Hinckley 35: Outboard Power
Hull No. 1 of the Hinckley 35 was delivered in August, and the yacht made its official debut at September’s Newport International Boat Show in Rhode Island. The Maine-based builder worked with Florida’s Michael Peters Yacht Design to create the model, which is powered by twin 300 hp Mercury Verados or Yamaha outboards (350s are optional).
Features include Hinckley’s ClearView windshield, which is a single pane for unobstructed visibility, and joystick controls at the varnished-teak helm station. There’s a V-berth belowdecks for naps on the hook, and a cockpit hatch accesses stowage that’s big enough for beach chairs, bicycles or anything else owners care to bring aboard. A Seakeeper stabilizer is available as an option.
Leopard 46 Powercat: Three or Four Staterooms
South Africa-based Robertson and Caine builds Leopard Catamarans, which come in power and sail models. The Leopard 46 Powercat is the second model in a new generation of power designs that also includes the Leopard 53 Powercat. On the 46, there are queen-plus berths in all the staterooms.
A new feature is at the after end of the salon, where the galley is to port and a “galley server area” is now to starboard. It can be used for stowage and houses a wine chiller or ice maker, along with a dedicated locker for drinks. There are separate engine rooms completely apart from the guest areas, and the main helm is forward on the flybridge, under the hardtop. Maximum speed is reportedly 22 knots with a range of 1,600 nautical miles.
Burger 50 Cruiser: Slide Hull by Vripack
The Burger 50 Cruiser has an interior by Florida-based De Basto Designs as well as a slide hull by Vripack in the Netherlands. Burger Boat Co. says the hull design improves ride quality by reducing pounding, fuel consumption and running angle (in tandem with Interceptors). The hull also handles weight changes with little effect on performance and prevents broaching in a following sea, according to the builder.
The boat is built in aluminum with additional features including Volvo Penta’s Clear Wake Exhaust System to eliminate gurgling exhaust, a Seakeeper stabilizer, a Nautical Structures hydraulic swim platform, a transom garage and a transom barbecue. For long weekends on board, there are two staterooms belowdecks.
Evo V8: The New Evo Yachts Flagship
Evo Yachts was created in 2014 as a collaboration between Blu Emme Yachts and designer Valerio Rivellini, both based in Italy. The Evo V8 is the brand’s flagship model with a length overall of 78 feet. According to the builder, top speed is 24 knots, with a cruising speed of 19 knots. As you can see, the motoryacht has two steering wheels, much like some sailing yachts.
There are two additional helm stations on board: at the bow on the main deck (with Volvo Penta joystick controls, along with a joystick control for the bow thruster) and in what the builder calls a “vanishing console on the rooftop” (there’s joystick control up there too). Inside are four en suite staterooms, with the master stateroom located aft.