After having presented them and seen how they have evolved over time, now is the time to get to the heart. What are the best Med Boats today? Here are the first 5 powerboats of our review on the best hulls among the “advanced” day cruise.
Completely revisited and properly improved in details, the 675 is a little big boat, perfect for day trips. At sea, she is stunning if you consider the length/width ratio – 6.40 x 2.40 meters. Easy-to-steer, agile and sporty, she better expresses her capacities with the Active Trim system that adjusts trim automatically. When engaged, the system makes the boat sail better. It’s like activating the Sport mode in your car. Based on the same hull of the previous model, she features a small cabin in the bow. The cockpit is highly versatile. Your days at the sea will be exciting and you can also enjoy water sports, including water skiing and wake-boarding.
Loa: 6,40; Bmax: 2,46m; Max power: 225 hp
The latest creation of the historic shipyard of Ravenna is a pure day cruiser (or megayacht tender, if you prefer) with contemporary cockpit, classic hull, streamlined boat and slightly reverse sheer. The DC Seven Sport is also transportable. Even if it is not a typical request of Italian yachtsmen, this features is highly appreciated by northern Europeans. This is an important feature because it gives the possibility to reach new coasts and destinations quickly.
Loa: 7.75m; Bmax: 2.45m; Max power: 250 hp
Cranchi is back in the day cruiser range with its E 26. Day cruiser, megayacht tender or mansion on the sea. The E 26 Classic (and the future E 26 Rider in bow rider version, with no interiors and fitted with outboard) offers all one might expect from a Med Boat within just 8 meters: elegance, fresh style, easy handling and the possibility to spend a night at sea. Below deck, spaces are limited but complete with a double berth, a toilet and high-quality finishes. She is also offered with diesel or patrol inboard engines. Layout is classic, as suggested by the teak cover on the forward deck, accessible through a tinted wind- screen that envelops even the sides of the cockpit.
Loa: 7.85; Bmax: 2.49; Max power: 350 hp
Two models, two decks, two outboards but one single interior design for the “mass” Med Boat of the French giant. More specifically, the Flyer 8.8 is offered in two different versions: Sundeck, with central console and no interiors, and SunSpace, equipped with a V shaped forward cabin, a convertible dinette, a galley and a separate bathroom. Instead of a sun pad on the deck, the layout of the first model benefits from a bow equipped with a sofa and a horseshoe-shaped seat that can turn into a large sun pad thanks to a folding table. As we’ve already mentioned above, options include single or dual outboards. According to the shipyard, the 350hp maximum engine power (engines supplied by the manufacturer are made by Suzuki) are enough to reach the 43 knots top speed.
Loa: 8.10m; Bmax: 2.50m; Max engine: 350hp
Spaciousness: this is the key word of the Cap Camarat 9.0 CC, the new flagship of the “fishing and family” line by Jeanneau. Accommodation is of up 11 people and the boat is perfect for a couple of lovers who want to spend a weekend at sea. This model combines the sporty performance of a fishing boat, the comfort of a family vessel and the finishes of a high end day cruiser. Power can come from one or two outboards. The driving console is massive and protective and, with the implementation of the (optional) T-Top, it becomes a really attractive and functional detail. The deck is highly versatile, with the forward and the astern areas that can turn into wide sun pads, a dinette, a relaxing platform or an unencumbered area for anglers. Interiors, too, are well-designed, with a spacious double cabin, a bathroom and a separate shower compartment.
Loa: 9.12m; Bmax: 2.98m; Max power: 2×250 hp