Upgraded for Adventure!!!
Awarded best cruising catamaran and best overall cruising sailboat, this South African built bluewater catamaran has lived up to that reputation with quality of construction and proven performance. The current owner purchased this boat in 2018 and immediately started upgrading her for adventure!
Starting with the wider dive-type ladder and ample sugar scoop you can already tell this boat is cruiser friendly. The back platform can double as dinghy storage while underway or extra living space at anchor. Angled windows make it more aerodynamic and adds to the sleek look of the boat. Plank strips divide the trampoline area and allow for a firm walkway when handling the anchor or reaching for a mooring ball. Two teak pulpit seats grace the bow, port and starboard, for dolphin watching.
The cabin top holds the solar panels and a catwalk across the stern gives you easy access to the newer mainsail. All the lines are conveniently located in the cockpit with wenches on each side to control the sails. Seating for two at the helm with great visibility. The cockpit area has a dining table and comfortable cushions for easy entertaining.
Walking into the saloon area you notice three companionways that lead down to the living spaces. The guest cabins have their own entrance on each side of the galley. The galley has ample cold storage with a top-loading freezer and front-loading fridge. Another unique feature of this Voyage is the breakfast bar. Plenty of ventilation with windows forward and hatches above.
On the owner’s side, you’ll find a huge bathroom aft with separated by a small living area then the elevated double bed forward. You can gain access to the small, captain’s berth through the owner’s cabin. This cabin has a port located just below the helm station - excellent for communication on overnight and longer passages.
In awarding the boat Overall honors, Cruising World magazine said: “Of the structure, a judge said, ‘Every multihull takes enough time getting through the wind that you’ve got torsional loads going through the skins, and, man, this one was a tight as a good guitar body.’ Of the sailplan, one judge said, ‘They really had their bases covered for a variety of wind ranges in a very safe way. Of the deck layout, another judge said, ‘Wherever you walked, you had a feeling that it was the most appropriate pathway to where you were going.’ Of the systems, a judge said, ‘The electrical panel was absolutely 4.0, and the fuel tank forward was as fine an execution as I have ever seen.’ For these reasons and others, the judges called her the Best Cruising Multihull for 2002.
One judge said ‘She’s the first multihull I’ve seen that I really consider a prime yacht and a functional cruiser.’ Said another, ‘Everything about this boat indicates that it’s seriously made for going to sea. Without any hesitation, you could hang the word ‘passagemaker’ on it and your conscience would be at ease.’ It’s the first time in the contest’s nine year history that the overall boat of the year award goes to a multihull. Congratulations to the folks at Voyage Yachts in Cape Town, South Africa.” Cruising World 2002
The Voyage 440 is a performance, luxury, bluewater cruising catamaran. The spacious galley up combines with the saloon and cockpit to form an exceptional entertainment area. All cabins have queen-size beds. The layout options offer either the Owners version with three queen-size cabins, and a choice of two or three head / showers; or the Charter version with four queen-size cabins, and four head / showers. The deck has been designed for safety and shorthanded sailing with all controls led aft to the coachroof winches. The 440 also features a generous performance sail plan. The ample deck and trampoline area allow for comfortable outdoor activities, and the large cockpit is shaded by a bimini with hardtop walkway aft. The traveler arch features a step-through to the dive platform.