Boating's Cover Boats of 2012

January 2012: Meridian 541 Sedan
The Meridian 541 carves turns and hosts a crowd. LOA: 53'10"
Beam: 15'6"
Draft (max): 4'9"
Displacement (approx.): 52,000 lb.
Deadrise: NA
Bridge Clearance: 24'0"
Max Cabin Headroom: 6'5"
Fuel Capacity: 634 gal.
Water Capacity: 150 gal.
Max Horsepower: 1,300
Available Power: Cummins diesel engines with Zeus pod drives _**See more photos of the Meridian 541 Sedan.**_
Richard Steinberger
February 2012: Sea Ray 410 Sundancer
The Sea Ray 410 Sundancer: impressive handling, plush accommmodations. LOA: 41'6"
Beam: 13'0"
Draft (max): 3'8"
Displacement (approx.): 25,875 lb.
Deadrise: 21 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 12'0"
Max Cabin Headroom: 6'5"
Fuel Capacity: 255 gal.
Water Capacity: 60 gal.
Max Horsepower: 960
Available Power: Cummins diesels with V-drives or Zeus drives _**See more photos of the Sea Ray 410 Sundancer.**_
Bill Doster
March 2012: Intrepid 327 Cuddy
The Intrepid 327 Cuddy has a sweet layout married to a sweeter ride. LOA: 32'7"
Beam: 9'6"
Draft (hull): 1'10"
Displacement (approx.): 10,200 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 22 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 8'9"
Max Cabin Headroom: 6'2"
Fuel Capacity: 230 gal.
Max Horsepower: 900
Available Power: Triple outboard motors to 900 hp total _**See more photos of the Intrepid 327 Cuddy.**_
Bill Doster
April 2012: Cobalt A28
The Cobalt A28 is one sleek and stylish bow rider with a hot ride and fab features. LOA: 28'6"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft (max): 3'3"
Displacement (approx.): 5,460 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 21 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 4'11"
Max Cabin Headroom: 3'6"
Fuel Capacity: 90 gal.
Max Horsepower: 430
Available Power: Single MerCruiser or Volvo Penta gasoline sterndrives to 400 hp _**See more photos of the Cobalt A28.**_
Bill Doster
May 2012: Rinker 290 Express Cruiser
The Rinker 290 Express Cruiser is a sensible boat with great lines and just the right attitude. LOA: 31'9"
Beam: 9'1"
Draft (max): 3'0"
Displacement (approx.): 7,640 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 18 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 7'3"
Max Cabin Headroom: 6'5"
Fuel Capacity: 100 gal.
Max Horsepower: 380
Available Power: MerCruiser sterndrives to 380 hp _**See more photos of the Rinker 290 Express Cruiser.**_
Bill Doster
June 2012: Cabo 40 HTX
The Cabo 40 HTX is a blue-water beast with lush cabins, meticulous finish and pinpoint pod steering. LOA: 42'10"
Beam: 15'9"
Draft (max): 3'5"
Displacement (approx., dry): 31,000 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 16.5 degrees
Bridge Clearance (hardtop): 10'8"
Max Cabin Headroom: 6'3"
Fuel Capacity: 550 gal. (525 gal. w/Zeus pods)
Max Horsepower: 1,430
Available Power: Twin Cummins MerCruiser Zeus pods to 1,200 hp total; twin Cummins MerCruiser diesel inboards to 880 hp total; twin Caterpillar ACERT diesel inboards to 1,470 hp total. _**See more photos of the Cabo 40 HTX.**_
Bill Doster
July/August 2012: Contender 39 LS
The Contender 39 LS melds high-performance, posh amenities and hard-core fishing features. LOA: 39'1"
Beam: 10'10"
Draft (max): 1'10"
Displacement (approx.): 7,800 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 24.5 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 8'3"
Max Cabin Headroom: 6'1"
Fuel Capacity: 500 gal.
Max Horsepower: 1,400
Available Power: Twin or triple Yamaha outboard motors to 1,050 hp total _**See more photos of the Contender 39 LS.**_
Bill Doster
September 2012: Regal 28 Express
The Regal 28 Express packs big-boat amenities into a cruiser you can take on the highway. LOA: 28'10"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft (max): 3'0"
Displacement (approx.): 7,585 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 18 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 9'9"
Max Cabin Headroom: 6'0"
Fuel Capacity: 72 gal.
Water Capacity: 20 gal.
Max Horsepower: 300
Available Power: Mercury or Volvo gasoline sterndrives to 300 hp _**See more photos of the Regal 28 Express.**_
Bill Doster
October 2012: Grady-White Freedom 335
The Grady-White Freedom 335, tough as nails, with a family touch and plenty of room. LOA: 33'6"
Beam: 11'7"
Draft (max): 2'2"
Displacement (approx.): 11,900 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 18 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 7'1"
Max Cabin Headroom (when applicable): 5'8"
Fuel Capacity: 312 gal.
Max Horsepower: 700
Available Power: Twin Yamaha outboards to 700 hp total _**See more photos of the Grady-White Freedom 335.**_
Bill Doster
November/December 2012: Sea Ray 370 Venture
The Sea Ray 370 Venture, a category-busting boat that hides outboard power in a sweet cruiser. LOA: 37'2"
Beam: 11'3"
Draft (max): 3'0"
Displacement (approx.): 15,432 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 18 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 12'9"
Max Cabin Headroom (when applicable): 6'5"
Fuel Capacity: 200 gal.
Max Horsepower: 600
Available Power: Twin Mercury Verado 300 hp outboard motors _**See more photos of the Sea Ray 370 Venture.**_
Ryan Streveler