44' Schoechl Sunbeam 44
This is a perfect, comfortable and full equipped center cockpit cruising Yacht. (incl. NAVTEX, Weatherfax, Iridium Sat.Tel. Dock, etc. everything you need for Worldwide circumnavigation) This rare Sunbeam 44 has been under the same ownership since new. Please call Frank Steffgen today: Tel.: +49/1737659980
Sunbeam folder 2004: THE NEW DYNAMIC FORM OF SAILING
The high-tech construction of the SUNBEAM 44 as a modern trapezoidal framed yacht with lead keel, semibalanced rudder and half skeg, guarantees a low wetted area. The self-supporting hull is built with an extremely robust, torsionally stiff rib frame, with traditional longitudinal and athwartships stringers for additional safety. The mast and schrouds are attached to a compression beam of galvanised ship building steel, which is laminated into the hull, so that the hull is relieved from the negative effects of load variations.
THE BUILDING TECHNIQUE: The hull is built in solid laminate in the hand lay up method and moulded in one piece. It is reinforced in the keel and collision areas in keeping with German Lloyd regulations. The deck is sandwich construction with aluminium reinforcement laminated under deck fittings. The hull to deck join is bolted, laminated and covered with an aluminium rubbing strake with a replaceable plastic insert strip. A collision bulkhead is provided in the fore ship. The modern formed keel fin with lead bomb can be adjusted to various drafts by the addition or removal of various lead sections. The standard draft of 200 cm can be adjusted to 175 or 240 as required. With this type of construction, an extremely low centre of gravity is achieved. By utilising a technically involved lightweight construction incorporating 26mm sandwich mahogany for the bulkheads, a weight saving of 300kg is achieved while at the same time increasing the strength of the bulkheads. To improve stability and increase the speed potential, this weight saving has been invested in the lead bomb. The result is that the SUNBEAM 44 shows excellent sailing qualities hard on wind. Due to the heavily raked rig and the moderate trapezoidal underwater form with a beamy stern, the SUNBEAM 44 also performs well when broad reaching or running with the wind. With the fine stem, the bow passes smoothly through the waves and unpleasant pounding and rolling is reduced.
THE DECK LAYOUT.THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FORM OF FUNCTION AND RELAXATION AREA. The optical appearance of the SUNBEAM 44 is centred on the clean, very flat deck layout with the windscreen integrated into the cockpit coaming. The timeless form insures a long model production and a high resale value. The central point on deck is the generous centre cockpit, with seats and benches arranged in a U form and a steering pedestal with all important, controls(halyards, sheets and traveller), within easy reach. The steering pedestal is equipped with a protective handle, a lighted compass and single lever motor control. The folding teak cockpit table is mounted on the pedestal frame and is equipped with drink glass holders. A high capacity hand bilge pump is installed within easy reach of the helmsman. Most deck fittings are recessed into the deck. This allows safe movement on deck in a seaway and uncluttered space for relaxing on deck. The deck is fitted with hand laid deck and halyards and the genoa reef line are routed through a tunnel to the cockpit. The pulpit is divided for easy access over a teak step and is supported by six posts. The life lines are 60 cm high with strong double stainless steel cables and are provided with gates on both sides. The pushpit is divided with an opening to the steps in the transom. A bathing platform with ladder is built into the stern spoiler. A stowable shower can be built in to this area. The corner of the transom is fitted with a hard rubber buffer. The SUNBEAM 44 is fitted with high quality, generously dimensioned deck fittings from HARKEN as well as two speed self tailing winches. The anchor system consists of an integrated anchor roller with self stowing system and an electric anchor winch with remote control. Further more the SUNBEAM is fitted as standard equipment with a genoa roller reefing system, guide hand rails on deck and a safety railing around the mast.