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Cranchi Endurance 41

The Endurance 41 from Italian builder Cranchi is an offshore cruiser with sleek styling and top-end performance of around 46 mph.

The fiberglass-and-Kevlar 41 has teak on deck at the bow as well as in the cockpit and on the swim platform. A cockpit shower is standard, and the large aft sundeck doubles as tender storage. Forward of the sundeck is a U-shaped lounge with a table, to starboard. To port is a cabinet with a sink, a cooking grill, and space for an optional cockpit refrigerator.

The helm station has twin seats — one adjusts fore and aft electrically, the other rotates — and a companion seat is to port.

The boat sleeps four, on a convertible leather dinette forward and a stateroom abaft the saloon and companionway steps. The stateroom has twin berths that convert to a double, a sofa seat and a sink unit.

In addition to the dinette with folding cherry table forward, the main cabin has a galley with Corian countertop, two-burner stove, and stainless steel sink to port. A refrigerator, additional storage, and space for a flat-screen television are to starboard.

A head on the starboard side of the companionway has a shower with teak grating.

Cranchi USA is expanding its dealer network in the United States and Canada and plans to establish a chain of service centers, according to the company.

Current North American dealers are Abruzese Yacht Sales, Yonkers, N.Y.; Cranchi Florida, Pompano Beach, Fla.; Dry Harbour Motor Sports, Charlevoix, Mich.; Waypoint Boat Sales, Grand Haven, Mich.; Cranchi California, Marina del Rey, Calif.; and The Boat Centre, West Vancouver, British Columbia.

Cranchi USA, Pompano Beach, Fla. Phone:(954) 784-7833.


LOA: 42 feet, 7 inches BEAM: 11 feet, 6 inches DRAFT: 3 feet DISPLACEMENT: 18,400 pounds HULL TYPE: modified-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 19 degrees TANKAGE: 205 gallons fuel, 55 gallons water ENGINE OPTION: twin diesel sterndrivesESTIMATED SPEED: 46 mph top, 37 mph cruise (with twin 350s) SUGGESTED PRICE: $391,190

Marlow Explorer 78E Flushdeck

Marlow Explorer Yachts has introduced the largest yacht in its fleet, the 78E. Two versions, the original 78E and now the 78E Flushdeck, are being built at the builder’s Norsemen Shipyard facility near Xiamen, China.

The 78E Flushdeck was designed to offer more useable space, according to the company, including in the cockpit and on the extended flybridge. Stepping inside, the yacht has a sectional sofa, an entertainment center and a dining table and chairs. The pilothouse helm station has complete instrumentation to starboard and a U-shaped dinette to port. The galley also is on the pilothouse level.

The boat is available with a three- or four-cabin arrangement, and lighted stairs lead from the pilothouse to the forward cabins. Cabins include a master stateroom amidships with a king- or queen-size berth, full-height cedar-lined hanging lockers, a bureau and chest of drawers, and private head with a stall shower; a forward guest stateroom with a queen-size berth and a head and shower; and either one or two staterooms between the forward and the master. Crew quarters are located abaft the engine room.

The optional Cruise Pod third engine is a 240-hp Yanmar diesel designed for quiet, extended operation at displacement speeds, according to the company.

Marlow Explorer Yachts, Palmetto, Fla. Phone: (941) 729-3370.


LOA: 78 feet, 2 inches BEAM: 20 feet, 4 inches DRAFT: 4 feet, 10 inches DISPLACEMENT: 100,000 pounds HULL TYPE: semidisplacement TANKAGE: 3,000 gallons fuel, 550 gallons water ENGINE OPTION: twin diesels ESTIMATED SPEED: 33 mph top, 26 mph cruise SUGGESTED PRICE: $2.145 million (with twin 700-hp Lugger 6140A)

Silverton 38 Sport Bridge

The 38 Sport Bridge joins Silverton’s line of Euro-styled cruisers from 33 feet to 43 feet. The flybridge is designed with generous space and seating for entertaining. Molded steps, called the Silverton “SideWalk,” connect the flybridge and the foredeck. A tall rail climbs the stairs to the flybridge on both sides of the boat.

Inside on the deck level there is a windshield but no lower helm station, which leaves the galley and saloon open. There is a curved lounge with a table to port, and the galley and another settee are to starboard. Corian countertops and a 20-inch flat-screen television are standard, and the saloon is finished in cherry.

