Friday, May 20

Saxdor Unveils New 400 GTC Flagship

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Saxdor just unveiled its new flagship, a 400 GTC, with a full-beam wheelhouse, “terraces” that fold down from the sides, and outboard power for sporty performance.

Essentially, the new 400 is a stretched version of the popular Saxdor 320, with a twin-stepped, vacuum-infused hull for strength and light weight. With twin 300-hp Mercury outboards, the new 400 is expected to top out at 40 knots; with optional 450-hp Mercury Racing outboards, 50 knots.

With its low profile, plumb bow and aggressive styling, the new Saxdor, made in Finland, is reminiscent of the fast-selling Axopar line. (Axopar also has its headquarters in Finland, but the boats are made in Poland.) That’s no surprise. Saxdor was founded toward the end of 2019 by Sakar Matilla, who also was a founder of Axopar and several other boat companies.

The Saxdor 400 has windows all around its enclosed wheelhouse for excellent visibility. The wheelhouse also has a sun roof you can slide open for fresh air. Since the wheelhouse extends to the full beam on both sides, there are no walkaround decks. You reach the foredeck via a hinged door on the port side of the windshield.

But sliding doors on either side of the wheelhouse do provide access to the folding terraces when they’re deployed. And you can open the doors for more fresh air. The terraces increase the useable deck space dramatically, extending far forward to overlap the aft end of the wheelhouse.

The terraces have glass panels so you have a view of the sea when they’re upright, as well as when they’re deployed. The new Saxdor also has a glass transom, so you can see aft from the modular seating in the cockpit.

The lower deck layout includes a master cabin forward with a separate head and shower with 6-foot headroom. Light and fresh air are provided by two large skylights and an opening deck hatch.

Extra berths are available in an optional amidships cabin that can sleep four, accessed from a hatch in the wheelhouse dinette. And you can have two children’s berths under the companionway steps.

We don’t have any more details on this latest Saxdor, except that it is scheduled to be launched later this year. Read more at http://saxdoryachts.com and see the video below:

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