Originally Posted by chef2sail
Nordic 44 is an interesting boat. I like more wood and it doesnt look as comfortable in the cabin, but I know they are well made. How do they sail?
I haven't been underway on one, but my understanding is that they go well to windward, and will take a beating.
As is my nature, I erred on the side of "performance" vs. "comfort", which may not suit your purposes.
I have sailed the D-40E however. Double-handed in fact. Gorgeous and very comfy down below. Easy to double-hand, excellent upwind performance, rides like a Cadillac. Mmmmmmmmmm...