When Cruising World called the Outbound 44 “An elegant blend of sensibility and sophistication”, they meant it. Designed by renowned yacht designer Carl Schumacher and built to the highest standards of sailing yacht construction, IMPULSIVE will take you comfortably across any ocean. Her solid fiberglass construction offers the displacement required to give the yacht an easy and forgiving motion but her lines and parameters define that performance…long waterline, moderate beam, high righting moment, proper weight distribution and efficient foils. An elegant hand crafted interior, semi-raised salon that fills the cabin with natural light, comfortable accommodations and superb load carrying capability will ensure your comfort whether you plan to head out for an evening sail or a long offshore passage.
IMPULSIVE is impressively outfitted with all the gear and equipment needed for extended blue water voyaging. Two notable features are the stainless steel stern arch and custom hard dodger. The interior is crafted from Makore; an African cherry. Two heads and a centerline queen in the master stateroom make this a comfortable home at anchor and in port.
Hydrovane self-steering windvane
Nextgen 5.5 kw genset
Lifeline 1050 AH AGM battery bank
AB Lamina RIB and Yamaha OB
Cruise RO 30 GPH watermaker
Icom M802 SSB with Pactor modem
Salon air conditioning
A full inventory of offshore spares and safety gear
IMPULSIVE cruised the US East Coast and Bahamas with her first owner. In 2013 she was purchased in Florida and trucked to Seattle. A custom hard dodger and extensive updates were made to prepare IMPULSIVE for an extended South Pacific cruise. After a winter season in Mexico, IMPULSIVE did the Pacific Puddle Jump. Due to health issues, the owners cut their cruise short and IMPULSIVE was sailed back to Seattle where she is seriously for sale and berthed at our Lake Union docks for easy showing.
Beautifully handcrafted in Makore (African Cherry), with teak and holly soles and Corian countertops, the interior of IMPULSIVE is both practical for offshore use and comfortable for entertaining guests at anchor. With her partly raised salon and large ports, accommodations will be filled with natural light, excellent ventilation and good proximity to those on watch or relaxing in the cockpit. All hatches in the teak and holly cabin sole are locking, and drawers and louvered cabinet doors have positive pushbutton latches to keep gear in place. Opening ports and hatches provide excellent ventilation. There are plenty of handholds to ease movement through the cabin when the seas kick up or you’re heeling over. Overhead dome and reading lights are well-placed. Large cabin-side fixed ports are fitted with beige curtains. Smaller-opening cabin-side ports are fitted with Peek-a-boo sliding shades for privacy. Hella turbo fans are located in each cabin/space to assist with cooling. Courtesy lights illuminate the cabin sole underway at night.
The master stateroom is located forward of the main salon through a locking privacy door. IMPULSIVE features a centerline queen-sized "island" berth that hinges up to access bin storage. Four drawers slide out from the aft end of the berth pedestal. The berth is fitted with a 12" thick foam mattress and padded headboard on the forward bulkhead, Two reading lights are mounted on the forward bulkhead. Long, closed shelves with sliding doors are outboard, up high, below the deck edge on either side of the berth. Aft to starboard a 26" long, cedar-lined hanging locker sits below an open shelf. A hinged door cabinet with four deep shelves is just forward. To port, another matching cabinet with shelves is just foward of the ensuite head. An overhead hatch, four opening ports, two dome lights, and 110V oulet complete this stateroom.
The forward head head is entered through a privacy door in the port aft corner of the master stateroom. This space is finished "white" for easy maintenance with select teak trim around the mirror and a removable varnished teak shower grate in the sole. A Raritan manual flush head is outboard. A very clever Corian counter with 10" round stainless steel sink slides out, over the head when needed. A medicine cabinet is located behind a mirrored door that's angled just right for shaving. A florescent task light over the sink, dome light, shower hose with nozzle and bracket, 110V outlets, and towel bars, and opening port complete this space.
The main salon is a bright, comfortable living area with natural light and visibility provided by the large salon windows. A seven foot long U-shaped dinette is located to port with a straight settee to starboard. The straight settee's backrest mid-section drops forward to become a small table; great for a game of cards or a place for drinks! The dinette is large enough to seat many guests – a must on any cruising boat. The fiddled table measures 40" long by 31" wide forward and 40" wide aft. A top-opening bin for condiments is recessed into the middle of the table. Two slide out drawers are located under the dinette ends. Book shelves with adjacent lockers are above both settees. The straight settee to starboard is fitted with a Blue Performance lee cloth making a comfortable sea berth. Storage bins outboard of the settee cushions and bin storage under the dinette cushions nicely store months of provisions. Aft of the starboard settee, a tall, open bookshelf sit's atop a slide-out twelve bottle spirits locker. Three dome lights, four reading lights, two cabin fans, an overhead hatch, and flat screen TV complete this space.
The U-shaped galley is to port and aft of the main salon, and includes blue with white fleck Corian counters, forward facing double stainless steel sinks with single lever faucet with pull out nozzle and Force Ten three burner propane stove with oven and broiler. The sinks measure 9" x 13" x 7.5" deep and 13" x 13" x 7.5" deep. A microwave locker with roll top door is above the stove. The top-loading freezer/refrigeration boxes are equipped with a reliable refrigeration system. Henderson fresh and salt water foot pumps augment the pressure hot and cold water system. There is plenty of space for storage of ship’s stores, dishes, cutlery, and pots and pans. An teak china rack is mounted above the partial forward bulkhead above a sixteen-jar teak spice rack. IMPULSIVE's galley will easily meet the needs of the most discerning chef. The space also meets the “safety at sea” requirement. When tucked into the U-section of the galley, one is not only secure but also out of the way of anything that might be launched from the stove top! Seperated from the flow of traffic, the large galley still provides an excellent location for interfacing with guests either in the cockpit or at the dinette table forward.
