Viking Sport Cruisers V70 Express
Viking Sport Cruisers has added a twin-diesel 70-footer to its line of express yachts. The V70 has a sleek, contemporary design that places the climate-controlled saloon and helm on the deck level, and the galley below and forward.
The saloon, accessed from the cockpit through sliding polished-stainless doors, has lounge seating, an entertainment center and retractable overhead. There are helm and companion seats forward to starboard, with additional seating across to port.
The teak-soled cockpit has a wet bar, electric grill, refrigerator, lounge seating and a table. An aft sun pad conceals twin storage spaces for a tender and a personal watercraft. Boarding at the stern is by a remote-controlled passerelle with safety rails. The remote control also operates the storage spaces.
Below deck, the V70 has a three-stateroom layout that includes a full-beam master stateroom amidships. All staterooms have their own heads with stall showers, though the port cabin’s also serves as the day head and is accessible from the companionway. A fourth stateroom aft, accessed from the cockpit, is an option.
The galley to starboard is equipped with an electric range, microwave/convection oven and refrigerator/freezer. Other equipment includes a laundry center, 22.5-kW genset, high-speed rudders, bow thruster, single-lever engine controls, power-assisted hydraulic steering, electric anchor and stern windlasses, and electronics package.
Viking Sport Cruisers, New Gretna, N.J. Phone: (609) 296-6000. www.vikingsportcruisers.com
Molokai Strait Mark II-92
Molokai Strait Marine has introduced a new line of 92-, 105- and 126-foot expedition yachts. Built of steel and aluminum, the Mark II ocean trawlers are designed with more modern profiles than the builder’s Molokai Strait Traditional line. The pilothouse, for example, was moved from a position aft to amidships to increase interior volume, enhance seakindliness, and give the yachts more pleasing lines, according to the company.
The Mark II-92 is the smallest of the three sister ships, and has a four-deck configuration, including the flybridge. The 92-footer has five private cabins, crew quarters and a captain’s cabin, as well as formal dining for eight. The deck and swim platform are covered in teak.
The yacht is designed to carry two tenders on the foredeck, with an 8,000-pound-capacity electro-hydraulic crane for launching and retrieval. The design also calls for stabilizers and a bow thruster.
The expedition yacht will be American Bureau of Shipping Class A1 certified, as well as MCA and ISO 12217 Category A compliant, according to the builder.
The double chine hull will be fitted with a bulbous bow. Power comes from a pair of 535-bhp Caterpillar 3406C turbo diesels.
Molokai Strait Marine, Annapolis, Md. Phone: (410) 280-3196. www.molokaistrait.com
Cabo 32 Express
The Cabo 32 Express rides a Michael Peters Yacht Design hull with a solid fiberglass bottom (vinylester resins and biaxial stitched fiberglass reinforcement). A design goal of the new sportfishing boat was to balance the hull for a dry, smooth, fast ride, according to the builder, accomplished in part by moving weight aft.
The cockpit has a bait prep center to port, icebox to starboard, 40-gallon bait tank, in-sole fishbox, port and starboard gaff racks, four rod holders, padded coamings, self-bailing scuppers, transom door and saltwater washdown. There’s an aluminum backing plate for a fighting chair, and deck surfaces have molded-in nonskid.
The hydraulically lifted bridge deck has helm and companion seats with adjustable footrests, storage cabinets with tackle drawers to starboard, and more storage to port. A sliding companionway door leads to the main cabin, with anL-shaped lounge to starboard, head compartment and galley to port, and double berth forward. The galley includes a single-burner cook top recessed into a Corian countertop, convection/microwave oven, refrigerator/freezer and polished stainless steel sink.
Cabo Yachts, Adelanto, Calif. Phone: (760) 246-8917. www.caboyachts.com
Ebbtide 2600 Cuddy Bowrider
The 2600 Cuddy Bowrider combines an enclosed cuddy cabin with an open seating area at the bow. The cuddy occupies the full beam of the boat and has facing lounge seats to port and starboard. It sleeps two with the filler cushions, and features reading and overhead lights, a fan, slide-out portable marine head under the companionway step, carbon monoxide detector, storage and speakers for the boat’s CD stereo system. The audio system comes with Sirius satellite radio (one-year subscription), and a microwave in the cabin is optional.
A second companionway, forward, leads to the bow seating area. The 2600 has a split, low-profile stainless-steel bow rail. Snap-in cockpit and bow carpeting is included, and the cockpit has an integrated fiberglass liner. The helm and companion seats have flip-up bolsters, and there is wraparound seating in the cockpit.
A convenience center to starboard includes a sink, insulated cooler/storage compartment and a trash container.
The all hand-laminated fiberglass hull carries a 10-year limited warranty and a limited lifetime stringer system and transom warranty.
Ebbtide Corp., White Bluff, Tenn. Phone: (615) 797-3193. www.ebbtideboats.com
Maverick Boat Company has added a 20-footer to its lineup of Pathfinder bay and offshore boats. The 2000-V has a shallow draft of 11 inches, with 15 degrees of deadrise at the transom. The boat is designed to meet the needs of anglers, as well as providing a platform for diving, skiing, wakeboarding or pulling water toys, according to the company.
The 2000-V has a pair of rod racks on its center console, which hold four rods each. The console also has a windshield, grab rail and courtesy lights. A leaning post with backrest and cooler is standard. A 25-gallon raw water live well is located at the transom, in addition to an aft storage/rigging access box, and fore and aft storage compartments.
A 28-gallon release well, located aft and to port, is optional. The boat also has forward rod storage, a pair of flush-mounted gunwale rod holders, and flush-mounted cleats.
Hydraulic steering and a through-hull transducer are standard, as are trim tabs and an automatic bilge pump. Additional options include a console tackle center, circulating live well pump, and leaning post with four rod holders.
Standard hull color is oyster white, though other colors are available. Suggested retail price with a 115-hp Yamaha outboard is $27,600.
Maverick Boats, Fort Pierce, Fla. Phone: (772) 465-0631. www.maverickboats.com