Sterk 31 is the muscular open (9.7 m), ideal for your day outings

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Sterk 31

At
Boot Düsseldorf
a new boat in the 30-foot open segment made its appearance. It is called Sterk 31, a high-performance dayboat that immediately catches the eye starting with the hull. In fact, observing it on dry land in Düsseldorf, it was possible to fully grasp the details of a hull developed to be super-sporty. We start from here, that is, from theliving work, to tell you about this new model.

Sterk 31

“This boat is No. 1,” explained Sasha Vlad, naval architect who oversaw the project. But the hours of work on this hull were in the hundreds. With CFD, it was possible to create lines capable of combining performance, maneuverability and on-board comfort with a beam of almost 3 meters thanks to which we really have a lot of space on deck.”

Sterk means strong, endowed with physical strength. And this first 31 has all the makings of a fireball on the water. V-deep hull and equipped with a double step and skids to increase lift (
read the article on step hulls here
) while reducing splashing, was created to achieve high speeds, efficiency and the driest possible deck. The special shape of the skids and the live-work at the stern is designed to give the boat a strong bite on the water and prevent cases of spins even at high speed.

Sterk 31
Sterk 31

We are talking about a boat that we have not yet tested, but which promises over 60 knots of top speed (69 mph) with a pair of
300-horsepower Yamaha V6 outboard
. If desired, it can also be scaled to the band
Yamaha’s V8 XTO
, recently revamped, but with a single engine. The total maximum output is 600 horsepower.

Sterk 31 – Blanket

Having discussed what are the more technical features related to the hull, let us now focus on what it offers at the deck level. Behind this project, in addition to the aforementioned Sasha Vlad, is a leading German industrial concern, Milan Sterk ‘s MS Marine GmbH, and the hand of designer Carlos Vidal.

With this model, the Sterk shipyard brings its vision to a segment that continues to enjoy growing interest from models such as the now-classic
Axopar 28
or the new
Saxdor 270
, slightly smaller, but with similar characteristics.

Returning to the Sterk 31, from the stern first we immediately see a large platform that allows this area to be usable despite the presence of one or two outboard motors. Close by is a large sundeck, a stone’s throw from the water and definitely large in terms of area available. Underneath a large storage space or even a double berth, a bit cramped, but present. Peculiarity of this model is the presence of a particularly large bathroom room with a toilet on the bow, under the console. This element is often overlooked on similarly sized models, whereas it is actually a plus for those who spend even whole days at sea and want both privacy and comfort. A wet-bar version and a full cabin version will also arrive in 2023.

The options available for the Sterk 31
The options available for the Sterk 31

Other design focuses relate to the sporty dashboard, large T-top and a 530-liter fuel tank. In the far bow, however, we find a more convivial area with a sundeck that can become a U-shaped sofa with a central table.

Data Sheet of the boat: Sterk 31

Length Over All (LOA) 9.73 m (32 ft)
Baglio Massimo 2.99 m (9.8 ft)
Fishing with motors 0.84 m (2.8 ft)
Weight (without motors) 2,620 kg
Maximum Motorization Power max. = 2×300 hp
Cruising speed 30 kts
Peak speed 60 knots
Fuel tank 530 l
Fresh water tank 130 l
Cabins //
Sleeping places 2
WC 1
Classification CECat.B = 6 Pax
CECat.C = 9 Pax
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