The Voyager 440 DS is an offshore passage making performance cruiser with a full keel configuration. She is based on our extremely successful Roberts 432 but with some a revised hull form similar to the hull used in out Voyager 495-2 & Voyager 542. Her styling is based on a nicely done Roberts 434 with a large flush deck and very useful pilothouse. The 440 DS has more space and performance than the Roberts 432 due to her longer waterline length and she will be an easily handled cruising sailboat for both shorthanded and fully crewed cruising.
The layout of the Voyager 440 DS centers around the low profile pilothouse and the large flush deck. The pilothouse area has a full- featured helm station and a generous settee. The galley is situated down from the pilothouse and a settee is located opposite providing a comfortable space for eating and cooking. The basic arrangement has forward & aft. Double berth staterooms both with adjoining heads and showers. As with any of our kits, the arrangement can be custom tailored to suit your needs.
The Voyager 440 DS hullform is based on our extremely successful radius chine hull as we have used in our Voyager 492-2 and the Roberts 53’2 434’s. Radius chine hulls provide the best of both multichine and round bilge hulls. They are easy to assemble while retaining the good looks and hydrodynamic properties of a fully- round bilge hull. As in all Bruce Roberts radius chine kits, the radius chine hull plate come pre-rolled form our cutting shop to further reduce assembly time.
As with all of Bruce Roberts Design’s sailboat kits the Voyager 440 DS is structurally designed to meet or exceed ABS’s requirements for offshore racing yachts and motor pleasure yachts. She is available as CNC cutting files or delivered as a steel or aluminum pre-cut package.