May 24, 2011

New Model: Mustang 32

Mustang first new model the 32 has been much expected since the company was taken over by boat builder Bill Barry-Cotter more or less about a year ago.  Bill Barry-Cotter is today owner of Maritimo and founded Riviera about three decades ago. The 32 brings many of the style of the recently introduced Maritimo sports cruiser series in a smaller package.  From the photos on the web site I say that the Mustang 32 feels much more to its size, from a three side enclosed cockpit and spacious aft deck entertaining area.  This last features a large L-shape lounge that runs along the port side and curves around the transom, a dinette table can convert this lounge into a great day bed, forward helm on the starboard side with companion seats, and a well equipped galley opposite to port side.  A companionway leads to the accommodation of a master cabin forward with an island double bed and hanging lockers. A second two bunk berths cabin is on the starboard side and the bathroom is to port.  May be the only disappointment for the new Mustang model is for a standard single 380hp gas Mercruiser engine, which decreases the cruising capability of this intersting entry level sport cruiser.  So far the optional engine choices have not been announced, but surely would be good even on a global market perspective to have twin engines petrol gas or diesel fuel choice.
Technical Data:
LOA - 9.67 m (32.4ft)
Hull Length - 9.67 m
Beam - 3.75 m
Draft - 1.05 m
Displacement - 5000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 550 l
Water Capacity - 130 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins
Engine - 1 x Mercruiser 8.2 Mag 380hp
Propulsion - Mercruiser stern drive