March 2, 2010

New Model: Ritchie Howell 62 Convertible

Ritchie Howell is a famous Carolina custom sport fish yacht builder, which as at today has build seventeen boats, and has three more in construction for 2010. Today we present you there 62 Convertible, which is the first out of two constructions for 2009. The 62 Convertible is a project of Applied Concepts, a Florida design firm recognized as one of the best sportfish specialists and has been collaborating with Ritchie Howell for over seven years. Ritchie Howell has also an ongoing marketing collaboration with sportfishing team Canyon Runner, which started with the delivery of a 60 Convertible in 2008. This new 62 Convertible is the second large in size Ritchie Howell and is build with the cold molding jig method. Accommodation for the new 62 Convertible offers a total of eight berths in three staterooms, and two fully equipped shower heads. Powered by twin Cats of 1800hp the 62 Convertible is stated as being the fastest Ritchie Howell reaching top speeds of 45 knots, and a cruise of 39 knots. Worth to note that pre building estimates where for a 48 knots max, but owner changes during construction made for a heavier boat decreasing the speed by three knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.99 m (62.4ft)
Beam - 5.48 m
Draft - 1.37 m
Displacement - 37195 kg
Fuel Capacity - 7912 l
Water Capacity - 946 l
Accommodation - 8 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acerts 1800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 45 knots max, 39 knots cruise
Construction - cold mold jig method
Project - Applied Concepts