HydraSports Custom has introduced the largest production center console ever built: 52 feet, 11 inches, and powered with up to 2,228 horses from four or five outboards.The 5300 Sueños has a beam of 13 feet and holds 1,000 gallons of fuel. It’s the builder’s largest boat, surpassing the 4200 Siesta by 11 feet.
Its introduction at the Miami International Boat Show in February marked yet another step in the ever-growing center console segment. (The Intrepid 475 Panacea previously was the biggest production center console.)
“We’ve sold 140 of the 42-foot center consoles, and our boat owners have requested a larger boat to move into,” says Elias De La Torre III, CEO of HydraSports Custom.
The Sueños rides a variable-deadrise deep-vee hull with a 60-degree entry and plenty of flare at the bow. It can be powered with four Yamaha V-8 F350s, four Seven Marine V-8 557s or five of Mercury’s new 350 Verados.
With the 557s, the boat should reach a top speed of 70 mph, says Kurt Bergstrom, HydraSports Custom director of engineering. “Our customers wanted a boat with a little more range and a little more reach to cross the large swells offshore,” says Bergstrom. “This boat crosses the swells because of its size.” The company has presold six boats, he says.
The 5300 Sueños features a full cabin with an enclosed head and a two-person berth. A hardtop with a tower and a second helm station are options, as are a diesel genset, air conditioning and a bow thruster. There is a three-person helm seat and an identical seating arrangement aft. A fishing, bait and prep center is abaft that. Seating fills the bow, with a lounge extending from the forward side of the console. Wraparound bow seating teams up with a dinette table that rises from the foredeck.
HydraSports tapped Applied Concepts Unleashed to aid with the hull design. The company went to Structural Composites for advanced construction techniques that it used to build Navy combatant craft. The 5300 Sueños — sueños means “dreams” in Spanish — weighs 28,600 pounds.
Price is about $1.2 million, well equipped, with four Seven Marine 557s and about $950,000 with Yamaha F350s.
LOA: 52 feet, 11 inches
BEAM: 13 feet
WEIGHT: 28,600 pounds
ENGINES: four Seven Marine 557s or
Yamaha F350s, five Mercury Verado 350s
SPEED: 70 mph top, 35 to 55 mph cruise (557s)
HULL TYPE: variable-deadrise, stepped deep-vee
TRANSOM DEADRISE: 23 degrees
FUEL: 1,000 gallons
PRICE: $1.2 million (557s), $950,500 (F350s)
CONTACT: HydraSports Custom, Islamorada, Florida,
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April 2015 issue