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Fall boat preview - Powerboats - PART I

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20 to 35 feet: Maritime Skiff 23 Challenger, Hunt Harrier 25, Albin 26 Center Console, SanJuan30, Boston Whaler 320 Outrage Cuddy Cabin, Chris-Craft Corsair 33, Pursuit 3480 Drummond Island Runner, Cabo 32 Express

Take our walkthrough of 31 new boats — power and sail — before you head out to the fall boat shows.

Power Preview - PART I

ByMichael Hauenstein / Staff Writer

Maritime Skiff 23 Challenger

 Maritime Skiff’s new 23 Challenger — a pilothouse cuddy with accommodations for two — represents the builder’s evolution from offering essentially bare hulls to producing fully factory-equipped boats, says owner Paul Hureau.
The cabin contains a V-berth, and there are helm and companion

 

ladder-back chairs in the three-sided pilothouse, with aft drop curtain. The boat has an engine splash well and can be powered by a single outboard from 130 hp to 225 hp.

LOA: 23 feet, 3 inches BEAM: 8 feet, 6 inches HULL DRAFT: 1 foot, 2 inches DISPLACEMENT: 3,100 pounds HULL TYPE: modified-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 14 degrees TANKAGE: 83 gallons fuel ENGINE OPTION: single outboard to 225 hp SPEED: 45 mph top, 12-26 mph cruise (with 225-hp 4-stroke) SUGGESTED PRICE: $61,000 CONTACT: Maritime Skiff Inc., Duxbury, Mass. Phone: (781) 934-0010. www.mskiff.com

Hunt Harrier 25

The new Harrier 25 from Hunt Yachts is a deep-vee sportboat/runabout that, like all other Hunt Yachts, rides a hull designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates.

A diesel or gasoline jackshaft sterndrive provides propulsion, and the boat’s small cuddy contains a V-berth. The self-bailing cockpit, which is larger than that of Hunt’s Surfhunter 25, has a couple of transom fishboxes and one under the companion seat.

LOA: 25 feet BEAM: 9 feet DRAFT: 3 feet (with drive down) DISPLACEMENT: 5,500 pounds HULL TYPE: deep-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 22 degrees TANKAGE: 100 gallons fuel, 15 gallons water ENGINE OPTION: gas or diesel sterndrive SPEED: 46 mph top BASE PRICE: $89,500 CONTACT: Hunt Yachts, South Dartmouth, Mass. Phone: (508) 994-2000. www.huntyachts.com

Albin 26 Center Console

Albin’s new 26 Center Console is a fishing boat with inboard diesel power. Ron Menard of Cape Cod Marine in South Dennis, Mass., designed the original boat and has teamed with Albin to produce it on a larger scale.

 

Albin touts the boat’s fishability, fuel efficiency and stability. While some models combine both fishing features and family/cruising amenities, the 26 marks the builder’s entrance into the hardcore fishing market.

Standard features include a 40-gallon live well, transom door, padded leaning post with rod holders, and choice of hull colors.

LOA: 25 feet, 8 inches BEAM: 8 feet, 6 inches DRAFT: 2 feet, 2 inches DISPLACEMENT: 5,000 pounds HULL TYPE: deep-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 22 degrees TANKAGE: 160 gallons fuel ENGINE OPTION: single diesel inboard to 500 hp PRELIMINARY SPEED: 42 mph top, 35 mph cruise (with 315-hp Yanmar) SUGGESTED PRICE: $89,900 CONTACT: Albin Marine, Cos Cob, Conn. Phone: (203) 661-4341. www.albinmarine.com

SanJuan30

SanJuanYachts this fall introduces the SanJuan30 — the smallest of its Down East-style boats — which inherits the lines and wood-free composite construction of its 38- and 48-footers.

The 30 has a gentle sheer with tumblehome aft, teak and holly sole from the cockpit to the cabin, and more teak in the helm, dash, steps, grab rails and trim. 

 

There’s padded seating on the engine boxes, in addition to a V-berth, head compartment and hanging locker below.

