November 21, 2011

New Model: Broom 370

Its been an important 2011 year for Broom, not only because this British builder has fully restarted production, but because it showed that there is an important project coming up which says good things for the years to come.  The new Broom 370 steals hull shape and some layout similarities with the replacing 365, but the story with this old model ends there.  Helped by designer Graham Warren the new 370 shows panache in both interiors and exterior with innovative modern use of space, and quality luxury finishing which can challenge the best of them.  Tricks and some clever touches are also used to increase natural light inside; read sunroof glass, aft view window for the owners aft cabin room, and a comfortable chaise lounge inside.  As is usual to Broom the 370 offers acres of space especially if you compare this design to more Mediterranean orientated aft cockpit designs, and the two large cabins one aft for the owner, and a guest to fore are just testimony to this.  To fore is also a choice from a french style berth resting to starboard to a Vee shape twin layout.  Power is from twin 330hp Volvo engines which give a top speed of 30 knots.  For the more inland owner there is also a choice of more economic to run and keep single 370hp Volvo, and a hybrid electric diesel option is also available.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.28 m (37ft)
Hull Length - 10.25 m
Waterline Length - 8.75 m
Beam - 3.78 m
Draft - 1.02 m
Displacement - 8 t approx
Fuel Capacity - 1108 l
Water Capacity - 375 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 330hp, 1 x Volvo D6 370hp
Propulsion - line shafts
Speed - 30 knots max with twin 330hp
Hull Type - medium Vee planning hull with shallow skeg
Construction - hand laid chopped strand mat, woven rovings, orthophthalic resin, isophthalic gel coat
Project - Andrew Wolstenholme hull, Graham Warren of 500 Design Interior 
Certification - Lloyds Approved