Ocean Yachts 73 Super Sport
The Ocean Yachts 73 Super Sport is a new four-stateroom, four-head sportfisherman built for serious offshore angling or cruising in luxury.
The boat is available with an enclosed or open flybridge. The enclosed flybridge contains a seating area, table, entertainment center with 20-inch LCD television, wet bar with refrigerator/icemaker, soft headliner, climate control and a helm station forward. Additional helm controls are located outside, under the hardtop’s extended aft overhang, for maneuvering in close quarters or while fishing. The open flybridge version has helm and companion pedestal seats set back from a forward seating area.
The self-bailing cockpit is equipped for sportfishing and can be set up with a fighting chair. The level of the cockpit is raised forward, and Ocean calls this area the mezzanine. Underneath is sofa-style seating, a cooler, rod storage and a freezer. The saloon has teak bulkheads and cabinetry — cherry is optional — and a U-shaped lounge to port with rod storage, an entertainment center
with 37-inch LCD television to starboard, and a teak hi-lo table.A dinette table is forward of the entertainment center and athwartships of the galley.
The galley is equipped with a convection/microwave oven, four-burner stove with conventional oven, upright refrigerator/freezer, trash compactor and a central vacuum system.
Below are the four staterooms, with the master placed amidships. It has a king-size berth, 30-inch LCD television, and an en suite head.
The 73 Super Sport reaches top speeds approaching 47 mph when equipped with a pair of 2,000-hp MTU diesel engines, according to Ocean.
Ocean Yachts Inc., Egg Harbor City, N.J. Phone: (609) 965-4616. www.oceanyachtsinc.com
LOA: 72 feet, 6 inches BEAM: 19 feet, 8 inches DRAFT: 5 feet DISPLACEMENT: 64.6 tons HULL TYPE: planing TRANSOM DEADRISE: 11 degrees TANKAGE: 1,800 gallons fuel, 330 gallons water, 144 gallons wasteENGINE OPTION: twin diesel inboards to 4,000 hp total SPEED: 42 mph top, 35 mph cruise (with twin 1,675-hp Caterpillar C32s) BASE PRICE: $2.99 million (with twin 1,570-hp Caterpillar C30s)
West Bay SonShip 50 Pilothouse
The 50 Pilothouse is a new entry from Canadian custom yacht builder West Bay SonShip. It has a large flybridge with a centerline helm station forward, L-shaped seating to port, and additional bench seating to starboard. There are a table and a seat with a flip-up back abaft the helm seat, which also has a flip-up back.
Also on the flybridge level is an electric/hydraulic davit and space for a dinghy.
Molded stairs lead to the flybridge from the cockpit, which has built-in aft seating and a grill. Raised bulwarks and an extended bow rail provide security on the side decks.
The pilothouse layout calls for a lower helm station forward, dinette and
galley to port, stairs to the cabins to starboard and the saloon aft. The galley contains a Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, three-burner cooktop, microwave/convection oven, trash compactor and double-basin stainless steel sink. The saloon has an entertainment center with a 26-inch LCD flat-screen television and DVD player, as well as a sofa that converts to a double berth.
Below, a midlevel forward deck is home to the guest stateroom and head, while the master stateroom and head are on the lower level. Each stateroom contains a queen-size island berth, hanging locker and built-in dressers.
The 50 Pilothouse has three sealed bulkheads, fiberglass stringers and a fiberglass hull with 1-inch Divinycell on the bottom and hull sides.
West Bay SonShip Yachts, Delta, British Columbia. Phone: (604) 946-6226.
LOA: 54 feet BEAM: 16 feet, 2 inches DRAFT: 3 feet, 10 inchesDISPLACEMENT: 54,000 pounds HULL TYPE: modified-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 17 degrees TANKAGE: 800 gallons fuel, 200 gallons water, 95 gallons wasteENGINE OPTION: twin diesel inboards SPEED: 25 mph top, 21 mph cruise (with standard 503-hp Caterpillar C9s) SUGGESTED PRICE: $1.19 million (with test power)
Cruisers 385 Motoryacht
The 385 Motoryacht is a new aft-cabin model from Cruisers Yachts. The 38-footer has two staterooms and two heads, and cruises at 30 mph, according to the builder.
Starting on the flybridge, there is a helm station to starboard and wraparound lounge seating to port. A hardtop covers the cockpit/aft deck, a few steps down from the flybridge. A refrigerator/icemaker and wet bar are standard.
Circular stairs provide access to the swim platform, and a standard welded stainless steel bow rail aids foredeck access.
The saloon, accessed from the cockpit and down a few steps, is available in two layouts, with either a crescent-shaped sofa or a facing dinette on the port side. There is more seating to starboard, and a 20-inch LCD television and five-disc CD/DVD player are standard.The galley down, forward and to port, has a synthetic teak and holly sole, and contains a microwave, refrigerator/freezer, and two-burner electric stove.
