Classic beauty, modern technology. In the tradition of the classic power cruisers of the 50’s and 60’s, the 55 classic provides a combination of classic lines with the best of today’s modern technology. A carbon fiber deck is utilized to reduce weight while providing maximum strength, easy maneuverability is provided with joystick controls (with either optional Volvo IPS OR with standard drives), a Seakeeper stabilizer provides stability both while under way and while dining at anchor, and state-of-the-art electronics (Raymarine glass helm technology with multiple touch screen controls) provides easy access to all systems.
The advent of the “lobster” boat brought with it a refined aesthetic that lent something of a sailboat sensibility to power boats, i.e. lower houses and sleeker lines. However, living space became something of a casualty. The classic 55 provides the type of live aboard space – 3 staterooms and 3 heads – that are typical in much larger yachts. The saloon is private with plenty of light , the open galley includes a functional dinette to starboard, and the master stateroom is what a master stateroom should be, beam to beam in the most comfortable (and largest) part of the boat, instead of a master stateroom in the bow with steps required to get into bed.
For all of that, there are no compromises. A large comfortable cockpit with a removable sun awning (carbon fiber poles easily stow), a massive mid-ship engine room (where the weight of the engines provides optimal balance), and great sight lines for steering from a very comfortable helm station.