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New Boats Jan 2007

C.W. Hood 50

C.W. Hood Yachts, known for its midsize Down East-style boats like the Wasque 26 and Katama 30, has built a cruising motoryacht. The Hood 50 has a composite grid system similar to that of the Wasque, only it supports an expansive cruiser with a bridge deck and saloon up top, and three staterooms, two heads, galley and dinette area below.


The 50-footer has traditional lines with a flared bow and tumblehome aft, and rides a planing hull with a top end of more than 33 mph. Power comes from a pair of diesels coupled to ZF Marine V-drive transmissions with trolling valves; a bow thruster is standard. Lifelines along the wide side decks provide secure access from the cockpit to the foredeck. The Herreshoff-style paneled interior also is a sight for sailor’s eyes, with satin-finish cherry bulkheads and trim, and a satin-finish teak sole. The fully enclosed pilothouse has a centerline helm station with a companion chair to starboard; access to the below-deck accommodations is to port. Wraparound settees in the saloon also take advantage of the pilothouse’s 360-degree visibility.

Down below, a full-beam master stateroom with private head are placed forward of the engine room, slightly abaft amidships. The stateroom has a centerline island berth; seating, storage and counter space along the starboard side; and hanging lockers and laundry facilities to port. Also to port is the head compartment with stall shower. The master stateroom has a private companionway to the aft deck.

The guest head is forward, with a shower stall in the fo’c’sle. Moving aft from the guest head are port and starboard guest staterooms, with bunked berths and hanging lockers, a U-shaped galley to port and U-shaped dinette to starboard. The galley comes equipped with custom refrigeration/icebox, stove, oven, microwave and dishwasher.

C.W. Hood Yachts, Marblehead, Mass. Phone: (781) 631-0192.


LOA: 50 feet, 9 inches

BEAM: 17 feet, 1 inch

DRAFT: 3 feet, 5 inches

DISPLACEMENT: 44,900 pounds

HULL TYPE: modified-vee


TANKAGE: 706 gallons fuel, 300 gallons water, 60 gallons waste

POWER: twin diesel V-drives

SPEED: 33 mph top, 28 mph cruise (with twin 700-hp MAN diesels)

PRICE: $1.49 million

Tiara 3900 Sovran

The 3900 is the newest model in Tiara Yachts’ Sovran line of hardtop cruising boats, which includes the 3600, 4300 and 4700. The 3900 is a single-stateroom cruiser powered by Volvo Penta’s diesel Inboard Performance System, with new joystick control.

The cockpit contains wraparound lounge seating with a table, and the bridge deck has more lounge seating, an electrically actuated helm seat, and a wet bar with sink and refrigerator. The saloon, accessed through a sliding centerline


companionway door, is finished in teak with a teak sole. A sofa with dinette table is to port, and the galley is to starboard, equipped with a stainless steel sink, two-burner stove, microwave and refrigerator/freezer. The single forward stateroom has a queen-size island berth, port and starboard cedar-lined hanging lockers, and a flat-screen television.

Abaft the teak companionway steps are an enclosed head compartment to port and a “lounge and theater” area to starboard. The latter has a 26-inch flat-screen television and a pair of settees extending fore and aft. Add a filler cushion and privacy curtains to create a guest stateroom. Base price with IPS400 diesels is $469,900.

Tiara Yachts, Holland, Mich. Phone: (616) 392-7163.


LOA: 39 feet, 3 inches

BEAM: 13 feet, 11 inches

DRAFT: 3 feet, 5 inches

DISPLACEMENT: 23,000 pounds

HULL TYPE: modified-vee

TRANSOM DEADRISE: 14-1/2 degrees

TANKAGE: 300 gallons fuel, 102 gallons water, 38 gallons waste

ENGINE OPTION: Volvo Penta IPS diesels to 740 hp

SPEED: 39 mph top, 31 mph cruise (with Volvo Penta IPS500)

PRICE: $509,900

Four Winns 310 Horizon

The 310 is the largest bowrider in Four Winns’ Horizon line, with an overall length of 31 feet, 4 inches and beam of 9 feet, 8 inches. A large platform for an open-bow layout, the 310 offers plenty of open-air seating. Starting at the integrated swim platform, there is a pair of adjustable “Mediterranean sunpads” over the engine compartment, and the center section of the U-shaped cockpit seating can be removed to create a


walkthrough transom. The cockpit includes a refreshment center to starboard and abaft the helm station, equipped with a sink, 12-volt receptacle, and storage space for a removable cooler.

