Originally Posted by latravcha
I think I'm going to set an appointment to look at this boat the next time we are in Orange Beach, which should be just a few weekends after Memorial day.
I did notice that most of the of the 49's have stabilizers already but I have not seen one listed locally.
I'm a little bias, but great choice on boat model!
A D44 is a well founded boat that will hold its value and take you just about anywhere you want to go.
Not knowing what your travel plans are for your boat, I'll throw this out for consideration....
When we were looking for Salty, one of the "must have" criteria was NO stabilizers. I do all my boat maintenance and didn't want the additional seal&hydro maintenance they would require. Also, our normal cruising is in shallow water with lots of crab trap lines and oyster reefs, so I didn't want stabilizer fins creating additional exposure. We are retired and have the luxury of no schedule pressure to travel offshore when things are sloppy. May not fit your travel plans, but works for us....YMMV!