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Offshore Yachts

Offshore Yachts began in 1948 by Richard O. Hunt who helped pioneer the use of laminated fiberglass for the Navy, following World War II, which he successfully applied to pleasure craft. In the 1980s, Hunt shifted production to Taiwan, building a William Crealock designed 48. With strong sales on the West Coast, Offshore has expanded into Florida and Australia and is now building its high-quality cruising yachts in two Taiwan locations.

With 13 semi-custom models in production from 52 to 90 feet, Offshore today strives to build the best designed and highest quality fiberglass cruising yachts in the industry. Their core values of maximum comfort, safety, and convenience in all sea conditions are reflected in every classic design. Offshore deems its experience as “the softest ride on the water.” Offshore features include two-tone nonskid decking; large cockpit, flybridge, and boat deck; low silhouette and center of gravity; large low windows; molded fiberglass window frames, doors, and hatches; flared bow section with radiused spray chine; side deck covers; port, starboard, and transom hull doors; full walk around decks with deep bulwarks; and molded FRP upper and lower rub rails with heavy stainless steel caps. Offshore is offering both bow and stern thrusters as standard on all models.

The entry-level Offshores are represented by the 52 Pilothouse and 54 Pilothouse, with the 54 offering extendable salon or cockpit options. The 58 Pilothouse, 62 Pilothouse, and 63 Pilothouse are stable and soft-riding with timeless, sleek lines, and a low center of gravity. An extended range cruiser, the 64 Voyager now offers large windows offering panoramic views from the main and upper decks while the lower deck master features large picture windows port and starboard. The 65 Pilothouse and 72 Pilothouse are sea kindly yachts with a fresh contemporary silhouette—and stand up engine rooms. The 76 Pilothouse and 80 Pilothouse feature an expansive salon with formal dining area, separate spacious galley, and a day head. Utilizing the finest materials with attention to the most intricate details, the 80 Voyager, the 85 Voyager, and the 90 Voyager illustrate the best of 60 years of boat building.

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