I took a peek at the polar plots then did a little vector algebra on the data that I eyeballed off the chart. You might find my results interesting:
With a true wind
50 degrees off the bow, the apparent wind
angle varied from 35 deg with a true wind speed of 8 kts up to 39 degrees at 25 kts. The velocity made good (VMG) into the wind went from 2.2 at 8kts of wind to 5.0 kts at 25 kts wind.
What I found very interesting was at 60 degrees the VMG was HIGHER at every true wind speed from 8 to 25 kts. The VMG went from 2.3 to 5.2. The apparent wind angle varied from 43 degree up to 47 as the wind picked up.
I am inclined to think that the L440 would move to windward significantly faster than most 44 ft mono hull
cruisers even if it cannot point as high. I don't have any data to work