Boston Boatworks introduces the Boston Boatworks BB44, the second model in the company’s Offshore Express Cruiser Series. The BB44 unites Doug Zurn’s acclaimed aesthetic refinement with the interior mastery of Winch Design and realizes this collaboration’s full potential through Boston Boatworks’ craftsmanship.
The series-priced BB44 blends the efficiencies of Boston Boatworks’ experience in limited production, composite technology, and best methods and materials in manufacturing to produce a boat that rivals custom-built.
The BB44 is configured for discerning cruising couples, families and guests who appreciate a safe, comfortable, functional ocean-worthy yacht well-appointed for enjoying day-use activities. The owner’s exclusive stateroom has private entry to a generous head and shower and features a (nearly) queen-sized bed that slides aft to make servicing and changing linens easy. For kids and adult guests, the salon and pilot house tables lower to become double beds (the salon’s curtained for privacy) and both have independent nighttime access to the head.
Zurn’s hulls are known for their smooth, dry ride even at the BB44’s estimated top speed of 36 knots. Winch Design’s innovative living spaces draw in abundant light and fresh air, yielding an interior that is bright, spacious, functional, and elegant. The standard BB44 is powered by twin Volvo Penta D6 with DPI Aquamatic Drives.
Naval architect Doug Zurn expressed the BB44 concept this way. “The collaboration between Winch, Boston Boatworks and our design team offers the US market a new generation of offshore express cruisers. When our owners head home on the launch after a satisfying day on the water, they’ll be looking back at the surrounding fleet, and thinking, ‘The BB44 is the most exciting and beautiful boat in the harbor.’”
Scott Smith, founder and CEO of Boston Boatworks, takes pride in the company’s new role as an independent manufacturer. “After nearly three decades operating as a full-service shipyard, creating and servicing our own custom and contract production boats, we have realized our long-term dream of fabricating innovative Offshore Express Cruisers under the Boston Boatworks brand. The BB44 incorporates all the forward thinking we developed for the BB52, packaging these advances into this disruptive 44-footer.”
Hulls No. 1 and No. 2 are currently in production, with anticipated launch dates of late summer and October 2024, respectively.
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(Boston Boatworks Unveils the BB44 Offshore Express – barchemagazine.com – August 2023)