Bigger Is Better: 10 Great Powerboats Over 44 Feet

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When it comes to comfort and seakeeping, larger powerboats are hard to beat. Whether you’re a power cat fan, a hard-core sport fisherman or a trawler lover — or maybe you’re somewhere in between — one of these 10 powerboats over 44 feet should tickle your fancy.    

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Grand Banks 60

SPECIFICATIONS

LOA: 35 feet, 4 inches

BEAM: 19 feet, 2 inches

WEIGHT: 61,600 pounds (dry)

DRAFT: 4 feet, 7 inches (3 feet, 11 inches with IPS)

HULL TYPE: semidisplacement

POWER: twin 725-hp Volvo Penta D11 diesels

SPEED: 27 knots top, 24 knots cruise

TANKAGE: 1,530 gallons fuel, 300 gallons water, 79 gallons waste

PRICE: $3.28 million

CONTACT: Grand Banks Yachts, Holland, Michigan, (616) 499-2519. grandbanksltd.com

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Viking 44 Convertible

SPECIFICATIONS

LOA: 45 feet, 1 inch

BEAM: 16 feet, 4 inches

WEIGHT: 50,132 pounds (standard fuel load)

DRAFT: 4 feet

HULL TYPE: modified-vee

POWER: twin 1,000-hp Volvo Penta D3 diesels

SPEED: 34.5 knots top, 30 knots cruise

TANKAGE: 825 gallons fuel, 120 gallons water, 46 gallons waste

PRICE: $1.47 million

CONTACT: Viking Yacht Co., New Gretna, New Jersey, (609) 296-6000. vikingyachts.com

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Krogen 50 Open

SPECIFICATIONS

LOA: 52 feet, 9 inches

BEAM: 17 feet, 5 inches

WEIGHT: 68,000 pounds

DRAFT: 5 feet, 4 inches

HULL TYPE: displacement

POWER: single 230-hp John Deere 6068AFM85 diesel

SPEED: 9.4 knots top, 8 knots cruise

TANKAGE: 1,240 gallons fuel, 400 gallons water, 140 gallons waste

PRICE: $1.55 million

CONTACT: Kadey-Krogen Yachts, Stuart, Florida, (772) 286-0171. kadeykrogen.com

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Beneteau Gran Turismo 50

SPECIFICATIONS

LOA: 51 feet, 9 inches

BEAM: 14 feet, 4 inches

WEIGHT: 30,063 pounds

DRAFT: 3 feet, 5 inches

HULL TYPE: modified-vee

POWER: twin 435-hp Volvo Penta D6 diesels

SPEED: 29 knots top, 25 knots cruise

TANKAGE: 344 gallons fuel, 106 gallons water

PRICE: $1.1 million

CONTACT: Beneteau America, Annapolis, Maryland, (410) 990-0270, beneteaulife.com

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Hatteras GT45X Fly

LOA: 44 feet, 7 inches

BEAM: 16 feet, 6 inches

WEIGHT: 49,700 pounds

DRAFT: 4 feet

HULL TYPE: modified-vee

POWER: twin 835-hp Caterpillar C12.9 diesels

SPEED: 42 knots top, 32 knots cruise

TANKAGE: 800 gallons fuel, 100 gallons water, 43 gallons waste

PRICE: $1.495 million

CONTACT: Hatteras Yachts, New Bern, North Carolina, (252) 633-3101. hatterasyachts.com

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Prestige 460 S Coupe

LOA: 46 feet, 10 inches

BEAM: 13 feet, 11 inches

WEIGHT: 27,366 pounds

DRAFT: 3 feet, 5 inches

HULL TYPE: modified-vee

POWER: twin 370-hp Volvo Penta D5 diesels with IPS500 drives

SPEED: 30 knots top, 25 knots cruise

TANKAGE: 328 gallons fuel, 106 gallons water, 32 gallons waste

PRICE: $643,000

COTACT: Prestige Yachts, Annapolis, Maryland. (410) 280-9400. jeanneau.com

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Krogen Express 52

SPECIFICATIONS

LOA: 57 feet, 6 inches

BEAM: 15 feet, 11 inches

WEIGHT: 45,000 pounds

DRAFT: 4 feet

HULL TYPE: semidisplacement

POWER: twin 480-hp Yanmar 6LY3A-ETP diesels

SPEED: 22.4 knots top, 10 knots cruise

TANKAGE: 700 gallons fuel,

CONTACT: Krogen Express Yachts, (866) 457-6436. krogenexpress.com

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Vicem 46 IPS

SPECIFICATIONS

LOA: 46 feet

BEAM: 15 feet, 9 inches

WEIGHT: 39,683 pounds

DRAFT: 2 feet, 4 inches

HULL TYPE: semidisplacement

POWER: twin 435-hp Volvo Penta IPS 600s

SPEED: 29-30 knots top, 26 knots cruise

TANKAGE: 500 gallons fuel, 200 gallons water, 50 gallons waste

PRICE: $988,400

CONTACT: Vicem Yachts Americas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (954) 462-8828. vicemyachts.net

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Nordhavn Coastal Pilot 59

SPECIFICATIONS

LOA: 58 feet, 9 inches

BEAM: 17 feet

WEIGHT: 82,000 pounds

DRAFT: 4 feet, 2 inches

HULL TYPE: semidisplacement

POWER: twin 715-hp Cummins QSM11 diesels

SPEED: 22 knots top, 18-20 knots fast cruise

TANKAGE: 1,100 gallons fuel, 444 gallons water, 88 gallons waste

PRICE: $1.85 million

CONTACT: Pacific Asian Enterprises, Dana Point, California, (949) 496-4848. nordhavn.com

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Fountaine Pajot MY44

SPECIFICATIONS

LOA: 44 feet

BEAM: 21 feet, 8 inches

WEIGHT: 30,685 pounds

DRAFT: 4 feet, 4 inches

HULL TYPE: catamaran

POWER: twin 400-hp Volvo Penta D6 diesels, IPS600 drives

SPEED: 24 knots top, 20 knots cruise

TANKAGE: 528 gallons fuel, 185 gallons water, 92 gallons waste

PRICE: $1.1 million

CONTACT: Fountaine Pajot, fountainepajot.com