Offshore Yachts Introduces New 87’ and 92’
Offshore Yachts has introduced an Offshore 87’ and Offshore 92’ together. The Offshore 87’ was recently sold and is nearing completion in Taiwan. Comfort, safety and performance were thoughtfully considered in the creation of these contemporarily-styled long range luxury motoryachts. Offshore employed innovation in the bottom design to create comfort running even at high speeds and enhanced directional stability in all kinds of seas. In fact, Offshore boasts “the softest ride on the water.” Both vessels feature a low center of gravity at the center of buoyancy which also ensures more stability underway and at anchor. Sound deadening insulation of the forward and aft bulkheads in the engine room also contribute to comfort, as well as standard “Seatorque” shaft systems that float the engines on soft mounts for reduced engine vibration and noise. Engine exhaust noise is quieted with an advanced underwater muffling exhaust system. The 21’6” beam complements a deep-Vee entry.
The upper sky lounge is spacious with excellent sightlines from the helm and easy access from both interior and exterior stairs. Exterior access is starboard and aft from a molded, elegantly curved stairway leading from the main deck. Captains and owner-operators will appreciate exterior joystick controls port and starboard on this level. There are some varying options on this level, but the day head is a standard feature. A large deck aft supports seating, dining and entertaining, in addition to a dinghy and other water toys. Side, walk-around decks on the main deck are protected with a full overhang for shading and foul weather. Large low windows throughout bring in light and views. Main decks are one level—no ups and downs during treacherous seas. Guests board through either port or starboard hull doors via a boarding ladder or by stairs from the swim platform. Accommodations in the 87’ include three staterooms and four staterooms in the 92’ (in addition to crew quarters).
The engine rooms on the 87’ and 92’ provide full headroom and are accessed from the crew/lazarette area. Offshore calls these models “turn-key” since they’re extensively outfitted with things like standard bow and stern thrusters, stabilizers, power steering, shore power voltage regulation transformers, full galley equipment, Stidd chairs and Maretron monitoring system. Power comes courtesy of twin C-18 ACERT 1,015 hp Caterpillars.
Offshore Yachts began in 1948 by Richard O. Hunt, a pioneer in the use of laminated fiberglass for the Navy following World War II—which he subsequently applied to pleasure craft. In the 1980s, Hunt shifted his production to Taiwan. With strong sales on the West Coast, Offshore has since expanded into Florida and Australia, and now building its high quality cruising yachts in two Taiwan locations. Offshores enjoy a reputation for strong resale values. 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.