The new Sunsail 444 is indeed an 'interesting' design, if these drawings are accurate. SMJ is right about the number of berths - are those actually additional single
berths in front of the forward doubles????? How would you access/ventilate them? What happened to forward collision
Furthermore, it seems that there is a forward cockpit without
ahelm (where there is excellent visibility) and without direct access to the mast/halyards. In essence, you lose the main advantages to a forward cockpit
( as in the Gunboats/Chris White designs), while keeping the main negative - a hugely wet area forward that seems more likely to be flooded than an aft cockpit in bad conditions. Worse still, they have moved the bridgedeck forward (increasing the risk of pounding) and, by covering it, they have created a virtual aerodynamic 'brake'.