Sunday, January 20

Padebco V32: A Pocket Cruiser with a Classic Downeast Pedigree

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A pocket cruiser with Downeast lines and a made-in-Maine pedigree, the new Padebco V32 cruiser comes with a variety of power and drive systems to fit the owner’s preferences. With twin 330-hp Yanmar diesels and Hamilton jet drives, it tops out at a very respectable 33 knots.

Padebco has been a custom builder with a full-service yard in Round Pond, Maine, just above Boothbay, for the past 60-years. Its current models range from 17 to 32 feet. At the top of the line, the V32 has the builder’s traditional lobster boat lines, with a long waterline, a classic sheerline and gentle tumblehome. It has a 14-degree deadrise at the transom for stability and a flared bow to keep the boat dry. Padebco will build the V32 with inboard diesels and jet or shaft drives or outboard engines.

The cockpit has ample room for entertaining, with an aft bench seat and a midship seat. The pilothouse is fully enclosed and has large windows all around for visibility, and an L-shaped settee on the port side. It also has an unusual 6’ 6” of standing headroom.

A teak companionway door leads to two teak steps down to the forward cabin, which has 6’ 3” of headroom, a full-sized V-berth, an enclosed head with shower, hanging locker and a galley with a two-burner stove, fridge and microwave. All in all, just about everything you need for easy cruising.

Specs.: LOA: 32’1”; Beam: 11’6”; Draft: 3’2” (inboard/shaft); Fuel: 150 gals.; Water: 40 gals.; Power: Twin 330-hp Yanmar diesels with Hamilton jet drives.


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