In evolutionary terms, the EB44 is a spectacularly successful example of gene splicing! As the original ‘Downeaster’, Eastbay set the standard against which all coastal cruisers are judged. While carefully preserving its traditions of style, luxury and speed, we’ve enhanced its DNA with the latest marine technology, manufacturing materials and construction techniques. It’s quite literally the best of both worlds – the past and the future.
The wide beam of the EB44 creates ample space for a three-stateroom layout with two large heads – luxurious, overnight accommodation for six adults. The expansive salon and cockpit, bright and airy thanks to the huge electric windows, ensure you will have plenty of room for entertaining the family and friends who may also join you onboard. This classic design style provides everything you need, and nothing you don’t. Beauty without ostentation!
The test of time
The C. Raymond Hunt hull design is a time-honoured classic and one that we have retained for the EB44. The deep-V form attains a top speed of 33 knots, a cruising speed of 23, and maintains a remarkably level running attitude without perceptible bow rise. This leads to a smooth and unusually dry ride in rough conditions. Her longitudinal centre of gravity is so perfectly balanced that you can throttle up and down without adversely affecting the perfect poise of her trim.
Accessed via a teak hatch in the cockpit, the EB44’s engine room is a study in orderliness, simplicity and practicality. There’s no spiderweb of wires, hoses and cables and no complicated fuel manifold. All components have been thoughtfully installed and colour-coded where necessary to make them easy to identify and access. The IPS drive units have plenty of headroom which makes maintenance work easy and convenient.