Palm Beach GT50 Express
This is the first of Palm Beach’s GT series. The GT50 includes an open-cockpit version that will launch next year and the GT50 Express, which debuts at the Newport International Boat Show on September 13. The GT50 will be offered with a pair of 600-hp Volvo IPS800s. Palm Beach said the boat is capable of 42 knots at wide-open throttle. At cruise speed of 35 knots, fuel consumption is 40 gph. The deck and superstructure are fully infused with 100 percent carbon fiber. Even the helm station is carbon fiber. The boat has two exterior social areas, one in the rear area near the swim platform and the other on the foredeck.
The new Bertram was designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design with a slightly retro look, but with an infused vinylester, solid-glass hull bottom with a Kevlar centerline. The first hull is powered by twin 1900-hp twin CAT32 diesels. A Seakeeper 16 gyro stabilizer is standard which, according to the company, eliminates 95 percent of the boat’s roll. At full load, the projected displacement is 92,450 lbs. The company showed the boat last summer in Florida, but Newport will be its official public debut.
The V60 from Princess is powered by 1200 MAN V8s, which gives the boat a top speed of 38 knots. The Princess has features like an electro-hydraulic swim platform that can be used to launch a 12-foot tender or personal watercraft. The boat also has a large cockpit with wet bar and barbecue. On the main deck interior, the V60 has a retractable sunroof, galley-aft setup, and open-plan dining area. The boat has three staterooms, including a full-beam master suite.
Back Cove 34O
The Back Cove 34O has a newly designed hull for the outboard configuration. The company says this boat is about 10 knots faster than the traditional single-engine Back Cove 34. The cockpit and helm includes an aft-facing seat that converts into a U-shaped dinette or berth. It also has a standard 5kW generator and air conditioning for the cabin below-decks. The cabin has an island berth, with separate head and shower. Full production of the boat begins in September.
Tartan Yachts 395
Tartan’s new 395 has a hull shape designed to deliver greater stability when under way and high interior volume. On deck, the boat has a traditional cabin house with stainless steel rectangular portholes. In the cockpit, twin wheels are set wide so sightlines remain unobstructed. This arrangement also provides a center walkway to the transom. All sail controls lead aft through rope clutches to cabin-top winches and the cockpit headsail trimming winches are within reach of each helm position. The 395 is available with Tartan’s Cruise Control Rig. For weight savings and strength, the 395 has a carbon-fiber mast. Three keel styles are available.
Beneteau Oceanis 46.1
The new Beneteau Oceanis 46.1 is based on a Finot-Conq plan, which retains the stepped hull of the 51.1. The French manufacturer says that makes optimal use of the boat’s 14-foot, 9-inch beam. The cockpit has space for eight people around a table and there are two reclining lounges on each side of the companionway. Below-decks, the master cabin has a shower room with a separate head and a 5-foot, 25-inch by 6-foot, 72'-inch island berth. The interior can be customized. The furling mast, self-tailing jib and all the halyards and sheets brought back to a single winch at each of the helm stations should facilitate short-handed sailing. Large hull portholes let in ample natural light.
Eastern 21 Pilot
Eastern Boats 21 Pilot is a classic New England runabout that measures 21 feet 8 inches with a 7-foot, 10-inch beam. It’s designed for outboard power and tips the scales at 2,300 pounds minus the motor. Eastern recommends a 135-hp Honda fourstroke outboard and equips the 21 Pilot with the engine manufacturer’s 2000 HD-4 multifunction display and a Simrad Go 5 chartplotter. The cockpit features back-to-back foldout seats with an aft integrated bench. The small cabin has a V-berth with vinyl cushions. The boat also comes with a 9-gallon freshwater tank, pull-out shower and a 36-quart Igloo cooler.
Hysucat FR28 E
Hysucat’s FR28 E is one of the few rigid-hull inflatables with a catamaran hull design. The company says asymmetrical demi-hulls are connected by a double arc tunnel with a ventilated step behind the bows. Its foil system consists of a primary unit forward of the boat’s longitudinal center of gravity and twin rear foil struts near the transom on the tunnel walls. Hysucats have been used for recreational, commercial and government applications. The manufacturer says the boat can run speeds in excess of 80 mph. Seats are finished in contoured upholstery and the boat can be configured with enough space for up to 14 passengers.