LOA: 32 feet BEAM: 10 feet DRAFT: 2 feet, 2 inches DISPLACEMENT: 9,800 pounds HULL TYPE: modified-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 15 degrees TANKAGE: 150 gallons fuel, 30 gallons water ENGINE OPTION: twin diesel inboards SPEED: 46 mph top, 40 mph cruise SUGGESTED PRICE: $355,000 CONTACT: San Juan Composites, Anacortes, Wash. Phone: (360) 299-3790. www.sanjuanyachts.com

Boston Whaler 320 Outrage Cuddy Cabin

Show-goers this fall can get their first look at the new cuddy version of Boston Whaler’s 320 Outrage.

The boat’s deck is a single level around the console, and the forward cuddy cabin has a V-berth with cushions and storage. The center console contains a shower and head.

Fishing features include a bait prep station with live well and a pair of 80-gallon in-deck fishboxes.

LOA: 32 feet, 2 inches BEAM: 10 feet, 2 inches DRAFT: 1 foot, 10 inches (engines up) DISPLACEMENT: unavailable HULL TYPE: deep-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 23 degrees TANKAGE: 300 gallons fuel, 40 gallons water, 6.5 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin outboards to 600 hp SPEED: unavailable SUGGESTED PRICE: $184,907 (with twin 250-hp Mercury Verados) CONTACT: Boston Whaler, Edgewater, Fla. Phone: (386) 428-0057. www.whaler.com

Chris-Craft Corsair 33

Chris-Craft will introduce its new Corsair 33 at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October. The 33 slots between a 28- and a 36-footer in the company’s Corsair lineup.

 The Corsair 33 rides a deep-vee hull with a flared bow and tumblehome aft, and the layout is something of a mix between a runabout and express cruiser. Below deck there are accommodations for four (convertible V-berth forward and midcabin berth), a galley and head compartment.

 

LOA: 32 feet, 2 inches BEAM: 12 feet HULL DRAFT: 3 feet, 2 inches DISPLACEMENT: 12,500 pounds HULL TYPE: deep-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 20 degrees TANKAGE: 207 gallons fuel ENGINE OPTION: twin gasoline or diesel sterndrives SPEED: 45-50 mph top, 35 mph cruise SUGGESTED PRICE: unavailable CONTACT: Chris-Craft, Sarasota, Fla. Phone: (941) 351-4900. www.chriscraft.com

Pursuit 3480 Drummond Island Runner

The Pursuit 3480 Drummond Island Runner is a deep-vee cruiser with a graceful S-shaped sheer.

 A cockpit island galley and hardtop are standard, and for fishing the new boat is equipped with insulated in-deck fishboxes and four gunwale rod holders.

 

Below are a forward V-berth, cedar-lined hanging locker, and head compartment with electric marine head.

LOA: 34 feet, 5 inches BEAM: 9 feet, 6 inches DRAFT: 2 feet, 6 inches (engines down) DISPLACEMENT: 9,400 pounds HULL TYPE: deep-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 24.5 degrees TANKAGE: 300 gallons fuel, 30 gallons water, 18 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin outboards to 600 hp SPEED: unavailable PRELIMINARY PRICE: $250,695 (with twin Yamaha F250s) CONTACT: Pursuit Boats, Fort Pierce, Fla. Phone: (772) 465-6006. www.pursuitboats.com

Cabo 32 Express

The Cabo 32 Express, introduced earlier this year at the Miami International Boat Show, was to make its Northeast debut at the Norwalk (Conn.) International In-Water Boat Show in September.

 

 The boat’s bridge deck lifts hydraulically and contains storage and tackle drawers. Below, the main cabin has an L-shaped lounge to starboard, head compartment and galley to port, and double berth forward. Cabo will introduce a new 52

Express at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

LOA: 35 feet BEAM: 13 feet, 3 inches DRAFT: 2 feet, 8 inches DISPLACEMENT: 19,100 pounds HULL TYPE: modified-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 17.5 degrees TANKAGE: 350 gallons fuel, 50 gallons water ENGINE OPTION: twin 461-hp Caterpillar C7 diesel inboards SPEED: 41 mph top, 30 mph cruise SUGGESTED PRICE: $347,880 CONTACT: Cabo Yachts Inc., Adelanto, Calif. Phone: (760) 246-8917. www.caboyachts.com