"The goal with this boat was to create a center console that has a high-end finish and great seakeeping capabilities - and one that could go moderately fast without requiring two or three outboards that guzzle fuel," says Patrick Harrison, owner and operator of Harrison Boatworks, Roanoke Island, N.C.
Albemarle, the North Carolina builder known for its rugged fishing boats, has equipped its first boat - the 360 Express Fisherman - with Volvo Penta's Inboard Performance System.
"The early speed and fuel burn numbers we're seeing are amazing, and I think this adds another dimension to a model that has been extremely popular," says vice president and general manager Burch Perry.
Designed around cruising and fishing
Scout's new 34-foot center console is the South Carolina builder's second-largest boat. "There seems to be two center console worlds - the hardcore fishing world and the cruising world," says Scout Boats president Steve Potts. "We've married the two worlds with this design."
Custom 35-footer marrries a Hunt Surfhunter with aluminum and extreme electronics
The Henrietta J. IV isn't your typical sportfishing cruiser, inside or out. For starters, she's custom-built by New England Boatworks of Portsmouth, R.I., and features an entirely aluminum hull and deck. In the water, the Scotch-Brite finish gives off a unique and - if it's really sunny - a rather intense reflection of the water and light.
Matthew Sledge returns to his roots to build hull No. 1 of the cold-molded Samoset 30
Maine boatbuilder Matthew Sledge worked for a dozen years with high-tech composites to build some of the finest racing sailboats around.
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