America’s Best Built 40 Footer
Fast, Dry, Quiet, Efficient & Comfortable
A Design That’s Right for the Times
Comments made during January 2009 sea trials in Boston
This boat exceeds my expectations by a factor of 10!
75dbA at 25 knots is very quiet. It allows you to whisper and be
heard. That’s 10 dbA less than the 34z, which is a quiet boat!
Hitting a top speed of 39.7 knots with twin 370s, doing turns in 25
knots of wind… and the stern seat is still dry!
This IPS drive control is simply amazing… easier to drive and
maneuver than the 29z. Two finger docking, perfect on the first try!
This interior is so light and airy, it hardly seems one is belowdecks.
The wide companionway with 3 normal steps gives the impression
that all the living and cockpit space is on one level.
Sightlines and visibility are exceptionally good.
Look, there are now 8 people having their picnic lunch in the
pilothouse in 70-degree warmth when it’s 25 degrees outside. Why
don’t people go boating in the wintertime? It’s beautiful out here!
We’ll spend more time together having fun by owning this boat in
Florida as our winter escape than if we buy a condo and are stuck
in the same place all the time… each pursuing different interests.
Besides if we get tired of one place, we can visit friends elsewhere.
Those side doors sure make boarding the boat from slippery floats
easy -- or when stepping off to secure docklines when landing.
“I feel as comfortable as being on an ocean liner” This comment
from MJ reclining on the island berth in the forward cabin while the
boat cruised over a ferryboat wake in Boston Harbor.
40z Downeast and Express Models
Two 40z styles are offered: “Downeast” and “Express”. Only
the side window treatment differentiates the two. The
Downeast model (above) has a larger side opening for more
fresh air ventilation, easier boat-to-boat greetings and
convenient single-handed docking. Without leaving the helm,
one can lean out to secure a midships dockl