Drop down into the engine room (or use the videocamera installed here to pan your way around from the touchscreen helm). A ladder with 1'1"-wide rungs makes it easy. Sniff around the bilge. Electrical connectors are shrink-sealed to prevent moisture. Wiring is supported by cushioned clamps. Limber holes and the joint where the balsa-cored hull meets the deck? Sealed tight. Maintenance is minimized, service is easy, long-term durability's been addressed. Even small improvements in the design of boats as large and sophisticated as the 680 Sun Sport can be expensive and intricate. Your best bet is to test drive the boat to fully appreciate its precision and craftsmanship - qualities that are hard to put a price on.
LAST WORD. Easy to operate, this sport yacht combines performance, luxury, and pizzazz in a near-perfect blend.
Displacement (lbs., approx.) ........75,000
Transom deadrise ........19°
Bridge clearance ........13'6"
Minimum cockpit depth...2'0"
Max. cabin headroom...7'3"
Fuel capacity (gal.).1,022
Water capacity (gal.).200
Price (w/standard power) ........$2,653,000
Price (w/test power) ........$2,653,000
STANDARD POWER : Twin 1,400-bhp Caterpillar 3412E V-12 diesel inboards.
OPTIONAL POWER: None.
TEST BOAT POWER: Twin 1,400-bhp Caterpillar 3412E V-12 diesel inboards with 1649 cid, 5.4" bore x 6.0" stroke, swinging 33" x 38" five-bladed Nibral props through 1.75:1 reductions.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT (major items): Fiberglass stringer system; windshield washer; ss companionway door; electric cockpit bench/sunpad; icemaker; hardwood salon floor; 2 SubZerorefrigerators/freezers; microwave/convection oven;4-burner stove; washer/ dryer; 5 TVs/VCRs; 100-disc CD stereo system w/surround sound and subwoofer; leather helm and companion seats; retractable skylight; central vac; high-water alarm; PC-driven integrated-helm; fire suppression system with diesel shutdown and override; oil change system (50-gal. reservoir).