We of the Pacific Northwest may be unfamiliar with the brand but familiar with the style of yacht in this new Integrity 440 Sedan; a displacement-hull, long-distance clinker trawler with an emphasis on enjoying the journey. Why might the name Integrity be unfamiliar?
Why, unlike so many loveable yachts of this ilk, it’s Australian designed, not American! The Aussies appear to have done a fine job blending the old and the new with their latest addition, now available in the Pacific Northwest for the first time.
Right off the bat, the 440 Sedan gives off an inviting, shippy yet modern aesthetic. From certain angles, she looks far slimmer than she is with a generous 14’ 2” beam in part due to the low profile.
The covered cockpit and swimstep combo is geared toward entertaining the guests, and the glass divide with the cabin can be completely opened to make the whole yacht one big hangout space. Dual walkways forward, protected by high railings, bring guests out onto the open foredeck. The bow has a pleasing, almost Fleming look to it.
Inside, it becomes clear that the 440 Sedan is meant to be a social hub with generous windows, large galley, and plenty of entertaining space near the helm. Below are two staterooms and one head. As far as guts, the standard single 305-horsepower Cummins QSB6 inboard diesel should keep the 440 Sedan at a respectable trawler cruising speed of around 8 knots with minimal maintenance.
Perhaps Integrity trawlers will become more common in the area as we become more familiar with them, as there seems to be a great deal going on here that Pacific Northwest boaters seem to want. If you are interested, you can contact local dealer, Gateway Yachts of Anacortes, for more information. Base price is $599,000.