Nova is a fine example of the Scotia 44 - a four wheel drive (twin wheel, twin prop), deck salon and pilot house, expedition yacht built with high quality materials by the Canadian craftsmen of Snyder's Shipyard in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to the tough standards dictated by the squally conditions of the North Atlantic. For three quarters of a year, these treacherous waters offer but high winds, rain, and sleet, experiencing the worst of Poseidon's wrath. Each Scotia includes a plank from the legendary Bluenose II in her woodwork to instill and carry on the centuries old Nova Scotian seafaring spirit. Her twin diesels give her tremendous manoeuvrability in close quarters and redundancy offshore. Her hull design, by the Maple Marine design team, features pilothouse windows that provide outstanding visibility from the inside helm station or while seated at the dinette. The layout has a deck salon with 6' 5" headroom and windows that offer a panoramic view of the horizon.
Fuel: 150 gal. (3 tanks - 2 x 25, 1 x 100 gal.)
Water: 150 gal. (2 tanks - 2 x 75 gal.)
Holding: 50 gal. (2 tanks - 30 and 20 gal.)
The naturally light and airy interior features two staterooms and two heads with white vinyl headliner, laminate flooring, and white ash joinery. Foremost is a storage compartment that can be sealed off via a submarine style door for a watertight bulkhead. Next is the master head with a Corian countertop, large sink, and electric Jabso head. The master stateroom has a king sized berth. Long cabin trunk windows provide excellent natural lighting. The main salon features a dinette arrangement starboard and galley alongside to port. The Scotia 44 is a true deck salon with eye-level, panoramic view. Athwartship of the companionway is the navigation station with inside steering via the autopilot controls. Aft of the companionway and below the cockpit is the guest stateroom with a double berth and head.
Between the master head and main bulkheads is the roomy master stateroom with a large king sized, fore and aft berth to starboard, and spacious storage portside. The berth has a removable insert into which a nightstand fits. Underneath the master berth is incredible 360 degree access to the twin 25 diesel engines. A circular stainless steel Rutgerson hatch provides ventilation.
Aft of the companionway is a full width guest stateroom with a 7' 9" long and 4' 4" wide berth, vanity, and settee. There are five Rutgerson portholes and one hatch to the cockpit. Also forced ventilation circulates air. The guest head is portside with a sink and electric Jabso head.
The main salon has a U-shaped settee that seats seven people starboardside. The dinette table has teak leaves with white ash fiddles and base. The leaves slide open for a liquor compartment. The starboardside settee partition can be arranged as upper and lower bunk berths. There is superb storage in the white oak cabinetry along the ceilings. Underneath the floor boards are two 25 gallon diesel tanks which connect to a 100 gallon main tank - more on the details of this arrangement in the mechanical section. The eye-level, panoramic view is exceptional while underway or in port.
Along the portside is the L-shaped galley with a Corian countertop, Isotherm freezer, Force 10 3-burner stovetop and oven, double stainless steel sinks, and deep ice box for storage or day sailing. Storage and a hideaway waste bin lie below the counter top. Centerline, an Isotherm 12V DC / 120V AC refrigeration unit slides out from underneath the settee arrangement. A square Rutgerson hatch is overhead for ventilation. There is 6' 5" headroom.
Inside Helm / Navigation Station
Headroom rises to 8' underneath the deck salon as you reach the companionway and navigation station area. Two steps up, the portside navigation station has a transparent, military style chart table, fold-up teak seat, and raised floor for an eye level, panoramic view of the horizon through the doghouse windows. With autopilot controls, one can safely navigate offshore from the warmth and comfort of the interior helm station.
The Scotia 44’s cockpit has a teak sole and centerline molded table where the engine controls and gauges are mounted. Twin helms provide excellent visibility and versatility while steering from the cockpit. The cockpit well drains through the transom which can be lowered to form swim steps.
The lines of the Scotia 44 follow the latest developments in high performance naval architecture while providing maximum protection from the harsh elements of offshore sailing. Her plumb bow and reverse transom maximize waterline length as well as interior space. Her cross sections are flat leading to a shallow bilge and stiff sail. The fin keel is modified to 6' for accessing the shallow waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Bahamas, and eastern Florida Keys and paired with a spade rudder.
The Scotia 44 is powered by twin 25 HP diesels. In terms of safety offshore, not only do twin engines provide redundancy in case of a single event failure allowing the yacht to motor into port, but in such cases the second, non-functioning engine becomes a source for parts. For this redundancy to work, the Scotia 44’s engines were engineered to be completely independent. For example in regards to fuel, a 100 gallon tank feeds into two 25 gallon day tanks which have shut-off valves such that if one engine is inoperable, that tank can be closed and fuel will gravity feed from the 100 gallon tank solely into the 25 gallon tank of the still operational diesel. A final benefit of having two engines is the ability to turn on a dime when maneuvering in close quarters.
Hull and Deck
The hull and deck are built to CE Category A standards for extended offshore cruising. Snyder's Shipyard, the builder of Scotia Yachts, uses Core Cell foam to stiffen and insulate the topsides with solid glass below the waterline. The deck is cored with Nida Core. The layup schedule consists of alternating longitudinal and diagonal layers of unidirectional roving with vinylester resin and an isophalic gelcoat. Vacumm injection is used for maximum density and strength. Additional strength is gained by the integrated, elliptical steel frame which protects the intregral keel with a stainless steel grounding shoe and strengthens the shroud deck attachment points. Strong steel floors transversely brace the hull and tie into longitudinal stringers forming a matrix of structural stiffeners. The keel cavity is filled with lead encapsulated inside the fiberglass skin and glassed over. The hull deck joint is a raised bulwark formed by securing the inner flanges by 5/16 bolts on 16” centers and overlaying the result with a teak caprail. The deck is finished with a non-skid pattern molded into the gelcoat.
Rigging and Sails
The 62’ Sparcraft double spreader mast is deck stepped with a compression post which passes through the center of the double main bulkhead. The manual in-boom furling unit is by John Mast. The Scotia 44 is cutter rigged with an electric furling genoa and manually furled inner headsail with both furling units by Admiral.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
629 Northeast Third Street
Royale Palm Marina Dania Beach
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33004