Nautitech 44 Open (2023) 'Duality II'

Nautitech 44 openThe Nautitech 44 Open is the latest design in the Nautitech lineup to get really excited about!

The new design continues to build on the successful ‘Open’ concept whilst delivering a ‘wide grin’ sailing performance. The 44 Open is probably the fastest cruising catamaran available for a bareboat charter. She can point higher than any other cruising cat (that does not have daggerboards -which consume interior space), thanks to her high aspect sail plan, tight sheeting angles, high aspect rudders, a draft of 4ft 9“and an excellent sail area to displacement ratio. The Open 44 remains stable, comfortable, and downright fun to sail on and off the wind.

The low wetted surface area enabled by narrow, hydrodynamic hulls below the waterline allows for optimized cruising speeds while the hard-chined stepped hulls above the waterline give more interior living space.

With the double aft helm station positions, you have an unobstructed view of the sails and the sea and you can communicate and enjoy the sailing with all the crew members in the cockpit.

A change from the Open 40 design, the lower mainsheet track positioning is easy to see and adjust for perfect sail trim from the helm station. A low boom above the coach roof allows for extra efficiency from the mainsail, more sail area and easy access to the sail bag. The high aspect furling, and self-tacking jib, with all control lines led aft to electric winches for both sails, means the 44 Open is a breeze to sail short-handed.

The interior of the 44 Open is complete with rich joinery which gives a warm and modern ambience aboard. The cockpit flows seamlessly into the saloon (the ethos of the Open concept) giving you the ideal indoor/outdoor living space for a yacht in the tropics. The galley conjoins the saloon and cockpit, so matter where the crew are, the chef is part of the socialising. The interior saloon area is cosy and offers a modular seating arrangement with cushioned cubes that can be moved around into a day bed, a footrest, or stools.

With an almost 360-degree view from the entrance of the saloon, you can happily escape inclement weather or socialize at the cockpit table whilst still being able to keep an eye on your surroundings.

There is excellent fridge capacity aboard with a double-drawer fridge, cockpit fridge and a freezer unit.

The owner’s cabin, located in the port hull, is light and spacious with portlights along the length of the cabin. The bed is a full island queen and there is plenty of storage in lockers and drawers.

The starboard hull features 2 cabins. The aft cabin has a queen-sized island bed and the forward cabin has a forward-facing double bed. There is also a single in the forepeak.

The companionway is seamlessly integrated with extra storage lockers. Both hulls have separate toilet and shower units to allow for easy living between guests. The toilet unit also has its own hand basin.

There are solar panels mounted on the dinghy davits as well as an integrated solar array on the coach roof. This removes the requirement to run your engine or generator to charge the lithium batteries on board on sunny days.

There is also a Rainman watermaker available for use onboard. The Rainman is capable of producing up to 40 gallons of water per hour meaning that your itinerary is not influenced by your water consumption.

“A catamaran built by sailors for sailors” – Gildas Le Masson, General Manager Nautitech.

Performance Package – Downwind Sails

There’s no better way to supercharge your BVI sailing experience than cruising through the azure Caribbean sea with a code zero or spinnaker flying. To our knowledge, only Horizon offer downwind sails on bareboat charter yachts. They are available on a select number of vessels in the fleet, and Duality is one of them!

Duality, Horizon Yacht Charter’s 2023 Nautitech Open 44, is already one of the fastest bareboat charter cats in the world when the breeze is up,  but with her code zero or asymmetric spinnaker flying in light to medium air, she can reel the miles off at an impressive but easily managed lick!

If you’re an experienced sailor, you’ll know how easily a furling code zero can enhance any reach or light air work to windward. This sail is designed to give you extra speed in much lower wind ranges than with the self-tacking jib. Not only an excellent light wind sail, she can be flown in up to 20 knots of apparent wind on a reach and gives you an impressive 71.5 sq.m of power. Expect to see double-digit boat speeds in the right conditions.  In light airs, sheet inboard and use at higher wind angles. Fly the clew higher with the sail sheeted towards the aft of the boat and you have yourself a reaching code zero which can be used in higher breeze.

