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New Boats March 2007

Jefferson 45 Rivianna SE


The 45 Rivanna Special Edition Sundeck from Jefferson Yachts is an extension of one of the Jeffersonville, Ind., boatbuilder’s other recent designs, the 42 Rivanna SE, introduced in 2005. The 45 shares the same 14-foot, 5-inch beam as the 42, along with a similar layout, but includes some new features and an additional 2 feet, 11 inches in overall length.

The 45 Rivanna’s newly designed integral transom has a molded staircase to the aft deck, beneath which is the master stateroom. The master has a private head compartment with a shower and tub, queen-size island berth on centerline, cedar-lined hanging lockers, and a satin-finish teak bureau and cabinetry.

The saloon is located amidships, above the engine room and beneath the flybridge. It contains an L-shaped sofa with a table to starboard and an entertainment center to port. Forward and a couple steps down is a dinette to starboard and U-shaped galley to port. The galley is equipped with a refrigerator, sink, stove and microwave. Forward and side cabin windows let light into the saloon and galley areas. The guest stateroom is forward and has a full-size berth. There also are head and shower compartments in this area of the boat.

Topside, the 45 has wide side decks with molded stairs leading to the aft deck and flybridge. The flybridge helm station is on centerline, and there is a settee to port and a large L-shaped settee with table aft and to starboard. A Bimini top is standard. Other standard equipment includes a washer/dryer, air conditioning with reverse-cycle heating, 8 kW Westerbeke generator, anchor windlass, and electronics.

The boat is built of solid hand-laid fiberglass, with Nida-Core honeycomb coring in the decks, superstructure and engine room bulkheads. Like other Jefferson SE models, Uni Shine Marine of Zhuhai, China, builds the 45 Rivanna SE.

Jefferson Yachts, Jeffersonville, Ind. Phone: (812) 282-8111.


LOA: 44 feet, 7 inches

BEAM: 14 feet, 5 inches

DRAFT: 4 feet

DISPLACEMENT: 29,500 pounds


HULL TYPE: planing

TANKAGE: 420 gallons fuel, 200 gallons water, 45 gallons waste

ENGINE OPTION: twin 355-hp Cummins diesels

SPEED: 24 mph top, 21 mph cruise

PRICE: $605,000

Atlantis 39


Atlantis Yachts was formed in 2001 when the Azimut-Benetti Group bought Gobbi Boatyards. The Italian line is new to the United States and offers a range of sporty European cruisers from 35 to 55 feet. There is an American hand in the creation of the boats, however, as the design comes from Michael Peters of Sarasota, Fla.

The Atlantis 39 is a two-stateroom, two-head express cruiser powered by a pair of Volvo Penta diesel sterndrives. The above-deck arrangements are designed for entertainment and activity, with an integral swim platform, sunpad over the engine box, curved settee with a table, a lounge to port, and a wet bar to starboard with a sink, water tap, grill and refrigerator. The helm also is placed to starboard, and there is another sunpad on the foredeck.

Below, the galley is to port and an L-shaped dinette is to starboard. The galley comes equipped with a sink, two-burner electric stove, microwave and refrigerator. The forward master stateroom is private and has its own head and shower compartment to port, a double-island berth on centerline, and hanging locker to starboard. The 39 also has a midcabin with a pair of single berths that combine to a double, a hanging locker, and an en-suite head compartment.

Atlantis Yachts, Piacenza, Italy. Phone: (39) 0523 854 711.


LOA: 39 feet

BEAM: 12 feet, 8 inches

DRAFT: 2 feet, 3 inches

DISPLACEMENT: 19,625 pounds

TRANSOM DEADRISE: 17.4 degrees

HULL TYPE: modified-vee

TANKAGE: 206 gallons fuel, 66 gallons water, 28 gallons waste

ENGINE OPTION: twin diesel sterndrives to 700 hp

SPEED: 44 mph top, 39 mph cruise (with twin 350-hp Volvo Penta D6 diesels)

PRICE: $484,000

Century 3200 Offshore


Century says its 3200 Offshore is designed for long-range cruising and fishing. It has a 300-gallon fuel tank, 7 kW Kohler gas generator that taps into that fuel supply, 15 rod holders throughout, and sleeping accommodations in the main cabin and midcabin.