The 38 Sport Bridge has a two-stateroom layout. The island master is forward, while a second stateroom is on the port side of the companionway steps, beneath the saloon. The head and shower are split, with the head compartment to starboard and the shower to port.

Power options include both gas and diesel engines in twin installations. Available gas engines are 385- or 425-hp 8.1-liter MPI Crusaders; the 385-hp engines are standard. For diesel power, owners choose among twin 355-hp Cummins engines, twin 370-hp Yanmars and twin 440-hp Yanmars.

Silverton Marine, Millville, N.J. Phone: (856) 825-4117.


LOA: 39 feet, 9 inches BEAM: 14 feet, 4 inches DRAFT: 2 feet, 11 inches DISPLACEMENT: 21,000 pounds HULL TYPE: planing TRANSOM DEADRISE: 12 degrees TANKAGE: 372 gallons fuel, 110 gallons water, 40 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin gas or diesel to 440 hp ESTIMATED SPEED: 34 mph top, 25 mph cruise SUGGESTED PRICE: $307,450 (with twin 385-hp gas engines)

Scout 180 Bay Scout

Scout Boats’ smallest bay boat, the new 180 Bay Scout, joins the South Carolina builder’s 200, 220 and 240 Bay Scout models.

The hand-laid fiberglass, modified-vee hull is said to perform well in rough water and draws just 8 inches for getting into shallows. The bow area has an anchor locker and fishbox with non-skid surfaces. There are racks for six fishing rods in the gunwales forward of the center console, three rod holders on the console, and a pair of flush-mounted stainless steel rod holders aft. An aerated bait well with high-speed pickup is located aft and to starboard, next to the helm seat/cooler. The helm bench seat has a backrest, and there is another seat with backrest on the forward part of the console.

Stainless steel rails extend from the stern to the anchor locker, and there is another grab rail on the console and windshield. The boat also has a pair of stainless steel cup holders and a stainless steel rubrail.

Optional equipment includes a recirculating bait well, removable console tackle center, hydraulic steering, battery charger, swim platform and stereo system. Base price with a Yamaha 90TLR 2-stroke outboard is $19,639.

Scout Boats, Summerville, S.C. Phone: (843) 821-0068.


LOA: 17 feet, 7 inches BEAM: 7 feet, 9 inches DRAFT: 8 inches DISPLACEMENT: 1,000 pounds (without power) HULL TYPE: modified-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 16 degrees TANKAGE: 34 gallons fuel ENGINE OPTION: single outboard (90 hp to 150 hp) ESTIMATED SPEED: 45 mph top, 20 mph cruise (with Yamaha F90TLR 4-stroke) SUGGESTED PRICE: $22,254

Hunt Surfhunter 33

Hunt Yachts has expanded its Surfhunter line with the addition of a new 33-footer. The boat follows Hunt’s 25- and 29-foot Surfhunter models introduced over the past two years.

Standard power for the 33 comes from a 315-hp Yanmar diesel inboard providing estimated speeds better than 30 mph, according to Hunt. Its propeller is located in a hull tunnel to minimize draft and permit beaching. A bow thruster is standard.

Naval architecture firm C. Raymond Hunt Associates designed the 33’s deep-vee hull. The hull bottom is solid E-glass laminate, with foam-cored decks and topsides, foam-cored E-glass stringers and a vinylester osmosis barrier.

The semicustom boat’s layout includes pedestal helm and companion seats, an L-shaped settee and a varnished teak table on the bridge deck. Below, there’s a V-berth forward, a convertible dinette berth to port, and a galley to starboard. A head compartment with shower is abaft the galley. The interior is finished in cherry and the cabin has a teak and holly sole.

Options include a removable stern seat, a hardtop and an UltraJet propulsion system. Optional diesel power up to 480 hp is available.

Hunt Yachts, South Dartmouth, Mass. Phone: (508) 994-2000.


LOA: 33 feet BEAM: 11 feet, 4 inches DRAFT: 3 feet DISPLACEMENT: 10,000 pounds HULL TYPE: deep-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 21 degrees TANKAGE: 125 gallons fuel, 25 gallons water ENGINE OPTION: gas or diesel inboard to 480 hp (jet propulsion available) ESTIMATED SPEED: 30 mph top SUGGESTED PRICE: $254,900