The Nautitech 441 and its sister ship, the 442, share many of the same characteristics, including infusion-molded hulls and decks, the latter incorporating a PVC foam core; a wide choice of optional equipment packages; a couple of different interior layouts, one with four staterooms and the other an “owners version” with three cabins, the largest of which is a suite that encompasses the entire starboard hull; a pair of small keels for stability and tracking; and even a very nifty water-catchment system incorporated in the boat’s rigid hardtop.
The difference in the two boats is in the steering arrangements: The 442 has twin helms, set all the way aft and outboard, to port and starboard, respectively, while the 441 has one wheel mounted in a dedicated steering station at deck level to port of the roomy central cockpit.
In the central cabin, the navigation station, to port, and the galley, to starboard, flank the door leading to the cockpit; forward, a long, U-shaped settee and dining table are the dominant features. A pair of staterooms with heads grace the port hull, while Bernaleau had opted for the owner’s cabin—complete with a long settee, desk, large head, and double berth—to starboard. Vinesimes had also been upgraded with the builder’s bluewater-cruiser package, which includes a generator, a watermaker, radar, a solar panel, and a big inverter.