Fishing drove the design of the new North Rip 30, a high-end twin-outboard center console from USWatercraft. “There are a lot of multipurpose center consoles out there, but we embraced the idea of designing and outfitting this boat for offshore sport fishing in New England waters,” says Randy Borges, president of USWatercraft, which also builds C&C and Alerion sailboats and True North powerboats.
Steiger Craft Marine has built a reputation around its fishing boats, and this year it launches the 31 DV Miami, a beamy deep-vee pilothouse model with more creature comforts for cruising.
Carver’s C50 Command Bridge is a three-stateroom, two-head sport cruiser built with resin infusion for weight savings, sound-deadening properties and structural strength.
We tend to associate high-tech boats with luxury builds, but every now and then there is one that is utilitarian but still high-tech to the hilt. Such is the case with the new NEB/Zurn 38, a custom dive boat whose owner and family will use it to free-dive, spear-fish and gunkhole the waters of Block Island and Long Island sounds in the summer and the Abacos in the winter. Jealous?
Many new boats have become laden with creature comforts, so it’s refreshing to happen upon a simple, no-nonsense vessel such as the Albury Brothers 33, a center console with no grill, hi-def television, air conditioning or other luxuries.
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