“We already build sportfishing boats, of course, but we wanted to really dive in and carry out the custom work that many of our big-boat customers wanted,” says general manager John Leek IV.
Curt Corda is a farmer who’s in love with the sea. The 63-year-old San Diego native has been on the water for as long as he can remember. The first boat he owned was a 15-foot Glastron with a 100-hp 6-cylinder outboard, which he used around Mission Beach. He also has owned Venture 21 and MacGregor 24 sailboats and a Pacifica 44 Sportfisher. He’s fished San Diego Marlin Club tournaments and cruised as far as La Paz, Mexico.
Aspen Power Catamarans this winter will premiere its third and largest boat: the C111 Motor Yacht, a three-stateroom 38-footer with a flybridge and a single 330-hp diesel. That’s right: With company owner Larry Graf’s asymmetrical cat design, the boat needs just one engine.
“The Aspen ‘Power Proa’ hull design is very slippery, makes a small wake, and its drivetrain uses less fuel,” says Graf.
“We went into this with a no-holds-barred attitude to create the best 42-foot center console out there,” says company founder and president Steve Potts.
Sabre Yachts next summer will launch its largest model ever — a 66-footer with twin Volvo Penta IPS pod drives, three staterooms and the builder’s highest level of luxury. “We’ve taken it one step further in terms of luxury, convenience, quality, and fit and finish,” says vice president of marketing and sales Bentley Collins. “People are going to get a real Rolls-Royce of a Down East boat.”
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