16 New Boats in­clud­ing a sneak peak at what's next

Soundings - - Front Page - BY CHRIS LANDRY

The boat shows in Mi­ami this month will be hop­ping, com­ing on the heels of a suc­cess­ful Fort Laud­erdale In­ter­na­tional Boat Show last fall that saw at­ten­dance jump by 6 per­cent to its high­est level since 2006.

The 27th an­nual Yacht & Bro­ker­age Show in Mi­ami Beach takes place Feb. 12 to 16 along a mile-long stretch of Collins Av­enue. The big boys will be on dis­play here — yachts up­ward of 200 feet. The Pro­gres­sive Mi­ami In­ter­na­tional Boat Show also runs from Feb. 12 to 16, with a new lay­out at the Mi­ami Beach Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, a new Ac­ces­sories Pav­il­ion and the largest Strictly Sail yet.

Marine com­pa­nies are ready to de­liver new boats, engines and equip­ment at both venues. About 500 new and used ves­sels will be on dis­play at the Yacht & Bro­ker­age Show and hun­dreds more at the Mi­ami boat show, which in­cludes an in-wa­ter dis­play at the Sea Isle Ma­rina in down­town Mi­ami with some mod­els avail­able to demo.

“We’re very op­ti­mistic about Mi­ami, given the re­sults of the Fort Laud­erdale show in the fall,” says David Glenn, mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor for S2 Yachts, builder of Tiara and Pur­suit boats. “Peo­ple are buy­ing more boats these days. Lower fuel costs help us. Peo­ple feel bet­ter about buy­ing leisure or lux­ury prod­ucts.”

Peter Trus­low, pres­i­dent of Edge­Wa­ter Power Boats an­tic­i­pates big crowds and en­thused boaters in Mi­ami. ”It’s not like it was a few years ago — the shows are big again,” he says. “There is a lot of new tech­nol­ogy we want to fa­mil­iar­ize peo­ple with. There’s a lot to talk about and get ex­cited about.”

Some builders will be show­ing new mod­els that may have been pushed to the back burner dur­ing the Great Re­ces­sion. Ocean Yachts will be show­cas­ing its new Makaira 64 at the Mi­ami boat show (see Page 90), a high-tech con­vert­ible that the builder be­gan eight years ago, says gen­eral man­ager John Leek IV. “To try to build and sell the boat dur­ing the re­ces­sion seemed like it would be a wasted ef­fort,” says Leek. “No one was buy­ing.”

Not any­more. Vik­ing’s 92 will miss the show be­cause hull num­ber one was sold at Ft. Laud­erdale and the owner is busy us­ing it. The com­pany will have 17 other boats in the wa­ter, in­clud­ing its new 52 Sport Tower, new 52 Open and new 75 Mo­tor Yacht.

With so many boats to see, it may be a chal­lenge to choose which are wor­thy of a walk­through. We’ll give you a head start by point­ing out 12 boats that caught our at­ten­tion.

Of the boats fea­tured here, the Green­line 48, Sea Ray 590L Fly and Vik­ing 75 Mo­tor Yacht will be on dis­play at the Yacht & Bro­ker­age Show. The rest will be on dis­play at the Mi­ami In­ter­na­tional Boat Show.

Bos­ton Whaler 420 Out­rage

This boat has been highly an­tic­i­pated since its an­nounce­ment at last year’s Mi­ami show. “You’ll be look­ing at the largest Bos­ton Whaler ever pro­duced,” says Jeff Vaughn, the builder’s vice pres­i­dent of sales, mar­ket­ing and cus­tomer ser­vice.

On deck, you’ll find three helm seats and a sep­a­rate lean­ing post di­rectly aft. The area is big enough for six to stand or sit. The demo boat at the show will have a tower with a se­cond helm. Ray­ma­rine’s new dig­i­tal switch­ing sys­tem is in­te­grated into the boat, al­low­ing elec­tri­cal com­po­nents to be con­trolled from a tablet or other mo­bile de­vice.

The bow has U-shaped seat­ing with pop-up, for­ward-fac­ing seat­backs and a pow­ered pedestal ta­ble. In the cock­pit, a cush­ioned bench seat flips up and, when folded down, is con­cealed in the stern. The con­sole ex­tends for­ward to house a V-berth, a head with a shower and a set­tee that con­verts to a berth and a gal­ley. Au­to­mat­i­cally ad­just­ing trim tabs with over­sized planes are in­te­grated into the hull.

