The Cavileer 44 is a two-stateroom convertible built of hand-laid fiberglass and vinylester resins by New Jersey boatbuilder Cavileer Yachts. The hull sides, deck and cabin top are cored with end-grain balsa, and the bottom is solid fiberglass. Designed by Cavileer and naval architect Donald Blount, the shallow-draft boat draws 3 feet, 3 inches.
Helm and companion pedestal seats are located aft on the flybridge, with lounge seating forward. Flybridge options include a fiberglass T-top with rocket launchers, spreader lights and overhead electronics, as well as enclosures, air conditioning and upgraded helm chairs.
The cockpit measures 150 square feet, and has indirect lighting, lights in the flybridge overhang, an insulated fishbox, live well, tackle center with sink and refrigerator/freezer, and a transom door and gate. The saloon, a couple steps up from the cockpit, has an entertainment center, L-shaped sofa with rod storage to port, cocktail table and dinette with storage. The galley, forward and to port, comes equipped with an electric stove, microwave/convection oven, and refrigerator/freezer. Granite countertops are available. In the galley sole is a lighted storage compartment.
Below, the 44’s master stateroom is forward, with the second stateroom placed to starboard. The master stateroom has a private head compartment with twin sinks, an island berth with storage beneath, a pair of cedar-lined hanging lockers, nightstands with reading lamps, and a flat-screen television. The second stateroom has bunk berths, with a cedar-lined locker above the standard washer and dryer. The starboard head compartment, with overhead hatch and separate shower stall, can be accessed from the companionway or the starboard stateroom.
Cavileer Yachts, Lower Bank, N.J. Phone: (609) 965-8650. www.cavileer.com
LOA: 47 feet, 2 inches BEAM: 16 feet DRAFT: 3 feet, 3 inches DISPLACEMENT: 44,000 pounds TRANSOM DEADRISE: 12 degrees HULL TYPE: planing TANKAGE: 750 gallons fuel, 120 gallons water, 55 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin diesel inboards SPEED: 38 mph top, 33 mph cruise (with twin 705-hp Caterpillar C12s) PRICE: $879,300
North Carolina boatbuilder Albemarle Boats introduced the 360 Express Fisherman at the Miami International Boat Show in February.
The 360XF has a 78-square-foot cockpit outfitted with a tuna door, 56-gallon transom fishbox, 57-gallon in-deck fishbox, and 24-gallon live well and tackle/bait prep center. The bait prep center includes a sink, icebox with optional freezer plate, and tackle storage.
On the raised bridge deck, there’s wraparound bench seating with storage underneath, a centerline helm, and a pair of pedestal helm seats. Air conditioning is available.
Below, the boat has a queen-size berth forward with shuttered privacy door, cedar-lined hanging locker, cabinets and drawers, and optional upper single berth. The main cabin has a sofa that converts to a double berth, a table and an entertainment center.
The galley, aft and to starboard in the main cabin, comes equipped with a Corian countertop and sink, two-burner electric stove, microwave and drawer-type refrigerator and freezer. The head compartment, also to starboard, has an electric marine head and a separate stall shower.
Albemarle Sportfishing Boats, Edenton, N.C. Phone: (252) 482-7600. www.albemarleboats.com
LOA: 38 feet, 6 inches BEAM: 13 feet, 11 inches DRAFT: 4 feet DISPLACEMENT: 25,000 pounds TRANSOM DEADRISE: 16-1/2 degrees HULL TYPE: modified-vee TANKAGE: 535 gallons fuel, 95 gallons water, 30 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin diesel inboards to 1,150 hp SPEED: 41 mph top, 31 mph cruise (with twin 575-hp Caterpillar C9s) PRICE: $359,995 (with twin 500-hp Caterpillar C9s)
The Cobalt 323 is a cuddy cabin runabout that the Kansas builder calls the “ultimate dayboat.” It has lounge seating and a wet bar in the cockpit, and a U-shaped lounge, galley and head compartment in the cabin.
The boat has a sunpad at the transom, and a walkthrough transom door leads to the L-shaped cockpit seating. A flip-up table is hidden in the port side of the cockpit, and a wet bar with sink and refrigerator is to starboard.
