The Gozzard 44 MKII is a superb world cruiser that will appeal to traditionalists
unwilling to sacrifice performance and comfort to own a beautiful
yacht. Procyon is hull number 19 and a Mark II version of the 44
series. The Mark II’s keel is shorter in length to create more
lift and decrease wetted surface. Deadwood between the keel and
rudder was minimized while still retaining a full skeg to protect
both propeller and rudder. The deeper, more efficient rudder
provides easier and more responsive steering. The cutter rig
spreads ample canvas for light air performance and is kept
manageable with all sails and control lines led aft to the cockpit
and a dedicated furling line electric winch. Protection from the
elements is one of the most important considerations for a cruising
yacht. The large aft cockpit with windshield, dodger, and full
enclosure (All New in August 2014) provide sanctuary in good and
lousy weather. There is just enough exterior bright work for a
proper yacht appearance without making the owner a varnish slave.
Design and construction detail are very evident and a testament to
the skill and dedication of the artisans and craftsman at Gozzard Yachts.
Equipment has been upgraded regularly
including new sails in 2011, new standing rigging and roller furling
in 2014, new asymmetrical headsail in 2014, new canvas in 2014, new
Fisher Panda GenSet in 2015, and many other updates.