August 24, 2012

Project: Ritchie Howell 60 Express

Ritchie Howell from North Carolina USA continues its pursuit in building custom sport fish cruisers and yacht.  Here the builder shows a project for a 60 Express which shares a similar hull with the Convertible series of the same length.  Designed by Matthews Yacht a lot of innovation seems to be going into this project into its layout, propulsion and systems.  The lower deck will in fact feature a full beam owners stateroom, with crew quarters located to fore, and large galley and saloon in between. Two en suite heads will serve the owner and crew quarters respectively.  The other latest innovations in this model will come from its propulsion which will be the large ZF pods system, and the use of a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer.  Twin Cats C18 Acert will power the new Ritchie Howell 60 Express to a 40 plus knots of top speed.