The Salona S44 was named boat of the year by Sail Magazine and Cruising World in 2015 because of her innovation, her comfortable layout and how she sails!
During the judging for Boat of the Year, the judges took the Salona S44 out in 25 knot winds. With its tall triple-spreader rig and feathery twin wheels, the Salona S44 handled it with aplomb. Upwind and Downwind, the Salona S44 was stiff and fast, ultimately topping off in double-digit boat speeds that etched a smile on the faces of everyone aboard.
Like all Salonas, the 44, which is the largest sailboat made by Salona, is a true performance cruiser whose elegance turns heads at the dock and whose speed turns heads on water. It's not fair to the race boats that a cruising boat can perform like the Salona S44 and it's not fair to the cruising boats that a boat like the Salona S44 can go so fast!
The innovation and design of the Salona S44 literally starts the second you step aboard. The transom seat can be taken off and used as a boarding walkway. Also, the port side can be flipped up to allow someone to enter while the transom seat is down. Lastly, you can take the transom seat off and have an open transom.
The innovation doesn't stop there. The mainsheet and traveler run under the deck adds to the clean and open look of the deck. The S44, like the whole Salona line, is built with vacuum bagged, infused layups that are light and strong and make the best use of both modern fibers and resins. The boat is built with a steel internal structure that anchors all of the chainplates and rig and provides an impressively strong attachment point for the keel bolts.
The saloon has an L-shaped galley to port. Everything is oversized with huge sinks, a deep fridge and plenty of locker and drawer space. The ample counter space and three burner stove and oven will make preparing meals a pleasure. Salona`s we also carry: S33, S35, S380, S41