Cambria sailing yachts were designed by David Walters as the American-built counterpart to the Baltic and Swan sailing yachts that were highly popular in the 1980's. The design standard was for a fast, comfortable, performance-cruiser built to the same quality standard as the iconic American brands Hinckley, Alden, and Little Harbor, and to exceed Lloyds' and ABS standards (American Bureau of Shipping). During the design process, the Hazen stern speed prediction formula was used to confirm performance and stability objectives before building began. Molds were built for the hull and deck at construction facility in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The hull and deck molded of hand-laid bi-directional and triaxial FRP fiberglass for superior strength, with an Airex core that ensures maximum sound and thermal insulation, and a strong bond to the inner and outer glass laminates.
The yachts were finished with varnished teak cockpit coaming, dorade boxes, and grab rails, and laid teak on the bridge deck, cockpit and side decks (new on CATHERINE in 2001 and in great condition); the superstructure has non-skid surface.
The first Cambria was launched in 1983 and debuted at the 1984 Annapolis International Sailboat Show where hull 1 - 4 were sold. In 1987 Cambria Yachts were featured in The World's Best Sailboats" (Volume 1) by boatbuilding author Ferenc Mate.
Timeless design, attention to detail and high-quality build, generous beam, shoal draft with centerboard (draft is 5'3" with the board up and 10'9" with the board down), skeg hung rudder, electric in mast furling, 44' on deck and 46' overall (from the bow to the tip of the reverse stern) with a 37' waterline, easy to sail from the aft deep steering cockpit with convenient engine and navigational equipment controls for good sailing performance, the diesel engine offers a cruising speed of 7 knots (max 8.5 knots), generator and air conditioning - these are some of the reasons that the Cambria's are still today a desirable performance cruising sailboats.
There are 2 companionways, one to the salon, and another to the aft stateroom. The interior is finished in varnished teak interior and sole is teak with holly inlay throughout. Two large staterooms - forward V-berth and double aft, plus 2 heads and stall shower. There is an overhead deck hatch and chain locker access on the forward bulkhead. Aft to port is the head / shower compartment. Step aft to the salon in the companionway leading to the aft cabin. The aft cabin has a double bunk to starboard and a navigation station and settee / single berth to port. Access to the deck is either from steps in the salon or from the aft cabin.
Galley is in the companionway from the salon to the aft cabin and has a Dickerson 4-burner stove and engine driven refrigerator and freezer, pressurized hot and cold water, Sea Frost 120V AC.
Maintained consistently in mint condition by her 3 owners, CATHERINE was launched in 1986 as hull #6 of the Cambria 44's.
V-berth forward. On the forward bulkhead is an overhead deck hatch and chain locker. The head / shower compartment is aft to port.
Step aft to the salon with port and starboard settees and centerline drop leaf dinette table.
The galley is aft to port in the companionway leading to the aft cabin.
The aft cabin has a double bunk to starboard and a navigation station to port.
Access to the deck is either from steps in the salon or from the aft cabin.
The steering cockpit is aft with engine controls and navigational equipment.
Hull / Keel Design: Externally ballasted shoal draft with centerboard and a skeg hung rudder
Hull Material: Molded fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) with Airex core
Stringers / Bulkheads: FRP longitudinal and transverse floor grid incorporating the keel bolts / transverse plywood bulkheads with FRP tabbing
Hull / Deck Joint: Overlapping flange with chemical and mechanical fasteners
Decks: Laid teak over FRP subdeck with Divinycell core
Deck Fittings: Aluminum toe rails, teak handrails and trim, stainless-steel stanchions, pulpits and dorade guards
Superstructure: Molded non-skid FRP with core material; laid teak on the bridge deck
Single Westerbeke W58 diesel engine
Closed fresh water cooling with heat exchanger
Hurth marine gear transmission, 2:1 with wet exhaust through FRP muffler
Westerbeke 8 kW generator with wet exhaust
Wheel and pedestal steering with wire and quadrant on the rudder post
3-Blade bronze 17" propellers; shafts 1-1/4" stainless-steel
Cast bronze struts
Automatic and manual 12V DC bilge pumps
Manual emergency bilge pump in cockpit and navigation station
High level alarm
12V DC blowers
(2) Marine Air reverse cycle AC units
Aqua Drive shaft coupling system
The engine compartment is below the forward deck. Access by removable cabinetry behind accommodation ladder as well as from the galley and aft cabin.
12V DC; 120V AC systems
Circuit breakers in galley
(5) 12V DC 4D AGM batteries
Prosine 100-amp battery charger and engine alternator
Prosine 2000-watt inverter
Fuel tank - 80 Gallons, aluminum under port lazarette
(3) Water tanks - 175 Gallons, stainless-steel. One located under V-berth and one each under port and starboard settees
Allcraft 9 gallons hot water heater under cockpit
(2) LPG steel tanks, 20 gallons under helm seat
Shut off valve is manually operated on the tank and electrically operated solenoid valve
Dickerson 4-burner stove
Seafrost 120V AC and engine driven refrigerator and freezer
Pressurized hot and cold water
The galley is located in the companionway from the salon to the aft cabin
Raymarine E80 radar / GPS/ Chart plotter at helm and navigation station
Raymarine ST6002 autopilot with remote
Raymarine ST60+ depth finder
Raymarine ST60+ speed / distance log
Raymarine ST60+ wind instruments
Raymarine ST60 graphic display
ICOM IC-M504 VHF with Command mic
ICOM IC-M710 SSB
New Fusion stereo with 4-zone speakers
Canvas / enclosures for companionway dodgers for both companionways and a cockpit Bimini
Plow anchor with chain rode
Ideal 12V windlass
Foot button control on foredeck
(3) Type B-1 portable fire extinguishers in aft cabin, forward cabin, and head
(2) Halon fire extinguishers in generator and engine compartment
Type II PFD
Navigational / anchor lights
(2) ACR 406 MHz EPIRBS
Keel stepped double spreader sloop
Aluminum masts & booms
NAVTEC rod standing rigging
Running rigging is braided Dacron and other synthetic line
Stainless-steel chain plates
HARDWARE / FITTINGS:
Harken roller furling headstay
Harken roller furling staysail
Harken mainsheet traveler
NAVTEC hydraulic boom vang
NAVTEC hydraulic backstay adjuster
Hood stowaway main
(2) Barient #35 self-tailing
(2) Barient #24 self-tailing
(4) Barient #24 self-tailing at mast
Storm sail track on mast
Fairleads and line stoppers
All 11 winches serviced, 2020
New rudder bearings, 2020
All hatch glass replaced, 2020
Replaced single fuel tank with three, 2020
New varnish, touch-up paint on hull, including waterline stripe, 2020
Spare prop, rode and chain, 2020
New Bimini, dodgers and eisenglass all around, 2020
New forward chocks, 2020
New washdown pump, 2020
VacuFlush and overboard servicing, 2020
New curtains throughout, 2020
New Stowable synthetic staysail, 2018
New staysail and furler, 2018
New carbon fiber whisker pole and rigging, 2018
New inverter, 2017 / 18
All Mastervolt batteries replaced, 2017
New main and Genoa, 2017
New standing and running rigging, 2015-2016
Maxi prop, 2015
(2) Fiberglass propane tanks
New auxiliary anchor, rode and chain