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Makaira 64

Ocean Yachts has launched what it is calling a “high-end semicustom sportfishing machine” — the Makaira 64.

“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.



Bayliner’s new ‘all-water’ boat

Bayliner has created a boat with all the elbow room of a pontoon but built on a cat-like fiberglass hull that performs well in a chop and excels for water sports, says Bayliner marketing brand manager Michael Yobe. And the 26-foot, 3-inch Element XR7 is comparable in price to many 22-foot pontoons, Yobe says.



A single-diesel catamaran

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.



Scout 420 LXF

Scout Boats in February will become the third boatbuilder in six months to launch a 40-plus-foot center console with four outboards. The 420 LXF will be unveiled at the Miami International Boat Show.

“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 66 Dirigo

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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