For those in the market for a speedboat, here is a list of the most popular models on the market for 2013. These speedboats feature a combination of power, handling, speed, and quality design that will make any boat enthusiast drool with envy. If you are looking to upgrade to one of these powerful models, or if you simply want to satisfy your curiosity as to what is out there now, here is your look at the top boats selling today. One thing to keep in mind is that these boats are designed for speed, power, and luxury and will require you to empty your wallet if you are looking to purchase a new model.
This first boat, the MasterCraft X-35, is at the top of its class for speed and design. It is priced under $100,000 and can comfortably fit six passengers. Amenities included with this model are wrap-around seating, a refrigerator, and a sink. These allow you enjoy conversation with friends while cruising at top speeds of up to 34.5 kts, or 64 kmh (39.8 mph), powered by a 6.2lt V8 Ilmor motor. This is a popular speedboat option for those enthusiasts looking for affordability.
This 31 footer runs between $150,000 and $200,000 and features twin 380 horsepower Volvo Penta sterndrives and chromed Livorsi engine controls, which allow it to make a top speed of 57.5 mph. It has a luxurious cabin that features dinette seating, a Corian top galley, and VacuFlush heads, which are standard.
A little higher up on the price scale is the 3100 Coronet from Tiara Yachts. This speedboat, priced at over $300,000, has twin inboard propulsion and can reach speeds of 34.7 knots, or 40 mph. It is able to accelerate to 26.7 mph in 10.2 seconds and to 29 mph in 11.3 seconds, carrying a gear load of 1,166 pounds. It has many onboard amenities, including downstairs sleeping quarters with a shower, sink, refrigerator, and microwave all built in. It provides all of the comforts and luxury you would expect from a speedboat of this price, with some throwback styling for aesthetic tastes.
Regal 42 Sport Coupe
You won’t be disappointed by the popular 42-foot Regal Sport Coupe. A convertible hardtop and sun lounge are just a few of the design features of this speedboat, priced at $540,000. This speedboat is powered by twin 300 horsepower Volvo Penta IPS400 engines and can hit a top speed of 37.2 mph at 3500 rpm.
Cruisers Yachts is the manufacturer of the sleekly designed 48 Cantius speedboat. The boat’s twin Volvo Penta IPS600 engines are operated simply with a joystick control. Top speed for this popular luxury speedboat is 38 mph (33 kts) at 3600 rpm. The 48 Cantius is outfitted with two bedrooms, salons, and bathrooms to provide you with luxury for the $800,000-$900,000 sticker price. This speedboat also has a refrigerator, ice maker, and grill for entertaining passengers, and a sun deck for soaking in the rays.
The 4300 Open luxury speedboat, another offering from Tiara, is an aesthetically pleasing 45-foot vessel. A million dollars gets you two state rooms for passengers to relax in, a wet bar, grill, and sink. This speedboat has twin 715 horsepower Cummins QSM-11 diesel engines that allow it to roam 325 miles at a top speed of 30 knots.
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