It's going to be a busy show season for those who want to keep up with the newest trawlers and oceangoing cruisers. Starting with the first show of the fall season, the Newport International Boat Show, and running through the Solomons Trawler Fest, TrawlerPort at the Annapolis Power Boat Show, and Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, here's a quick preview and rundown on the basics of the new designs you'll want to see this coming show season. Newport International Boat Show: September 11-14 Fathom 40 Pilothouse Fathom Yachts follows the successful launch of their Flybridge model with a new Pilothouse model that offers outstanding visibility and protection from the elements. Built with weight-saving composite materials and resin-infusion lamination for strength, the new model features an efficient hull and propeller tunnel to optimize fuel burn while cruising comfortably from displacement speeds to the high teens with a single electronic diesel. The overall height of this model is reduced for better clearance beneath bridges and boat house entrances. An optional docking station with full controls is available on the top deck, which features a storage area and a standard mast for mounting antennas. This new model also includes Fathom's signature folding transom for access and adventure. The new Fathom 40 Pilothouse and Flybridge models can be seen at shows this fall throughout North America. The Pilothouse model will debut at the Newport Boat Show in Rhode Island and the Seattle Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union. Contact Fathom Yachts at 360.336.5414, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit fathomyachts.com for more information. LOA 40'4" LWL 36'1" BEAM 14'6" DRAFT 3'6" DISPLACEMENT 25,000 lb. BRIDGE CLEARANCE 13''9" (mast down), 19'0" (mast up) ENGINE &nb...
It's going to be a busy show season for those who want to keep up with the newest trawlers and oceangoing cruisers. Starting with the first show of the fall season, the Newport International Boat Show, and running through the Solomons Trawler Fest, TrawlerPort at the Annapolis Power Boat Show, and Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, here's a quick preview and rundown on the basics of the new designs you'll want to see this coming show season.
Newport International Boat Show: September 11-14
Fathom 40 Pilothouse
Fathom Yachts follows the successful launch of their Flybridge model with a new Pilothouse model that offers outstanding visibility and protection from the elements. Built with weight-saving composite materials and resin-infusion lamination for strength, the new model features an efficient hull and propeller tunnel to optimize fuel burn while cruising comfortably from displacement speeds to the high teens with a single electronic diesel. The overall height of this model is reduced for better clearance beneath bridges and boat house entrances. An optional docking station with full controls is available on the top deck, which features a storage area and a standard mast for mounting antennas. This new model also includes Fathom's signature folding transom for access and adventure. The new Fathom 40 Pilothouse and Flybridge models can be seen at shows this fall throughout North America. The Pilothouse model will debut at the Newport Boat Show in Rhode Island and the Seattle Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union.
Contact Fathom Yachts at 360.336.5414, email@example.com or visit fathomyachts.com for more information.
DISPLACEMENT 25,000 lb.
BRIDGE CLEARANCE 13''9" (mast down), 19'0" (mast up)
ENGINE Single 425hp Cummins QSB (standard)
GENERATOR 5kW or 9kW Northern Lights (optional)
FUEL 400 U.S. gal
WATER 135 U.S. gal.
HOLDING TANK 45 U.S. gal.
GRAY WATER 45 U.S. gal.
MAXIMUM SPEED 16 knots (standard power)
CRUISE SPEED 9.2 knots
DESIGNER Greg Marshall
BUILDER Fathom Yachts
BASE PRICE $559,000 (with Polar Package)
Sarins Boats Ltd. of Finland are celebrating their 40th anniversary in Finland, and they are sending one of their rugged, all-weather designs to North America for the first time this fall. Skarne Marine in Milford, Connecticut, will exhibit the new Minor 27, one of 10 models ranging from 21 to 37 feet. The pilothouse offers 360-degree views and excellent protection from fast-changing weather, a must for boats that are used for commuting from the Swedish archipelagos to the city during the summer as families migrate to summer quarters. There is a double berth in the forepeak, a single berth and a convertible settee, accommodating four adults with ease. Twin side doors and a fully protected walk-around deck with lots of handholds are notable features. Propulsion options include shaft-, stern-, or jet-drive. There is room for a genset and air conditioning equipment. For more information: Skarne Marine, LLC, 203.283.5300 or skarnemarine.com.
DISPLACEMENT 7,055 lb.
BRIDGE CLEARANCE 9'8"
ENGINE Single 200-370hp Volvo Penta diesel
FUEL 83.2 U.S. gal
WATER 26.4 gal.
