Brokerage: Mochi Craft Dolphin 44

The Mochi Craft Dolphin 44 was an Italian take on Down East-style boats.

We saw 29.5 knots on the pins, with a dirty hull bottom. With a clean hull, Mochi Craft reported a 32-knot top speed.Courtesy Ferretti Group

Mochi Craft took on a big challenge when it reimagined an American tradition: the lobster boat. It did so with style, creating a yacht with ­radius curves, flowing lines and eye-catching hull colors.

Our test 44, the smallest of five Mochi models from 44 to 74 feet in length, had twin 575 hp Volvo Penta diesels.

There were two staterooms, including an amidships master, and two heads.

At press time, seven Mochi Craft Dolphin 44s were on the brokerage market, ranging from $319,400 for a 2006 model to $437,072 for a 2008 version.