Finnboat 2012

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Marino ABP 27 Tender

Marino wowed us with its left-field

cruiser a few years ago. With novel features, such as an aft bulkhead that slid

below the cockpit floor at the push of a button, it was futuristic and slightly

mad. Now it has lopped the top off it completely, fitted it with a high

carbon-fibre-look windscreen frame and a massive pantograph wiper, slotted a

neat two-berth cuddy under the walkaround deck and installed a minimalist 2+2 centre cockpit. Of course, the trademark clever touches are

still there. The front double seat is on a track in order to slide fore and

aft, and both seat backrests reverse to create two facing seats or extend the

sunpad over the well-insulated engine; at 28 knots the water rushing past is louder than the noise of the motor.

You can’t move for teak, it adorns the

cockpit sole, side decks, gunwale cappings, even the steering wheel. The look

is futuristic and minimalist, if there had been boats in ‘Blade runner’, they

would have looked like this. However, a four-person 27-footer is perhaps a

touch extravagant, especially as you would never be short of friends with a

boat like this.

Click here to see the gallery of the Marino

Price from £99,950

LOA 26ft 11in (8.2m)

Beam 9ft 6in (2.9m)

Engine Volvo Penta D4-260

diesel sterndrive

Max speed 36 knots


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