HOLDING TANK 15.8 gal.
MAXIMUM SPEED 35 knots (with 260 hp engine)
CRUISE SPEED 15-30 knots
DESIGNER Linqvist/Sarins Boats
BUILDER Sarins Boats
BASE PRICE $182,000 (with 260 hp Volvo Penta D4/DP)
Nordic Tug 54
Ben Wilde of Wilde Yacht Sales in Essex, Connecticut will exhibit a new Nordic Tug 54, the largest cruiser in a lineup of six classic models for the 2009 season. Available with a two- or three-stateroom layout, the 54 has a wide and workable pilothouse with great views, two sliding Diamond/Sea-Glaze doors and direct access to the boat deck or the optional flybridge. The accommodations, head compartment, and large engine room are all accessible by a companionway leading directly from the saloon. Nordic Tugs' semi-displacement hull can be efficient or fast, as the situation demands. With a 1,300-gallon fuel capacity, the single 670 hp Cummins QSM-11 diesel offers an approximate range of 2,600 nm at 8 knots, depending on load and conditions, and top speeds in the high teens. Nordic Tugs backs their work with a 10-year hull warranty. For more information call 800.38.4517 or visit nordictugs.com.
DISPLACEMENT 60,000 lb. (dry)
BRIDGE CLEARANCE 24'9"
ENGINE Single 670 hp Cummins QSM-11 (standard)
GENERATOR 16kW Northern Lights (opitonal)
FUEL 1,300 U.S. gal
WATER 300 U.S. gal.
HOLDING TANK 130 U.S. gal.
GRAY WATER 130 U.S. gal.
MAXIMUM SPEED 15 knots (standard power)
CRUISE SPEED 10-12 knots
DESIGNER Lynn Senour
BUILDER Nordic Tugs
BASE PRICE $1,195,000
Almost simultaneous with the Newport International Boat Show is the west coast's Lake Union Boats Afloat Show in Seattle, Sept 10-14.
Two new Northwest-built boats will debut at this show: the Nordic Tugs 49-footer, with a new hull designed by NA Howard Apollonio, and with an update of the traditional deckhouse styling created by Lynn Senour in 1980. The Nordic Tug 49 will be a two-stateroom boat and also has a shallower draft of 3-feet 11-inches to make her an ideal inland and coastal waters cruiser. For more information on Nordic Tugs visit nordictugs.com.
Also debuting is the 49-foot American Tug, which was built on stretched 41AT hull. The new 49 features two staterooms and an extended saloon and galley, plus spacious cockpit, which all contribute to an increase in living spaces. For more information on American Tugs visit americantugs.com.
Nordic Tug 49
LOA 52' 3"
LWL 48' 4"
ENGINE 610 HP Cummins QSM 11 electronic diesel engine
DISPLACEMENT 45,000 (dry)
FUEL 800 U.S. gal.
FRESH 300 U.S. gal.
BLACK WATER 60 U.S. gal.
GREY WATER 60 U.S. gal.
American Tug 49
DISPLACEMENT 36,000 lb. (light ship)
FUEL 800 U.S. gal.
WATER 210 U.S. gal.
HOLDING TANK 60 U.S. gal.
ENGINE Volvo D-9 575 hp
Solomons MD Trawler Fest: September 25-28
Based on the high-volume, very seaworthy hulls developed around the commercial fishery of Nova Scotia, the new LeBlanc 50 from the board of Laurie McGowan and the well-known LeBlanc Brothers Boatbuilders should give those venturing well offshore a sense of safety and livability. The flybridge is protected by a hardtop and offers outstanding seating plus a helm console large enough to accommodate a full suite of marine electronics. The boat deck has ample room for a crane, as well as a 13-foot dinghy and a 12-foot sailing dinghy, built at the request of the owner by Neil LeBlanc. Full-sized kitchen appliances and massive counter spaces typify the galley, which adjoins the pilothouse. Visibility from the helm is excellent, especially aft through large windows in the aft saloon bulkhead. Cherry woodwork with a white trim is found throughout the boat. The engine room is massive, as is the lazarette, allowing excellent access to all equipment. For more information call 902.663.2927 or visit leblancboats.com.
