Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Driving the 32 is like driving a Corvette convertible. There's no hesitation upon initial acceleration, and the bow settles quickly so visibility isn't hampered. The 32 responds well to the slightest course correction and the oversize K-Plane trim tabs allow rapid adjustment to various loads or sea states. She punches through the waves effortlessly and sheds water like a seal. Bottom line — driving this boat will bring out your inner speed demon. Starting with a sharp bow entry, the hull transitions aft to the dual, notched steps that serve to ventilate the running surface and reduce drag. Dead rise at the stepped transom is an aggressive 22 degrees. At a stable 9'9" overall, the beam is nearly 5 inches wider at the stern than the previous model, making the added weight of the four-strokes a non-issue. With two adults leaning over the side, the waterline barely budges. Even so, the aft freeboard isn't so high that wiring a fish would be a problem. Conversely, the bow cap was lowered slightly to better accommodate "height-challenged" anglers.
The 32 has a clean, functional layout. From its low-profile bow rail to the flush-mount hardware and the infused nonskid, it offers 360 degrees of unhindered maneuverability. The dry box in the bow centerline deck can be divided into two sections, and it's big enough to accommodate beanbags. Two more dry boxes are located in the forward deck. Under the bow covering boards, a recessed shelf, neatly concealed behind a mesh cover, can rack life jackets or other gear.
The 32 does come standard with twin live-wells, including a 100-gallon pressurized tank incorporated into the leaning post and another 50-gallon tank in the transom. Twin saddle fish boxes with 600-quarts-plus capacity each are housed in the cockpit deck.
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