44’ Tallulah was launched in April 2008 and took to the water like a greyhound. She flew on her maiden voyage at 9.6 knots with no effort.
Her design takes the best from Lizzie May and Ezra. Slim with a relatively light hull displacement of 20 tons, and a long fan-tail counter, slightly raked stem, a lean underwater body, she is the most elegant cutter to date. With a smaller rig than usual, making her very handy and easily driven.
Designed for two, she has more emphasis on comfort with a large saloon and galley. On deck she remains as traditional as ever, with tiller, thwart and barrel windlass. She is owned by a couple who keep her on the south coast of England near Chichester, from where they cruise to the Channel Isles, Brittany, and beyond. She is now for sale.