The C&C 44 is an anachronism. It is a racer and a cruiser that successfully exists in both genres. The first impression of this vessel is one of the sleek, notorious C&C hull shape that has been the signature of these vessels since inception. It is designed and built as a high caliber, attractive, comfortable, yacht that will appeal to both the cruiser and the aspiring racer. A walk around the boat on the hard reveals the beautifully engineered keel centerboard that, once again, affords the best of performance for the competitive sailor, and allows the cruiser of shallower waters to do just that- cruise in the Chesapeake unfettered. At first glance the deck layout and rigging appears to favor the go-fast strategy- a multitude of winches, rod rigging, hydraulic backstay adjuster, running back stays, and a variety of ways to adjust the sails, shape the mast, and tweak the sail plan if the need is for speed. But, if an easy, laid back cruise is your plan, you don’t need any of the gadgets and widgets. Just set the sails and go.
Below, Sirena is nicely appointed. The starboard settee can be folded out into a double bunk. The aft cabin sleeps two comfortably on a full queen size centerline bed. There are five opening ports in this cabin. Sirena has two heads. The aft head features a full shower ensemble. The forward head is adjacent to the spacious V berth.
The L-shaped galley is equipped with SeaFrost refrigeration, a Force 10 propane stove/oven, and a microwave.
The vessel is powered by a Yanmar 54hp diesel with low hours (400) which easily drives the medium displacement (20,000 lb) hull through the the chop. The propeller is a three blade feathering prop that gives optimum performance under power and feathers to zero pitch under sail for minimum drag.