Cana­dian builder Ros­siter Boats brings a new sureto-please 20-footer to the United States.

Soundings - - Contents - — Gary Re­ich

You may not have heard of Cana­dian boat­builder Ros­siter, but chances are you’ll be see­ing more of its run­abouts and day­boats on the wa­ter in the fu­ture. Ros­siter re­cently added two deal­ers to its U.S. net­work — Bonita Boat Cen­ter in Bonita Springs, Florida, and Allen Har­bor Marine Ser­vice in Har­wich Port, Mas­sachusetts. In ad­di­tion to Ros­siter’s other mod­els, both will carry the new 20 Coastal Cruiser, a true-to-form run­about with lots of per­for­mance and com­fort.

To max­i­mize in­te­rior room and min­i­mize main­te­nance, Ros­siter chose 4-stroke out­board power for the new boat. En­gine op­tions in­clude a Yamaha F150 or op­tional F200. The F200 pro­vides plenty of grunt and gives the 20 Coastal Cruiser a top end of around 41.3 mph. Ex­pect a smooth ride, too, thanks to a com­pos­ite hull and 22-de­gree tran­som dead­rise.

The 20-footer has a clever lay­out that lever­ages semi­con­vert­ible bench seat­ing. Cushy benches at the star­board helm and ad­ja­cent port-side com­pan­ion seat have flip-up bol­sters that al­low folks to sit down while un- der­way or stand for a more wind-in-yourhair ex­pe­ri­ence. A cou­ple of strate­gi­cally placed re­mov­able cush­ions al­low own­ers to open things up or cre­ate a more in­ti­mate so­cial area. An op­tional teak ta­ble in­sert fur­ther ex­pands the en­ter­tain­ment ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

“We’re pre­dict­ing great suc­cess for the Ros­siter 20 Coastal Cruiser,” Scott Han­son, pres­i­dent and CEO of Ros­siter Boats says. “In fact, we’ve al­ready sold six months’ pro­duc­tion prior to the com­ple­tion of the first boat.”

Base price with a Yamaha F200 is $69,231. Ros­siter Boats, Mark­dale, Ontario, (866) 2513280. rossiter­boats.com

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