May 10, 2012

Project: Austin Parker 36

As it always happens legal aspects can make a builder to present new products which where not in the immediate planning, and this is the case with the Austin Parker 36, which is made to suit small ship dimension and the currently enforced new tax laws for boats over ten meters.  Designed as all the range by Fulvio De Simino the Austin Parker 36 continues this Italian builder looks of down East lobster cruiser with a modern influence going into its exterior department.  Accommodation wise the new entry level Austin Parker 36 offers a very spacious aft deck with three dinettes, and an interior with a Vee shaped berth, L-shaped sofa, galley and separate shower head.  Power comes from Volvo twin 260hp with IPS pods, again a novelty for Austin Parker who in its other models has always stayed with the tradition of line shafts.  Estimated performance is 34 knots max, and a 30 cruise.