The award-winning North Star 44 offers year
round boating comfort, trawler-like livability
and motoring performance, simple and versatile
sailing and legendary IP quality and value.
Among many unique features are the SP
Cruiser’s twin cockpits. One aft, perfect for
the morning’s first cup of coffee, plus one
forward—just the right place for a group to sit
while cruising or at anchor on a beautiful day.
Large CE Category A – Ocean rated opening
windows in the enclosed deckhouse offer
panoramic views, while the center windshield
panel hinges upward to allow socializing with
family and friends in the forward cockpit.
Control of this vessel is made easy and
comfortable with dual swivel helm and
companion chairs plus a large console
forward of the wheel for engine controls and
instrumentation. An optional autopilot gives
you the ability to steer the boat from virtually
any location aboard with a wireless handheld
control. And with the forward chairs and
L-shaped settee surrounding the folding table,
this is a wonderful spot to have a meal or
play a game of cards… regardless of what the
weather is doing outside.
A simplified, self-tending roller furling sloop rig has
sail controls led to an electric winch in the aft cockpit.
A pair of optional StoWinches™ may also be added,
allowing the main and jib to be trimmed with push
button controls at both the helm and aft cockpit.
The North Star 44 features a new hull form, providing
increased hull speed and virtually level running under
power, even at full throttle. The large fuel tank allows
extended range with moderate fuel consumption
when the winds die. Naturally, one can also augment
powering performance with the sails, increasing
speed and/or reducing fuel usage.
Exterior teak is used only on several small step surfaces
in order to minimize maintenance. The interior is a
pleasant combination of designer laminate surfaces and
varnished furniture quality hardwood. The deckhouse sole is varnished hardwoods, stateroom areas are
fitted with Berber-style oatmeal color marine carpet,
and the galley, nav/office and head are molded slip resistant
The interior accommodations of the North Star 44 are
especially spacious. Below you’ll find the owner’s
stateroom forward with a double island berth and
two hanging lockers. Just aft and to starboard is a
large head and separate stall shower with private
access from either side. Aft is a guest stateroom
with two single berths, a large hanging locker and
an array of storage cabinets.
Whether you’re exploring coastal waterways or
making extended passages, the award-winning SP
Cruiser offers all climate comfort with efficient and
stable motoring and easily managed sailing.