Continuing forward, the bowrider’s dual consoles contain amenities found on larger boats. The starboard console forward of the helm houses a head compartment with a sink, vanity, fiberglass liner, overhead lighting and opening portlight. The portside console is home to a double day berth with storage beneath, with an available flat-screen television and microwave. Other options include dockside power, a navigation package and generator. Walkthrough doors lead to the bow seating area, with removable cushions and a table.

Four Winns, Cadillac, Mich. Phone: (231) 775-1351.


LOA: 31 feet, 4 inches

BEAM: 9 feet, 8 inches

DRAFT: 2 feet, 11 inches (drives down)

DISPLACEMENT: 7,400 to 8,360 pounds

HULL TYPE: deep-vee


TANKAGE: 130 gallons fuel, 20 gallons water

ENGINE OPTION: single or twin sterndrives to 640 hp SPEED: 48 mph top, 26 mph cruise

PRICE: $100,477 (with single 375-hp 8.1 Gi/DP Volvo Penta diesel)

Albin 28TE Newport

The Albin 28 Tournament Express has undergone quite a few changes since the first hull was launched in 1993. This fall the builder of “fishing machines for the cruising family” introduced a variation called the 28TE Newport Edition.

The Newport Edition is based on the Flush Deck version of the 28TE, which has a one-level cockpit and helm area. However, on the Newport there is L-shaped seating to port in the helm area, beneath the hardtop, and optional drop-down canvas or a hard enclosure meets with the aft end of the settee. An


optional pull-out berth means the 28TE can sleep up to four, and a removable companion seat and folding cockpit seating also are available.

Below deck, the dinette — convertible to a double berth — is placed forward, surrounded by a shelf. Abaft the dinette and to port is the galley, equipped with a butane stove, microwave, refrigerator and sink. Across from the galley are a hanging locker and head with pull-out shower and sink. A quarter berth is to port, abaft the galley. The Newport Edition includes more wood appointments, as well as a valence for instrumentation above the helm.

Albin Marine, Cos Cob, Conn. Phone: (203) 661-4341.


LOA: 29 feet, 11 inches

BEAM: 10 feet DRAFT: 3 feet, 2 inches

DISPLACEMENT: 8,500 pounds

HULL TYPE: modified-vee


TANKAGE: 162 gallons fuel, 36 gallons water

ENGINE OPTION: single diesel inboard

SPEED: 35 mph top, 22 mph cruise PRICE: $148,991 (with single 315-hp Yanmar diesel)

Boston Whaler 190 Montauk

The 190 Montauk is the largest model in Boston Whaler’s Montauk line, joining the 150 that was introduced a year earlier and the 170. The 190 Montauk measures 19 feet and has a beam of 8 feet. Like the other Montauk models, it is a center console with 360-degree fishability and classic styling reminiscent of the original Boston Whaler Nauset.


The 190, which has 1 foot, 7 inches of interior freeboard, comes with welded stainless steel bow and side rails standard; port and starboard boarding steps are molded in. The bow locker has a fiberglass cover and overboard drain, as does the aft cockpit storage area. A pair of rod holders is standard.

The new Montauk has a reversible pilot seat with locking backrest and storage beneath. A stainless steel steering wheel is standard, as is Teleflex no-feedback steering. Fishing options such as a live well, console-mounted rod holders, and tackle drawers are available, and other options include a swim platform, bow cushion, 72-quart cooler with cushion and backrest, stereo system, canvas top, aft seating and a Navman electronics package.

Boston Whaler, Edgewater, Fla. Phone: (386) 428-0057.


LOA: 19 feet BEAM: 8 feet

DRAFT: 1 foot

DISPLACEMENT: 1,900 pounds (without engine)

HULL TYPE: modified-vee


TANKAGE: 60 gallons fuel

ENGINE OPTION: single outboard to 115 hp

SPEED: 40 mph top, 20 mph cruise (with 115-hp Mercury 4-stroke)

PRICE: $28,174