Monday, January 20

New Corona 70 Power Cat: Light and Space Everywhere

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The new Corona 70, a semi-planing power cat, is simply filled with light and space. There are windows and glass doors everywhere, and if you’re looking for more space than is usual on a 70-foot yacht, consider the bull-beam lower deck, where the starboard hull folds out to provide a private balcony off the master stateroom. And the transom does double duty, opening up to house a “beach club” there with chaise lounges, sofas, low tables and large screen TVs.

If you want to make a statement, the Corona 70 would be at the top of your list. That is, if its sistership, the Corona 85, is a bit too much. Corona is a new line under the Lazzara Yachts Group, with design offices in Tampa and a yard in Turkey. It’s all run by the third generation of Lazzaras in the boating business, now under Joe Lazzara, who was the design director of Lazzara Yachts.

All told, the Corona 70 has five staterooms, plus two for crew quarters. They’re all on the lower accommodation deck, with the four guest staterooms, all with en suite heads and showers, forward of the midships master, two on each side.

The galley is forward on the lower deck, with service stairs up to the port side of the main deck, next to a large dining table. A bit aft, a major social area has a U-shaped sofa with matching lounge chairs on each side. Sliding glass doors open on the port and starboard sides, as well as aft, letting in an enormous amount of light and connecting the outdoors with the interior.

All the way aft, there are four chaise lounges on a big sunpad on the transom. There’s room for an 18-foot tender and two PWCs. Then curved stairs port and starboard lead up to the aft deck, with a large U-shaped settee and more sunning areas. The foredeck is also a major entertaining and sunning area, taking advantage of the cat’s 27-foot beam.

We don’t have details about the power options, but the company says the Corona 70 should cruise at about 18 knots and top out at 22 knots.

Specs.: LOA: 70’0”; Beam: 27’0”; Draft: 4’4”; Disp.: 110,000 lbs.; Fuel 1,200 gals.; Water: 750 gals.; Power: NA.




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