Most of the Cherubini 44s are ketches, but two have been cutters. A sailplan exists for a Cherubini 44 schooner, but no Cherubini 44 has been built with this rig.
Each rig has its advantages.
The ketch enables handy jib-n-jigger sailing in heavy winds and can fly a mizzen staysail on reaches.
The cutter rig is simpler -- one less sail to hoist, trim, and cover. Its key advantages are more open space at the stern for a wind generator, solar panels, dinghy davits, and stern boarding at marinas. In heavy airs, she'll do well with her staysail and deeply reefed mainsail or storm trysail. Note that the mast is a little taller than that of the ketch.
The schooner rig enables large, high light sail for light air performance. At the same time, sail can easily be shortened as needed.
Wavelength shows her special light air reaching sails
White Hawk shows the easily adjustable double-headsail rig.
Second Alarm shows the power of a huge Genoa jib.
Silent Knight displays her cutter rig.
Photo credit: Solomon Technolgies