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Overview: A relatively large Cruisers Sport Series cuddy cabin boat.
Concept: Build a cuddy boat in the Sport Series with the same attention to detail and equipping as is used with Cruisers’ yachts.
-Hatches and doors are RTM molded, to maximize strength, minimize weight, and provide a finished surface inside and out.
|Fuel capacity||68 gal|
-Aluminum plates beef up the engine mounting system, and back up deck hardware.
- Seat cushions, bases, and backs are all composite.
Performance & Handling:
-Top-end comes close to 50-MPH, with a 320-hp Volvo-Penta stern drive.
|Test conditions: 1 foot chop, winds 10 - 15 knots, 1 POB|
|Power||320-hp Volvo Penta stern drive. Prop – DPS Duo-prop Propset.|
-Steps in the hullside chines help the boat dig in and grip in tight turns, while breaking adhesion to boost fuel economy.
-22-degree deadrise bottom slices open a one-foot chop easily, while the additional forward weight of the cabin keeps the bow down during acceleration.
-Swing-open head compartment in the passenger’s console keeps the cabin clear of unwanted head odors.
-Standard equipment list is extensive, and includes extras like a Bimini top, 12-gallon freshwater system, and bow and stern cockpit covers.