Westport announced the sale and subsequent construction of yet another Westport 112 composite motoryacht (hull 52). Her expected delivery is spring 2014. The popularity of this model—they’re delivering about three per year—reinforces what 26 North Yachts already knows: Westport offers performance-bred motoryachts that are light, fast and fuel-efficient with excellent structural integrity. As experts in the 70’ to 140’ range of luxury motoryachts, we’ve put them in our Top 10 Motoryacht Builders list.
The iconic 112 Westport has been hugely popular, a bestseller for the company with its classic, American styling and interiors. Westport is still using its original Sarin-designed hull, however Taylor Olson has implemented a more modern profile and new configuration options. The Westport 112 allows for an open, spacious salon accented by large and numerous view windows. In fact, she rivals the volume of yachts much larger. While seriously set up for the entertaining of owners and guests, the Westport also provides a design that enables discreet onboard operations and staff servicing.
While there is the ability for customization in décor and interior options, the basic platform is fixed in the Westport 112—so no moving bulkheads and stairways. As the vessel has evolved, it now offers a second arrangement with four guest staterooms below, adding a main deck master forward where the country kitchen has traditionally been in the classic edition. The Westport 112 still sleeps up to eight in four ensuite rooms (however, remember the main deck master option), including a VIP stateroom and two guest cabins. She can accommodate up to five crew in three crew cabins.
The 112 Westport’s outdoor areas are welcoming with a large bridge deck outfitted with generous lounge seating, a sun pad, full-service bar and hot tub. A raised settee can accommodate four guests that will enjoy stunning sea and coastline views from windows on three sides. Aft, the bridge deck with custom hard top can accommodate a 2,000-pound davit, chocks for a life raft and outboard powered tender (standard). On the main aft deck, memorable meals will be celebrated at a dining table serviced by a nearby grill and full wet bar.
The advanced hull on the Westport 112 delivers high performing cruise speeds, a moderate draft of 5’6” and a 23’9” beam. As with many other Westport 112s, hull 52 will be configured with twin MTU 16V 2000s for cruise speeds of 22 knots, max speeds at about 25 knots and a range of 2,500 nautical miles at 12 knots. Her anti-vibration engine mounts, a proprietary underwater exhaust and sound-insulating bulkheads ensure a quiet, smooth ride.
US-based Westport Yachts got its start in 1964 with commercial fishing boats in the North Pacific, contributing to their strength today as a builder of seaworthy luxury motoryachts. In fact, Westport is currently one of the largest producers of 85’ to 164’ fiberglass yachts, yielding from yards in either Westport and Hoquiam, Wash., or Port Angeles. They’ve been pioneers in composite construction.
Westport has been rumored to be considering some bigger builds—up to 30 feet longer—thanks to customer demand. If they go for it, it will be a game changer, bringing them into a new tonnage class where they are currently under 500GT in their fleet. Stay tuned!
For 26 North Yachts’ comparison of the Westport 112 and the Azimut 116, click here.