DISPLACEMENT 87,000 lb. (half load)
ENGINE Single 341 hp John Deere 6125
GENERATOR 21 kW
DESIGNER Laurie McGowan
BUILDER LeBlanc Brothers
BASE PRICE n/a
Leopard 47 Power Cat
Designed by the well regarded naval architects Morrelli and Melvin, and built by the renowned South African boat builders Robertson and Caine, the new Leopard 47 Power Cat combines leading-edge technology and materials in a cruiser that is efficient to operate and spacious enough to accommodate up to eight people in comfort. Available in three- or four-cabin versions, all with en suite head compartments and full-sized hanging lockers, the Leopard 47 Power Cat has room to spare for an open-plan saloon with galley equipped with full-size appliances, and a nav station. The massive cockpit is protected by the bridge overhang, has a built-in outdoor barbecue with wet bar and will seat as well as entertain eight guests in spacious comfort. Molded spiral stairs lead to a wide flybridge that is protected by a sturdy hardtop and has room for a crowd to enjoy the views. For more information: 877.795.4389 or leopardcatamarans.com.
DISPLACEMENT 32,054 lb. (half load)
ENGINE Twin 150hp Cummins (standard)
GENERATOR Option -- call for details
FUEL 317 U.S. gal
WATER 320 U.S. gal.
HOLDING TANK 45 U.S. gal.
GRAY WATER N/A
MAXIMUM SPEED N/A
CRUISE SPEED 12-15 knots
RANGE AT CRUISE SPEED 400-600nm (@12-15 knots)
DESIGNER Morrelli and Melvin
BUILDER Robertson and Caine
BASE PRICE $599,000
Endeavour 40 TrawlerCat
The Endeavour 40 and 48 TrawlerCats are getting modifications prior to the fall boat shows. The 48 will have minor changes, including new forward raking windows in the SkyLounge. The 40 will have a complete remodeling of the upper lounge to create a SkyLounge with a single steering station. The original version with twin helms will still be available for those who want dual stations. The accommodations and cabin layout will resemble the layout of the 48, but will remain a two-stateroom configuration. Call 727.573.5377 or visit endeavourcats.com for more information.
DISPLACEMENT 28,500 lb.
ENGINE Twin 260hp Yanmars (standard)
GENERATOR 6kW Northern Lights (optional)
FUEL 600 U.S. gal
WATER 150 U.S. gal.
BUILDER Endeavour Catamaran Corp.
BASE PRICE $435,000
Integrity 346 ES
With its distinctive flared bow, large foredeck, and European-style covered side decks, the Integrity 346 ES is a compact cruiser for an owner-operator couple. The upper helm is on the centerline, with two facing bench seats abaft the helm seat. A built-in, L-shaped settee in the saloon features an ice box and storage under. Teak cabinets with Formica countertops give the galley (which includes a 3-burner LPG stove, stainless steel sink, and dual voltage under counter Norcold fridge) a comfortable feel. The master stateroom forward features separate compartments for the MSD and the shower, creating more space for storage lockers, a large centerline island berth and a desk with drawers. For more information contact the newest dealer, Annapolis Sailyard, at 410.268.4100 or sailyard.com.
DISPLACEMENT 24,000 lb.
BRIDGE CLEARANCE 12'
ENGINE Single 190hp Yanmar (standard)
GENERATOR 5 kW Onan (optional)
FUEL 250 U.S. gal
WATER 120 U.S. gal.
HOLDING TANK 20 U.S. gal.
MAXIMUM SPEED 10.5 knots (standard power)
CRUISE SPEED 8.5 knots
DESIGNER Jianghua Marine
BUILDER Jianghua Marine
BASE PRICE $283,350
On The Horizon: Fall 2008
Island Pilot DSe Hybrid 12M
America's first solar/diesel/electric hybrid cruising yacht is designed to let you cruise silently for approximately four hours at speeds up to 7 knots, then recharge its batteries with solar power while you're riding on the hook, or using the diesels to recharge. A massive 6 kW photo voltaic (PV) array mounted atop the deckhouse gathers sunshine and passes a constant flow of energy to the electrical system, providing drive for the electrical engines and, through the pure sine wave inverters, 120 VAC power for appliances like the fridge and microwave or even the entertainment system. Contact Island Pilot LLC at 888.443.2965 or dsehybrid.com for more information.
DISPLACEMENT 17,500 lb.
BRIDGE CLEARANCE 13'6"
ENGINE Twin 75 hp Steyr diesels, twin 7 kW 48VDC electric
GENERATOR Twin 5 kW 48VDC
FUEL 120 U.S. gal
WATER 120 U.S. gal.
