Aquastar 430 Aft Cockpit jumps on the single-level living bandwagon.

With the Aquastar 430 Aft Cockpit the Guernsey yard has entered the fray of the single-level living, wheelhouse cruisers.

And, due to the Hardy 40DS making waves at this year’s London Boat Show, the timing of Aquastar making a boat like this couldn’t be better.

Using the same hull as the existing 430 Aft Cabin means production costs are kept to a minimum and Design Unlimited could go to work on the superstructure. The enlarged windows, that are so much a part of Aquastar’s designs now, transfer nicely on to this wheelhouse outline and, all in all, it looks like a natural transition.

The aft cabin boat’s interior is gorgeous and the one on this new model is unlikely to be any different. The level of craftsmanship is top notch, especially the sumptuously lacquered woodwork.There are two cabins below decks – a double master in the bow and bunks amidships – and both share a bathroom.

The master has scissor-action berths, too, so it can quickly be made into a twin.The standard engines are twin diesels but there is the option to have a single and you can even spec a hybrid drive.

You can read more about the boat in the upcoming June issue of Motor Boat & Yachting and we expect to see the boat for the first time in September at the Southampton Boat Show.

Data
Length 43ft
Beam 14ft 6in
Draught 3ft
Engines Single or twin diesels
Top speed 24 knots (MBY est)
Price from £440,000 inc UK VAT

 

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