Nearly a victim of the recession, the 34-footer is billed as the 'world's biggest little yacht'
Forget for the moment that the boat is called Corvette. As an analogy, think Mini Cooper. Both the boat and the car were beloved in Great Britain, their country of origin. Both were restyled and reintroduced to the U.S. market by a new company. Both have a unique look, and both are small for their type. The Corvette is a 34-footer, and I took hull No. 1 for a spin.
Morgan Huntley’s Vanquish Boats is turning out a 24-footer he believes is right for the times
Morgan Huntley is a self-described former marina rat from New York with a passion for boats. The confident 31-year-old believes he will find success — even in shaky economic times — with his Vanquish Boats, which builds a 24-footer (25 feet, 8 inches LOA) in two versions.
Marking Bertram Yacht’s 50th anniversary, company president Alton Herndon touts today’s Bertrams as “hard-core, kick-ass fishing machines,” which is what your grandad also might have said about the boats Richard Bertram built. He might have had a few other choice words for them as well: rugged, seakindly, maneuverable, rough-water boat, a seakeeper.
A range of new models with new features is being rolled out at the fall and winter boat shows
The 15 powerboats in our annual boat show preview range from 23 to 66 feet and carry price tags that begin at $46,000 and top out at $3.16 million.
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