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CYOA 2005 FP Cumberland 44 #21171
07/11/2013 12:36 PM
07/11/2013 12:36 PM

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Considering a charter of this boat from CYOA. Does anyone have experience with this boat or information of the boat's condition?

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Re: CYOA 2005 FP Cumberland 44 #21172
07/11/2013 05:16 PM
07/11/2013 05:16 PM
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I do, but since I do some work for CYOA you may not find find my opinions unbiased. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" /> With that in mind, I think the boat is in very good to excellent condition. Possibly one it's most distinctive qualities is that she is fast when compared to most other power cats in the area that I'm aware of. If you want to pay the fuel bill, you can dash around at 20kts! Do you have a specific question or area of concern?

Re: CYOA 2005 FP Cumberland 44 #21173
07/19/2013 02:01 PM
07/19/2013 02:01 PM
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Chartered it from 7/11-18/13
It handled very well and provided a comfortable ride with plenty of power. A little rolly traveling parallel to swells.
I was surprised that a boat of this class didn't allow control of the windlass from the bridge but only from the bow and then required the periodic realignment of the chain during retrieval. And while you are doing that be very careful that you don't accidently touch a switch. Really!
Be careful coming down the spiral staircase from the bridge, steps are small and the edges are slippery as snot when they are wet.
Lots of room for three couples but was disappointed by the lack of drawers in the cabins and convenient drink holders.
Separate refrigerator and freezer was nice.
The BBQ was useless because the mounting clamp would not grasp the smooth side rail (wrapped with tape to improve the grip - Not!). We almost lost our entire dinner overboard.
The generator is awesome, handled hair dryers & curling irons when shore power would not. AC had separate controls for cabins and salon/galley but drained into separate bilges each with two manually controlled pumps w/o float switches. Why they didn't drain overboard or at least have float switches is beyond me.
One last annoyance, the bow and side rails are continuous so the only convenient access is at the stern.
Perhaps I expect too much for a boat that cleared $1.5M but the folks at Lagoon appeared to be more thoughtful than those at Fountaine Pajot.
Overall it was an awesome ride with many creature comforts.

Last edited by tjkunes; 07/19/2013 04:29 PM.

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