Yamarin 80 DC tour: A new direction for the Nordic day cruiser

A Nordic day cruiser with a proper side deck rather than a step-through screen? Alex Smith takes a tour of the Yamarin 80 DC day cruiser, which is heading in a new direction

How about this then? The Yamarin 80 DC, a Nordic day cruiser with a proper side deck rather than a step-through screen. The point of this new design is to make a quintessentially Nordic boat feel more “international” and it absolutely works.

To help make the new companionway function properly, the port furniture is neatly tapered, both in terms of the cleverly expandable wet bar and the two seats that bookend it.

On the other side, a huge C-shaped dinette makes great use of a reversible backrest at the twin helm to extend the seating forward and a drop-down backrest at the stern bench to extend the sunbathing space aft.

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There’s also an easy-access quick-rig bimini in a dedicated compartment behind the aft bench – and when you move to the foredeck up a couple of gentle steps, there’s another big sunbathing space, plus a broad, practical step-through bow.

As for the cabins, the bright forward double comes with massive windows and a neat aft-facing chaise longue beneath the side deck mouldings.

But it’s the guest double that really shines, thanks to a remarkably comfortable fore-and-aft bed beneath the starboard dinette that trumps the transverse bed of the more conventional 88DC flagship in every conceivable way.

Yamarin 80 DC specifications

LOA: 27ft 3in (8.30m)
Beam: 8ft 6in (2.60m)
Engines: Single Yamaha F225-300 outboard
Top speed: 43 knots
Starting price: £128,759


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