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New Boats June 2006

Mainship Pilot 43 Sedan

The Pilot 43 Sedan combines the interior features of Mainship’s new 43 Trawler with the exterior styling of its Pilot series sedans and express-style cruisers.

 The Pilot 43 Sedan has a 15-foot, 6-inch beam that provides room in the cockpit for molded bench seating — L-shaped bench to starboard and straight bench to port — with removable cushions and storage beneath.


There is a hot-and-cold freshwater cockpit shower, and an option for a transom summer galley with a sink, two-burner propane stove, refrigerator and icemaker. The engine room is beneath the cockpit sole.

The 43 has what Mainship calls a “glass bulkhead” between the cockpit and saloon, which is finished in cherry. The saloon area has an L-shaped Ultraleather settee and table to starboard, and an entertainment center with a 23-inch flat-screen television. The raised helm station is forward and to starboard, with a side cabin door; a sunken galley is to port. The galley is equipped with a microwave, three-burner electric stove, refrigerator and freezer drawers, double sink, Corian countertops, and storage under the laminate galley sole.

Accommodations below include a master stateroom forward and guest stateroom/office to starboard. The master stateroom contains a centerline queen-size island berth, Ultraleather seating, and cedar-lined hanging lockers, as well as private access to the port-side head compartment with stall shower. The guest stateroom contains a stowable computer desk, sofa that converts to a full-size berth, and a cedar-lined hanging locker.

Wide side decks are flanked by a standard 316 stainless steel bow rail. Stainless steel grab rails and a rubrail with stainless steel insert also are standard. Options include air conditioning, bow thruster, central vacuum, generator, inverter, windlass and dripless shaft logs.

Mainship Trawlers, Midway, Ga. Phone: (904) 829-0500.


LOA: 47 feet, 9 inches BEAM: 15 feet, 6 inches DRAFT: 3 feet, 8 inches DISPLACEMENT: 38,000 pounds TRANSOM DEADRISE: 11 degrees HULL TYPE: planing TANKAGE: 800 gallons fuel, 200 gallons water, 56 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin diesel inboards to 1,080 hp SPEED: cruise to 25 mph PRICE: $525,000 (with twin 440-hp Yanmars)


Strike 37

Strike Yachts has been building semicustom sportfishing boats since 1977, and its Strike 37 Walk Around, with true deck-level walkaround access, has been two years in the making.


The walkway around the helm and cabin top is 22-inches wide and deep for safety. The deep-vee hull, with 13-foot beam, has a deadrise of 54 degrees at entry and 23 degrees at the transom. It reaches a top speed of around 44 mph with optional twin 540-hp Cummins QSC diesels.

The boat has an approximately 50-gallon transom live well and an in-deck fishbox with macerator that runs the length of the cockpit. There is seating on the raised bridge deck.

Inside the walkaround cabin is a V-berth forward with lockers and a flat-screen television above, sofa and hanging locker to port, another berth abaft the companionway steps, and a galley and head to starboard. Galley equipment includes a sink, microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker. Most owners add a tuna tower or half-tower, according to the builder, and custom work — from hull color to live well seating, refrigerated boxes and custom rod storage — can be arranged.

Strike Yachts, Deerfield Beach, Fla. Phone: (954) 596-6611.


LOA: 39 feet BEAM: 13 feet DRAFT: 2 feet, 9 inches DISPLACEMENT: 18,000 pounds HULL TYPE: deep-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 23 degrees TANKAGE: 350 gallons fuel, 50 gallons water, 30 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin diesel inboards to 1,080 hp SPEED: 40 mph top, 35 mph cruise (with twin 425-hp Cummins QSC diesels) PRICE: $385,000


EdgeWater 318

EdgeWater’s 318 Center Console, the flagship of the Edgewater, Fla., builder’s lineup of outboard fishing boats, is built using a new closed-mold composite construction technique. The Single Piece Infusion process involves the vacuum infusion of vinylester resin into the structural grid and hull laminate simultaneously, resulting in a strength-to-weight ratio greater than open-molded boats, according to EdgeWater.

The 318 rides a variable-deadrise hull that starts at about 60 degrees at the bow and ends up at 24 degrees at the stern. The boat has a 10-foot, 2-inch beam, non-skid decks, closed-cell foam flotation and a limited lifetime structural hull warranty.


