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Rockport Marine 44’ Express Motor Yacht - Price Upon Request
Since its inception in 1962, Rockport Marine has grown in stature and reputation as a first‐rate builder of wood composite vessels, and has undertaken a number of award‐winning, high end restorations, as well. New construction and restorations are accomplished to the highest standards with construction techniques from the most classic to modern.
While Rockport Marine commonly builds custom one‐off yachts, multiple builds of the same design naturally allow certain economies in labor and materials. Previously this efficiency has been realized with our construction of four W‐46 racing yachts. We plan to expand our range of new motor yachts and have developed new designs in‐house. We are pleased to introduce the Rockport Marine 44’ Express. The RM44 utilizes a modern moderate‐V, hard‐chined hull shape with classic tumblehome, wood composite construction techniques, waterjet propulsion, and thoroughly modern mechanical and electronic systems while maintaining a distinctive classic look.
Designed for coastal cruising and day trips, the interior layout includes a private stateroom with island berth, head and separate shower, a lower dining settee that can be converted to a queen‐size sleeping berth, galley, and wheelhouse with helm station and comfortable seating. There is a generous cockpit with bench seating accessed through removable doors. Because we are a custom builder, all of Rockport Marine’s yachts are fully bespoke. We anticipate offering interior styling ranging from simple painted flat panels to fully‐varnished book‐matched raised panels in an owner’s choice of wood species.
The hull planking will be four epoxy glued layers of wood with a sheathing of fiberglass cloth with a total thickness of 1‐1/2”. Each layer will be oriented to maximize grain strength using vacuum bagging with West System epoxy resin to ensure the hull is a consistent solid laminate. In turn, the hull will be supported by laminated stringers, floors and structural bulkheads.
The standard propulsion package consists of twin Cummins QSB6.7 6‐cylinder diesels each rated at 470hp @3,300rpm coupled to Hamilton Jet HJ322 waterjets through Twin Disc gears. Optional twin Volvo‐Penta IPS500 drives are available as well as conventional propellers and shafting. Maneuvering will be done using Hamilton Jet’s BLUE ARROW (joystick) system, which is a complete electronic waterjet and controls package.
LOA: 43' 6"
LWL: 42' 6"
Draft: 2' 4"
Displacement (1/2 load): 30,000 lbs
Cruise Speed: 26 knots
Top Speed: 30 knots *Higher speeds are available with alternate engine selection
Fuel oil: 450 US gallons
Fresh water: 100 US gallons
Grey water: 30 US gallons
Black water: 30 US gallons