The Sunseeker Camargue 44 is a 46-foot express cruiser that was produced by British yacht-building firm Sunseeker between 1998 and 2002. Immensely popular when it was released and still in high-demand on the used and charter markets, the Camargue 44 is the ideal day-boat for lovers of open-air cruising, thrill-seekers chasing high speeds and even those who like to lay back and take it easy. A sleek body with painted hull-sides, al-fresco lounge spaces and a surprising amount of lower-deck space give this yacht the edge over rival vessels, while Sunseeker’s trademark high-quality build and attention to detail ensure that this boat remains a solid long-term investment.
Many Sunseeker Yacht owners choose to take advantage of the elongated foredeck by installing a modular sunpad out here, though buyers will be pleased to know that the Camargue 44 comes with an elevated, stern-facing sunpad to the rear as standard. Also to be found back here is a retractable passarelle and a full-beam teak-lined swimming platform that can be used to safely store a water tender. In the al-fresco cockpit you will discover a U-shaped starboard sofa lined in water-proofed leather with a pop-up coffee table, while to port there is a wet-bar console with a fridge, a sink and an electric griddle, from where you can rustle up some surf’n’turf with a side of cocktails. At the front of the cockpit and protected from spray by a Venturi windshield are a pair of leather-clad helm seats facing a walnut-lined dashboard with thruster controls, trim tab controls, a Garmin display panel and VHF radio for enjoyable and intuitive piloting.
A companionway door leads down to the lower deck, where you are greeted by a C-shaped leather dining sofa surrounding a cherrywood-topped breakfast table and plenty of hanging closets. Across from this sits the galley kitchen, where a sink, a single-zone ceramic hob, a microwave, a full-height fridge-freezer unit and a wine chiller provide plenty of opportunity to refine your culinary skills. Amazingly, the Sunseeker Camargue 44 finds space down here for not only an en-suite double stateroom towards the bow but for an en-suite amidship twin, meaning that up to four overnight guests can enjoy weekend voyages on this yacht, a true rarity in this class.
The Don Shead-designed deep-V hull comes with spray rails, slashed engine intakes and an Isophthalic gel-coating to reduce drag and promote swift acceleration, helping this yacht achieve top speeds of around 33 knots. You can choose between twin Volvo TAMD74P 480MHP shaft-drive engines or a pair of CAT 3126 420MHP diesel engines to power this vessel, with cruising speeds clocking in at around 24 knots for both.