The Outer Reef 640 Classic Azure is as classic on the outside as it is rich in contemporary goodies. The trawler of the American shipyard he builds in Taiwan. First Outer Reef Yachts to be born with a clear Mediterranean inspiration. “Our competitors are leaving the European market, but we believe in it. This is why we have created a model that was created precisely to live in the Mediterranean,” said Jeff Druek, managing director of the shipyard.
The layout includes the aft kitchen and close to the cockpit. A system to make the almost 20 square meters of external surface usable in a fast way.
The half bridge of the wheelhouse, with the steering armchair made of ultra-soft Ultraleather positioned at the service of a large wooden steering wheel, is raised and completely glazed. A good balance between the contemporary need to have the minimum visual separation between interior and exterior and the classic style of the Outer Reef, “one of the elements that contribute to maintaining the price: an Outer Reef will always be current because its line is not affected by the momentary fashion,” adds Druek.
The interior spaces in the sleeping area on the lower deck of this trawler are also amazing, and in all three cabins the height goes beyond two metres.
The fly bridge is immense, also on two levels with the wheelhouse raised, and characterized by a particular interpretation of the air in front of the cockpit that houses a sofa in front of the gear surrounded by a sort of mini bridge Portuguese.
The performance of the Outer Reef 640 Classic Azure is interesting with a range of 1400 miles sailing at 8 knots and 1000 miles at two more knots. According to the shipyard’s statements, a cruising speed of around 17 knots is still possible as well as a top speed of 20. All this with two John Deere 500 hp engines and a 3785 litre diesel tank.