The eye-catching yellow asymmetric spinnaker, hand-crafted for Duality, is unmissable at sea. Hoisted in a sock, she gives 157 sq.m of 1.5 oz nylon cloth and can be flown in up to 25 knots of true wind at deeper angles. This makes the downwinder from Anegada to Jost Van Dyke a blast! Both sails tack down to the bow sprit.

If you have never used a downwind sail before but have always wanted to learn then now is your chance! Take one of our qualified captains with you to learn how to safely raise, fly and lower these awesome sails.

Get in touch with our reservations team today to supercharge your next best sailing vacation with Horizon Yacht Charters.

Book today!

If you would like to book this excellent example of the Nautitech 44 open, then please contact the Horizon Yacht Charter team today. Please also review the list of included equipment and amenities Horizon Yacht Charters provides on all our yachts.

Would you like to check availability on this Nautitech 44 open? Submit a Request Form and we will advise straight away! Perhaps you would like to buy this yacht or something similar? You can visit our yacht sales pages here.

So, join Horizon Yacht Charters in the British Virgin Islands to enjoy the Caribbean sailing vacation of your dreams!


Please note that some images are stock images and the actual charter yacht may differ slightly.


Nautitech 44 Open (2023) 'Duality II' Specifications
Double Cabins
Single Cabins
Max People
Hull type
Length (LOA)
43' 8" / 13.3 m
Beam (width)
24' 2" / 7.36 m
22,712 lbs / 10,302 kg
Air Conditioning
Solar Panels
Water Maker
Draft (depth)
4' 9" / 1.45 m
Primary fuel tank capacity
132 gal / 500 L
Water capacity
2 x 79 gal / 2 x 300 L
No. of engines
Electric genoa winches
Electric mainsail winch
Bow Thruster
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Nautitech 44 Open (2023) 'Duality II' Reviews
Rolien Lucassen, 7-21 November '23

Hello team Horizon,

We are back in the (rainy) Netherlands and had a great time in the BVI! Thank you for that.

Otherwise the Duality II was in good shape and a good sailor with a complete inventory.

Best regards,

Rolien Lucassen and Marc Meijer

Nautitech 44 Open (2023) 'Duality II'

We frequently get asked “What’s included in my BVI yacht charter?”

Well, apart from guaranteed fun on the water when you charter a yacht with Horizon BVI, we hope the following list of charter yacht equipment provides you with a good idea of what you need to bring with you (and what you don’t!)

In addition to the comprehensive equipment lists below, we also offer wifi and watertoy rental.

Here is a useful list of things to bring with you on charter and not to forget on your shopping list!

Equipment On Board

All of Horizons’ British Virgin Island yachts have the following charter yacht equipment included on board:

  • VHF Radio
  • Chart plotter
  • 10ft – 12ft RIB Dinghy and 15hp outboard motor
  • Charts and Virgin Islands Cruising Guide
  • Flashlight
  • Adult Lifejackets
  • BBQ Grill
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Through-hull Plugs
  • Deck brush
  • Cockpit table
  • Bimini
  • Linens and towels
  • Beach towels
  • Clothes pegs
  • Speedo and depth-sounder
  • Wind indicator
  • Electric windlass
  • Refrigerator
  • Cellular Boatphone
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flare Kit
  • Binoculars
  • Tool Kit
  • Boat Hook
  • Signal Horn
  • Duct Tape
  • Bucket with Lanyard
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cooler or deck cooler
  • All galley and cooking utensils
  • Pillows
  • 12V Outlet
  • 110 Volt Inverter to charge laptops etc
  • Autopilot in all yachts
  • Roller furling main or fully battened main with lazy jacks
  • CD Player with saloon and cockpit speakers
  • Roller furling genoa


Some of our BVI yacht charter vessels also have the following additional charter yacht equipment included:

  • Generator
  • Air-conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Blender 110V
  • Wifi (charges apply)
  • Watermakers

Bluetooth Headsets

Avoid shouting from the helm to the bow with our Sena Boom headsets, allowing you to communicate with ease when picking up a mooring ball, anchoring, docking, or navigating through shallow waters. Perfect for blind spots and windy conditions on board.