LOA: 42 feet, 6 inches • BEAM: 13 feet • DRAFT: 41 inches (engines down) • DIS­PLACE­MENT: 20,000 pounds (dry, no engines) • FUEL: 600 gal­lons • POWER: quad 300-hp Mer­cury Ver­a­dos • SPEED: 52-54 mph top, 35 mph cruise • PRICE: $650,000 • CON­TACT: Bos­ton Whaler, Edge­wa­ter, Florida, (877) 294-5645. boston­whaler.com

Green­line 48

The Green­line 48 is the lat­est model in this fleet of hy­brid diese­l­elec­tric coastal cruis­ers. The Slove­nia-based com­pany also builds a 33 and a 40, as well as a 70 un­der the Ocean Class brand. “We have been asked of­ten for a boat like this by buy­ers with larger fam­i­lies look­ing for more space, state­rooms, heads and show­ers,” says Con­stanti­nos K. Con­stanti­nou, CEO of Green­line North Amer­ica.

The Green­line 48 can be pow­ered with twin 110- or 220-hp D3 Volvo Penta diesels. The elec­tric mo­tors pro­duce 14 kW each, serv­ing as gen­er­a­tors to charge the bat­ter­ies. The roof-mounted so­lar pan­els also feed the bat­ter­ies. The elec­tric-only cruis­ing speed is about 7 knots, and un­der diesel power (220 D3s) the boat cruises at about 14 knots with a top speed of 20 knots.

The Green­line rides a patented “su­perdis­place­ment hull” that min­i­mizes drag for bet­ter ef­fi­ciency. “The boat is much, much more than its elec­tric-power op­tion,” says Con­stanti­nou. The lay­out in­cludes three state­rooms and three heads with a full sa­loon and gal­ley that open to the cock­pit via two large glass doors. Seat­ing fills much of the fly­bridge, which is ex­actly what boaters want these days, says Con­stanti­nou. “You want to be out­side, where you have great vis­i­bil­ity and can take it all in,” he says. The aft sec­tion of the fly­bridge, which has two sun­pads, com­pletely cov­ers the cock­pit. On the fore­deck you’ll find a wide for­ward­fac­ing seat and a sun­pad with a Bi­mini top.

LOA: 49 feet, 2 inches • BEAM: 15 feet, 9 inches • DRAFT: 3 feet, 3 inches (loaded) • DIS­PLACE­MENT: 30,423 pounds (light) • FUEL: 396 gal­lons • POWER: twin 110-hp (op­tional 220-hp) D3 Volvo Penta diesels • PRICE: $ 832,000 ( twin 110- hp, non- hy­brid), $ 965,000 ( twin 220- hp, hy­brid) • SPEED: 20 knots top, 14 knots cruise • CON­TACT: Green­line North Amer­ica, Knoxville, Ten­nessee, (877) 500-1686. green­line­hy­brid.com

Con­tender 22 Sport

Con­tender used to build one kind of boat: hard­core fish­ing cen­ter con­soles. The Home­stead, Florida, com­pany still does that with its Tour­na­ment mod­els, but has but­tressed its fleet with small, fam­ily-friendly cen­ter con­soles that can be used for much more than fish­ing. The 22 Sport is its se­cond such boat, fol­low­ing the 24 Sport. “We had 21- and 23-foot boats that were very pop­u­lar for the tour­na­ment an­gler, but the plea­sure boaters were not so in­ter­ested,” mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor Les Ste­wart Jr. says. Fea­tures, fea­tures and more fea­tures — that’s what the fam­ily boater wants, says Ste­wart.

On the 22, a cus­tom sport con­sole with a step-down in­te­rior holds a portable head. In the bow, 59-gal­lon stor­age com­part­ments dou­ble as port and star­board bench seats. With the ad­di­tion of an in­sert pad, the for­ward cock­pit con­verts to a large U-shaped seat­ing area. For fish­ing, the 22 has a 26-gal­lon el­e­vated tran­som live well, four stain­less steel flush-mounted rod hold­ers, cock­pit racks for six fish­ing rods, a 94-gal­lon in-deck fish­box for­ward and twin 30-gal­lon fish­boxes in the aft cock­pit. Ste­wart points out that Con­tender has built seven new mod­els since 2011.

