Outer Reef will launch its new long-range cruiser, a Generation 2 720 DeluxBridge Motoryacht, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, starting Oct. 30. The new Outer Reef, named Gypsy Soul, is the latest addition to the company’s popular 720 series, and it has a greatly expanded Skylounge, a new Bridgeview Deck and several other refinements to make cruising and living aboard more inviting and more comfortable.
The new 720 is made for serious cruising. The company says it has a range of 3,400 nm at 8.5 knots, and 1,400 nm at 11 knots. Top speed, with optional power, is 20 knots. Outer Reef’s Generation 2 720s can be powered by twin 500-hp John Deere diesels or twin 476-hp Cat diesels. The hull is built to meet a CE Class A (open ocean) classification.
Gypsy Soul, with owners from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is an updated design, adding to the current trend toward more social areas on cruising yachts. The new Skylounge is significantly larger than the one on previous 720 models, and it now has a day head, a bar, more seating and a large-screen TV.
Another addition is what Outer Reef calls a Bridgeview Deck, a seating area for two that is forward of the Skylounge and the helm station. The idea here is that it offers exceptional views while underway, as well as providing another social area on board. It includes a table and a glass Venturi windscreen for protection from the wind.
The main deck on the 720 is filled with natural light, and the salon flows into an expansive country kitchen/galley with home-sized appliances and lots of counterspace. A curved teak stairway leads down to the accommodation deck with three staterooms, all with en suites heads and showers. There’s room for a washer and dryer, or extra storage, at the foot of the stairs.
The master stateroom is full-beam with a king-size berth; it has drawers for storage under the berth. The master also has two hanging lockers, a walk-in closet, two cabinets, teak nightstands and a built-in deck or vanity.
The VIP stateroom is forward with a tapered queen-size berth; it has teak storage drawers under the berth and two hanging lockers. Two steps on each side provide easy access to the berth. The guest stateroom, with a double berth, is on the port side.
Specs.: LOA: 71’8”; Beam: 18’6”; Draft: 5’3”; Disp.: 141,000 lbs.; Fuel: 2,000 gals.; Water: 400 gals.; Power: 2×500-hp John Deere diesels or 2×476-hp Cat diesels.