About the Jeanneau 44DS
The new Jeanneau 44DS is the latest deck salon and comparable with the hugely successful Jeanneau 45DS. Her hull is designed by Philippe Briand with an interior and deck designed by Franck Darnet, making her not only a joy to sail, delivering excellent performance, but also exceptionally comfortable.
Like some of the other deck salon boats in the Jeanneau stable, the 44DS is produced in the United States by a team of Jeanneau craftsmen . The hull itself is the same as that of the Jeanneau 439 and also solid, hand-laid fiberglass with a protective barrier coat to prevent blisters. The interior is ALPI teak wood with a teak and holly cabin sole.
The spacious cockpit sets the Jeanneau 44DS apart with dedicated areas for eating, relaxing and sailing. Access to the water is facilitated by a wide transom, which includes an opening porthole into the aft cabin. The distinctive deck coamings and transom feature taupe accents.
Below, large deck saloon windows bathe the teak interior in light. Rich materials are found throughout. High quality countertops in the galley and head compartments, stainless steel details, white-lacquered cabinets and rich upholstery are unlike anything seen on other boats in her class.
With her sleek deck lines and spacious cockpit, accent colours in taupe on the deck and transom, flush hatches, twin helm design, long cockpit, an innovative cockpit table and easy access to the transom, the Jeanneau 44DS is truly a cut above the rest.
Stylish interior design by Franck Darnet & Olivier Flahault:
- Careful study of each detail ensures aesthetics, functionality, and most importantly, ergonomics, meridienne sofa, innovative galley, touch-latch hardware, etc.
- Rich materials: Alpi Teak wood, stainless steel, white-lacquered cabinets, light floorboards, leather upholstery, two-tone vinyl finish on ceiling panels, no other boat in its class offers this level of finish.
- Layout choices:
- Spacious 2 cabin version with vast aft cabin and comfortable forward guest cabin.
- Innovative 3 cabin design with double bunks and a v-berth forward.
- Light and ventilation throughout with huge side windows, 14 opening ports and hatches, for exceptional ventilation, vertical sliding hatch for companionway.
- Raised saloon flooring allows for superb visibility while standing. Multiple hull ports provide views of the water when seated, spacious cockpit and aft owner’s cabin.
- Unique aft owner’s cabin:extra large double berth, opening port in-transom, private head with separate shower, plenty of storage compartments, seats to each side of the berth
- Sleek deck lines and spacious cockpit with flush hatches, twin helm design,
long cockpit, innovative cockpit table, easy access transom
- Modern hull and sail plan: a hard chine on the Philippe Briand designed hull, high-aspect ratio rig with 106% or self-tacking jib available, sheets lead back to the secondary winches
Price: Contact us to discuss customizing your Jeanneau 44DS
Jeanneau 44DS Review
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44DS
By Adam Cort I tend to look ask?ance at boats like the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44DS, under the assumption that dramatic styling and scads of space belowdecks leave little room in the design brief for performance. In the case of the 4DS, though, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Like the other boats in the Jeanneau stable, the 44DS comes from the company’s large and very efficient plant in Les Herbiers, France. The basic canoe body, which was drawn by Philippe Briand, is the same as that of the Sun Odyssey 439, and is also solid, hand-laid fiberglass with a protective barrier coat to prevent blisters.
The deck—a product of Franck Darnet’s drawing board—is fabricated using Jeanneau’s proprietary Prisma injection-molding process. The result is a structure with a smooth, clean interior finish, which precludes the need for liners to be aesthetically pleasing. Injection molding also allows manufacturers to control the amount of resin used, which yields an excellent strength-to-weight ratio—a particular concern when trying to keep the center of gravity low in a deck-saloon design, like this one.