3 ROD­MAN SHOWS ITS MUS­CLE

Motorboat & Yachting - - This Month's 10 -

Span­ish ship­yard Rod­man has re­leased ren­der­ings of a mus­cu­lar new per­for­mance boat based on the high­speed pa­trol boat used by many of its com­mer­cial and mil­i­tary cus­tomers.

The new Rod­man 33 Off­shore is a lux­u­ri­ous, open­cen­tre con­sole day boat, un­like the en­closed wheel­house de­sign of the heavy-duty pa­trol boat. There is also a small cabin squeezed be­neath the con­sole and the for­ward sun­pad, which will sleep two and pro­vide a sep­a­rate heads com­part­ment.

The ren­der­ings sug­gest more than a pass­ing nod to the Bos­ton Whaler 330 Out­rage. Like that boat, the styling is low and sleek with a cen­tre con­sole pro­tected by high screens and a GRP hard top.

Dif­fer­ent cock­pit con­fig­u­ra­tions will be avail­able, tuned to­ward leisure boat­ing or fish­ing, and twin out­boards up to 350hp each should push the top speed past 50 knots. Al­though the look and fin­ish will be a far cry from the pa­trol boat’s com­mer­cial ori­gins, it uses the same proven off­shore hull, which we sea tri­alled for last year’s Christ­mas boat test.

It’s not the only new model Rod­man is launch­ing next year. A heav­ily face-lifted 1040 Evo­lu­tion re­places the ex­ist­ing 1040 in its Fisher & Cruiser line. The look has been up­dated with a sub­stan­tially in­creased glass area in the saloon and a low pro­file fly­bridge. A coupé ver­sion with a slid­ing glass roof sec­tion will also be avail­able.

In­side, the lay­out will be broadly sim­i­lar with a gal­ley in the saloon on the main deck and two cab­ins shar­ing a sin­gle heads on the lower deck.

Pow­ered by twin shaft drive Volvo Penta D4 en­gines in ei­ther 260hp or 300hp guise, the yard says that it is also con­sid­er­ing sim­i­lar power op­tions from other man­u­fac­tur­ers. Max­i­mum speed should be in the re­gion of 32 knots ac­cord­ing to Rod­man.

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