Outer Reef builds big beautiful long-range cruisers that highlight traditional styling combined with modern technology, but for 2016, the builder reaches to a new market by launching their 580 Motoryacht. We visited it at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and shot this First Look Video.


This model may be the baby of the line, but there’s nothing small about her. With a 17’ beam and a 70,000 pound displacement, this is a substantial cruising platform. She’s powered by twin John Deere 6090 500 HP diesels with ZF transmissions. A Side Power 10.7 HP bow thruster and ABT Trac stabilizers make her easy to maneuver and steady under way. Not having run the boat yet we’re not sure of the range, but with 1,000 gallons of fuel, it’s sure to be impressive.

Like on all Outer Reef yachts, the interior finish is impeccable. The raised galley overlooks the saloon, while the dinette in the pilothouse is fronted by the helm. Below, the master stateroom is amidships with two additional cabins for guests.

For more information visit Outer Reef, or take a look at some Outer Reef listings.

Written by: Zuzana Prochazka
Zuzana Prochazka is a writer and photographer who freelances for a dozen boating magazines and websites. A USCG 100 Ton Master, Zuzana has cruised, chartered and skippered flotillas in many parts of the world and serves as a presenter on charter destinations and topics. She is the Chair of the New Product Awards committee, judging innovative boats and gear at NMMA and NMEA shows, and currently serves as immediate past president of Boating Writers International. She contributes to Boats.com and YachtWorld.com, and also blogs regularly on her boat review site, TalkoftheDock.com.