Center consoles have dominated boat shows for the past few years, but the dual console — with its bow-to-stern seating and starboard sit-down helm — has grown in popularity, as well. Boston Whaler’s new 320 Vantage is the largest model in the builder’s lineup of dual consoles, joining the 230 and 270 Vantage.
With these boats, the focus is on seating, storage and a deck layout that’s conducive to everything from barbecuing to swimming to water sports.
“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.
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.
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