August 18, 2009

New Model: Corvette 320

Following ownership change to Fleming Yachts management, UK builder Corvette presents its new 320, representing a bit of a unique Explorer Cruiser thanks to many cross over features. In fact the new 320 unites the world of faster planning performance to that of a displacement explorer cruiser with unique spaces for its size. Just to make a note the 320 offers accommodation for two cabins, two head plan providing a level of comfort and privacy found only on larger boats. Another surprise is also the performance, which with its traditional, salty looks makes you think trawler, but the 320 will surprise you here too with 25 plus knots speed, and its sea kindly performance. Cruise leisurely and economically all day long at 7 knots or hit the throttles and get to your next destination before the weather turns ugly. Another surprise is that while many boats in this size range offer only single engine power, Corvette took the safety and improved handling route that comes with twin engines, which assures of getting home if you experience a problem with an engine, transmission or running gear, and there's nothing more maneuvering into a tight slip with twins under your command. Corvette also says that the cost of maintaining two smaller engines is the same, as are the running costs concerned with the fuel, versus a bigger single unit. The well thought out deck plan of the Corvette 320 provides the outdoor living space of a 40-footer too, with the helm on the flying bridge being the perfect place to run the 320 in good weather featuring a double helm seat plus two additional, built-in seating areas allow the crew to join the captain while underway. Aft of the flying bridge is an outdoor dining and lounge area complete with two settees and table. Last note is that Fleming is promising the quality of construction and choice of materials associated with its bigger explorer yachts line. The 320 as well as other future Corvette models will be built at the Tung Hwa facility in Taiwan, where the World famous Flemings are also being constructed.
Technical Data:
LOA - 9.95 m (32ft)
Beam - 3.96 m
Draft - 1.00 m
Displacement - 7.5 t half load
Fuel Capacity - 1000 l
Water Capacity - 364 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins, 2 heads
Engines - 2 x Yanmar 315hp, Cummins QSB 330hp
Certification - CE B

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