At the helm, standard instruments include compass, depth gauge, water and air temperature, and an in-dash color GPS. A double helm seat and tilt steering wheel are standard, and bow access is through a hidden stainless steel ladder that slides into place in the companionway door space.
Below is a U-shaped forward lounge with filler cushion, and a cedar-lined hanging locker and galley are to port. The galley comes equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, sink and stove. The cabin also has an enclosed-head compartment with shower.
The 323 has fiberglass stringers and a Kevlar-reinforced hull and composite transom. It carries a 10-year hull and deck warranty and a five-year power-train warranty.
Cobalt Boats, Neodesha, Kan. Phone: (620) 325-7000. www.cobaltboats.com
LOA: 34 feet, 9 inches BEAM: 10 feet, 6 inches DRAFT: 2 feet, 11 inches (drives down) DISPLACEMENT: 12,300 pounds TRANSOM DEADRISE: 22 degrees HULL TYPE: deep-vee TANKAGE: 174 gallons fuel, 35 gallons water, 18 gallons waste ENGINE OPTION: twin gas or diesel sterndrives to 750 hp SPEED: 59 mph top (with twin 375-hp MerCruiser 496 Mag MPIs) PRICE: $233,498
The R245 Walkaround has a capacity of up to 10 passengers, and Robalo describes it as both tournament ready and family friendly. Standard cockpit fishing features include a 30-gallon live well, four stainless steel rod holders, in-gunwale storage for six rods, tackle drawers, and a pair of fishboxes. The 40-gallon fishboxes are beneath the port and starboard jump seats. A tackle center and outriggers are available.
The R245 has a walkthrough transom, coaming bolsters, stainless-steel toerails, upholstered transom bench seating, and raised helm and companion seats. A Bimini top and hardtop are available.
Below, the layout places the V-berth with filler cushion forward and the galley to port. A portable marine head is concealed to starboard; a VacuFlush head with holding tank is available as an option. The galley comes equipped with a stainless-steel sink and storage space, but a “cruise package” is available with a refrigerator, stove and 24-quart cooler. Base price with a 250-hp Yamaha 4-stroke is $72,663.
Robalo Boats, Nashville, Ga. Phone: (229) 686-7481. www.robalo.com
LOA: 24 feet BEAM: 8 feet, 9 inches DRAFT: 1 foot, 8 inches DISPLACEMENT: 5,833 pounds TRANSOM DEADRISE: 22/19/17 degrees HULL TYPE: “Hydro-Lift” TANKAGE: 150 gallons fuel, 22 gallons water, 12 gallons waste (optional) ENGINE OPTION: single or twin outboards to 400 hp SPEED: 51 mph top, 32 mph cruise (with twin 200-hp Yamaha 4-strokes) PRICE: $93,726
Triumph 195 CC
The 195 CC is a smaller version of Triumph’s 215 CC. The boat is built, as all Triumphs are, using Roplene (roto-molded polyethylene) construction. These are the boats they bash with hammers at boat shows. The hull carries a transferable lifetime limited warranty. The hull material floats, and foam flotation is employed as well.
The 195 has a self-bailing cockpit, insulated fishboxes that drain overboard, a 25-gallon lighted live well, four stainless steel gunwale rod holders, and tackle storage. The boat also has a stainless-steel bow rail, stainless-steel hardware, a stainless-steel grab rail on the center console, and an acrylic windshield standard.
There is dry storage in the console, as well as an integrated console footrest, and the boat has a rode locker.
The 195 has Pompanette ladder-back helm and companion seats, and aft jump seats are available as an option, as are a bow cushion, bow filler platform and cushion, cockpit coaming bolsters, and a leaning post with rocket launchers. Also available are a Bimini top and a T-top with rocket launchers, spreader lights and dome lights. A swim platform is optional.
Triumph Boats, Durham, N.C. Phone: (919) 382-3149. www.triumphboats.com
LOA: 20 feet BEAM: 8 feet, 2 inchesDRAFT: 1 foot, 2 inches DISPLACEMENT: 2,000 pounds TRANSOM DEADRISE: 16 degrees HULL TYPE: modified-vee TANKAGE: 60 gallons fuel ENGINE OPTION: single outboard to 175 hp SPEED: 37 mph top, 20 mph cruise (with 115-hp Yamaha 4-stroke) PRICE: $29,724