Outer Reef 640 Classic Azure: A mini explorer yacht designed with the European market in mind


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With an impressive range and vast interior, the Outer Reef 640 Classic Azure is set to impress when it is launched at the Cannes Boat Show

With the all-new 640 Classic Azure, Outer Reef Yachts has its sights set squarely on the European market, specifically those wishing to cruise in the waters of the Mediterranean.

Launching at next month’s Cannes Boat Show, the boat’s 3,785-litre fuel capacity gives a range of 1,000nm at 10 knots and up to 1,400nm if the cruising speed is reduced to 8 knots, which means you could cruise from Antibes to Malta and back, for example, without having to stop to refuel.

As standard the 640 is fitted with twin 476hp Caterpillar C9.3 engines for a top speed of 14 knots but the optional 750hp John Deere units are good for 20 knots flat out and a 17-knot fast cruise.

It’s not all about covering ground though, the 640’s expansive deck spaces and cavernous interior mean there should be plenty to enjoy with the engines switched off. In fact, Outer Reef claims that the 640 has the most outdoor deck space of any 64ft (19.5m) boat on the market.

The standard layout is a three-cabin arrangement featuring a luxurious full-beam master suite, a VIP suite in the bow and a twin guest cabin to starboard. Outer Reef prides itself on its willingness and ability to customise every boat it builds so specific requests are likely to be met.

On the main deck a sprawling aft galley commands 35% of the space within the saloon and features domestic appliances to further boost the home from home aura. Forward, a raised dinette sits just aft of the lower helm station with internal access to the flybridge via a run of attractive wooden steps on the starboard side.

The flybridge is large enough to incorporate fixed seating around a central helm station, space for sun loungers amidships and bespoke storage for the tender aft with launching duties handled by a deck crane.

One of the best spots aboard the boat would appear to be the bench forward of the upper helm station, which gives a couple of guests unbroken views forward over the foredeck and out to sea.

This looks to be a very capable machine for a competitive starting price of €2.2 million.


LOA: 63ft 1in (19.22m)
Beam: 17ft 2in (5.23m)
Engines: Twin CAT C9.3 475hp/John Deere 6090 500hp
Top speed: 20 knots
Price from: €2.2m ex VAT
Berth no. QSP015