That question is easy, PDQ
Beachable mini keels which are sacrificial, beachable but will come off if on a reef and allow you to sail back off it, many have found it saved their boats
- perhaps one of the best out there, it's a huge florida
room when the enclosure is down and the weather
with solar panels
- check, the top is hard, has molded in solars, is strong enough to walk on.
all lines lead to cockpit
- yep, they are led through a special channel that goes back, no problems, one person can quite easily handle it.
being able to see over the saloon deck
roof - it's one of the few where they made it so you can see over the roof yet also be protected with the communication and ease of a helm
inside the cockpit
CE certified category A - check
No slapping (30" min it seems?) - yes, far more clearance than most, you can drive a dingy underneath it.
I believe direct drive motors will be more reliable then saildrives. - check, direct shafts coming from centered motors
diesels - yes
no balsa core
- yes, and balsa is the cheapest construction material, it's why every charter boat has it.
skegged rudders - I believe so, I personally have had a pdq
with skegged rudders
ability for 2 oversize anchors - check
rub rails - yes, and they are the best out there, bar none. The boat's deck
ends with an aluminum
toe rail that extends over the hulls, pilings hit it first. As its aluminum
, it absorbs the impact very well and you can tie fenders to it. haven't seen one other catamaran
ever made with that. It also has a redundant rubber rubrail have way down the hull
just in case. The PDQ 44s sides are going to be better after more years due to these than any other boat.
the davit system must lift
the dingy with outboard
attached - They have an extremely nice one that can lift
the dingy straight up
davit system with more solar panels
would be nice - of course it's possible, easily.
would be nice - I think its standard in their "cruising" package.
Things you didn't mention that you maybe should have:
Structural bouyancy so you can withstand a hole in any part of the boat without sinking - standard on PDQ, not there really on many common charter cats.
Crash compartments forward and aft which contain any impact in the most likely places - standard on PDQ
A great galley
with plenty of storage
- PDQ's galley
with 10 ft of counterspace is unequalled. There frankly isn't anything out there that comes close.