Beneteau will show its new Gran Turismo 32, the French company’s entry-level express cruiser, at the Fort Lauderdale show, starting Oct. 28. This family-friendly vessel with sporty lines has two cabins below for overnighting or longer, and is powered by two 350-hp outboards that add a lot of zip to its performance.
The cabin of the Gran Turismo 32 is open aft, and the boat is full of light and fresh air. The front windshield is wide, and the side windows open. Push a button and the large electric sunroof on the hardtop opens or closes.
A three-person sun pad on the bow is prominent, and is reached by opening a door on the port side of the helm and lifting a hatch. A second lounging and sunning area is aft in the cockpit, where the bench seat can be converted to a sun pad of its own.
The helm station, with two bolster seats, is on the starboard side; to port is a double bench seat. The galley is aft, behind the hem, with a sink, fridge, two-burner cooktop, and storage. On the port side, a U-shaped settee, facing a table on a pedestal, serves as a dinette; it also can be converted, with a filler, to another sun pad.
Below, a lounge area is forward, with U-shaped seating and a table; it converts to a double berth. A head, with a large, separate shower, is to starboard. A bit aft, the mid-cabin is under the helm and is large enough to sleep two adults. Long windows in the hull sides admit a lot of light below. A fridge and microwave are options.
Base price for the Gran Turismo 32 is $164,700. The Gran Turismo line of cruisers goes up to 50 feet.
Specs: LOA: 32’8”; Beam: 10’11”; Draft: NA; Disp.: 11,851 lbs.; Fuel: 212 gals.; Water: 42 gals.; Power: 2×350-hp outboards. Read more: