B&G Yacht Design

Polar 44 - O barco para ir para qualquer lugar!

The Saco da Ribeira Bay, in Ubatuba, northern shore of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, has been one of the amateur construction hubs for offshore cruising sailboats. It’s a region of rare beauty, where mountains covered in rain forest and seas of pristine waters touch each other and with one of the most perfect cruising grounds to be found anywhere in the world. It is no surprise that so many cruising sailors choose this place to build the boats of their dreams.

One of the key factors for creating an amateur construction hub is the availability of a location with an adequate infrastructure at affordable rental cost. The next step is the creation of a community of builders that will support each other. The Saco da Ribeira developed a centre of amateur construction that is unrivalled anywhere else in Brazil. The high volume of boat construction activities brought to the region a group of skilled technicians who give support to the builders and provide all kinds of services. This in part explains the excellence of the standards of most boats built there.

We from B&G Yacht Design have reasons to be proud about this boom of amateur construction, since the majority of boats being built there by amateurs are from our office’s designs, with the Multichine 28 being particularly successful among them. There have been excellent Multichine 28 launched in Ubatuba. The following are three examples: Marimbondo, Bagual and De Capitani. Together with some other previous constructions, we recon the Saco da Ribeira is the place where there are more boats of the class sharing the same anchorage.

The Polar 44 is a good option in our line of high latitudes capable cruisers, not so big as the Polar 65 and 50, that carried famous explorers to Antarctica and the Arctic, but with a size that already affords serious long range expedition capability.

The hull has good sailing performance, with modern lines and a wide stern, which also allows very roomy interiors. The design is intended for aluminium construction, with robust scantlings to endure any kind of rough weather found in high latitude sailing.

The standard layout has two double cabins and two heads. When coming down from the companionway ladder, to port there is a complete U shaped galley with plenty of working surfaces and a safe position for the cook under way. Directly in front of the galley with easy access, a 4 positions dining table to one side of the swing keel trunk.

A boreste fica uma cabine dupla para a popa e um banheiro completo. Mais à frente, a boreste, fica uma mesa de navegação voltada para a popa e um sofá de dois lugares.

A cabine de casal da proa ocupa toda a área para a frente do mastro, com uma cama central com acesso lateral parcial, banheiro completo dentro da suíte a bombordo e um box de chuveiro separado a boreste.

The cockpit is more than 2.70m long, protected by a hard dodger which takes the mainsail sheet on its roof, leaving the area free of line clutter.  There is an easy access to the swim platform from the open cockpit, which can be closed by a folding seat.

A roda de leme hidráulica é instalada num pedestal convencional, com opção para direção mecânica convencional, mais indicada se o navegador quiser instalar um leme de vento.

A mastreação tem dois pares de cruzetas anguladas e duas velas de proa permanentes, uma buja 120% e uma buja auto-cambante. Logo à frente do fusil do estai de proa existe um olhal para amarração do punho da gennaker.

Todos os cabos são direcionados para as duas catracas montadas nas braçolas do cockpit, ficando o interior da capota rígida totalmente livre de cabos, um espaço perfeito para fazer vigia durante a navegação, protegido da chuva livre das manobras de convés. Embaixo da capota ainda há bastante espaço para livros e eletrônicos portáteis que podem ser deixados em segurança durante a navegação. Recomendamos a instalação dos eletrônicos externos neste espaço seco e protegido, de onde podem ser operados com todo o conforto e segurança.

A quilha pivotante é içada por um pistão hidráulico conectado a cabos sintéticos de alta resistência. Desta forma, se o barco se choca contra um obstáculo, a quilha pode subir livremente sem causar danos ao sistema. Esta é uma característica muito importante para aumentar a segurança em barcos de quilha móvel.

A capacidade de encalhar o barco em locais apropriados é uma das grandes características deste desenho, seja para manutenção ou para acessar locais rasos ou com marés de grande amplitude.

A estabilidade estática é garantida por 2500 kg de lastro interno de chumbo e 1195 kg de lastro móvel na forma de chumbo dentro da quilha pivotante.

Com lastro interno e quilha pivotante, o Polar 44 pode acessar áreas de águas pouco profundas e ainda oferece maior segurança no caso de encalhes acidentais ou colisões com a quilha que pode pivotar livremente nesses casos.

