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Whether or not you’re in the market for a boat, the fall boat shows are a prime opportunity to inspect some of the finest new models on the market. Get a taste of this year’s most buzzworthy new launches here, then follow the links provided for a deeper dive into the boats that pique your interest.

Cormorant 555

New from Poland, the Cor555 is intended for cruisers who value large interior space in a boat that’s capable of shorthanding, without sacrificing safety and performance at sea. 

Cor555 by Cormorant Yachts

Cor555 by Cormorant Yachts

The “trawlerly” Cor555 is built under CE certification A class, with a low center of gravity for stability and a tall, raised bow to help keep the decks dry. A pair of 330-hp John Deere engines adds reliability.

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Back Cove 372

“Over time, the Back Cove 37 has become one of our most beloved models. In 2020, the production molds used to build the 37s finally surrendered to boatbuilding wear and tear. We took this opportunity to reexamine the 37 with owner feedback and our recent design advancements in mind. We recognized that the resulting boat really deserved its own designation. 

Back Cove 372

Back Cove 372

The [new] Back Cove 372 is full of fresh details tailored to today’s cruising lifestyles, yet it retains the classic character and heart of a proven winner.” —Kevin Burns, vice president of product development and design

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Cutwater C-288 C

Cutwater managed to integrate a lot of cruising and fishing features into the C-288 C, which flashes with a contemporary Down East design. 

Cutwater C-288 C

Cutwater C-288 C

The model is Cutwater’s first with a new convertible transom seat that can face forward or aft, or fold up completely to maximize onboard space. The C-288 C also has the builder’s Clear-Path Swim Platform, which extends beyond the outboards for easy boarding from the dock, the dinghy or the water.

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MJM 3z

Designed in a modern Carolina Down East style, the MJM 3z is a luxury performance, all-weather, dual console coastal cruiser. 

MJM 3z

MJM 3z

The 3z includes the protection of a pilothouse, promises the most usable space in its class, and delivers the swift, soft ride of an advanced Doug Zurn hull design. Guests will discover three distinct social areas, including an enclosed, HVAC-controlled pilothouse.

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Hampton Endurance 750

The latest 750 from Hampton Yacht Group expands on its 720 model, with a 20-foot beam, a double sink in the master’s ensuite head, and additional volume on the aft deck, crew quarters, dining area and master head. 

Hampton Endurance 750 sistership

Hampton Endurance 750 sistership

“We wanted a big enough boat that we could drive ourselves, but later on to have crew quarters. This boat does all of that for us.” —Endurance 720 owner Steve Seher

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Marlow Voyager 100

Capable of safely voyaging to the farthest corners of the earth, the in-house-designed, engineered and built Voyager 100 is poised to turn heads at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. 

Marlow Voyager 100

Marlow Voyager 100

Marlow says Hull No. 2 will show her transom to any challenger of similar type and size in any sea conditions, with medium-distance cruising at twice the speed of mainstream offshore yachts. The Voyager 100 also promises best-in-class walkaround engine and machinery spaces, climate control for worldwide cruising, four staterooms, an enclosed command bridge and skybridge, speeds in the 20-plus-knot range, and structural integrity characteristic of advanced military aircraft.

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Beneteau Grand Trawler 62

Before putting pencil to paper for the Grand Trawler 62, the Beneteau design team polled Swift Trawler owners, primarily cruisers in their 60s. Their overarching desire was for a longer-range yacht to accommodate larger families, a request that prompted Beneteau to conceive an all-new hullform for efficiency and volume. 

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“Although her exterior lines are simple and elegant, her underwater surfaces are mathematically complex. It took 300 hours of processing calculations and tank testing to design the hull, [which] will be 35 percent more efficient at her optimum hull speed of 9 knots than a conventional planing hull.” —Robert Chaffer, product manager

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Riviera 645 SUV

Pairing bluewater pedigree with single-level living, Riviera’s new 645 SUV offers extensive accommodations, premium comfort and long-range offshore cruising capability with a focus on indoor-outdoor entertaining. 

Riviera 645 SUV

Riviera 645 SUV

“The wonderful versatility of the SUV design lends itself perfectly to a larger yacht. The 645 takes our SUV to a new level with even more space, performance, cruising range, accommodation and luxury.” —Riviera shipyard owner Rodney Longhurst

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North Pacific 44 Sedan Wide-Body

The NP44 Sedan wide-body option adds 18 inches to the salon by eliminating the portside walkaround deck. 

North Pacific 44 Sedan Wide-Body

North Pacific 44 Sedan Wide-Body

Large windows throughout the salon offer a 360-degree view and a feeling of spaciousness. An integrated FRP staircase from the cockpit to the flybridge is also new.

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Outer Reef 740 Deluxbridge

Outer Reef Yachts’ latest 740 Deluxbridge (sky lounge) model arrives with some nifty new bells and whistles. 

Outer Reef 740 Deluxbridge

Outer Reef 740 Deluxbridge

They include the largest “sports swim platform” ever offered on the model, providing substantial space for water activities from scuba diving to fishing. The upper helm and sky lounge are climate-controlled for comfortable long-range cruising through the islands.

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Nordhavn 80

A change in mood from previous models is tangible around the Nordhavn 80

Nordhavn 80

Nordhavn 80

According to the shipyard, Chief of Design Jeff Leishman deliberately injected a modern sensibility into the latest collection of designs, informing a departure in exterior styling, interior detailing and onboard conveniences starting with the N80.

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Northern Marine 57 Raised Pilothouse

Northern Marine nears completion of Hull No. 57-06, scheduled to launch this fall. 

Northern Marine 57

Northern Marine 57

“The best equipped of any Northern Marine 57 built to date, with the most lavish interior sure to please any potential owners, she is a real head turner. We’re also working on a new 64-footer.” —Peter Whiting, managing partner, Seattle Yachts

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Grand Banks 85

Grand Banks 85

Grand Banks 85

“We had one primary objective above all when we started the 85: to deliver the most fuel-efficient, high-speed, long-range cruiser of this size in the world. Period. In 2017, the GB60 took the company in a whole new direction in terms of appearance, performance and construction techniques. After running the Grand Banks 85, I’m over the moon that yet again we’ve moved to an entirely different level.” —Mark Richards, CEO, Grand Banks Yachts

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Sabre 43 Salon Express

Described by the builder as the “most social Sabre to date,” the Sabre 43 has an arrangement that encourages connection through circular seating configurations in the cockpit, salon and lower lounge. 

Sabre 43 Salon Express

Sabre 43 Salon Express

While the 43 remains true to her Down East heritage, this new model does not skimp on modernization and innovation, marking a new generation of Sabre yacht design.

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Sirena 68

Sirena 68

Sirena 68

“The vibe of the Sirena 68 starts with the details. When each person steps aboard, their eyes come to rest on a facet or a fabric, an accent or an angle, some hint that lets them know they’re welcome in a way that is somehow simultaneously familiar and new.” —Ali Onger, chief commercial officer

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Vicem 50 Classic

Vicem 50 Classic

Vicem 50 Classic

“When we introduced the Vicem 50 Classic as a fiberglass model this year, we realized that we could deliver a quicker turnaround time to customers, while at the same time we could develop a yacht that exceeds our owners’ expectations in terms of quality, style and seaworthiness.” —Yigit Akbarlas, production manager

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This story originally appeared in the October 2021 issue of Passagemaker magazine. 


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