Sealine’s new 35ft sportscruiser has taken design to a whole new level, with outstanding spec and space
The Marmite boat, so named because its, then, daringly different styling meant you either loved it or hated it. Either way you can’t fail to fall for the interior volume endowed by its brave upright form.
From the vast owner’s cabin more akin to a forty footer through to the separate shower stall, spacious saloon and three berth aft cabin, this boat feels two sizes bigger than it is. Lack of stowage is a demerit point, but the 6ft 3ins headroom and airy contemporary styling of a Manhattan loft apartment shine through.
It’s the same story on deck. Those angular lines bring a crisp clean contemporary flavour to the cockpit and it doesn’t lose any practicality in the process.
Superb helm, level deck and generous seating make the day space a funky fun place to be. Crowning it all, Sealines huge hardtop, complete with massive folding canvas centre section bring a welcome end to traditional end of day canopy fight. Slide the roof closed, fit the aft canopy and you’re done.
That big boat stature makes itself felt out on the water though. You’ll need the bigger of the two Volvo D4 engine options to crack 30 knots, there is a price to pay at the pumps, and whilst she rides well enough, the emphasis of this sports cruiser is clearly on cruiser.
Ultimately however, Sealine know that space sells. And wrapping it in innovative design, contemporary style and thoughtful detail more than compensate for any performance shortfall.
Two great cabins, a separate shower and a superyacht cockpit – topped by a roof system that needs to prove itself – are the solid gold features that make this boat shine. Some may struggle with the styling, but we reckon that it’s the most exciting look on the sportscruiser market. And if you need more substance, there is always that outboard engine locker.