The navigation station is located aft of the galley on the port side. A comfortable upholstered, curved seat provides an excellent spot to view charts and electronics offshore or to relax and chat with the chef at anchor. The top opening 26" wide by 28" long chart table easily accommodates charts with a built in cabinet forward for a radar/chart plotter. The electrical panel is outboard of the helm seat and the Raymarine charplotter and Icom VHF and SSB radios are mounted forward above the nav table. A flexarm spotlight lights up the table at night and drawers and lockers below the nav table and seat provide excellent storage for additional tools. A deep "catch all" bin is outboard of the chart table.
The aft head to starboard of the galley is finished in molded white gel coat surfaces that are both easy to clean and bright. Located near the companionway, the head compartment is a perfect place to shed salty foul weather gear before entering the main cabin. The separate enclosed shower is located forward of the head. A seat and double locker are located outboard and a teak grate covers the shower sole. Just aft, the head is laid out with Corian countertop and a stainless steel sink outboard along the hull side. A teak-trimmed, mirrored sliding door locker is located behind the counter and additional storage is available in a locker under the sink. The head is a electric flush Tecma. A fan, two towel bars, coat hook, dome light, over counter light, cowl vent, and 110V outlet complete this space.
The enclosed aft aft stateroom is to starboard of the companionway and features a comfortable double berth measuring 79" long by 53" wide forward and 36" wide aft. A divided 6" thick foam mattress lifts up to access aft storage bins, watermaker membranes, and hot water heater. Two drawers are below the bunk forward. Louvered lockers are above and outboard of the berth with additional storage in cabinets along the aft bulkhead. There is a large hanging locker and book shelves. Two ports open into the cockpit providing excellent ventilation. An overhead hatch, cabinside opening port, and 110V oulet are also fitted.
IMPULSIVE's technical room aft and to port of the engine compartment is any sailor’s dream come true. There's s a work bench with shelves, lockers and drawers outboard and plenty of space for the generator and watermaker inboard under the cockpit sole. The clothes washer is aft of the workbench. The cockpit lazarette opens into the mechanical room allowing one to stand while working and the steering quadrant is accessed through a hatch in the aft bulkhead. The companionway ladder lifts easily on gas springs to provide access to the front end of the engine compartment which is sound insulated. Removable panels on either side further access the engine. While there's plenty of room for all the equipment that makes for comfortable cruising, there's also ample space and access available to easily service these systems.
The hull is 100% hand laid fiberglass. The outer three layers were done with vinylester resin for blister resistance. In addition to the vinylester resin, the bottom has an epoxy non-permeable barrier coat. Knytex bi-axial cloth was used in the layup for added impact resistance. Additional reinforcement was added to bottom, turn of bilge and bow as well. While in the mold, heavy duty fiberglass longitudinal/floor/mast step/engine bed grids were glassed directly into the hull. All athwartships stringers, bulkheads, and furniture are glassed and securely bonded to the hull while still in the mold. Hull and keel were molded in a single lamination. The encapsulated keel then had a 3500 pound bulb bolted to it (10,000 pound total ballast) for excellent righting moments. Three layers of glass cover the bolted on lead bulb. The deck was laid up and vacuumed bagged with Baltek Balsa core. Contrasting nonskid is molded-in and aluminum toe rail caps the hull to deck joint. High density foam is used in areas where there are deck penetrations (ie. Chain plates, cleats, etc.). There is a solid watertight bulkhead 7’ from the bow for added safety.
The deck layout is ergonomically sound with unobstructed pathways from stem to stern. The cockpit seats are long enough to lay down on. Crew can position feet on the opposite settees when sailing to windward. The high coaming seatbacks add safety and are angled properly for comfortable use while underway. The helm seat lifts for a walkthrough transom, with dedicated liferaft locker beneath. There are four dorade vents, eight hatches, and ten ports for excellent ventilation below. The dodger, bimini and infill offer protection from the elements and are in excellent condition. The pulpits and stanchions are 30” high. The stern pulpit is 1.25” stainless and wraps the entire stern to the admidships lifeline gates. Stanchions are also 1.25” in diameter. There are four large Wichard folding pad eyes in cockpit for harness attachment. Stainless steel grab rails are mounted on the cabin top; all within continuous reach. IMPULSIVE is a very well thought-out performance cruiser and ready for offshore use. Excellent deck-accessed storage is found in the huge "climb-in" bow locker, starboard quarter locker, and port cockpit settee locker.
IMPULSIVE is fitted with a custom stern arch/davit by Kato Marine of Annapolis. Fabricated from 1.5" diameter stainless steel tubing with polished welds and well radiused bends this stern arch matches the beautiful factory stainless steel handrails and pulpits. The radar and other antennas are top mounted on this davit. A floodlight shines on the transom and cockpit. Dinghy davits and outboard lifting tackle are hung beneath the arch.
Knowing that shelter means comfort and safety, the IMPULSIVE's owners had a custom hard cockpit dodger designed and fabricated in 2014 by Northwest Fiberglass in Seattle. This well conceived hard dodger is fitted with three opening and two fixed aluminum framed Diamond Sea Glaze windows, handrails on top, and inside and out aft vertical edges. Two red/white dome lights turn on/off by touch. The hard dodger carries aft fully 30" over the seats to provide superb protection for crew on each side. A blue canvas bimini covers the aft cockpit and a "see through" zippered Polycarbonate Makrolon panel connects the hard dodger and bimini. The bimini and connector were built in 2014 by Breezy Canvas in Seattle.