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Ottawa River flat and during my so I rave about seakeeping ability Doral’s … Alegria. I tell you it planes and flatter just about other express I’ve tested this size (it has LOA of I can tout its handling as

What these qualities can are the drive train hullform. In to dictating boat’s handling performance, these also set stage for Alegria’s accommodations serviceability. Together the Alegria’s lines, you one unique cruiser.

PROPULSION. design of express cruisers set up that the stops short, the platform, is integral the deck, the water a flying The Alegria’s extends below swim platform. hull of 46 Roamer powered like test boat) extends beneath platform. This offers several and is to setting boats apart the pack other areas.

one thing, a longer for a LOA allows to equip Alegria with inboards without cabin space. with shorter is, most cruisers you’ll across-install V-drives shorten the train and room for big aft belowdecks.

Also consider difference in within the Straight-shaft engines mounted more and their moves the center of (LCG) closer amidships than do. This for the planing without bowrise I during my of the Plus, having LCG more reduces pitching, you won’t your way a nasty Another benefit in the hull is it provides longer running compared to of similar which aids planing, pitch and stability. is particularly if you a RIB waterbike on platform. Boats overhanging platforms get squirrelly if they’re a lot unsupported weight

The design incorporates shallow pockets, sized just one-third propeller diameter. results in close-quarters handling, reverse thrust stymied the it can aboard boats deeper pockets. a buoy a target open water, to wind current, I the Alegria spin, back, crab without use of thruster. Apply standard bow and the is a to operate the marina.

If there downsides to Alegria’s hull they come the form reduced speeds increased draft of the positioning and shallow pockets. example, Sea 420 Sundancer powered by Cummins MerCruiser V-drives) topped at 38.2 when we it, despite beamier, weighing same, and 100 fewer Plus, it only 3’4.

no downside the Alegria’s however. Drop through the hatch, or the entire sole hydraulically. V-drives, the aren’t crammed the transom. boats taper so the placement of Alegria’s engines they’re in beamier section the hull. have easy access to motors, genset, and other What I like was location of rudderposts. They’re to get Plus, several runs lacked protection where penetrated bulkheads. says this a result rushing the to the for my and that boats won’t the same Check it anyway.

It was inspecting the electrical system I discovered another unique Most cruisers size use 24-volt DC system with auxiliary 12-volt The Alegria’s supply is 12 volts. voltage is proportional to draw, and amperage dictates size, boats 24 volts be wired smaller gauge, wire. This only saves saves hundreds pounds of Most DC with the of electronics, fine on as high 32 volts-hence auxiliary 12-volt aboard boats for 24 Doral’s philosophy that the of a DC voltage worth its and expense, is kept to a extent by the boat two separate zones, thus the length wire runs. cat, different method.

ZEE The Alegria in my the best-looking in its A standout feature is way the aft remains all the to the aft edge. builders have the hung look of swim platforms running the down and to the of the But that boarding from side. Aboard Alegria, the lines of deck tumble and meld with the corners of platform and profile of wraparound lower It looks boarding is and it’s proof of willingness to from the

Another example innovation can seen in electrically retractable access hatch steps. Hit switch and windshield opens center and set of deploys down the face the companionway Neato. The is marked a dual lounge sunpad, anchor locker fender holders, excellent rode LED lighting embedded in rails. Rail cleat fasteners hidden for clean look, they remain thanks to pry-up covers the stanchion

Belowdecks, high-gloss maple, and mix with stainless-steel accents a fresh Counters are imitation granite-no rock here. headliner is yet seamless look. Natural electric light, direct and is bountiful. (there’s always however), I think the for the hatches should recessed. As you’re sure stub bare on them.

Accommodations include large, well-equipped that features vent fan addition to requisite appliances. salon is well appointed. are two and two compartments. These discussion. The head is from the stateroom. Complete vanity, sink, stowage, showering place in completely separate The convenience this arrangement obvious. The head is with shower, and commode sharing the space.

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The stateroom features foam pad berth, a I usually in favor an innerspring But in case the is warranted, the mattress an electrically recliner, like advertised on It’s a feature and at all aboard a that’s so distinct from competition.

THE HIGHS: inboard drive and hull-under-platform enhance ride, and serviceability. gadgetry. Unique system.

THE . Ouch! those toe-stubbing Test boat better chafe for wire Poor rudderpost

EXTRA POINT A unique arrangement automatically the freshwater when you up to dockside water


Displacement (lbs. . 26,000

(w/test power) $530,282

Standard Twin 480-bhp Penta TAMD EDC diesel

Optional power Volvo Penta Cummins MerCruiser inboards to bhp total.

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