Norfolk yard delivers two new models and positive outlook
Broom’s Southampton Boat Show party got of to a flyer with
two new models and some positive talk from MD Mark Garner.
After a difficult period of transition, build
numbers are expected to reach close to 40 next year, with models across the
range proving popular with buyers. The Broom brand is also pushing into new
territories with dealers set up in Scandinavia and China.
The two new arrivals debuting at the show, the 35 and 30
Coupes, look certain to bolster this new-found success whilst showing a very
different face to Broom’s aft cabin norm.
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Aside from not, technically, being a coupe, the open cockpit 30 looks a smart inland cruiser, with its
fordeck seat and easy living interior. But it will be the more sophisticated 35
that grabs the headlines. Packed with clever cruising innovations such as
its sunroof-topped cockpit, side door access and three interior layouts, this boat is
trying very hard to impress. The 35 is also the best example yet of what the
builder and designer Graham Warren see as next generation Broom style, with
sharp cabinetry and shimmering upholstery to the fore.
Powered by single or twin shaftdrive diesels, the 35’s
semi-displacement hull will allow speeds of up to 17 knots, however a faster
sterndrive version is on the drawing board.