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The Sunseeker Camargue 44 could act as a template for successful sportscruiser design. First off you have those enticing, seemingly ageless curves. Features like the slashed engine intakes, forward raked radar arch and Don Shead’s trademark spray rails that growl from just above the waterline are strong visual statements.
Launched just before tender garages made their way onto this size of boat, the Camargue 44 enjoys a huge cockpit. It’s perfect for socialising, but is also highly practical.
Below decks, an almost perfectly proportioned interior offers up a winning mix of space and warmth, clearly in tune with Brit boating taste. Benefiting from 13ft of beam, the saloon feels comfortably spacious, even though the L-shape galley is one of the biggest you will come across in this class.
But it is perhaps the two cabins that impress most. Both are en suite and deliver the rarity of simple space – so you will find yourself using them rather than avoiding them.
That the Camargue is cut from heavier cloth than other Sunseekers is true, but this boat still offers up some strong sports performance with that all-important 30-knot top speed. Indeed the extra weight is doubtless what makes this such a great Channel cruiser.
- Huge cockpit perfect for socialising
- At just 230 gallons, it could be argued the fuel tanks are a little small
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A superbly proportioned twin en-suite cabin craft with top-drawer 30-knot performance - and looks that show no sign of aging.
Displacement: 13.2 tonnes
Top Speed: 30 knots
Cabins: Four berth
Fuel Capacity: 233 gal (1060lt)
Beam: 13ft 9in (4.2m)
Cruising Speed: 21-25 knots
Length Overall: 46ft 5in (14.14m)
Engines: Caterpillar 3126s
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