LOA: 22 feet, 6 inches • BEAM: 8 feet, 6 inches • DRAFT: 1 foot, 6 inches • DIS­PLACE­MENT: 5,250 pounds • FUEL: 100 gal­lons • POWER: 300-hp out­board • SPEED: 58 mph top, 35 mph cruise • PRICE: $80,364 • CON­TACT: Con­tender Boats, Home­stead, Florida, (305) 230-1600. con­tenderoff­shore.com

True North 34 OE

True North took its 34- foot in­board diesel, with its dis­tinc­tive plumb bow and re­v­erse tran­som, com­pletely re­designed the inte-

rior and re­con­fig­ured it as an out­board model. The 34 OE de­buted at last year’s New­port In­ter­na­tional Boat Show in Rhode Is­land and was show­cased at the U.S.Power­boat Show in Annapolis. Now it will hit the big stage at the Mi­ami In­ter­na­tional Boat Show.

The boat on dis­play at the show will be rigged with twin 250hp Ev­in­rude E- TEC G2 2- strokes cus­tom­ized with red side and top pan­els to match True North’s sig­na­ture red hull. The rea­sons be­hind the move to out­boards, the Rhode Is­land builder says, in­clude shal­low draft, in­creased speed, ef­fi­ciency, qui­eter op­er­a­tion and ease of en­gine main­te­nance. The ab­sence of an en­gine and drive shaft un­der the cock­pit al­lowed de­sign­ers to create a “sports locker” that can be cus­tom­ized for a num­ber of uses — for ex­am­ple, hold­ing dive equip­ment, bait wells or fish­boxes. The TN34 OE has a gal­ley-up lay­out with a state­room and head in the cabin. The in­te­rior has been re­vamped, and can be cus­tom­ized by the owner, with bold fab­rics and wood ac­cents, as well as a choice of lay­outs that are de­signed to in­crease seat­ing and create an eas­ier flow from cock­pit to sa­loon to state­room.

LOA: 34 feet, 9 inches • BEAM: 12 feet, 4 inches • DRAFT: 2 feet, 9 inches (engines down) • DIS­PLACE­MENT: 11,250 pounds • POWER: twin 250-hp 2-strokes • SPEED: 40 mph top, 20-22 mph cruise • PRICE: $399,000 • CON­TACT: True North Yachts, Warren, Rhode Is­land, (401) 247-3000. tny­achts.com

Mar­low-Main­ship 37

It’s hard not to like the Down East look. And Mar­low- Hunter LLC, owner of the Main­ship brand, has cer­tainly cap­tured it with the Mar­low- Main­ship 37. This boat won the top prize at the 2014 Fort Laud­erdale show for Best Pas­sage­maker (30-39 feet) in the AIM Marine Group Edi­tors’ Choice Awards. She may look tra­di­tional, but the boat is built us­ing high- tech ma­te­ri­als and the lat­est build­ing meth­ods.

“We are now us­ing the high­est- qual­ity gel­coats and resins in the marine in­dus­try, uti­liz­ing ma­te­ri­als such as Kevlar and Ni­daCore, one of the strong­est sup­port ma­te­ri­als — de­signed for the space shut­tle — in our hulls and decks,” Mar­low- Hunter owner David Mar­low says. “On the in­te­rior we are us­ing real woods with real names; an­tibac­te­rial gel­coat in the heads and gal­ley; ball- bear­ing slides on all of our draw­ers; and Co­rian coun­ter­tops.”

The liv­ing quar­ters con­sist of two state­rooms and two heads with show­ers, with a pri­vate head for the master state­room. In­stead of a se­cond state­room, a din­ing area can be put in its place. The sa­loon holds two large couches and a ta­ble, and the driver and com­pan­ion sit at a star­board-side helm sta­tion. Seats are po­si­tioned in each cock­pit cor­ner. A neat flip-down cen­ter­line tran­som door gives ac­cess to the spa­cious cock­pit. For power, choose be­tween a sin­gle V-8 320-hp Yan­mar diesel or twin V-6 Yan­mar 220s. The 37 gets nearly 2 mpg at 18 mph and 5.4 mpg at 11 mph.

LOA: 41 feet, 11 inches • BEAM: 12 feet, 4 inches • DRAFT: 2 feet, 8 inches • DIS­PLACE­MENT: 16,000 pounds • FUEL: 320 gal­lons • POWER: sin­gle 320hp Yan­mar • SPEED: 23 mph top, 16-21 mph cruise • PRICE: $359,900 CON­TACT: Mar­low-Hunter LLC, Alachua, Florida, (800) 771-5556. main­ship.com

Scout 420 LXF

The Scout 420 LXF makes its first pub­lic ap­pear­ance here in Mi­ami. Four out­boards power this lux­ury cen­ter con­sole, built with an em­pha­sis on com­fort, con­ve­nience and qual­ity. “The boat has been un­der de­vel­op­ment for a full two years. We tested the run­ning sur­face for nine months,” says com­pany founder and pres­i­dent Steve Potts.

