This proven boat could be called an Express Cruiser, a Motoryacht and even a Downeaster, but regardless, the quality and the pedigree of having been designed by C. Raymond Hunt and built by the reputable Dettling Yacht Company, has distinguished itself as a premier yacht with a superb reputation.
Ed Dettling has produced some of the finest US built boats since he started in 1992. It has been said that he has a "relentless pursuit of perfection". That coupled with the reputation of C. Raymond Hunt designers and naval architects, with a long record of turning out some the finest, dryest, offshore performance hulls, make this boat quite exceptional. It is all about the details.
This boat can cruise economically at any speed up to 20 kts. and maxes out at 25 kts. All machinery is balanced into the aft section, therefore the noise levels inside the boat are minimal. The raised Express bridge, which can be open or closed, offers 360 degree visibility, allowing the owners to be able to cruise easily in quiet and comfort.
Not many of these solid, handsome boats hit the market.
Hull & Construction
The hull and superstructure are laid up using the vacuum bag process. The hull is Airex cored because of it's resiliency, it has a memory, giving the hull superior impact resistance. It is also a superior sound and thermal insulator. Divinycell is used as a core in the superstructure because it is stiff and more resistant to heat. It won't become soft in the tropical sun. Vinylester resin and directional stitched reinforcement are used throughout, and all exterior surfaces with the exception of the teak aft deck are finished in Awlgrip. The hull and deck are joined at the sheer with 14 layers of 18-ounce biaxial fiberglass. Four fiberglass stringers run the length of the hull and also provide foundations for the main engines. Structural bulkheads are made of 3/4" marine plywood and are fiberglassed in place.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.