June 21, 2011

Project: Broom 370

Its nice to see Broom who was nearly closed in the fall of 2010 not only back in business, but challenging the market with a new and fresh project, the 370 set to launch at the fall of this year.  This latest Broom project continues the heritage of this over a century old British builder of an offshore capable cruiser, with inland waterways capability and design dedication.  From a low height and possible of lowering the radar arch, to the aft cabin design typical of the pure British motor cruiser. The 370 will sleep up to six guests in two cabins plus a convertible saloon.  As any aft cabin cruiser which do have an interior which actually spans the whole length of the boat, the two sleeping rooms of the 370; owners suite located to aft, and double Vee berth to fore will speak volumes in there sizes to vessels which are normally to a minimum five feet larger.  Andrew Wolstenholme responsible for the hull underwater shape of the 370 presented a medium Vee shape with a shallow skeg keel, and power choices of a single or twin engines.  For the speed lovers or more offshore orientated users the 370 can be powered with twin Volvo 330hp with in line shafts propulsion which should give a max speed of up to 30 knots. Other choices will include a Nanni hybrid which gives four hours of electrical only usage, and a single economic to run and maintain 370hp Volvo delivering a max of 20 knots of speed.