Sargo 45 first look: Flagship wheelhouse cruiser set to expand the range

Finnish builder Sargo is preparing to launch its largest boat to date. The all-new Sargo 45 sports much the same rugged styling as the rest of the range of all-weather wheelhouse cruisers but on a bigger scale.

Signature features include an oversized bathing platform, walk-through transom, full walkaround decks, side doors on both sides of the wheelhouse and a forward-raked windscreen.

The extra size allows for much more generous outside entertaining spaces with a large aft cockpit featuring an L-shaped dinette to port and a foredeck sunpad and bench seat.

Inside the wheelhouse, a second C-shaped dinette occupies most of the port side with three forward-facing navigators’ seats ahead of it and a galley running along the starboard side. The helm position is offset on its own to starboard.

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Down below, the standard layout makes good use of the available 4.25m beam. It includes two ensuite cabins – an owner’s cabin forward and a full-beam transverse twin aft. However, a third amidships area can be configured to specific customer requirements as a laundry, a study or a compact third cabin with a double berth.

Twin 440hp Volvo Penta D6 sterndrives should provide a top speed of around 35 knots, which means a fast cruise in the mid-to-high 20s. Sargo quotes a range of 250nm at 25 knots.

Twin 440hp IPS600s or 480hp IPS650s are also options, the first time Sargo has deviated from its sterndrive-only policy. The higher-powered option should push the top speed into the high 30s.

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The three cabin version can sleep six people

All models are Cat B-Offshore certified, backing up Sargo’s reputation for building tough, seaworthy craft. The hull is resin-infused and features a sharp entry for cutting through waves, with flatter sections aft for efficient cruising. With the smallest sterndrives, the Sargo 45 will have a dry weight of around 13 tonnes.

The first Sargo 45 is due to launch this summer and will be used initially as a development platform and yard demonstrator. The first production boats should be ready for delivery from late 2021. And, like the 36, a flybridge version will join the range next year.

UK importer, Sargo Boats UK, says prices will start at £850,000, including taxes and delivery to the UK, but expect a typical sail-away spec to include another £30,000-£40,000 of options.

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