Quick Look: Broadblue 415

Cruising World 2008 New Boat Showcase

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Broadblue Catamarans, descendent of Prout, the first series builder of ocean-going cats and last one standing in the UK, has been energetically but carefully tending its product line. Last year we saw the Broadblue 385 and 435, and this year's offering, the 415, is designed to offer the best of both in a more efficient package-less complicated and less expensive than the 435 but with more space than the 385.

It looks as though the company has moved away from the mast-aft arrangement that characterized its early models and adopting the industry "standard" location forward of the saloon. It's also introduced a few more curves to jazz up the appearance of the deck and superstructure.

Broadblue will be offering the 415 with the Ossa Powerlite diesel-electric propusion system as an option.
www.broadblueusa.com

Broadblue 415 Specs

LOA: 41' 6"
LWL: 37' 4"
Beam: 22' 0"
Draft: 4' 1"
Sail Area 1087
Displacement: 20,061
Fuel: 117 gal
Engine: 2 x 30 hp
Designer: Stuart Davidsen & Robert Underwood
Broadblue Catamarans
877-695-0358
www.broadblue.co.uk