A coupé sibling for the excellent flybridge
What is it?:A first for Nord West – a hardtop coupé sportscruiser, a no-flybridge alternative to their new five-berth, IPS or sterndrive-powered 370 flybridge cruiser.
Worth seeing because:You should never miss any boat that Nord West build as they construct some of the most finely crafted and intelligently detailed craft in the world.
This 370 Coupé is a first for them (Nord West’s staple has previously been flybridge boats) and it will provide an interesting, albeit more expensive and hopefully even higher quality, alternative to the excellent Scandinavian hardtop coupés from the likes of Nimbus and Aquador. The galley is up in the saloon, conveniently sited opposite the dinette.
Down below, Nord West have managed to squeeze in a fifth berth – this is curtained off from the lobby area that serves the other two twin cabins and the single heads compartment. Owners can opt for sterndrives or IPS. It’s worth bearing in mind that Nord West’s 420 is one of the best-handling IPS boats we’ve ever driven.
Like a lot of Scandinavian craft, at first sight Nord West’s boats appear expensive. However, a close examination of the outstanding build quality, plus the 370’s impressive detailing that’s evident from the photos on their excellent website, and it’s clear that Nord West’s price for the 370 is more than justified.
At a glance
Length: 38ft 9in (11.80m)
Beam: 11ft 6in (3.50m)
Top speed: 33 knots
Engines: Twin 260/300hp Volvo D4 sterndrive or twin IPS400
Price: £306,000 inc VAT (twin 260hp Volvo D4 sterndrive)
Contact:Nord West UK.
Tel: 44 (0)1692 630000.
Website: More information on Nord West 370 their website.