Yes we know of a few Dean 440 converts and we certainly are one of them.
We sailed for two years and crossed two oceans in our Dean 440 (Merlin). The boat is safe, fast, strong and comfortable. It handled all the weather
that we encountered with ease and we never felt unsafe.
My wife and I and our three young kids
could handle the boat without a problem. We had all the important halyards and both genoa sheets
leading to the one electric winch
at the steering
position, which meant that one person could do most maneuvers. The large interior
space and comfortable cockpit
made life on board a pleasure.
Unfortunately our cruising time is up and we need to get back to land life so our boat is on the market. She is ready to cross some more oceans and discover some more of the paradise that is out there! Here is a link to our boat listing site www.deancatamaran.com
. It has lots of pictures of the cool stuff we have on board, check it out.
My wife was really good at putting pictures and stories of our two year trip from Cape Town
to the Caribbean
and then through the Pacific, on our blog. So if you want to dream about cruising the world or want some practical ideas, have a look. www.merlinsvoyage.net