The unsinkable boat has stainless steel toe rails and a recessed stainless steel bow rail, as well as U-shaped bow seating with storage underneath, forward console seat storage, in-console storage, a 620-quart in-deck fishbox, and in-gunwale and locking rod storage. There is a marine head and shower in the console. At the transom is a 66-gallon bait well/fishbox, freshwater sink and shower, and 28-gallon bait well.

Options include an aluminum-framed leaning post with tackle center, live well and cooler options; fiberglass bow table and filler cushion; and fiberglass or canvas T-top.

EdgeWater Powerboats, Edgewater, Fla. Phone: (386) 426-5457.


LOA: 31 feet, 10 inches BEAM: 10 feet, 2 inches DRAFT: 1 foot, 10 inches DISPLACEMENT: 6,500 pounds TRANSOM DEADRISE: 24 degrees HULL TYPE: deep-vee TANKAGE: 296 gallons fuel, 31 gallons water, 8 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin outboards to 600 hp SPEED: 53 mph top, 33 mph cruise (with twin 250-hp Yamaha 4-strokes) PRICE: $148,038


Regal 2565

The Regal 2565 Window Express is the smallest boat in the builder’s lineup of express cruisers with panoramic foredeck and “cat-eye” cabin-side windows. The trailerable cruiser has a beam of 8 feet, 6 inches, and reaches speeds up to 46 mph with an optional MerCruiser 350 Magnum MPI sterndrive, according to Regal.


 The boat has molded-in non-skid deck surfaces and a stainless steel bow rail, as well as an extended swim platform, walkthrough transom, in-transom storage, and hot and cold transom shower. The cockpit has a convertible aft sun lounge, flip-down aft bench seating, and a wet bar with a sink and removable 25-quart cooler.

To port is an L-shaped lounge with a two-position flip-forward backrest for socializing.

Below, the 2565 has a forward seating area with a dinette table that converts to a berth, enclosed head compartment with shower to port, galley to starboard, and a midcabin berth with privacy curtain. The galley comes equipped with an electric stove, microwave, refrigerator, stainless steel sink and Corian countertop.

Regal Marine Industries Inc., Orlando, Fla. Phone: (407) 851-4360.


LOA: 27 feet, 6 inches BEAM: 8 feet, 6 inches DRAFT: 2 feet, 10 inches (drive down) DISPLACEMENT: 5,960 pounds HULL TYPE: modified-vee TRANSOM DEADRISE: 18 degrees TANKAGE: 72 gallons fuel, 20 gallons water, 12 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: single gasoline sterndrive to 300 hp SPEED: 41 mph top, 28 mph cruise (with 5-liter 270-hp Volvo Penta GXi) PRICE: $69,812


Panga 22 LX

The panga skiff design, with its narrow beam and rounded, upswept bow, has been used for small open workboats around the world. Four years ago Miami-based Panga Fishing Boats licensed Yamaha’s 30-year-old outboard-powered panga design and updated it with amenities for the U.S. recreational market.

Now Panga has redesigned its most popular model, a 22-footer, with such features as higher freeboard, smooth gelcoat liner, molded non-skid on decks and gunwales, more in-deck storage, and increased fuel capacity.

 The 22 LX keeps the original hull design, known for its efficiency, and which calls for a sharp entry that flattens aft. The boat is built in Colombia of hand-laid fiberglass with polyester resins.


There is a one-year bow-to-stern warranty that’s followed by a nine-year structural warranty, for a total of 10 years of coverage.

The 22 LX, which is finished and rigged in Miami, has a center console layout with a leaning post, live well, stainless steel rod holders and a full cockpit liner.

Panga Fishing Boats, Miami. Phone: (305) 971-7485.


LOA: 22 feet, 6 inches BEAM: 6 feet, 6 inches DRAFT: 8 inches DISPLACEMENT: 1,775 pounds HULL TYPE: panga-style skiff TANKAGE: 55 gallons fuel ENGINE OPTION: single or twin outboards to 120 hp SPEED: 43 mph top, 30 mph cruise (with 90-hp Evinrude E-TEC) PRICE: $26,995