Picnic Boat Designs
When designing the hull form, consideration had to be given to a wide range of power and propulsion options knowing that future vessels may have twin engines mid mounted or even jets, so, the hull was developed with generous chine beam moderate dead rise monohedron form with a fine entry developing into straight buttock lines in the aft sections. This is the type of hull that is happy cruising at a sedate 8-10kts or powered up will handle speeds in excess of 30kts The profile carries a graceful sheer line with generous flare developing into tumble-home aft, this had to be carefully developed and not overdone, as it had to be laid up in a one-piece mould for economic reasons. Aesthetically the Espresso is traditional in styling and along the lines of the East Coast lobster boats of America. The accommodation layout has a forward cabin with twin single berths or island double configuration and an athwart ships mid double cabin. Dividing the two accommodation areas is a galley to port with Corian bench top and head/shower area opposite. The entire interior is finished in varnished cherry with a teak and holly varnished sole. The main saloon/wheelhouse area flows from the helm through to the transom at the same level with a large semi-circular raised dinette and single helm forward, with further day seating aft. Following the classic tradition, teak is used extensively on the exterior with a varnished teak toe rail, chrome plated brass half-round rub rail on the teak belting and varnished handrails on the wheelhouse top and cabin.