Gagliotta Lob­ster 35

The Lob­ster 35 marks the Ital­ian builder’s first foray into the U.S. mar­ket.

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The 35 is a Down East yacht that rep­re­sents a new di­rec­tion for Gagliotta. The hand­some, semi­cus­tom day­boat is the com­pany’s first yacht aimed at the Amer­i­can mar­ket. In­tro­duced to the U.S. in Au­gust 2018, the 35-footer has a num­ber of finely crafted fea­tures and is ex­pected to be about half the price of some of its com­peti­tors.

“The Lob­ster 35 was de­signed for some­one who has al­ways as­pired to have a Down East style boat but doesn’t want to pay more than a mil­lion for a day­boat,” says John Thomas of Spring­line Yacht Sales. The mid-sized New Eng­land-in­spired yacht from Europe is ex­pected to re­tail at about $540,000.

The 35 is pow­ered by twin Volvo Penta D4 260-horse­power com­mon-rail diesels. Though cur­rently the only power op­tion, the com­pany may of­fer dif­fer­ent horse­power op­tions in the near fu­ture. The en­gines af­ford a cruis­ing speed of 25 knots, burn­ing about 12 to 14 gph; ac­cord­ing to the builder it tops off at 31 knots. The ex­haust is lo­cated un­der the swim plat­form, and a dead­en­ing, heat-re­tard­ing blan­ket around the en­gines mit­i­gates sound for a quiet ride while un­der­way. The 35 also fea­tures a gen­er­a­tor and a fully in­te­grated helm.

The cock­pit area screams en­ter­tain­ment. Wrap­around seat­ing for eight at the table brings guests out­side, where they can en­joy their time aboard in lux­ury. The table can com­pletely dis­ap­pear into the deck to op­ti­mize the space. The gal­ley, with a twoburner in­duc­tion cook­top, is also on deck, bring­ing the chef out­side with the rest of the party and mak­ing host­ing less of a chore. Belowdecks, a mas­ter berth and a head a al­low for com­fort­able overnights or week­ends in close quar­ters.

The 35 has a lim­ited pro­duc­tion of about eight boats a year, which al­lows the com­pany to pri­or­i­tize qual­ity and cus­tomiza­tion. “It’s not a cookie-cut­ter boat,” Thomas says. “If you don’t like the color, if you don’t like the teak, if you don’t like the leather in­te­rior, we’ll make an ar­range­ment for a per­sonal fac­tory tour in Naples and they will cus­tom­ize the boat how­ever you like.” The color choice is just about un­lim­ited; the com­pany is not locked into tra­di­tional black, white or green hulls.

Al­though new to the U.S. mar­ket, Gagliotta has built 20 of the Lob­ster 35s. The ves­sel cer­tainly turned a num­ber of heads at last year’s New­port In­ter­na­tional Boat Show. “It’s an af­ford­able Down East-style pic­nic boat,” says Thomas. “It’s a dry and com­fort­able ride and eco­nom­i­cal to op­er­ate.”

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