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A single-engine cruiser with sleeping quarters for six passengers.
- Create the roomiest cruiser of its size, with the widest beam in its class.
- Use extensive windows and ports to create an open feel belowdecks.
- Use a single powerplant to reduce cost.
- Fiberglass hull with Armorflex gelcoat and a Hydropel vinylester skin coat.
- Full-length fiberglass box-grid foam-filled stringers.
- Slow out of the hole by modern standards, but acceptable cruising and top-end speeds.
- Excellent economy; you have to really push it to break a 20-gph fuel burn.
- Handling can be tough with a single-screw boat of this size; luckily you can order it with an optional bow thruster.
- Fully-enclosed, walk-in midcabin provides more privacy than expected on a boat of this size.
- Engine access is easy, 360-degrees.
- Helm bolster is extremely comfortable.