A head is located across from the galley, and contains a shower and vanity.
The forward stateroom has a double berth to port, and a single berth above and to starboard. The aft cabin has an island berth with a therapeutic foam mattress, cedar-lined hanging locker, and private master head compartment with shower. Staterooms can be outfitted with optional 13-inch LCD televisions with DVD players. An optional 26-inch LCD television is available for the saloon.
Base price with twin 375-hp Volvo 8.1 Gi gas engines is $375,940.
Cruisers Yachts, Oconto, Wis. Phone: (920) 834-2211. www.cruisersyachts.com
LOA: 42 feet, 2 inches BEAM: 13 feet, 8 inches DRAFT: 3 feet, 3 inches DISPLACEMENT: 23,500 pounds (with gas engines) HULL TYPE: modified-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 16 degrees TANKAGE: 300 gallons fuel, 54 gallons water, 70 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin gas or diesel inboards to 840 hp total SPEED: 37 mph top, 30 mph cruise (with Volvo 8.1 GXi 420-hp gas engines) SUGGESTED PRICE: $380,760 (with test power)
Regulator has introduced a new “family friendly” 23FS center console alongside the redesigned version of its standard 23-footer. The idea behind the 23FS is to offer more comfort, storage, amenities and fishing features than other boats in its class, according to the builder.
The new offshore boat has a 360-degree padded coaming that, at the bow, serves as a backrest for a bench seating area. Under the seats is a pair of 140-quart wet/dry storage compartments. Forward of the console is a cushioned, integrated 64-quart cooler seat, in addition to a 695-quart in-deck forward fishbox.
At the stern, there is a 48-quart bait box on each side of the engine splash well.
The splash well door is full height and one piece, and can be covered with the coaming pad. There also is a 25-gallon in-deck live well abaft the leaning post, which has upholstered seating for two. An optional Supersport leaning post has flip-up seating with built-in foot- and backrests, tackle storage, nine rod holders, and space for a 94-quart cooler underneath.
The console has storage and a fiberglass panel for flush-mounted electronics.
Options include a fiberglass T-top with anodized aluminum frame, outriggers, trim tabs, three-sided enclosure and tilt steering.
Regulator Marine Inc., Edenton, N.C. Phone: (252) 482-3837. www.regulatormarine.com
LOA: 23 feet, 4 inches BEAM: 8 feet, 4 inches DRAFT: 2 feet (engines up); 2 feet, 5 inches (twin outboards down); 2 feet, 10 inches (single outboard down) DISPLACEMENT: 3,900 pounds (without power) HULL TYPE: deep-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 24 degrees TANKAGE: 160 gallons fuel ENGINE OPTION: single or twin outboards to 400 hp total SPEED: 43 mph top, 26 mph cruise (with single Yamaha F250 4-stroke)SUGGESTED PRICE: $65,150 (with test power)
Malibu Sunscape 21 LSV
The Sunscape 21 LSV is a V-drive ski and wakeboard boat with a newly designed deck and hull. It is the smallest of Malibu’s Luxury Sport-V series tow boats at 21 feet, 6 inches overall, with a seating capacity of 12. The boat is 6 inches longer and 5 inches beamier than its predecessor, and has 30 cubic feet
of aft storage in addition to a 60-quart cooler. The standard helm seat to starboard has a flip-up bolster. The rest of the cockpit seating wraps around from the helm to the port side companion seat, which faces aft for spotting the skier. The console on the companion side contains storage.The Diamond hull design angles the strakes down so the boat rides higher and displaces less water, according to the company.
Malibu says a pair of brass Gorilla Fins attached to the bottom of the boat improves tracking, handling and performance while pulling skiers. The boat also has an adjustable rudder for customized control depending on load and application, according to Malibu.
The ski boat has several options for wakeboarding, including a “wedge” hydrofoil that can be dropped into the water, ballast tanks that can be filled to throw a larger wake, and a wakeboard tower.
An engine flush kit is available as an option, as are a freshwater cooling system, stainless steel exhaust and stainless steel exhaust tips. A teak swim platform is standard, with a fiberglass platform optional.
Malibu Boats, Merced, Calif. Phone: (209) 383-7469. www.malibuboats.com
LOA: 21 feet, 6 inches BEAM: 8 feet, 2 inches DRAFT: 2 feet DISPLACEMENT: 3,500 pounds HULL TYPE: planingTRANSOM DEADRISE: 10 degrees TANKAGE: 46 gallons fuel ENGINE OPTION: single V-drive to 400 hp SPEED: 45 mph top, 36 mph cruise SUGGESTED PRICE: $41,400