Traditional, stately and handsome with a high aspect sail plan and a beautiful clipper bow, considerable tumblehome, with excellent visibility from the cockpit, the Cherubini 44 staysail ketch Emerald yearns for the sea. Cherubini 44’s are as fast as they are beautiful with cruising speeds of 12 knots, well over her theoretical hull speed! Her dual cockpit with oval steering cockpit aft and and large crew cockpit forward provide ample room for sail handling. This unique Cherubini is Hull Number Zero, she is the fiber glassed original wooden mold positive that formed the original Cherubini’s mold. As an added bit of memorabilia, her binnacle compass came from a WWII Liberty ship and was made by the Lionel Train Company! Emerald has a new Awlgrip hull paint in a one-of-a-kind pastel green that enhances her eye appeal and gives her a current look. If you are into a traditional boat with a sea kindly nature, she deserves your attention.
The interior of Emerald is teak, teak and more teak. The cabin sole is Teak and Holly throughout. All compartment doors are louvered teak and most of the cabinet doors are teak and cane weaving. Deck prisms, abundant hatches including the amidships traditional butterfly hatch and the eight, cast aluminum opening portlights provide plenty of light and ventilation.
Starting from the pointy end, an ample anchor line and chain locker with louvered double doors form the forward bulkhead of the forwardmost compartment. Twin V berth bunks with storage below and small teak cabinets outboard on port and starboard (p/s). Deck prisms provide ample light and a large forward hatch provides ventilation and access. A louvered teak door provides privacy.
Just aft is the head with marine toilet, stainless steel (ss) sink with hot and cold (h/c) pressure fresh water. The spigot serves dual purpose as the telephone shower. The deck is teak grate and has a separate shower sump. Two opening portlights and a small hatch provide light and ventilation. A beautifully made curved mainmast encasement for the raked mast fits in beautifully in the décor. There are cabinets p&s with teak and cane sliding doors above the counters and storage in cabinets below. The CruisAir unit is in the starboard cabinet. Privacy is provided by a louvered teak door.
Continuing aft is the large, open main salon. A diesel heater is mounted to the forward bulkhead and vented through the coach roof. A truly unique U-shaped settee is to port with new cushions and a table that is supported by a hydraulic post that telescopes to provide the support for conversion to an oversize queen berth. A third option allows the table to swivel and the cushions convert to two starboard facing lounge chairs. Storage is provided in the form of cabinets p&s with teak and cane doors. The port cabinet contains four drawers. There is also storage under and behind the U-shaped settee and under the 5’ long starboard settee and in cabinets behind. Teak grab rails p&s offer easy underway safety. Four opening ports, a teak and glass butterfly opening hatch and 4 LED reading lights provide light and ventilation.
Moving further aft but in the open layout to starboard is the galley with pressure alcohol stove and oven facing port and double ss sinks with pressure raw water and pressure h/c freshwater spigots. Storage is ample in both cabinets over and under and four drawers. A neat pots and pans storage system is artfully displayed on the aft facing bulkhead. To starboard is the large refrigerator/freezer with three teak and cane sliders providing access to additional storage cabinets. Two opening ports and a small hatch offer natural light and ventilation.
Aftmost is the Master’s Stateroom and Navigation Center to port. An oversized single berth provides comfortable accommodations and storage is provided by 4 drawers and a large under-bunk cavity. The space also doubles as the navigation station with a large chart table and displays for radar, chart plotter, wind, speed and depth, SSB and VHF radios, and a hailing system. Access to the engine is under the chart table. Condition of the electronics is unknown as the boat is currently out of the water. Two opening ports and a hatch offer light and ventilation. Across the companionway ladder is a pilot berth with access to the engine and more storage space.
LOA: 50.17 Feet (with bowsprit)
LWL: 40 feet
Beam: 12.0 feet
Displacement: 38,000 pounds
Ballast 12,000 pounds
Engine and Propeller: