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New Boats – April 2007


Cranchi Mediterranee 50 HT

The Mediterranee 50 HT is a variation on Cranchi’s flagship 50-foot offshore express cruiser. The 50 HT was introduced alongside the Mediterranee 47 HT as the first members of a new line of hardtop express cruisers from the Italian builder.

The 50 HT is a three-stateroom, two-head cruiser powered by a pair of diesel inboards. From an exterior perspective, the focus is on the curved hardtop that sweeps over the bridge deck. It has a power sliding glass roof, crescent-shaped side windows and a swept-back windshield. The helm station is located to starboard and paired with a companion chair; there’s also a raised bench seat for two to port.

Also under the hardtop is a circular lounge seat with a table, to starboard, and an entertainment center with icemaker to port. The cockpit of the 50 HT has a large sunpad offset to starboard, which resides above a tender storage “garage.”

Below deck, the 50 HT has a master stateroom forward with an island berth, a pair of hanging lockers and a private head and shower compartment. The other two staterooms are located abaft the saloon — beneath the bridge deck — and each has a hanging locker. The portside cabin has a full berth, while there’s a pair of single berths in the starboard cabin.

The main saloon area has a curved dinette to port and a galley to starboard. The galley is equipped with a microwave, sink and two-burner stove, as well as the saloon’s flat-screen TV. The second head and shower compartment is abaft the dinette and can be accessed from the saloon or, privately, from the port stateroom.

Standard equipment includes a bow thruster, diesel generator, trim tabs, anchor windlass with remote, air conditioning and Raymarine electronics.

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


LOA: 50 feet, 3 inches

BEAM: 14 feet, 2 inches

DRAFT: 3 feet, 5 inches

DISPLACEMENT: 36,376 pounds

HULL TYPE: modified-vee


TANKAGE: 515 gallons fuel, 132 gallons water, 55 gallons waste

ENGINE OPTION: twin diesel inboards to 1,550 hp

SPEED: 40 mph top, 33 mph cruise (with twin 775-hp Volvo Penta D12s) PRICE: $961,039

Typhoon 31 Canyon Runner

Typhoon Marine of Jersey City, N.J., and Miami Gardens, Fla., builds a 31-foot fishing boat available with either a single diesel coupled to a pair of inboard drives or twin outboard power. Typhoon offers two different layout versions of the Canyon Runner 31: a center console or walkaround cabin. Both versions feature flush decks with 132 square feet of open deck aft.

The cold-molded hull is built with 100 percent vinylester resin. The stepped deep-vee has an 11-foot beam and measures 31 feet, 9 inches, with the unique inboard drive system. (LOA including outboards is 36 feet, 8 inches.) Typhoon has the rights to Rybovich’s RyboRunner molds and name, according to the company, and describes the Canyon Runner as a Rybovich hull bottom with Carolina flare. Deck hatches are built with carbon fiber laminate.

The cabin has an enclosed head; a galley with a sink, refrigerator and single-burner stove; a V-berth forward; and 6 feet, 4 inches of headroom. The center console version also has a berth, while maintaining a flush deck. The open boat has bench seating forward and removable storage boxes above the berth.

Prices range from $159,900 for the center console with twin 225-hp Honda 4-stroke outboards to $239,900 for the walkaround with a Yanmar diesel and the Connell Dual-Drive system, named for the boat’s designer. With the outboards, the Canyon Runner reaches a top speed of 55 mph and cruises at 49 mph.

Typhoon Marine, Jersey City, N.J. Phone: (877) 794-9515.


LOA: 31 feet, 9 inches

BEAM: 11 feet

DRAFT: 2 feet, 4 inches

DISPLACEMENT: 9,000 pounds

HULL TYPE: deep-vee


TANKAGE: 176 gallons fuel, 45 gallons water, 15 gallons waste

ENGINE OPTION: single diesel connected to dual inboard drives, or twin outboards

SPEED: 46 mph top, 40 mph cruise (with Yanmar 440)

PRICE: $239,900

Hunt Surfhunter 25CC

This spring, Hunt Yachts plans to launch a line of semicustom center consoles based on its Surfhunter 25 deep-vee hull. It will be available in fishing or “yacht” configurations and with a variety of propulsion options — a gasoline or diesel inboard engine connected to a jetdrive, straight shaft or, by jackshaft, to a sterndrive.

