Mochi Craft 44 Dolphin
Introduced to the U.S. market this month, the 44 Dolphin from Italian builder Mochi Craft shares the curved, rounded looks of its lobster boat-inspired 51- and 74-foot siblings, with a flared bow and teak cap rails leading to a reverse transom. The gelcoated hull is built of hand-laid fiberglass, with spray rails and an integral swim platform.
There’s a teak sole in the cockpit — with wrap-around bench seating forward and to port, and more bench seating to starboard — as well as teak side decks, foredeck and hand rails.
The transom opens and the cockpit sole lifts to reveal in-deck tender storage. Under the hardtop, the pilothouse saloon contains a U-shaped dinette to port, with lockers to starboard. The helm station is forward of the dinette, and the companionway steps are to starboard.
Below, the guest stateroom is forward, with the master stateroom placed amidships and to port. The guest stateroom has a V-berth split into queen and single berths, while the master stateroom contains a diagonally placed island berth. There are two head compartments, port and starboard, in the main cabin. (Crew quarters, including a head, are to port and aft, beneath the cockpit.) The galley — with sink, stove, refrigerator and microwave — is to starboard, across the companionway from the master stateroom.
Standard power is a pair of 500-hp Volvo Penta diesels for a range of 282 miles at a top speed of 35 mph and 316 miles at 31 mph. With optional twin 575-hp Volvo Pentas, the 44 hits a top speed of 38 mph, and cruises at 33 mph. Available hull colors include coral, blue, red, beige and turquoise.
Ferretti Group USA, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Phone: (954) 525-4550. www.ferrettigroupusa.com
LOA: 44 feet, 9 inches BEAM: 14 feet, 10 inches DRAFT: 4 feet, 4 inches DISPLACEMENT: 39,683 pounds TRANSOM DEADRISE: 16 degrees HULL TYPE: modified-vee TANKAGE: 423 gallons fuel, 135 gallons water, 87 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin diesel inboards to 1,150 hp SPEED: 35 mph top, 31 mph cruise (with twin 500-hp Volvo Penta D9s) PRICE: unavailable
Sea Ray 38 Sundancer
The 38 Sundancer has the contemporary styling of a Sea Ray express cruiser, with a curved windshield and fiberglass radar arch/hardtop that includes a canvas shade. The swiveling helm seat has a flip-up bolster and cushioned armrests. A stainless steel bow rail is standard, and a foredeck sunpad is optional. To starboard in the cockpit is a U-shaped lounge, with L-shaped seating to port. Forward of that is a wet bar. A cockpit icemaker, table and eight cup holders are standard.
Below, there is a private stateroom forward, enclosed head compartment and galley to port, forward shower compartment and saloon seating area to starboard, and a midcabin stateroom with privacy curtain.
The forward stateroom has a full-size island berth, a pair of hanging lockers, and a 17-inch flat-screen television. The galley is equipped with a coffee maker, freezer, microwave, refrigerator and two-burner stove. The saloon contains a convertible sofa, table and 20-inch flat-screen television. Options include a bow thruster, teak cockpit sole, flat-screen television for the cockpit, and central vacuum system.
Sea Ray Boats, Knoxville, Tenn. Phone: (865) 522-4181. www.searay.com
LOA: 39 feet BEAM: 12 feet, 6 inches DRAFT: 3 feet, 1 inch DISPLACEMENT: 18,500 pounds TRANSOM DEADRISE: 21 degrees HULL TYPE: deep-vee TANKAGE: 250 gallons fuel, 55 gallons water, 35 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin gas or diesel V-drives to 840 hp SPEED: 36 mph top, 33 mph cruise (with twin 370-hp MerCruiser 8.1S Horizons) PRICE: $354,388
Twin Vee 26 Express
The Twin Vee 26 Express power catamaran has the same running surface as the model it replaces, but with a new cabin and a more streamlined look. The boat weighs 350 pounds more than its predecessor.
The cabin sides have been extended aft to provide more space below, and the helm was moved aft 1-1/2 feet to change its center of gravity. The boat also now has 2 feet, 3 inches of freeboard.
