Carver 43 Motor Yacht
The 43 Motor Yacht marks a shift in styling for Carver Yachts. The Pulaski, Wis.-based builder worked with design consulting agency BMW Designworks on the interior and exterior of the 43 to give the boat new curves, redesigned cabin windows and other styling.
The helm station is located on the flybridge, and the captain’s chair is on centerline, with a companion seat to port and an L-shaped lounge aft and to starboard. There’s an aft deck/entertaining area a few steps down from the flybridge, and an icemaker and stereo system can be added as options.
The saloon has a settee to starboard and two chairs to port. There is a dinette to starboard, forward of the settee, and the galley is to port, with an upright refrigerator/freezer, microwave/convection oven, coffee maker and two-burner stove standard.
The 43 has two cabins, with the full-beam master stateroom placed aft, a few steps down from the saloon. It has an athwartships island berth and private head compartment with a stall shower. The forward stateroom also has an athwartships berth, as well as an en-suite shower stall to port. The forward head, to starboard, can be accessed from the forward stateroom or the saloon. Vacuflush marine heads are standard, and TV/DVD players can be added to each stateroom.
Other standard equipment includes a spotlight, windlass and the SeaKey security system, as well as air conditioning and a generator. The 43 has a fully transferable warranty, including seven years for the hull and deck, five years for blistering of the hull laminate, and one year of comprehensive coverage, according to Carver.
Carver Yacht Group, Pulaski, Wis. Phone: (920) 822-1600. www.carveryachts.com
LOA: 49 feet, 2 inches BEAM: 14 feet, 2 inches DRAFT: 3 feet, 6 inches DISPLACEMENT: 28,400 pounds HULL TYPE: modified-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 16 degrees TANKAGE: 460 gallons fuel, 240 gallons water, 80 gallons wasteENGINE OPTION: twin gas or diesel inboards SPEED: 32 mph top, 29 mph cruise (with twin 480-hp Yanmar diesels) BASE PRICE: $448,995 (with twin Crusader 8.1 MPIs)
Osprey 37 Cabrio
The Osprey 37 Cabrio from Dutch boatbuilder Wajer is among the first boats to be equipped with Volvo Penta’s new twin-engine Inboard Performance System. The advanced propulsion system powers an Awlgripped composite hull that incorporates a tall flared bow, wide spray rail, gently curving sheer line and tumblehome aft. A folding radar arch with navigation lights is standard, as are a teak swim platform, teak foredeck and side decks.
The 37-footer is laid out with plenty of seating in the cockpit, including a wraparound U-shaped settee at the transom, forward of which are boarding steps to port and starboard. Forward of the starboard steps is a top-loading refrigerator and a settee, with a mahogany cabinet and another settee forward of the portside boarding steps. A centerline mahogany table serves the two forward settees.
The helm station is on centerline and has an adjustable seat that swivels 360
degrees. Adjustable companion seats flank the skipper’s chair, with the companionway steps between the helm and portside companion seats.
Below, there is an L-shaped settee with a table to starboard that converts to a double berth. The galley is to port and is equipped with a refrigerator, stove and sink, as well as Corian countertops. The head compartment is forward in the cabin.
Options include electronics packages, heating and air conditioning, stereo system, and a remotely-operated anchor windlass.
Wajer Watersport, Loosdrecht, Netherlands. Phone: +31 (0)35-5821254 www.wajer.nl
LOA: 36 feet, 5 inches BEAM: 12 feet, 4 inches DRAFT: 2 feet, 11 inches DISPLACEMENT: 17,637 pounds HULL TYPE: modified-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 18 degrees TANKAGE: 200 gallons fuel, 53 gallons water, 53 gallons wasteENGINE OPTION: Volvo Penta IPS 400 SPEED: 46 mph top, 29 mph cruise PRICE: $540,000
Grady-White Bimini 306
Grady-White has redesigned its Bimini 306 for 2006, with changes to the 30-foot center console’s helm seating arrangement and the bow anchor system, according to the builder.
