A new 37-foot express cruiser designed for dayboating and weekending has joined the Back Cove fleet — the Downeast 37. The Maine builder uses the same hull as the Back Cove 37, but the deck is “totally different,” says Bentley Collins, vice president of sales and marketing for Back Cove Yachts.
Lately I seem to be using the words hybrid, crossover and multiuse to describe a growing number of outboard boats that excel for fishing and day boating. SeaVee has come up with another type of hybrid, one that mixes the center console and express fishing boat styles.
Has the midsize inboard convertible met its match? The folks at SeaHunter Boats believe so. The Pompano Beach, Fla., builder has introduced the Tournament 45, a battlewagon of a center console that can run more than 600 miles on a tank of gas.
When Morgan Huntley started talking with designer Doug Zurn about developing the next boat in his Vanquish fleet, he told Zurn, “We have to take a bowrider and make it classy.” The result is a 26-foot outboard-powered dual console.
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