August 30, 2011

New Model: Intermarine 42

Intermarine continues it's expansion plan and this new 42  represents the entry level of its seven model line up which goes up to 85 feet.  The 42 is a design by Luiz De Basto who is so far the major contributor of the new Intermarine course, being also responsible for the lines of the 65, 75, and 85 models.  The other designers of Intermarine new route are Fernando de Almeida 53 and 60, and BMW Group DesignWorks USA with the 55. Here again we see the European influence in the exterior looks, with a touch of Brazilian practicality coming in various areas; a much larger to the usual aft deck, crew cabin aft, and a gourmet center with grill, sink and cutting board.  The crew cabin is surely a hard to find feature in a flybridge motor cruiser of this size.  The interior layout of the 42 follows a classical layout of living on the main deck with C-shaped sofa and opposite settee, galley below, and two double guest cabins below.  The owners room with a large head and separate shower box to port side is located to fore. A double guest cabin is featured to starboard, this one having a large view window with opening port hole and two single berths, which if desired slide to become a double VIP french style berth.  A guest shower head completes the accommodation layout.  The exterior of the Intermarine 42 also impresses for its large flybridge; with C-shaped settee and sunpad, hydraulic up down moving bathing platform, and a gangway located to starboard.  Another impressive feature of the 42 is also the front windshield which just as the big 75 features no mullions at its center and improves visibility from the lower helm. Power is from twin Volvo 435hp engines with traditional reliable shaft propulsion which give a 31 knots top speed.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.7 m (44.9ft) with pulpit
Hull Length - 13.4 m
Beam - 4.15 m
Draft - 1.15 m
Displacement - 13.5 t unloaded, 16.5 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 1100 l
Water Capacity - 500 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 guest berths, 1 crew cabin aft
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 31 knots max, 27 knots cruise
Hull Shape - Vee shape with 13 degrees dead rise aft
Project - Luiz De Basto exterior, Karol De Paula interior