De Antonio Yachts isn’t a household name in the U.S., but its seven-model line of uniquely shaped and memorable-looking boats will appeal to buyers seeking a social vessel with dayboat chops and overnight capability. Available in three lengths — 23, 33 and 43 feet — all of the boats have a plumb bow and a shearline that stays level from bow to stern. The D33 Open includes seating for 12 people, with three-person bench settees aft and forward, a three-person helm seat and a U-shaped settee in the bow. When the boat is at rest, two or three passengers can lie on the aft sunpad and soak up the sun. That sunpad is possible because De Antonio designers decided not to let the twin outboards limit onboard space. A housing covers the engines — Evinrude, Suzuki, Yamaha and Mercury offerings from 200 to 350 hp — and creates a platform for the large cushions of the sunpad.While the 11-foot, 2-inch beam will require trailering permits in most states, a permit might be a small price to pay for a boat that can facilitate watersports (with optional tow equipment) and entertaining and has a standard head and stateroom (with twin berths).
Buyers who choose Mercury or Yamaha power have the option to add a joystick system and/or a bow thruster, for easy docking. A 12-inch Furuno touchscreen is another option that will get a lot of consideration. Optional underwater lights will ensure the boat looks sharp after dark.
The Cruiser version eliminates the bow seating area and instead adds a standard galley below and a stateroom in the bow.
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