The Eagle 44 is amongst the most beautiful yachts designed in recent years. The elegant lines are timeless and very reminiscent of a small J Class yacht, which is unsurprising given that the naval architects specialise in the refit of many of the current J Class racing yachts.
Unique to the Eagle 44 is the surprisingly large cockpit area, with comfortable seating for many, and a large and expandable cockpit table with integrated refrigeration compartment, sink and tap and storage, and a chart plotter handily placed at the aft end.
Her large and beautifully crafted wheel makes helming to leeward a very comfortable and enjoyable experience, given her generous and well-balanced sail plan and lightness on the helm.
Sail controls are close to hand, and all push button, with the reversible winches for jib and spinnaker and captive winch for the mainsail there is little need to even touch a rope!
HALCYON’s upwind sails have recently been replaced with new North 3Di that are in excellent shape, and only been used a handful of times. She has a furling asymmetric spinnaker and another in a spinnaker sock, so you could turn heads on the regatta circuit as well as on her mooring.
The aft deck space is very generous, with a custom bathing ladder that clips into place with a deck shower close to hand, and a large amount of storage underneath, and internally, although she does not have much headroom, there is sitting headroom, a small heads that is hidden behind the cabinetry and a large double berth in the bow, and storage cabinets either side. Plenty of natural lighting from the tinted roof panels in the aft end, and an opening hatch above the berth.
Sail handling is a breeze with the central electrically powered winch to handle halyards and reefing, and the jib is mounted on a below deck furler.
HALCYON has become an instant hit in the office, with one of the most pleasurable photo shoots – she is a very well specified and thought out yacht. She really is a joy to sail and will give her next owner many years of pleasure.
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The Eagle 44 is a 13.3-meter, fast daysailer with classic lines designed by J-class specialist Dykstra Naval Architects. Her long overhangs gives the yacht an elegant look and with the use of modern materials, and a modern keel, the Eagle 44 is fast. The large open cockpit features optional electric winches that can be controlled from the helmsman’s position making single-handed sailing possible. The interior features a double bed and electric toilet. A shower can be used in the cockpit or on the aft deck. Requiring very little maintenance, owners will be able to use the yacht for her true purpose: sailing as sailing is meant to be. Eagle 44: breathtaking.