Fast cruisers are boats with pure lines. Very tight, they have aggressive hulls to “bite” the water. This type of boat is the beating heart of many shipyards. Those who prefer essentiality to design evolutions. But with a style that makes them unmistakable. However, this does not mean spartan accommodations, quite the contrary. Fast cruisers are not lacking in living spaces, often elegant, to navigate comfortably even on long cruises. Here are five models from 11.30 to 18.30 meters in length. Their debut date ranges from the end of the 1980s, for the great classics, to the end of the first decade of the 2000s. A boon for those looking for a used fast cruiser.
The hull lines are inspired by the famous American Magnums. However, the production of the Mustang 38, 12.56 m, is all Italian, in Fiumicino in Cantieri Navali del Tevere. The boat has a well-drawn profile, but on board there is no lack of comfort and elegance. Inside, there are two cabins and a large square. Very spacious are also the stern sundeck and the dinette in the cockpit. The choice of engines ranges from 2×260 to 2×350 hp, with aft feet, or 2×440 with surface propellers. The maximum speed ranges from 32 to 45 knots.
Price: from 120.000€
Racing boat par excellence. Every detail is designed by Cigarette Racing for high speed, from the hull to the anatomical seats, even provided below deck. The external liveries are absolutely customizable. The two 600 hp engines, with surface propellers, take this 12.47 m boat to over 70 knots of speed. Inside there is an open space, with a sort of living room, consisting of four chairs, a refrigerator, a double berth in the bow and a chemical toilet.
Price: from 60.000€
The first model to arrive with the renewal of the range implemented after the purchase of the site Itama by the Ferretti Group. The Forty keeps that purity of design timeless and immediately recognizable. The boat is 13.36 m long and offers elegant interiors. With the possibility of having one or two cabins, in a layout that changes for the different size of the living room. In the cockpit there is the dinette, the wet bar and the sundeck. With two 450 hp engines, in axis line, the maximum speed tip is 35 knots.
Price: from 175.000€
Sarima was born at Italcraft on the myth of the day cruiser of the 60s. A motorboat that has become famous for its performance and navigation comfort. Today it lives again in a version more devoted to the long cruise, but there is also the “special edition” Sarima P1, supersport, all red and more powerful (in the opening photo of the article). In 11.80 m offers two cabins, the convertible dinette and the kitchen. In the cockpit there is another dinette and a sundeck. Two engines, inboard or outboard, from 230 to 425 hp, for speeds up to 40 knots.
Price: from 65.000
Founded in the United States at the Magnum shipyard of the same name, founded by the racing legend Don Aronow. The Magnum 60 is 18.30 m long and, with two 1800 hp engines, coupled with surface propellers, can glide up to 61 knots. On board it has two cabins and a large square with dinette and kitchen, plus a crew cabin in the bow. On deck there are four seats next to the pilot to stimulate the production of adrenaline to all guests. There is also a large dinette in the cockpit, next to the stern sundeck.
Price: from 1.100.000€