Doral Elegante 376 March 2007 Boat News, Review & Advice

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Doral Elegante (March 2007)

for entertaining, Elegante 376 appeals as overnighter. Simply, an aptly-named that won’t at the of a time at

Someone at Canadian headquarters boatbuilder Doral know that aren’t used overnighters anywhere as often they are entertaining. How can you the amazingly uni-level cockpit surrounding seats more than dozen and outdoor tables the Elegante We’re talking settings par

To which need to the interior without the pre-made permanent in the but continuous tracing the around another tables. That’s entertaining areas total! Thus, the weather turtle or want more the whole can head for fine on the named Elegante. to day, good days for dining deck. There a lot distinguishes the from other sportscruisers – like the platform, which so big it rates a waterfront the European with stainless tread steps the cockpit designer fabrics the hull, is built CE Category (force eight and NMMA

Though it yet another sporting Volvo power – much the of the – the was fitted the latest Ocean Series OSXi-XDP 320hp motors with sterndrive legs the NeutraSalt flushing system. fact, in respects, this had the of everything.

Beginning as small-boat builder the early Doral was owned by yachting giant before Erwin bought the in 1996. then, Doral taken a direction, blending styling with huge standard that goes what’s provided most American While the company still sportsboats and performance craft, the express such as Elegante 376, is really 33-footer sans huge boarding and the to 45ft best represent different Doral

Speaking of to the form…

The deadrise from to 14 at the hasn’t as to do producing a ride as fine forward and, moreover, build quality. uses the CoreGuard system produce a handlaid, balsa-cored boat, with it calls Generation through-bolted and deck

The end is a monocoque boat, by 10-year on a and deck doesn’t shake, or roll. so wide it does to porpoise too much out, but trim tabs the latest Series composite legs there’s of scope button it the water.

316-grade stainless deck gear in short but nor the integral comforts and To power of these the Elegante bundled with 6kW petrol-powered generator. The runs very without the diesel-engine clatter. dealer-fitted options as the steel anchor mahogany foredeck add to luxurious nature this boat.

Elegante 376s here feature optional factory-fitted package, which a windlass, fridge or double cockpit a marine and CD foredeck sunpad and an swim platform, is where deck tour


room for chairs and table on oversized boarding which has four-rung (one step than deep-reach swim pop-up cleats swinging fenders tying off and a cover to weathering of teak stripping the platform not in

The boat big on coming with aft boots shorepower and connections, fender big enough carry dive and a hot/cold freshwater outlet. The hose can the windscreen there’s another outlet in bow, thereby you rinse boat from onboard supply.

deck cleats of a size on Dorals. Unusually, steel checkerplate steps lead the sidedecks, are almost wide. There’s a walkthrough and opening (with dual that together unfettered bow-to-stern

A second area, the is a It has mahogany-framed sunlounges can recline various positions perfect for the sunset working on tan. Of drinkholders are

I also good security deck by of a one-piece bowrail an intermediate moulded toe handrails and beside the There was fair grade non-skid and whole deck illuminated by LED droplights on the The recessed helps save while the stainless steel is the on the

The fact the targa can fold come in when you to slip low bridges. activation is option. The was also with a spotlight. Though a hardtop, Sunbrella package, camper covers, mesh vents, stainless steel and snap-in is a permanent structure some canopies seen.


Boasting as seats in cockpit as decent airplane room for I thought the Doral cluttered. Because outdoor seating, port and lounges, each a table for four, the edges the boat, is a to the platform, the or through dash to bow.

The upholstery is rate and high-backed lounges supportive. Each is traced a thick steel grabrail there’s moulded under their that can as an Drinkholders, all of them, in size small to so sit your drink

The portside continues forward morphs into aft-facing lounge/daybed ergonomically designed support and and storage. a chart ahead of The amenities behind the seat includes 12V fridge, with hot cold water, a single-burner cooktop.

Engine is gained a deck or, at press of button, via rams that two split of the sole. Stand the boarding and you jump down what’s a servicing space. is attached the boat 30cm or and there double clips all hoses, coded seacocks neat plumbing.

Elegante has low-maintenance house engine-start batteries, quiet petrol generator, according my ear, a surfeit room around twin Volvo V8 blocks. could easily visual checks the coolant reach the dipsticks, but there were secondary fuel only primaries the motors. also noted bottle for NeutraSalt flush

The helm is no accommodating, with double seat, riser and cushioning. The with perforated vinyl and timber trim, a lot Faria gauges switches, and room to a compact chartplotter.

The wheel tilt and are Lenco tabs, remotes the Clarion and the and an switch panel the windlass, hatch, lights, the red light, the depthsounder and on. But no bowthruster.


Let’s back to Elegante’s distinguishing such as double dining below.

The leading off cockpit also a separate screen, while interior is conditioned, well and bright, to five ports, three with privacy and skylights.

main dinette a four-person lounge to in the which with converts into impromptu single opposite the galley marked a small of hardwearing timber flooring. a decent fridge, concealed Tappan microwave, recessed stove hinged Corian and sink.

is a ranging from dedicated spice in the and a area for appliances, to lockers and holds, nooks the stairs, cedar-lined hanging There’s also storage and access to shower sump and holding

If not a pack cards or board game, comes by of a flat-screen television a DVD plus a player with concealed speakers and another in the Joinery is US cherry there’s a of decor The interior are trick numbers.

The lounge continues the port of the to snake the second in the Press a and the drops on ram and can add infill – in the cabin – create a The cushions the head the bed up for sleeping room a privacy is included. there are two of aboard, you leave the assembled as second lounge gravitate to aft cabin, there’s a door and single berths convert easily a large bed. There’s at the scope to a second and portlights curtains for ventilation.

There’s even comfortable dresser aft where can pull your clobber examining the through the And to prevent stuffiness, a large, aperture with privacy shutter back into saloon.

The is another of difference. a lower-than-usual vanity and to maximise space. With wall-hung handheld rose and and fold-up over the itself, you a real The loo a Vacuflush and there’s opening port air-con for


Doral Elegante

a deep-blue racy red and raked arch, the is, in ways, a boat to at, but other ways a dashing Turning the on the Volvo V8s, found the to be dream to although I find the manual throttles especially when With the tabs down the composite Series XDP trimmed in, wide-beam-aft hull a pleasant cruise of to 17kts 3000rpm, but its sweet between 3500 3600rpm for 23 to smooth cruise. was nice quiet, too.

Charging across choppy harbour, boat remained and in at 28.5kts 4000rpm, all way up 32 to at 4500rpm. at 4800rpm its 36kt speed, the was prone launching itself.

640hp, the 376 had of poke, an incredibly ride that, me, was big difference a day I drove sportcruisers back-to-back. there are the aforesaid to win family and Doral calls ‘the art luxury’. We it pleasure


Balsa-cored travels beautifully the water

inventory surpasses competition

Amazing to detail

outdoor living with lots seating

Trick in cockpit single-burner stove

doubles as with the lounges

Big interior with dinettes

A sportscruiser


could be aggressive in areas

Powder-coated frames don’t like stainless ones

Lots outdoor trim, and stainless to maintain

cushions for double bed a pain store below

No bowthruster clunky (a thing) engine

Relatively new in a sportscruiser market


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