, 2022-07-03 23:23:41,
Wellcraft is looking to steal a slice of the lucrative European adventure boat market with its striking new Wellcraft 355…
Unlike the US brand’s previous range of centre console craft, the Wellcraft 355 features a plumb bow, a fully enclosed wheelhouse with a forward-raked windscreen and modern Scandinavian styling.
The sudden change of direction looks like a deliberate attempt to muscle in on the success of brands like Axopar, Saxdor and Nimbus under the auspices of Wellcraft’s French parent company, the Beneteau Group.
Performance has always been a hallmark of Wellcraft and with its stepless, deep-vee hull and triple 350hp outboards, the new Wellcraft 355 should have no trouble exceeding 50 knots.
However, the offset pilothouse is likely to be a Beneteau influence, offering year-round useability and easy movement fore and aft along its wider starboard side deck.
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Inside the wheelhouse, there’s an L-shaped seating area with pedestal table to starboard, three forward-facing helm seats and a basic galley to port.
All-round glazing should offer excellent visibility, while two skylights forward and an opening sunroof aft add extra light and ventilation.
Despite a spacious seating area in the bow, there is still plenty of room below for a full-sized double vee-berth and separate head-shower stall.
Built in Poland, the Wellcraft 355 is due to make its debut at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival in September.
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