The Vanquish 24 CC is a very unusual boat by today's standards, built with cutting-edge construction techniques like vacuum-infusion and carbon fiber, yet a traditional straight-inboard power system.

The Vanquish 24 CC.

The Vanquish 24 CC.

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It's also unusual for center console boats, since this is more of a small picnic yacht than a fishing boat. There's a lot to learn about the Vanquish, so watch our video boat review.


For even more detail, read the full review: Vanquish 24 CC: A Boat with Blue Blood

Boat Test Notes

Overview:
A stylish, picnic-style mini-yacht, built with cutting-edge construction techniques but a traditional straight-inboard powerplant.
Specifications
Length25'8"
Beam8'0"
Draft1'7"
Deadrise16 degrees
Displacement4,200 lbs
Fuel capacity66 gal.

Concept:
Utilize the center console design, but not necessarily as a fishing boat.

Construction:
-Vacuum-infusion used for some major sections of the boat.
-Carbon fiber used in the stringer grid.
-Hull to deck joint is screwed through the rubrail, through-bolted, and sealed with 3M 5200 Adhesive/sealant.
-Upon inspection, all construction looks and feels solid; no signs of cost-cutting or cutting corners at all.
-Found one spring-strut, which may be prone to failure. Vanquish says they will change this at the owner's discretion.

Performance:
-Surprisingly good handling and speeds for an inboard; almost broke 40-mph with a full load aboard.
-Prop pocket molded into hull keeps draft relatively shallow.

Unique Features:
-Armorflex buff-back gel coat, tumblehome, and traditional lines make this a drop-dead beautiful boat.
-Bow dodger provides protection for passengers.
-Huge bow stowage compartment forward of seating area.

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