HOLDING TANK 60 U.S. gal.
MAXIMUM SPEED 15 knots (standard power)
CRUISE SPEED 7.0 knots
RANGE AT CRUISE SPEED 1,000 nm (@7 knots)
DESIGNER Reuben Trane
BUILDER Island Pilot LLC
BASE PRICE $550,000
Nordhavn 56 Motorsailer
While Pacific Asian Enterprises, the parent company of Nordhavn, spent the last 15 years creating and refining passagemaking offshore yachts, they have never forgotten their roots. PAE was also the builder of Mason world-cruising sailboats, and with that expertise in the background, the company will launch the Nordhavn 56 Motorsailer. Equipped with 750 gallons of fuel and powered by a Lugger 1066 T diesel, the new 56 MS will have a range of 3,000nm under power alone while sporting a main and jib that will offer the potential for even more extended cruising range. An aft extension of the wheelhouse hardtop over the trawler-style aft deck offers good weather protection, and wide side decks lead along both sides to the foredeck as well as an on-deck sailing cockpit and steering amidships. The wheelhouse has excellent views in all directions, and offers a second well-protected helm station. The interior includes a standing-height engine room, large sea-going galley, guest and master staterooms. For more information, call 949.496.4848 or visit nordhavn.com.
DRAFT 6' (full load)
DISPLACEMENT 62,180 lb. (full load)
ENGINE Single 165 hp Lugger L1066T (standard)
GENERATOR 12kW Northern Lights
FUEL 750 U.S. gal
WATER 250 U.S. gal.
HOLDING TANK 75 U.S. gal.
MAXIMUM SPEED 9 knots (standard power)
RANGE AT CRUISE SPEED 3,000nm (@0 knots)
DESIGNER Jeff Leishman
BUILDER Pacific Asian Enterprises
BASE PRICE On Request
Real Ships Expedition 77
Plasma-cut aluminum for the superstructure and laser-cut, pre-primed steel for the hull scantlings and sides are hallmarks of Real Ships' Expedition trawlers. The new 77 is a full-keel design with a graceful bow flare, cambered decks, and elevated pilothouse with Portuguese bridge. Designed by Joe Johnson and tested in the wave tanks of BC Research, the 77 is meant to operate comfortably off soundings. Soft-curved hullside plating and multiple chines combine to give the 77 excellent seakeeping qualities and a beautiful shape. Fairing and Awlgrip application are yacht quality. The high volume interior can be custom-designed to meet specific customer needs. Contact Real Ships at 251.824.1707 or realships.com for more.
DISPLACEMENT 240,000 lb.
BRIDGE CLEARANCE 36'
ENGINE Twin 341 hp John Deere 6125AFM
GENERATOR Twin 32 kW Kohler
FUEL 5,624 U.S. gal
WATER 500 U.S. gal.
HOLDING TANK 550 U.S. gal.
MAXIMUM SPEED 12 knots (standard power)
CRUISE SPEED 10 knots
RANGE AT CRUISE SPEED 5,000nm
DESIGNER Joe Johnson/Pat Bray
BUILDER Real Ships
BASE PRICE $4.5 million (well equipped)
Hampton Endurance 650 LRC
With a design brief to create a hull that would cruise efficiently at 8 to 14 knots and make speeds of 16 to 18 knots when weather or schedules grow problematic, the new Hampton Endurance 650 LRC from the board of Howard Appollonio is a bold advance in hull design for long distance cruisers. This hybrid hull, which was tank tested in Vancouver, BC by Vison SciTec, combines displacement and planing hull characteristics with a unique split chine that work together to reduce pitch and roll. As built for Anchor Yacht Sales, the new Hampton 650 LRC is a fully equipped cruiser, ready to go with everything except three options: satellite TV, watermaker, and dinghy. The custom AYS package includes two ISO Boost transformers, custom décor, and $40,000 worth of marine electronics. For more information, contact Anchor Yacht Sales at 954.797.0030 or anchoryt.com.
BRIDGE CLEARANCE 21'0"
ENGINE Twin 873 hp Caterpillar C-18 (standard)
GENERATOR 23 kW & 13.5 kW Kohler
FUEL 2,000 U.S. gal
WATER 500 U.S. gal.
MAXIMUM SPEED 16-18 knots
CRUISE SPEED 8-14 knots
DESIGNER Howard Appollonio/Hampton Yachts
BUILDER Hampton Yachts