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  Wylicat 44

As the latest in the line of cat rigged boats from the drawing board of the Wylie Design Group, the Wyliecat incorporates a proven concept with state-of-the-art technology. The freestanding carbon fiber mast and the wishbone boom are light, simple and effective on all points of sail. The flexible mast top is an integral part of the rig’s concept because it responds to wind pressure and adjusts the sail shape automatically. The absence of traditional standing rigging, reduces turbulence, thus improving aerodynamics and the mainsail’s efficiency. The high-roach sails, common on windsurfers and high-performance multihulls, are now available for your sailing pleasure on a Wyliecat 44. And if fast isn’t fast enough, add the optional spinnaker package for rocket speed off the wind.

With carbon construction in the hull, deck, rudder and spars, the Wyliecat 44 displaces only 8,400 pounds. With 4,750 pounds of keel weight (bulb and fin) the boat has an impressive ballast-to-weight ratio of 57 percent. The resulting stability of the Wyliecat 44 ensures high performance sailing whether you go for a solo spin or bring a full racing crew.

The laminate of the carbon hull, deck, and rudder is hand laid and vacuum bagged. The unstayed carbon mast is manufactured from braided epoxy and baked in an autoclave oven by Composite Engineering. The Wyliecat 44’s engineering specs exceed those of the American Bureau of Shipping. Below deck, beautifully varnished woodwork and clear carbon reflect the exceptional quality of construction.

The interior is appointed with a mix of high-tech carbon construction and fine woodwork; teak and holly floors, Spanish cedar trim and Okume siding. It includes galley, nav station, head, and berthing for up to six (aft and V-berths optional,) providing plenty of room and comfort for an overnight cruise, or a Trans-ocean race.

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43' 11" ft
LWL: 40' ft
Beam: 10' 6.5" ft
Draft: 10'
Displacement: 8,400 lbs
Ballast: 4750 lbs
American Bureau of Shipping
The Wyliecat 44 is engineered and constructed according to American Bureau of Shipping specifications.
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