The cockpit of the express-style 32-footer has such fishing features as a 45-gallon lighted live well, rigging station, and hidden brush and gaff storage. In-deck storage includes a 248-quart insulated fishbox to starboard, 67-quart insulated box forward and to port, and a 156-quart fishbox aft and to port. The raised bridge deck has a sliding Tracy helm chair with a flip-up bolster; cushioned, curved portside passenger seating; air conditioning and heating vents; and a refrigerator.

Below, the boat has a full-size berth forward, settee to port, and a galley and enclosed head compartment to starboard. The galley comes equipped with a microwave, two-burner stove, stainless steel sink and refrigerator. Other features in the cabin include a cedar-lined hanging locker and a flat-screen television. The midcabin is located beneath the bridge deck.

The 3200 Offshore will be on display at the Miami International Boat Show, which runs from Feb. 15 to 19.

Century Boats, Panama City, Fla. Phone: (850) 769-0311.


LOA: 32 feet, 6 inches

BEAM: 10 feet, 6 inches

DRAFT: 1 foot, 11 inches

DISPLACEMENT: 11,000 pounds


HULL TYPE: deep-vee

TANKAGE: 300 gallons fuel, 36 gallons water, 10 gallons waste

ENGINE OPTION: twin outboards

SPEED: 46 mph top, 36 mph cruise (with twin Yamaha F250s)

PRICE: $231,165

NorthCoast 28 Express


The NorthCoast 28 Express is a new family fishing boat with classic lines that bespeak its New England heritage. The 28-footer, powered by a pair of outboards to 500 hp on an aluminum bracket, has a hand-laid fiberglass hull with coring; foam-cored deck and cockpit sole with two-tone, molded-in non-skid; and a high density foam-cored transom.

Bristol, R.I., builder C&C Marine laid the boat out with a single-level cockpit and bridge deck area. The boat has a transom bait well and port and starboard in-deck storage boxes in the bolstered cockpit. Moving forward, the bait station is to starboard abaft the helm seat. Opposite that is a center-facing settee abaft the companion seat. A hardtop is available as an option.

Below, the 28’s cherry interior includes a V-berth forward with storage beneath and a cherry high-low table. An enclosed head and shower compartment is to starboard, and the galley is to port, equipped with a sink, stove, refrigerator and optional microwave. Other optional equipment includes air conditioning, a stereo system, and a marine head with a holding tank in lieu of the standard manual head.

C&C Marine, Bristol, R.I. Phone: (888) 802-2132.


LOA: 28 feet

BEAM: 9 feet, 3 inches

DRAFT: 1 foot, 5 inches (engines up)

DISPLACEMENT: 5,650 pounds


HULL TYPE: deep-vee

TANKAGE: 200 gallons fuel

ENGINE OPTION: twin outboards to 500 hp

SPEED: 45 mph top, 35 mph cruise (with twin 200-hp outboards)

PRICE: $99,680

Wellcraft 202 Fisherman


The Wellcraft 202 Fisherman is a 20-foot, 4-inch center console with an 8-foot, 7-inch beam. The boat has plenty of seating with its cushioned forward console seat, reversible 76-quart helm seat, and port and starboard transom seats with backrests and removable cushions, in addition to a forward casting platform with an optional cushion.

Storage spaces include an anchor locker, dry storage in the bow, an insulated forward fishbox with drain, and under-gunwale rod storage to both port and starboard. There also is a three-drawer tackle box, a 104-gallon bait well and a pair of in-gunwale rod holders, with two more available as an option.

The boat has stainless steel cleats, and bow and stern eyes; stainless steel through-hulls; a rubrail with stainless steel insert; stainless steel swim ladder; and stainless steel console and forward grab rails. The helm’s stainless steel steering wheel with power knob also is standard. A full stainless steel bow rail is an option. Other options include hydraulic tilt steering, a leaning post, Bimini top or a T-top with spreader light, rod holders, and PFD storage bag.

Wellcraft Boats, Sarasota, Fla. Phone: (941) 751-7838.


LOA: 20 feet, 4 inches

BEAM: 8 feet, 7 inches

DRAFT: 1 foot, 3 inches (engine up), 2 feet, 9 inches (engine down) DISPLACEMENT: 2,750 pounds


HULL TYPE: modified-vee

TANKAGE: 77 gallons fuel

ENGINE OPTION: single outboard to 200 hp

SPEED: 43 mph top, 29 mph cruise (with Yamaha F150)

PRICE: $34,760