Outer Reef Yachts launched the largest of their Deluxbridge series with the elegant 860 at the Yachts Miami Beach Boat Show. Responding to the demand for skylounge models and their temperature-controlled helm stations, Outer Reef now has a new flagship in this line. We shot this short First Look Video at the boat’s introduction, during the show.


The main deck of the 860 features an elongated saloon fronted by an enormous galley, which is really a home-style full kitchen with a vast granite-topped island. The main dinette is adjacent to the galley and all the way forward. This space is available because the helm has been moved up one deck to the skylounge, a large space with twin Stidd seats, a full array of controls and electronics, and excellent visibility in all directions. Just aft of the helm station is a corner lounge and another smaller galley, with a TV, refrigerator drawers and an icemaker. It’s a comfortable companion space to the captain while underway or the perfect place for docktails with a view.

Accommodations include four guest and owner cabins with heads. The 860 also has two crew cabins with heads and a small galley. Here, confortable berths and more granite counters abound. Outer Reef is renowned for quite possibly having the most posh crew quarters, which often surpass those found on superyachts. Captain and mate, rejoice.

For more information on the 2016 860 Deluxbridge, visit Outer Reef Yachts.

Or, take a look at some Outer Reef 860 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.