New Boats June 2006

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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