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Increasingly dated by todays Eurostyle sportboats, the Californian 44 Veneti remained a fairly popular boat on the used market for several years she went out of production in 1989. Interestingly, she was one of the first American sport cruisers to employ an integrated swim platformsomething just about every express-boat builder embraced by the early 1990s. Below deck, the Venetis floorplan is arranged with two private staterooms and two full headsstill an unusual layout since most 4045-foot express boats have a single stateroom and one head. Consequently, the salon dimensions are much smaller than one expects to find in boat this size. While visibility from the elevated helm is good, the consolewith its various levels of gauges and switchesis best described as confusing. Additional features include a big engine room, a bow pulpit, a cockpit wet bar, wide side decks, radar arch, and good storage. Note that the Venetis original hull design made for a wet ride until spray rails were added early in 1989. No racehorse in spite of her sleek profile, twin 375hp Caterpillar diesels cruise the Californian 44 Veneti at 2021 knots and reach a top speed of about 24 knots.