Not only is this the largest Scout ever built and the first with four out­boards, it’s the first the com­pany has built en­tirely us­ing epoxy­in­fused cored fiber­glass con­struc­tion. “We wanted this boat, given its speed, to be bul­let­proof,” says Potts.

The com­pany de­signed the 42 LXF with a pro­nounced bow flare, bro-

ken sheer and re­v­erse tran­som. Quad 300s or 350s pro­vide the power, says Potts. With 300s, the boat achieves a top speed in the mid to up­per-60-mph range and cruises around 38 mph, says Potts. At 38 mph, she can run at 1.1 mpg for a range of just un­der 500 miles, says Potts.

Check out the hy­draulic hull-side beach plat­form. The 72-by-30-inch teak-cov­ered plat­form folds into the hull side when closed.

In the bow seat­ing area, a teak dinette ta­ble rises from the deck un­der power. A con­sole panel that’s big enough for three 19-inch dis­plays faces the three-per­son helm area. There is a lounge on the for­ward side of the con­sole and a mez­za­nine with three-per­son seat­ing.. Ac­com­mo­da­tions in­side the over­sized con­sole in­clude a twin berth with a drop-down ta­ble, a gal­ley and an en­closed head with a sep­a­rate shower. A tower and a se­cond helm sta­tion add $42,000 to the over­all price of $650,000.

LOA: 42 feet, 2 inches • BEAM: 13 feet, 1 inch • DRAFT: 26.5 inches • DIS­PLACE­MENT: 23,700 pounds (full load) FUEL: 500 gal­lons • POWER: quad Yamaha F350s or F300s • SPEED: 71 mph top, 42 mph cruise (F350s) • PRICE: $650,000 (F350s) • CON­TACT: Scout Boats, Charleston, South Carolina, (843) 821-0068. scout­boats.com

Edge­Wa­ter 368CC

The 368CC bridges the gap be­tween the builder’s 31- and 38-foot cen­ter con­soles. “The 38 is a beau­ti­ful boat, but our cus­tomers wanted a boat of the same size with more seat­ing and fea­tures and ac­com­mo­da­tions,” says Edge­Wa­ter pres­i­dent Peter Trus­low. She’s built with a con­sole/cabin that holds a berth, a lounge, head, shower, mi­crowave oven and sink. Seat­ing fills both the bow and cock­pit, with an-aft­fac­ing mez­za­nine-style seat abaft the three-per­son helm seat. A port­side dive door is stan­dard. This twin-stepped hull can run with ei­ther twin Yamaha F300s, twin F350s or triple F300s. Trus­low points to the in­te­grated hard­top, wind­shield and helm seat de­sign as one of the boat’s strong­est fea­tures. The struc­ture has a 70-pound aero­dy­namic car­bon fiber hard­top with com­pos­ite sup­port legs and a sin­gle-piece wrap­around wind­shield for ex­cel­lent sight­lines.

With triple Yamaha F300s, the 368CC run­ning at nearly 37 mph gets about 1.5 mpg — out­stand­ing for a 900-hp, 36-foot boat. That equates to a range of 553 miles with a 10 per­cent re­serve.

LOA: 36 feet, 8 inches • BEAM: 11 feet, 4 inches • DRAFT: 2 feet, 4 inches • DIS­PLACE­MENT: 47,000 pounds • FUEL: 410 gal­lons • POWER: triple Yamaha F300s • SPEED: 65.2 mph top, 35-45 mph cruise • PRICE: $434,745 (triple F300s) • CON­TACT: Edge­Wa­ter Power Boats, Edge­wa­ter, Florida, (386) 426-5457. ew­boats.com

Sea Vee 370-Z

The Sea Vee 370-Z is the Mi­ami builder’s fourth stepped-hull cen­ter con­sole.“The patent-pend­ing Sea Vee Z twin-stepped hull fea­tures a unique air in­duc­tion sys­tem and a spe­cially de­signed ar­ray of run­ning strakes that pro­duce higher speeds and bet­ter fuel econ­omy, as well as a sta­ble and safe ride,” says vice pres­i­dent of mar­ket­ing John Ca­ballero.

“The boat sim­ply ac­cel­er­ates as power is ap­plied, with no dan­ger­ous bow rise or un­de­sir­able bow dip­ping.”

