The Cambria 44, an aft-cockpit cutter, was designed by David Walters and built in the USA by Cabo Rico Custom Yachts Inc.
The Cambria 44 has a sleek and elegant profile, with a low-profile deckhouse, a long overhang at the bow and a reverse transom at the stern. The hull is made of solid fiberglass with vinylester resin and balsa core in the deck. The boat is well-built and sturdy, with quality fittings and hardware.
The Cambria 44 can sleep up to six people in three separate cabins. The owner's cabin is located aft, with a centerline queen bed, a vanity, a hanging locker and an ensuite head with shower. The guest cabin is located forward, with a V-berth, a hanging locker and access to the second head with shower. The third cabin is located amidships, with upper and lower berths and a hanging locker.
The main saloon is spacious and bright, with large windows and hatches. It has a U-shaped dinette to port, which can convert into a double bed, and a settee to starboard. The navigation station is located aft of the settee, with a large chart table and an instrument panel. The galley is located opposite the nav station, with a three-burner stove, an oven, a double sink, a refrigerator, a freezer and ample storage space.
The interior of the Cambria 44 is finished in teak woodwork and beige upholstery, creating a warm and cozy atmosphere. The boat has plenty of ventilation and lighting, as well as ample headroom throughout.
Hull and Deck
The Cambria 44 has a wide and uncluttered deck, with wide side decks, high lifelines and sturdy handrails. The center cockpit is protected by a dodger and a bimini, and has comfortable seating for the crew. The helm station has a single wheel steering system, an engine control panel, an autopilot, a compass and other instruments. The cockpit also has a large locker for storage.
The foredeck has an electric windlass, an anchor locker, two bow rollers and two anchors. The stern has a swim platform with a ladder, an outboard bracket and davits for a dinghy. The boat also has stainless steel bow and stern pulpits, stanchions and cleats.
Mast and Rigging
The Cambria 44 has a masthead sloop (or optional cutter) rig with aluminum spars. The mast is keel-stepped and has two sets of spreaders. The boat has roller furling systems for the genoa and the staysail. The mainsail has slab reefing with lazy jacks. The sail inventory includes a fully battened mainsail, a 135% genoa, a staysail, an asymmetrical spinnaker and a storm jib.
The Cambria 44 has an array of winches for sail handling. There are two Lewmar 65 self-tailing primary winches in the cockpit for the genoa sheets. There are also two Lewmar 43 self-tailing secondary winches for the staysail sheets. On the cabin top, there are two Lewmar 43 self-tailing winches for the halyards and reefing lines. There are also two Lewmar 16 winches on the mast for the spinnaker halyard and pole lift.
Keel and Rudder
The Cambria 44 has a centerboard keel that can be raised or lowered by a hydraulic system. The keel has a lead ballast and a fiberglass shell. The centerboard allows the boat to reduce its draft for shallow water sailing, while providing stability and performance when lowered. The keel also has a skeg that protects the propeller and the skeg-hung rudder.
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