Please contact us for details on availability and pricing.


Why not rent some watertoys to give that extra dimension to your BVI sailing vacation?

  • SUPs
  • Single Kayaks
  • Double Kayaks
  • Dinghy ladders
  • Floating mats
  • Noodles

Please contact us for details and pricing, or visit our watersports page for more information.

Internet & Adapters

Enquire to for rates & availability based on your charter dates.

Please click here for useful information on plug adapters for your electronics.

Free Provisions

Complimentary Starter Kit

Upon boarding your yacht for the start of your BVI sailing vacation, you will find we have included a Complimentary Starter Kit provided for your use. This includes:

  • Bottle of Rum (Naturally!)
  • Bottle of Spring Water
  • Dish Liquid
  • Roll Paper Towel
  • Antibacterial Spray
  • Guest Soaps
  • Coca Cola
  • Complimentary bag of ice
  • Condiments (salt & pepper)
  • One roll of toilet tissue per head/shower
  • Matches
  • OFF Insect Repellent
  • Handiwipes
  • 2 Trash Bags

Snorkel Gear

Please note that we do not supply snorkel gear. We suggest you bring your own mask and snorkel to ensure a good fit, or you can easily rent the full set from Blue Water Divers situated next door to Horizon Yacht Charters. Please contact Blue Water Divers ahead of your arrival to book your snorkel gear. Visit our watersports page for more information.

Nautitech 44 Open (2023) 'Duality II' Enquire
Low Season Jul 10 - Oct 31
Low/Mid Season Apr 25 - Jul 9,
Nov 1 - Dec 17
Mid Season Jan 5 - Jan 30
High Season* Dec 18 - Jan 4,
Jan 31 - Apr 24


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Please note we have 5 nights minimum and 7 nights min between Dec 18 and Jan 4.

Did you know Horizon’s charters start and finish at noon? This means we can get you out sailing your first afternoon after your briefings – remember to watch your video briefings to speed up your check out! At the end of your trip, you sail back to Nanny Cay to refuel and debrief before your noon departure. This gives you a full 6 nights/7 days chartering around our beautiful islands, unlike some companies that start at 5pm, meaning you will have to sleepaboard* at the docks, and then finish at 10am, again meaning you will probably have to stay overnight on the docks the night before you leave to fly home.

*If available, a sleep aboard can be added the night before your charter start for a small supplement, boarding your yacht after 5pm.

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Nautitech 44 Open (2023) 'Duality II' Terms & Conditions

Current Rates

Weekly rates (full 7 days / 6 nights) are listed above as daily rates. Charters start and finish at noon. Our minimum charter duration requirement is 5 nights.

BVI Charter Rates are subject to change without notice.

Horizon Yacht Charters BVI Charter Rates are listed above. Yacht photographs and specifications act as a guide and are for information purposes only.  Although we endeavour to ensure that images are accurate reflections of the yachts in our fleet, certain aspects may vary slightly, such as yacht deck, the colour of the hull, dodger or bimini.

All yachts come with rigid inflatables & outboards, biminis, BBQ, Stereo, GPS, linens, towels, safety & galley equipment etc. See What’s Included for a full list.


C = Cabins, H = Heads, AC = Air Conditioning, S = Skipper first day only

*Additional $700 supplement per week applies from Dec 18 – Jan 4

May we advise that HDW insurance, Cruising Permits and National Parks Permit are payable before departure from the dock in cash or travellers’ cheques, as using a Credit Card will incur a 5% surcharge. Upon return of the vessel, you are required to top off the water and fuel tanks, which you receive full upon boarding the vessel.

BVI Charter Rates shown above are for 6 nights per vessel (min 5 nights except for Christmas and New Year min 7 nights + supplements on selected yachts) with the additional daily rate should you wish to add nights. BVI Charters start and finish at noon. Sleep-aboard (the option of staying on board your yacht at the dock) with the boarding of your vessel available after 5.00 pm, can sometimes be added to the start of your charter at an extra charge of $75.00 per head per night (minimum of $200.00 per night), depending upon yacht availability.