Sea Vee uses struc­tural foam as a core ma­te­rial in the fiber­glass sand­wich con­struc­tion, which re­duces weight while pro­vid­ing dura­bil­ity and stiff­ness, says Ca­ballero.

The com­pany is know for its fish­ing boats, but as is the case with many of today’s cen­ter con­soles, the 370-Z also func­tions well for day cruis­ing, div­ing and beach-hop­ping. Fea­tures in­clude twin lounges with elec­tri­cally ac­tu­ated back­rests, an aft-fac­ing cock­pit seat and a con­sole door that opens un­der power. For an­glers, the boat in­cludes in­su­lated fish­boxes and twin lon­gi­tu­di­nal stern live wells. Ad­di­tional fish­boxes and live wells are avail­able as op­tions.

LOA: 37 feet • BEAM: 10 feet, 6 inches • DRAFT: 1 foot, 10 inches • DIS­PLACE­MENT: 9,300 pounds (no engines) • FUEL: 480 gal­lons • POWER: triple 300-hp Mer­cury Ver­a­dos • PRICE: $255,300 • CON­TACT: Sea Vee Boats, Mi­ami, (305) 759-6419. seavee­boats.com

Ranger R-29

You can load up the fam­ily and go for an ex­tended week­end cruise on the sin­gle-diesel Ranger R-29. With two state­rooms, a fully equipped gal­ley and a head with shower, the R-29 comes with all the ameni­ties for com­fort­able overnight­ing. “We have fea­tures that are char­ac­ter­is­tic of much larger boats,” says Jeff Mess­mer, Ranger Tugs vice pres­i­dent of sales and mar­ket­ing. Nat­u­ral light and ven­ti­la­tion flow through large win­dows and five open­ing sky­light hatches. You can get to the fore­deck quickly through a pi­lot­house door. In the cock­pit you’ll find molded-in cab­i­netry for re­fresh­ments and ad­di­tional stor­age. The R-29’s com­pan­ion helm seat can be con­verted to an aft-fac­ing dinette set­tee. A helm chair folds for­ward and out of the way to free up space. There’s a clever fore/aft slid­ing con­sole arm­rest that, when pushed back, clears ac­cess to the star­board pi­lot­house door. Bow and stern thrusters and a wind­lass are stan­dard, as is a hard­top “sport” rack to store bikes or a kayak.

Op­tions in­clude a diesel gen­er­a­tor, up­graded nav­i­ga­tion elec­tron­ics, an au­topi­lot, air con­di­tion­ing and a so­lar panel. And at 29 feet, the boat can be trail­ered.

LOA: 29 feet • BEAM: 10 feet • DRAFT: 2 feet, 4 inches • DIS­PLACE­MENT: 9,250 pounds • FUEL: 150 gal­lons • POWER: 260-hp Volvo Penta D6 • SPEED: 24 knots top, 17 knots cruise • PRICE: $229,937 • CON­TACT: Ranger Tugs, Kent, Wash­ing­ton, (253) 839-5213. ranger­tugs.com

Sea Ray L590 Fly

Sea Ray pres­i­dent Tim Schiek says the L650 Fly and the L590 Fly are the best boats the com­pany has ever built. That’s quite a state­ment, con­sid­er­ing the hun­dreds of mod­els Sea Ray has built since it was founded in 1959. The L590 and L650 are mem­bers of Sea Ray’s new L-Class. The yachts are high-end, and so is the own­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence, says Sea Ray vice pres­i­dent of prod­uct en­gi­neer­ing Ron Ber­man. The owner of an L-Class Sea Ray re­ceives a three­year bow-to-stern war­ranty, a concierge-guided buy­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with per­son­al­ized de­liv­ery and 24-hour cus­tomer ser­vice through­out North Amer­ica, he says.

The 590L has “seam­less tran­si­tions and an abun­dance of nat­u­ral light through­out the in­te­rior,” says Ber­man. “The gal­ley and the [sa­loon] con­nect with the cock­pit be­neath a long stretch of glass, meld­ing these ar­eas into an ex­pan­sive, uniquely so­cial zone. ”

Liv­ing ar­range­ments on the lower level con­sist of a master suite with a pri­vate head, two ad­di­tional state­rooms and a guest head. Cov­er­ing about two-thirds of the boat’s length, the fly­bridge cre­ates cov­ered seat­ing and sun­ning space while do­ing dou­ble duty as weather pro­tec­tion over the cock­pit. The L590 Fly is pow­ered with triple 600-hp Cum­mins diesels with Zeus pod drives.

