Soundings - - Contents - BY GARY RE­ICH

Imag­ine your­self aboard any of these 16 new sport coupes, ex­press cruis­ers and crossovers that de­liver com­fort, per­for­mance and eye-catch­ing style.

T oday’s sport coupes, ex­press cruis­ers and crossovers dish up lux­ury, com­fort and per­for­mance for boaters with a wide range of on­the-wa­ter in­ter­ests. The boats have be­come more stylish, too. Dur­ing the past decade, thanks to de­sign in­flu­ences from Europe, we no longer see coupes or ex­press cruis­ers with multi-tier decks or high- sided, cramped de­signs. Re­plac­ing them are eye-catch­ing mod­els with loads of in­te­rior space, intelligent deck de­signs and in­spir­ing per­for­mance.

Crossovers, which are also called sports­boats, day- boats or sport-util­ity boats, have also evolved. These de­signs of­fer a plat­form for cruis­ing, fish­ing, scuba div­ing, hop­ping around to wa­ter­front bars and restau­rants, en­ter­tain­ing guests, or all of the above. Their util­i­tar­ian na­ture al­lows boaters to use them and then sim­ply hose them off at the end of the day.

Here are 16 sport coupes, ex­press cruis­ers, crossovers and day boats that have hit the scene since the Fort Lauderdale In­ter­na­tional Boat Show in Novem­ber. See if there aren’t one or two here that tempt you to into new boat­ing ad­ven­tures.


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