  • Hull Damage Waiver Insurance is compulsory for $60.00 (max $600) per day for Monohulls and $70.00 (max $700) per day for Catamarans. Security deposit is $2000 for monohulls and cats 41ft and under, and $5000 for cats 42ft plus. This limits your liability to the security deposit (either $2000 or $5000) per incident relating to the yacht and 3% of hull value per incident if in contravention of the Client Responsibility Agreement or the Charter Contract.
  • Skippers are available from $225.00 per day, Instructors from $275.00 per day and Cooks from $225.00 per day (plus food and gratuity).
  • Provisioning – Please refer to our provisioning page for more information.
  • Windsurfing, kayaks, hammock rentals, SCUBA gear or other water sports are all available at competitive rates. Click here for more information.
  • Hotel Accommodations throughout the islands can be arranged. Most major credit cards are accepted. Please check our Accommodations page for more information.
  • Learn to Sail – we are an ASA-affiliated Instructing Facility – Please request more details on our courses or click here for more information.

An Environmental levy of $10 per head is payable by all visitors to the BVI on arrival (effective 1st Sept 2017).

Bookings and Cancellations – We require a 50% deposit to confirm the reservation and the balance due of 50% should be received by Horizon Yacht Charters no later than 45 days prior to the charter start date. A full refund less a $200.00 administration fee is given should the reservation be cancelled in writing up to 90 days prior to the charter start date. If the charter is cancelled within 90 days of the charter start date, then a full refund (less $200.00) is made subject to Horizon Yacht Charters reselling the charter space reserved.

Trip Cancellation Insurance: We strongly recommend this as it protects you should anything unforeseen occur before your holiday. Click Here for more details.

Conditions apply to all charters.

Additional Items

  • Cruising Permit $4 pp/pd
  • National Parks Permit From $25 per week
  • VISAR (Optional) $2 per person
  • Mobile phone rental $20 (Duration of charter) Mandatory

Super Size your Dinghy

Why not upgrade your yacht tender during your sailing vacation? Get the crew ashore in style and explore more with an upgraded tender. Only $300 per day. Find out more here.

Nautitech 44 Open (2023) 'Duality II' Super Tender

Super Tender your Vacation with Horizon Yacht Charters!












Licensed for 6 persons, this 15ft RIB with 60HP Yamaha outboard will get you and your crew to snorkelling spots and the beach in style and comfort.

Make your charter yacht vacation a breeze – enjoy the comfort of being able to tie up your yacht for the night and then continue exploring the surrounding bays! You can pick up your mooring ball at the Bight and then head to the Indians or the Caves for a snorkel. If you visit the Dogs, there’s no need to choose only one snorkel spot for your lunch stop, zip around them all!  A swim ladder makes boarding easy from the water.

For popular spots where it’s trickier to find a mooring, the RIB is the perfect alternative. Settle into Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke for the night and then take the RIB to White Bay for the afternoon to enjoy painkillers without the hassle of finding a mooring ball or having to move your yacht for the night.

The North Sound boasts a selection of some of the best dining options in the BVI. There’s no need to settle for only one spot when you have the RIB. Pick up provisions from Leverick Bay, enjoy the plunge pool at Nova in Deep Bay, and then zip back to the sound for sundowners at Saba Rock before enjoying dinner at The Bitter End.

If you have a mix of snorkelers, beachgoers, shoppers and sailors onboard then give your group flexibility by taking the standard dinghy included in your charter as well. This will also remove the need to make multiple dinghy trips ashore for larger groups.

Get more out of your sailing vacation with Horizon- ‘Super Tender’ it!

Please note that the Super Tender is towed as it is too large for davits and tenderlifts. You can choose to take your 10ft Rib as well on catamarans (stored on the davits or tenderlift), or leave it behind. On monohulls we recommend just taking the Super Tender.

Contact our reservations team for more information. Exclusively available only to Horizon Charter guests.








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