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Fall boat preview - Powerboats - PART II

35 feet to 50 feet: Bertram 360, Island Pilot 395, Tiara 3900 Convertible, Nordhavn 43,Luhrs 41 Open,Oyster LD43,Grand Banks 44 Heritage EU

Bertram 360

Bertram Yacht returns to the open sportfisherman market with the new 360 Open. The deep-vee hull has a sharp entry and wide chines, according to the builder. Below, it has a stateroom forward with island berth, saloon, galley and head compartment.


It will be on display at the major East Coast boat shows, including those in Atlantic City, N.J.; Newport, R.I.; Norwalk, Conn.; Annapolis, Md.; and Fort Lauderdale. Its cruising counterpart, the 360 Express, will make its debut in France at the Cannes Boat Show in September and be on display at Fort Lauderdale.

LOA: 39 feet, 4 inches BEAM: 13 feet, 6 inches DRAFT: 3 feet, 9 inches DISPLACEMENT: 28,224 pounds HULL TYPE: deep-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: unavailable TANKAGE: 406 gallons fuel, 82 gallons water, 37.5 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin diesel inboards SPEED: 41 mph top, 37 mph cruise (with twin 575-hp Volvo Penta D9s) SUGGESTED PRICE: $424,970 (with test power) CONTACT: Bertram Yacht Inc., Miami. Phone: (305) 633-8011.

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Island Pilot 395

The Island Pilot 395 is a new diesel sterndrive cruiser that the builder categorizes as a fast trawler. It can be throttled back or equipped with smaller engines for those who wish to run at displacement speeds, according to Island Pilot.


The 395, with its straightforward working pilot boat profile, has a one-stateroom layout (two-stateroom available) and comes fully equipped, including Raymarine electronics and a 9-foot, 6-inch rigid-hull inflatable tender. 

LOA: 39 feet, 6 inches BEAM: 14 feet DRAFT: 2 feet, 8 inches DISPLACEMENT: 30,000 pounds HULL TYPE: planing TRANSOM DEADRISE: 6.35 degrees TANKAGE: 400 gallons fuel, 175 gallons water, 75 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin diesel sterndrives SPEED: 38 mph top, 34 mph cruise (with twin 350-hp Volvo Penta D6s) SUGGESTED PRICE: $419,500 CONTACT: Island Pilot LLC, Palmetto Bay, Fla. Phone: (888) 443-2965.

Tiara 3900 Convertible

The 3900 Convertible represents Tiara Yachts’ return to the sportfisherman market, and the builder plans to have the boat at the shows in Newport, Annapolis and Fort Lauderdale this fall.


The 80-square-foot cockpit is equipped for fishing, with in-sole storage boxes, room for a fighting chair, standard integrated bait prep center with optional freezer, tackle drawers and trays, and optional transom bait well. Below are a forward stateroom, starboard stateroom with bunked berths, and a head compartment to port.

Tiara says it modified the 3900’s design after testing a concept version last fall.

LOA: 41 feet, 7 inches (without optional swim platform) BEAM: 14 feet, 5 inches DRAFT: 3 feet, 8 inches DISPLACEMENT: 25,540 pounds HULL TYPE: modified-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 18 degrees TANKAGE: 470 gallons fuel, 120 gallons water, 40 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin diesel inboards SPEED: 39 mph top, 30 mph cruise (with twin 575-hp Volvo Penta D9s) SUGGESTED PRICE: $583,000 CONTACT: Tiara Yachts, Holland, Mich. Phone: (616) 392-7163.

Nordhavn 43

Two Nordhavn trawlers, the redesigned 40/II and the new 43, will make their Northeast debuts at the Newport International Boat Show in September. The 43 is a new oceangoing design based on the Nordhavn 40 that completed a 24,000-mile voyage around the world in 2002. For comfort, designers placed the owner’s cabin and head amidships, while the guest cabin is forward with the guest head located in the bow, according to Nordhavn.


LOA: 43 feet BEAM: 14 feet, 10 inches DRAFT: 4 feet, 11 inches DISPLACEMENT: 54,540 pounds HULL TYPE: displacement TANKAGE: 1,200 gallons fuel, 300 gallons water, 100 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: single 105-hp diesel SPEED: 10 mph top, 9 mph cruise SUGGESTED PRICE: $609,000 CONTACT: Pacific Asian Enterprises, Dana Point, Calif. Phone: (949) 496-4848.

Luhrs 41 Open

Luhrs will be hitting the fall boat show circuit with a new open sportfishing boat. The 41 Open’s hull has a flared bow, 56 degrees of deadrise at entry, and 18 degrees at the transom.

It has an upper helm station on its welded aluminum tower, and a 100-square-foot cockpit with a 50-gallon live well, bait prep station, and two 45-gallon in-deck fishboxes.

Accommodations below include a convertible dinette/double berth and a forward stateroom with queen-size island berth.

LOA: 44 feet, 6 inches BEAM: 15 feet, 9 inches HULL DRAFT: 3 feet, 6 inches DISPLACEMENT: 32,000 pounds HULL TYPE: modified-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 18 degrees TANKAGE: 600 gallons fuel, 100 gallons water ENGINE OPTION: twin diesels to 1,290 hp SPEED: 36 mph top, 30 mph cruise (with twin 645-hp Cummins) SUGGESTED PRICE: $680,000 (with test power) CONTACT: Luhrs Corp., St. Augustine, Fla. Phone: (904) 829-0500. www.

Oyster LD43

The LD43 is a new powerboat from high-end sailing yacht builder Oyster Marine. The British company is offering a new Hamilton jetdrive

propulsion system, equipped with Blue Arrow electronic controls, on the twin-diesel 43-footer. 
The LD43 is built in New Zealand using carbon fiber and Kevlar hull construction for strength and weight savings, according to Oyster.


LOA: 43 feet, 6 inches BEAM: 13 feet, 1 inch DRAFT: 2 feet, 3 inches DISPLACEMENT: 20,950 pounds HULL TYPE: modified-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 16 degrees TANKAGE: 416 gallons fuel, 90 gallons water ENGINE OPTION: twin jetdrives SPEED: 40 mph top SUGGESTED PRICE: $985,000 CONTACT: Oyster Marine USA, Newport, R.I. Phone: (401) 846-7400.

Grand Banks 44 Heritage EU

Grand Banks recently added a quick new model to its venerable Heritage line of trawlers. The Grand Banks 44 Heritage EU has a two-stateroom, two-head layout and rides a Sparkman & Stephens-designed modified-vee planing hull.

 It is powered by twin diesels from 455 hp to 503 hp each, and Grand Banks says it will offer 567-hp Caterpillar ACERT diesels in the future.
The 44 EU makes its debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Oct. 27 to 31.


LOA: 49 feet, 11 inches BEAM: 15 feet, 3 inches DRAFT: 4 feet DISPLACEMENT: 48,670 pounds HULL TYPE: modified-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 17 degrees TANKAGE: 600 gallons fuel, 260 gallons water, 72 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin diesels to 1,006 hp SPEED: 25 mph top, 18 mph cruise (with twin 455-hp Caterpillar C7s) SUGGESTED PRICE: $843,100 CONTACT: Grand Banks Yachts, Seattle. Phone: (206) 352-0116.