ASTONDOA 377 COUPÉ
LOA 38ft 1in (11.61m) BEAM 11ft 8in (3.56m) ENGINES Twin Volvo Penta D4 260hp TOP SPEED 36 knots PRICE FROM €342,000 inc VAT
The prize for the most striking front end of any new boat at the show goes to this bold new weekender from Spanish shipyard Astondoa.
With a reverse-angled top half matched to a conventional lower half, the bow looks like a particularly aggressive parrot’s beak. It may not be to everyone’s taste but we rather like it and it certainly suits the boat’s distinctive side profile with its sculpted surfacing and sharply kinked sheerline.
Deep walkaround decks protected by tall bulwarks means there’s no need for any bow rails to disrupt those clean lines, while still giving safe, easy access to the foredeck sunpads and anchor locker.
The three heavily bolstered helm seats are tucked behind a frameless smoked windscreen with a T-top overhead providing useful shade and protection from the elements. Being a day boat there’s only a cockpit wet bar rather than a proper galley to serve your guests.
Despite that there’s a decent cabin below decks with full standing headroom, a double berth forward, a pair of singles under the