and allows different configurations to suit any weather situation. The design of the hull gives the Wind 44 magnificent performance, even capable of some good results in club regattas. It is characterised by excellent course keeping, agile manoeuvring particularly upwind and smooth wave passage. Below deck the first thing you notice is the impressive craftsmanship of this unit. It should be noted that not all Wind 44s were finished in the same way. This one is certainly of the highest standard, even more enviable today. The large central saloon is the first place to welcome those who come down below: the chart table and galley are located in the side passageways to the aft cabin. Both are very spacious and the latter offers a huge two-sided working space in complete safety in all weather conditions. The aft cabin is large, though less so than is used today, and has a dedicated head with shower. The twin guest cabins both have access to the same head further forward. Everywhere, both on deck and inside, the Wind 44 offers plenty of stowage. All lockers and cupboards are illuminated. The unit on offer is in very good structural condition, with new engine, rigging, and seacocks and many more recent features. A change in priorities decided the owner to offer her for sale when he has not yet finished updating her. Few details are missing, just one important one, to make the boat ready for any adventure the next owner may propose: new sails, which is the only fundamental thing, fixing the air conditioning, turning on the water-maker to see if it is still working and changing (or cancelling) the teak deck. The enormous capacity of the fuel and water tanks provide a range that only much larger and more expensive boats can offer nowadays. This Wind 44 is an excellent opportunity to obtain a true globetrotter, practically ready for any adventure for a very low price.