37 Feet: Four Winns V375
Cast off in a 37-foot boat, like the Four Winns V375, and you’ll be less subject to rough seas, thanks to 15,000-plus pounds of displacement and a deep-V hull, which smooths the ride. You can still get the familiar stern-drives in this size range, although it is on the cusp of the size for which pod-drives and joystick controls become common. Roominess continues to increase in the 37-foot class. Check out the expansive helm area and the adjacent cockpit in the V375. It is equipped with a refreshment center that includes a sink and a choice of either a refrigerator or ice maker and is housed under a cabana hardtop with full enclosure. The V375’s standard deck plan offers curtained enclosures. Step up to optional bulkheaded staterooms for added privacy.
Contact: Four Winns Cadillac, Michigan; 231- 775-1351; fourwinns.com
Class Advantage: Say goodbye to cramped berths. In this size range, the midcabin berth becomes a true second cabin.
Specs: LOA: 37'0" Beam: 12'0" Displacement (lb.): 16,500 Fuel Capacity: 230 gal. Max Horsepower: 640 Range at Cruising Speed: 210 nm Berths: 6
Price: $336,476 (with twin Volvo Penta 5.7 GXi)
Gotta Have: MerCruiser Axius or Volvo Penta sterndrive joystick for docking ease.
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