Grady’s Command Seating Helm Area has sliding, adjustable helm and companion seats, both with footrests and padded armrests, and there is a storage console between the two. The helm area includes a 47-gallon lighted live well with overboard drain abaft the companion chair, which is to starboard. The area also includes a rigging station with a freshwater sink with pullout faucet, tackle drawers, rod holders and an insulated bait locker.
The console has a mechanically operated electronics enclosure, and a new hydraulic trim tab indicator and automatic retractor. A T-top is optional. The stand-up head compartment in the console has a marine head, shower, sink and storage. There is a molded forward console seat, in addition to fold-away bench seating aft.
The anchor, windlass and anchor locker package has been redesigned, and the anchor locker drains overboard. The cockpit is bolstered, and the hull and deck are constructed of 100-percent hand-laid fiberglass.
LOA: 30 feet, 6 inches BEAM: 10 feet, 7 inches DRAFT: 1 foot, 7 inches (engines up) DISPLACEMENT: 6,500 pounds (without power) HULL TYPE: deep-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 19-1/2 degrees TANKAGE: 306 gallons fuel, 32 gallons water, 10 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin outboards to 600 hp SPEED: 47 mph top, 31 mph cruise (with twin Yamaha F250s) base PRICE: $97,380 (without power)
Glastron GS 259
Glastron’s GS 259 Sport Cruiser is a new 25-footer with both forward and midcabin accommodations.
The 259 has an integral swim platform with a transom shower and walkthrough transom gate. The topside layout from helm to transom is one level, and a Sunbrella Bimini top is standard. There is bench seating in the cockpit, as well as a wet bar with a sink and space for a cooler. An aft-facing chaise lounge is forward and to port. The double (back-to-back) helm seat folds down to form a sun lounge. The boat has stainless steel cleats, bow and stern eyes, stainless steel bow rail and other stainless steel grab rails.
A walkthrough windshield accesses the foredeck, and there’s a remote control spotlight at the bow.
Below deck, a convertible dinette/V-berth is forward, galley to port, enclosed head compartment to starboard, and the midcabin aft. The galley is equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, stove and sink. The head compartment contains a fiberglass shower stall, sink and a portable marine head. A manual or electric marine head is optional. Other options include hydraulic trim tabs, radar arch and windshield wiper.
Glastron, Little Falls, Minn. Phone: (320) 632-8395. www.glastron.com
LOA: 24 feet, 10 inches BEAM: 8 feet, 6 inches DRAFT: 3 feet (drive down) DISPLACEMENT: 5,535 pounds HULL TYPE: deep-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 20 degrees TANKAGE: 56 gallons fuel, 18 gallons water ENGINE OPTION: gas sterndrive to 320 hp SPEED: 48 mph top, 28 mph cruise (with 300-hp MerCruiser 350 Magnum) BASE PRICE: $54,638 (with Volvo Penta 5.0 GL)
Polar 2110 Bay Boat
Polar, the Vinemont, Ala.-based saltwater fishing boat branch of Godfrey Marine, has introduced a new 21-footer. The 2110 Bay Boat slots in between the 2010 and 2310 in Polar’s Bay Boat Series.
The 2110 has 22-square-foot forward and 21-square-foot aft casting platforms, as well as a large fishbox with an overboard drain, and lockable port and starboard storage compartments in the aft casting platform. It is equipped with eight rod holders, and gunwale rod storage for six rods.
The boat also has five stainless steel cleats and bronze through-hull fittings.
The all-composite boat has a single-piece fiberglass stringer system, fiberglass cockpit liner and self-bailing cockpit. It’s powered by a single outboard from 150 to 225 hp, and carries a 10-year hull warranty.
Dynasty Boats, Vinemont, Ala. Phone: (800) 839-4182. www.polarboats.com
LOA: 21 feet, 4 inches BEAM: 8 feet, 6 inches DRAFT: 1 foot DISPLACEMENT: 2,600 pounds TRANSOM DEADRISE: 12-1/2 degrees TANKAGE: 72 gallons fuelENGINE OPTION: single outboard to 225 hp SPEED: 45 mph top (with Yamaha F150) PRICE: $18,000 (without power)