LOA: 58 feet, 10 inches • BEAM: 16 feet • DRAFT: 57 inches • DIS­PLACE­MENT: un­avail­able • FUEL: 1,050 gal­lons • POWER: triple Cum­mins QSC 8.3 diesels and Zeus pods • SPEED: 35 mph top, 30 mph cruise • PRICE: un­avail­able • CON­TACT: Sea Ray, Knoxville, Ten­nessee, (865) 522-4181. searay.com

Ever­glades 435cc

The 435cc func­tions as a dual-pur­pose boat, mesh­ing con­ve­niences such as a flat-screen tele­vi­sion, re­frig­er­a­tor, mi­crowave, plush seat­ing and an etched-glass par­ti­tion with the es­sen­tials an­glers re­quire. Those musthaves in­clude a bait-prep sta­tion, gun­wale stor­age, a 225-gal­lon fish­box, freez­ers and lighted live well space. Ever­glades says the boat is unsink­able. With four Yamaha F350s, the 435cc has a top speed of 59.7 mph with a 395mile range run­ning at a cruis­ing speed of 38 mph and 4,000 rpm.

No­table fea­tures on deck in­clude a fold­ing se­cond-row bench seat in the en­ter­tain­ment/prep cen­ter, a patented slid­ing wind­shield with self-park­ing wipers and a cen­ter helm that can hold three 15-inch mul­ti­func­tion dis­plays. Be­low, elec­tric-ac­tu­ated seat­ing con­verts to a queen-size berth.

LOA: 42 feet, 8 inches • BEAM: 12 feet • DRAFT: 3 feet, 2 inches (engines down) • DIS­PLACE­MENT: 16,880 pounds • FUEL: 570 gal­lons • POWER: quad Yamaha F350s • SPEED: 59.7 mph top, 38 mph cruise • PRICE: $700,000-$750,000 • CON­TACT: Ever­glades Boats, Edge­wa­ter, Florida, (877) 902-6287. ev­er­glades­boats.com

Vik­ing 75 Mo­tor Yacht

Vik­ing had been out of the mo­to­ry­acht busi­ness since 2001 but jumped back in with the 75 Mo­tor Yacht. “[Hull] No. 1 will be de­liv­ered in early fall of 2015,” says Vik­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor Peter Fred­erik­sen. “She’ll have a pair of C32-A Cater­pil­lars de­vel­op­ing 1,925 hp each.” Vik­ing es­ti­mates the 75 will run at a 30-knot cruise and top out in the mid-30-knot range.

“With this kind of speed, longer dis­tances can be com­fort­ably cov­ered in a day’s run, open­ing up new cruis­ing ar­eas and ex­pand­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for trav­el­ing in mo­to­ry­acht fash­ion,” says Fred­erik­sen.

De­signed by Michael Peters Yacht De­sign of Sara­sota, Florida, this three- deck yacht with an en­closed fly­bridge rides the hull of a con­vert­ible to de­liver off­shore- ca­pa­ble per­for­mance. “We look at the boat as the ul­ti­mate cross­over yacht that de­liv­ers sea-keep­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics with con­tem­po­rary mo­to­ry­acht styling,” says Fred­erik­sen.

The boat has five state­rooms, each with its own head and shower, in­clud­ing a full-beam master and crew quar­ters with pri­vate ac­cess from the stern. The main deck fea­tures a sa­loon with a U-shaped lounge and an en­ter­tain­ment cen­ter built into the hard­wood cab­i­netry. A din­ing area sits be­tween the sa­loon and gal­ley. She has port and star­board set­tees for­ward of the gal­ley for ca­sual din­ing and a good view through the front wind­shield.

The skip­per pilots the ves­sel from a cen­ter­line helm in the cli­mate-con­trolled fly­bridge. The boat has iden­ti­cal set­tees out­board of the helm on the port and star­board sides so the cap­tain can have some com­pany.

LOA: 78 feet, 6 inches • BEAM: 20 feet, 1 inch • DRAFT: 5 feet, 2 inches • DIS­PLACE­MENT: 130,000 pounds • POWER: twin 1,550-hp MAN diesels (op­tional 1,925-hp Cater­pil­larC32A) • SPEED: 34 knots top, 29-30 knots cruise • PRICE: $6 mil­lion • CON­TACT: Vik­ing Yacht Co., New Gretna, New Jersey, (609) 296-6000. vikingy­achts.com




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