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West Bay SonShip 72

June 2014

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West Bay SonShip 72

“The engines are in!” That’s the first thing West Bay SonShip’s president Wes Vermeulen told me when I asked him how his resurgent company’s new 72 was coming along. The 72 is a progression of the West Bay SonShip 58, which Vermeulen referred to as “a bread-and-butter boat for us for years.” The 72 evolved based on client feedback requesting a larger pilothouse, side-by-side berths in one of the guest cabins, and a larger cockpit. What’s more, the boat’s styling is a bit more forward-thinking than that of the 58; a trait that Vermeulen predicts will keep her on the cutting edge for the next decade or so. Here’s to looking ahead …


  • Builder: West Bay SonShip
  • Model: West Bay SonShip 72
  • Year: 2014

This article originally appeared in the June 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.