The dual helm seat is arranged back-to-back with aft-facing seating on the 25CC’s engine box; a bait prep/entertainment center option also is available for the aft portion. The center console itself, meanwhile, contains a standup head compartment with a sink. There is a 24-gallon insulated cooler, which drains overboard, beneath the forward console seat.

The boat also has wraparound bow seating with a 32-gallon fishbox in the port bow locker, and optional cross-transom seating. There is a 21-gallon transom live well, transom door, stern shower and transom sink, all standard. The available teak swim platform includes a ladder.

Hunt Yachts says the 22-degree deep-vee hull — designed by naval architects at C. Raymond Hunt Associates — has been proven by Surfhunter 25s and Harrier 25s already on the water.

Hunt Yachts, Portsmouth, R.I. Phone: (401) 324-4201.


LOA: 25 feet

BEAM: 9 feet

DRAFT: 1 foot, 6 inches

DISPLACEMENT: 5,700 pounds

HULL TYPE: deep-vee


TANKAGE: 100 gallons fuel, 15 gallons water

ENGINE OPTION: gasoline or diesel inboard, jetdrive or jackshafted sterndrive

SPEED: 48 mph top, 35 mph cruise (with 375-hp Volvo Penta gasoline sterndrive)

PRICE: $118,750


Scout 221 WinyahBay

South Carolina-based Scout Boats has introduced the 221 Winyah Bay to complement the 200 Bay Scout and 240 Bay Scout models already in its model line. The 221 is built for fishing with fore and aft casting platform decks, a low profile and a 10-inch draft with the single outboard trimmed up. All hand-laid fiberglass construction is used.

The bow of the 221 has a large storage space including an anchor locker with overboard drain. The boat, which has a self-bailing cockpit, comes standard with flush-mounted cleats and rod holders. There is gunwale rod storage port and starboard, and the boat comes equipped with a stainless steel grab rail on the gunwales.

The aft deck has a lighted, recirculating release well. There is a lighted recirculating live well to starboard and another aft deck storage box to port. The release well and live well each have a high-speed water pickup.

There is additional storage at the console, which has a forward console cooler seat, and the standard aluminum leaning post can be augmented with a backrest. A bow cushion is available, as are an aft deck seat cushion and backrest. Other options include a Bimini top or T-top, freshwater and/or raw water washdown, a jack plate, trim tabs, a variety of hull colors, a stereo and a trolling motor plug.

Scout plans to introduce its largest model to date — the 350 Abaco — later this year.

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


LOA: 22 feet

BEAM: 8 feet, 6 inches

DRAFT: 10 inches

DISPLACEMENT: 1,850 pounds

HULL TYPE: modified-vee


TANKAGE: 61 gallons fuel

ENGINE OPTION: single outboard to 250 hp

SPEED: unavailable

PRICE: $40,023 (with Yamaha F150)


AB Nautilus 19 DLX

AB Inflatables makes rigid-hull inflatables from 8 feet to 28 feet that are available as open tenders or with steering consoles. The Nautilus 19 DLX Widebody Bowrider is the largest of what AB calls its “luxury console tender” line. Built for comfort, the boat has wraparound cushioned seating and is available with diesel sterndrive propulsion.

The 19 DLX has 21-inch diameter hypalon tubes and a hand-laid fiberglass deep-vee hull. There is a sunpad above the engine box and cushioned perimeter seating forward — the boat will accommodate 10 passengers, according to AB. There’s also a removable sunpad for the bow area.

The boat also is equipped with four built-in coolers. There is storage beneath the molded stern seat, and the helm console is molded fiberglass, too. The 19-foot RIB has a freshwater shower, and AB uses stainless steel hardware including the console grab rail and bow rail, tow rings and pop-up cleats. Optional equipment includes a stereo system, electronics, tilt steering and a teak deck.

Power comes from a 200-hp Cummins MerCruiser 2.8-liter diesel.

AB Inflatables, Miami. Phone: (845) 918-2100.


LOA: 19 feet

BEAM: 8 feet, 3 inches

DRAFT: 1 foot, 2.5 inches

DISPLACEMENT: 1,430 pounds

HULL TYPE: deep-vee RIB

TRANSOM DEADRISE: 21.7 degrees

TANKAGE: 34.5 gallons fuel, 10.5 gallons water

ENGINE OPTION: single diesel sterndrive to 200 hp

SPEED: 48 mph top, 38 mph cruise (with 200-hp Cummins MerCruiser diesel)

PRICE: $64,999