Our owners are boaters that like to use their boats. Yeah, they might have a crew member or two, but they still like to stand at the helm and operate their boats,” says Outer Reef Yachts CEO Jeff Druek. “It’s difficult for many to operate a boat over 140 feet, which is why we’re fitting the accommodations of a much larger yacht aboard.” Volume and comfort level are key on the 98-foot 3000 and 108-foot 3200 Trident.
The star of the layout, whether on the 3000 or the 3200, is likely to be the on-deck master suite with an optional study that caters to the yachtsman who refuses to wait until retirement to chase the horizon. Belowdecks are three well-appointed guest staterooms and an exceptional VIP.
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Tooling for the largest models in the acclaimed Trident series is underway in Outer Reef’s partner shipyard in Anacortes, Washington with the hull and exterior design being conducted under the watchful eye of naval architect Ward Setzer. Druek claims that these builds will be the first in the U.S. to be built using Setzer’s slippery fast-displacement hull.
Propulsion for the 3000 will be either the standard twin 1,136-horsepower Caterpillar C18s or optional twin 1,600-horsepower CAT C32s. The C18s are expected to offer 16.4 knots at WOT, while the C32s should offer 20.7 knots.
One of the most important factors to a new Outer Reef owner, says Druek, is his boats’ ability to cruise long ranges. And these two Tridents don’t disappoint. At slow-displacement speeds they have a range just south of 5,000 nm, while at a 1900-rpm cruising speed, range will be 872 nm at 14 knots with the C18s and 711 nm with the C32s at 15 knots. www.outterreefyachts.com
Debut: Spring 2017
Stay tuned for more details on this project as it goes from paper to reality.
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- Builder: Outer Reef
- Model: Outer Reef Trident 3000
- Year: 2017
This article originally appeared in the June 2016 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.