Rather than U-shaped,
molded-in seats, a large,
lounge-style forward seat
provides nearly 400 quarts
of dry storage, and allows
you to fish all the way forward without stepping up.
INTREPID HAS ROLLED OUT a new model and a new partnership so far in 2011, with the debut of the 327 center console, the replacement for
their popular 323 model, and the unveiling of Seven
Marine’s 557-HP outboard at the Miami show this
past spring. The 327 features an all-new running
surface to compensate for being heavier and slightly
larger, but extra ventilation in the hull behind the
step allows the 327 to perform as well as the 323,
despite an additional 60 gallons of tankage. And in
October, the 370 model that showed off the futuristic
Seven Marine V8s in the Miami Beach Convention
center will be in the water at the United States Power
Boat Show in Annapolis, Maryland, so you can hear
those supercharged outboards for the first time.
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vessel topped 40 knots in
sea trials, when powered
by a pair of MTU V16
Series 2000 M91 diesels.
GRADY-WHITE CANYON 271
GRADY-WHITE IS KNOWN for tak- ing their customers’ requests and turning them into onboard features. With the 271, they’ve drawn from
the list of popular items on their larger
center consoles, and built them into the
27-footer. A key feature is the single-level
deck that allows 360 degrees of mobility
around the console, thanks to a large,
lounge-style forward seat, with nearly
400 quarts of storage underneath. With
a large sun pad on top and dedicated
cooler divided from dry storage beneath,
the 271 has plenty of forward seating, but
still allows you to fish all the way up front
without stepping up. Inside the console is
a stand-up head, with space for storage.
Other handy items include a fresh-water
shower on the transom by the transom
door and telescoping boarding ladder.
Extra ventilation in the
hull behind the step
allows the 327 to perform as well as the previous model despite being
larger and heavier.
VIKING 66 CONVERTIBLE
VIKING HAS LAUNCHED four new models for the 2011 model year, including the 42 Open (see
“Battlewagons Don’t Have To Be Big,”
August 2011), but they haven’t slowed
down with the 66 Convertible expected
to grace the docks in Ft. Lauderdale.
Styled like its just-released siblings, this
four-cabin model (each with its own head
and shower) should top 40 knots, when
powered by a pair of MTU V16 Series
2000 M91 diesels. Impressive stuff for a
yacht that displaces more than 102,000
pounds. Other new features include a
galley pantry with standing headroom,
and a day head aft, just inside the
salon as you enter from the cockpit.
OCTOBER | NOVEMBER 2011