The builder says the 26 Express mold is the most intricate it has done. Like all Twin Vees, it is designed to be easy to maintain and has no inner liner or headliner, so owners can remove the queen-size berth cushions from the cuddy cabin and hose it down. There is a portable marine head in the cabin.
The cat has a pedestal helm seat, freshwater sink with shower wand, and a 162-quart cooler. Other standard features include a soft top with lights and rod holders, hydraulic steering, stainless steel steering wheel, aluminum bow rails, and full foam flotation. Aft seating with a pair of 54-quart cooler seats is optional, as are outriggers, enclosures, a 32-gallon circular live well and coaming bolsters.
Twin Vee Inc., Fort Pierce, Fla. Phone: (772) 429-2525. www.twinvee.net
LOA: 25 feet, 7 inches BEAM: 8 feet, 6 inches DRAFT: 1 foot DISPLACEMENT: 3,200 pounds HULL TYPE: catamaran TANKAGE: 120 gallons fuel ENGINE
OPTION: twin outboards to 350 hp SPEED: 40 mph top, 30 mph cruise (with twin 140-hp Suzukis) PRICE: $75,360 (with trailer)
Chaparral 246 SSi
The Chaparral 246 SSi bowrider rides a deep-vee hull powered by a single sterndrive to 375 hp. The bow area has wraparound seating with storage and an ice chest; filler cushions and a bow table are optional. The 246 has a walkthrough wraparound windshield, lighted console storage, and an enclosed fiberglass head compartment.
A portable marine head is standard, with a pumpout head or VacuFlush with holding tank and China bowl available as options.A color-coordinated Bimini top is standard,
as are an aft table, storage compartments and a wet bar with sink, ice chest and storage. The boat has standard stainless steel three-step boarding ladders at the bow and stern, stainless steel bow and stern eyes, stainless steel ski-tow eye, and a stainless steel rubrail, as well as a non-skid fiberglass cockpit liner.
The walkthrough transom provides access to the cockpit from the standard integral swim platform. A CD stereo system with Sirius satellite radio is standard, and an optional wakeboard tower can be fitted with speakers.
LOA: 24 feet, 11 inches BEAM: 8 feet, 6 inches DRAFT: 3 feet (drive down) DISPLACEMENT: 4,956 pounds TRANSOM DEADRISE: 22 degrees HULL TYPE: deep-vee TANKAGE: 72 gallons fuel, 10 gallons water ENGINE OPTION: gas sterndrive to 425 SPEED: unavailable PRICE: $47,651 (with 270-hp Volvo Penta GXi MPI)
The 195CC is the smallest model in Triton’s line of center consoles to 35 feet. Construction is all-composite, with a fully foamed structural grid system and Tri-Core composite transom. It carries a limited lifetime hull warranty.
The boat has a recessed, welded stainless steel bow rail; stainless steel transom grab rails; stainless steel console grab rails; two flush-mounted stainless steel rod holders; and aluminum backing plates for seats, cleats, rails and the optional Bimini top. Other options include an aluminum trailer, Bennett trim tabs and hull color.
The console has a walk-in head compartment with a portable marine head. The self-bailing cockpit has molded-in rod lockers, 35-gallon live well, raw water
washdown, aft jump seats, aluminum leaning post with seat cushion, 364-quart in-deck flush storage forward, and a 136-quart forward fishbox.A Plexiglas windshield, Ritchie compass and stainless steel steering wheel with knob are standard.
Triton Boats, Ashland City, Tenn. Phone: (888) 887-4866. www.tritonboats.com
LOA: 19 feet, 3 inches BEAM: 8 feet, 6 inches DRAFT: 1 foot, 3 inches DISPLACEMENT: 2,150 pounds TRANSOM DEADRISE: 18 degrees HULL TYPE: modified-vee TANKAGE: 59 gallons fuel ENGINE OPTION: single outboard SPEED: 48 mph top, 42 mph cruise PRICE: $32,551 (with 150-hp Mercury OptiMax)