Efficient 44


Get where you’re going, and fast!

Evolving from the Cheviot 32, the Efficient 44 eliminates the tyranny of distance, allowing access to Bass Strait and its islands including some of the best cruising grounds in the world. Designed to cruise at 18 knots with a top speed of 26 knots, the Efficient 44 will get you where you’re going, and fast.

Embracing a modern Australian lifestyle

Crafted to facilitate a family, or two couples, the Efficient 44 twin cabin layout is modelled toward those who wish to embrace a modern and contemporary Australian lifestyle. Barbequing, entertaining friends and family, afternoon drinks or finding that perfect fishing spot, the Efficient 44 is the ideal boat to take you there, ensuring all the comfort and amenities of home are right at your *metaphorical* doorstep.


Length        44'
Beam        13’6"
Draft        3’3"
Power         Volvo Penta D11 725 HP

Top Speed         25 knots
Cruising Speed         15 knots

Water Capacity       300 L
Fuel Capacity       1655 L
Displacement        8500 kg   

Weight       9.2 tonne

Design Features

︎Superior construction techniques
The Wooden Boatshop superior construction process, developed over 30 years. The safest, and longest lasting of any Launch on the market.

︎Cutting edge technology
Our use of lithium batteries that charge while underway is just one example of our commitment to utilising the latest, most advanced technology available. Say no to cumbersome and noisy generators!

︎Minimalist design sensibility
No more clunky interior boat layouts. We’re committed to creating an aesthetically refined boating experience in all aspects of design.

︎Endless array of amenities
All the amenities to create a home away from home! Twin cabin layout, hot water, fridge, freezer, domestic-style galley, water maker, oven, bow thruster, solar panels, wash down, GPS, automatic pilot, radar, compass, GPS, TV, stereo, wipers, diesel heater, wood heater, shower, BBQ, anchor winch, swim platform, sun awning, electric windows, electic adjustable table. 


“When first considering our requirements for a new boat the most significant decision we took was to look for a “bespoke” solution that could deliver us a finished product that would be tailored to our specific requirements. We were not interested in purchasing a standard “production line plastic fantastic” but rather a unique vessel built in Australia by first rate Australian craftsmen.

With their reputation for delivering quality wooden boats, The Wooden Boatshop was the obvious choice. In consultation with The Wooden Boatshop the result was the Efficient 44.

The Efficient has taken us on many wonderful journeys with family and friends. Up to Queensland and return, around Pittwater, Sydney Harbour and at home on Port Phillip. Recently we overnighted from Port Phillip to Hobart for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival where the boat was frequently applauded for her amazing efficiency and overall good looks!

If you are looking for a great boat built with integrity and with a point of difference, I strongly recommend contacting Tim Phillips and his team at The Wooden Boatshop.” 

Green Moon

“The Efficient 44 is proving to be a great opportunity to showcase the depth of talent we have among the staff at The Wooden Boatshop.”

Project Leader, The Wooden Boatshop