October 19, 2011

New Model: Broom 455

Since taking new ownership more or less a year ago, Broom has shown a relentless important project set to move its brand of very British looking motor cruisers forward.  This step could not have seen more importance at the latest Southampton, the United Kingdom's most important boat show where Broom presented two novelties an improvement and announced two further projects to launch for the coming year.  The Broom 455 is the latest development of the top selling 450 Mk,II with important modifications to this successful model.  The 455 is recognizable outside in the new large panoramic transom window, hydraulic submersible bathing platform, opening skylights in saloon, and a larger aft deck.  She is also now boasts a more spacious interior with a three cabin layout, and large owners staterooms to aft which can be mistaken for that of a bigger sized cruiser.  Power options start from Volvo 370 up to optional 500hp units, which takes speeds up to a max of 29 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.75 m (47.9ft)
Waterline Length - 11 m
Beam - 4.6 m
Draft - 1.20 m
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 370hp, D9 500hp
Propulsion - line shafts
Speed - 29 knots max
Construction - Brushed Isophatalic gel coat, hand laid chopped strand mat and woven rovings
Project - John Benett hull
Certification - Lloyd's approved construction