Alden Yachts 56 Express Is Designed To Be Strong And Quiet

According to Alden Yachts, the 56 Express “is the definitive statement of what a gentleman’s powerboat should be.”

Because the hull of the 56 Express is built entirely of Epoxy resins with vacuum bagged core and E-glass/Kevlar skins, it is incredibly strong but considerably lighter than production boats her size, offering exhilarating performance and excellent fuel economy. Depending upon the engines chosen she can be built with a cruising speed in excess of 30 knots.

The mechanical and electrical systems are engineered to perform under the most demanding conditions and can be easily accessed and serviced. A great deal of care is taken to reduce engine and drive train noise to its absolute minimum. Careful attention has resulted in consistently top scores in decibel level testing.

Source: Alden Yachts

The Dufour 325 By Dufour Yachts

The Dufour Yachts homepage features details on the Dufour 325.

According to Dufour Yachts…

The new Dufour 325 completes the Dufour range of comfortable cruisers from 30 to 53 feet: with a length only 32 feet, she offers an unusual lot of interior space for 6 people to live onboard and sail in full comfort.

Both available with steering wheel or a tiller, she is easy to be sailed and manoeuvred single handed. Standard she comes with a mainsail tackle on the roof, to liberate the full length cockpit seats. Fine tune trimming is possible with a track in the cockpit.

The Dufour 325 has quite a deep standard draft of 1.85 m, ideal for good performance, or she comes with a keel of 1.55 m, for shallower waters.

Source: Dufour Yachts

Cummins MerCruiser Diesel Zeus Propulsion System to be intergral part of 2008 models

The Cummins MerCruiser Diesel (CMD) website reports that the Zeus Propulsion System will be an integral part of their propulsion line-up for the 2008 model year.

Cummins MerCruiser Diesel’s Zeus uses steerable pods, along with an advanced joystick control system, to deliver precise turning and tight maneuvering that is far superior to bow thrusters.

CMD’s Skyhook Electronic Anchor, a component of CMD’s highly advanced Precision Pilot system, keeps a Zeus equipped vessel on a fixed heading within a tight area, even in strong currents and windy conditions.

Unlike other pod systems, Zeus delivers an added level of safety with pods protected by tunnel mounting, rear-facing props and a breakaway skeg. Independent vectoring for each pod delivers dramatically improved high-speed handling, offering 15 percent faster top speed and up to 30 percent increased fuel economy at a higher cruise speed.

With up to 550 horsepower, Zeus offers more power density than comparable pod systems.Source: NauticalExpo, Cummins MerCruiser Diesel, and YouTube