VELEIROS - CRUZEIRO

Pop 20– 6.20 m (20.3 ft) costal sailing

Multichine 23 – 7.20 m (23.6 ft) costal sailing

Pop 25 – 7.54 m (24.7 ft) blue water cruising sailboat

Pantanal 25 – 7.65 m (25.1 ft) costal sailing, lifting keel, trailerable

Pop Alu 28 – 8.50 m (27.9 ft) blue water cruising sailboat

Multichine 26C – 8.74 m (28.7 ft) blue water cruising sailboat,

Samoa 28 – 8.80 m (28.9 ft) blue water cruising sailboat

Bora Bora 28 – 8.85 m (29.0 ft) coastal sailing catamaran

Multichine 28 – 9.20 m (30.2 ft) blue water cruising sailboat

Multichine 31 – 9.45 m (31.0 ft) blue water cruising sailboat

Pop Alu 32 – 9.88 m (32.4 ft) blue water cruising sailboat

Multichine 36 – 10.30 m (33.8 ft) /11.16m (38.1 ft) blue water cruising sailboat

Samoa 34 – 10.40 m (34.1 ft) blue water cruising sailboat

Cabo Horn 35 – 10.80 m (35.4 ft) blue water cruising sailboat

Kiribati 36 – 11.00 m (36.1 ft) blue water cruising sailboat, lifting keel

Samoa 36 – 11.00 m (36.1 ft) blue water cruising sailboat

Multichine 37 SK – 11.16 m (36.6 ft) blue water cruising sailboat, lifting keel

Multichine 38 Sport – 11.60 m (38.1 ft) performance cruising, blue water sailboat, lifting keel

Explorer 39 – 12.00 m (39.4 ft) blue water cruising sailboat, lifting keel

Aventura 40 – 12.27 m (40.3 ft) blue water cruising sailboat, classic style (contact us)

Cabo Horn 40 – 12.27 m (40.3 ft) blue water cruising sailboat

Multichine 41 – 12.48 m (40.9 ft) blue water cruising sailboat

Multichine 41SK – 12.48 m (40.9 ft) blue water cruising sailboat, lifting keel

Polar 44 – 13.41 m (44.0 ft) blue water and high latitudes cruising sailboat

Polar 44 DS – 13.41 m (44.0 ft) blue water with, lifting keel, deck saloon

Multichine 45 – 13.70 m (44.9 ft) blue water cruising sailboat

Multichine 45SK – 13.70 m (44.9 ft) blue water cruising sailboat, lifting keel (contact us)

Polar 50 – 15.28 m (50.1 ft) blue water cruising sailboat, lifting keel (contact us)

Polar 65 – 20.00 m (65.6 ft) blue water and high latitudes cruising sailboat, lifting keel

Southern Cross 77 – 23.50 m (77.1 ft) blue water cruising sailboat

SAILBOATS – RACING

Micro 19 – 5.47 m (17.9 ft) performance sailing, lifting keel, trailerable

Green Flash 25 – 7.50 m (24.6 ft) sail racing (contact us)

Green Flash 33 – 9.90 m (32.5 ft) sail racing, ORC 33 class

POWERBOATS & TRAWLERS

Diamond 6.0 – 6.06 m (19.9 ft) sundecker powerboat, trailerable

Pilotina 25 – 7.60 m (24.9 ft) displacement trawler, costal

Southern Voyager 28 – 8.70 m (28.5 ft) displacement trawler, costal

Corruira 33 – 10.10 m (33.1 ft) displacement trawler, costal

Corruíra 42 – 12.88 m (42.3 ft) displacement trawler, costal and blue water

PODAY SAILING, ROWING & DINGHIES

Caravela 1.7 – 1.70 m (5.6 ft) sailing dinghy, tender, free project

Little Nomad – 2.30 m (7.5 ft) sailing dinghy, tender

Caravela 2.5 – 2.55 m (8.4 ft) sailing dinghy, tender (contact us)

Andorinha – 4.71 m (15.5 ft) daysailer, pleasure sailing and racing, trailerable

Brasileirinho – 6.00 m (19.7 ft) ocean rowing boat

Pop Star 21 – 6.40 m (21.0 ft) daysailer, pleasure sailing and racing, lifting keel, trailerable