The Broom V8M was unveiled earlier this month at the London Boat Show and suggests a real departure for the Norfolk yard

Over the years, Broom Boats of Brundall has developed a reputation for building solid, reliable, but hardly sporty cruisers – so this radical Broom V8M concept seems set to challenge some preconceptions.

Unveiled at the London Boat Show earlier this month, the V8M is pretty much the polar opposite of what we’ve come to expect from Broom.

Power comes from a single 350hp Yanmar 8LV engine and is deployed via Rolls Royce FF270 water jets, with the aim of getting this sporty open boat up to a top speed of 40 knots.

Broom V8M concept - portside aspect

Lightweight construction a resin-infused carbon fibre/aramid composite body should make for nimble handling as well.

On-board features include a Bang & Olufsen stereo system, reversible helm and navigator chairs, Raymarine navigation gear and Bluetooth connectivity, with the option for further customisation to create a bespoke finish.

No prices or release dates have been announced yet, but nonetheless it is refreshing to see a venerable British yard showing that they aren’t afraid to think outside of the box.