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marketing for Sabre and Back Cove, the new Sabre 45 Salon Expess will make her debut at the Miami International Boat Show in February 2017.
www.sabreyachts.com NORTH PACIFIC 44 SEDAN
Following the same styling cues and hull form as 2014’s Pilothouse 45 debut, North Pacific Yachts is well underway to bringing a 44 Sedan to North America this winter. The 44 will feature a 21-foot-long saloon/galley/helm combination on a single level, a skeg keel with prop protection, two staterooms, and plentiful interior headroom. A single 250-horsepwer Cummins 6.7L QSB diesel powerplant will provide owners with a projected economical cruising speed of 7 knots at 2.5 gph with the ability to cruise comfortably at 10 knots.
Unusual for production yachts at this price point, layouts can also be custom-ordered. In addition to this flexibility, the brand prides itself on including a healthy number of standard features—a navigation package among them—making for a straightforward options list. In addition to the sedan design, the most significant difference from the 45 will be full wraparound decks.
www.northpacificyachts.com BERING 65 NOMAD
Near the smaller end of their lineup of offshore passagemakers, next year Bering Yachts plans to introduce the 65 Nomad. Sharing the same full-displacement, economical long-range cruising design as its brethren (the range currently spans from 50-115 feet), this new steel raised pilothouse weighs in at a burly 235,000 pounds. Powered by twin Cummins QSL9, Tier
4 EPA-compliant engines, the 65N is estimated to exceed 5,000 miles at an 8-gph fuel burn rate. A 10-knot max is available for decidedly less efficiency, but with total fuel tankage to 4,500 gallons, you probably won’t be stopping for fuel too often, no matter what your speed.
In a departure from its more traditionally styled Bering 65 littermate, the 65 Nomad’s huge, seamless windows in the superstructure and vertical hullside portlights work together to ensure that the ship takes full advantage of available natural light, all the way down to the cabins. In the European style, woodwork details are clean and fuss-free, and each owner will have a wide range of custom finishes available.
Stabilization is optional, so owners can opt out, or take advantage of hydraulic fins or Seakeeper gyro stabilization.