We Say: The Express 32 is the first pilothouse model from Ribcraft. The Express 32’s seven-chamber Hypalon tube is fit for rugged service and provides a cushioning effect as the boat comes down on a sea. Meanwhile, the tube offers excellent stability at rest.
During our sea trial, the boat’s proud bow and super-sharp 60-degree entry cut head seas down to ripples while the tube and the hull’s strakes damped spray. Twin 300 hp Mercury Verado outboards provided plenty of performance, complemented in the harbor by Mercury’s Joystick Piloting system for outboards.
The Express 32’s cockpit and pilothouse offer a range of options for fishing, cruising and other duties, like race-committee work, with multiple seating options. Ribcraft is accustomed to custom modifications. Likewise, the standard cabin offers cushioned benches port and starboard with stowage underneath, but Ribcraft can configure them as bunks and provide a galley option. Heat and air conditioning are available options. At the forward end of the cabin is an enclosed head. The open foredeck includes a Sampson post and a plow anchor set in the forepeak.
Who’d Want One: Boaters seeking an all-weather commuter.
Another Choice: Boston Whaler‘s 315 Conquest ($283,900 with twin 300 hp Mercury Verado outboards and Joystick Piloting) is a fiberglass alternative.
Bottom Line: $275,000 (without power); $343,500 (with test power and Joystick Piloting); ribcraftusa.com