Marex 440 (13.7 m) – Preview
Among the cruisers to discover for the new season, from northern Europe comes a new 13.7-meter, the Marex 440, from the Norwegian shipyard of the same name, a boat designed for cruising. The project, developed by the Marex design team in collaboration with VOM Creations Yacht Design studio and, on the naval architecture side, by Nikl Design and Engineering by Alpha Creations, will be available in two distinct versions: Gourmet Cruiser and Scandinavian.
Marex 440 – Exterior
At 13.7 meters long and 4.27 wide at the maximum beam, the Marex 440 is a new-generation cruiser designed to enjoy cruising with friends to the fullest. An intention well evident from the very exterior, designed to offer different options.
A flush aft platform and several steps that can be used as seating provide an initial beach area, topped, just above, by the cockpit. The latter, then, in cruiser spirit, appears versatile and usable in most weather situations since it is covered by a cantilevered hard top. It can also be enclosed by a transparent curtain system that allows air conditioning and heating to be used in this area as well. Alternatively, the top can be opened wide, providing an open cockpit.
Marex 440Coming to the cockpit layout, the pivotal element is a large C-shaped sofa with a center table that can be elevated to use as a dining area or sundeck. Optionally, in the Gourmet Cruiser version, the salon’s clashing sofa is replaced by double elevating stools to enjoy the bar area both from inside and outside. The Gourmet Cruiser version, as we will see later, has an interior galley facing the cockpit, complete with opening glass window.
Returning to the cockpit, there is an additional sofa on the starboard broadside, optionally replaceable by a multifunctional area with BBQ. In the bow, however, we find a central lounge area with sundeck recessed into the deckhouse.
Coming to the interior design there are two layouts available on deck: Gourmet Cruiser and Scandinavian.
- Gourmet Cruiser In the first case, Marex proposes a layout designed to prioritize the kitchen and the cooking experience, offering a large U-shaped area designated for this use, complete with double sinks, dishwashers, ovens and whatever else you might want.All this, with the help of solar panels to power the fridge and freezer without the need for external power. The galley is then placed on the port side broadside with an overlook to the cockpit and additional storage spaces on the starboard broadside. Just beyond, under the windshield, the dashboard and a double sofa take their place.
- Scandinavian In the Scandinavian version, however, a more traditional dining area is proposed, with a sofa and table area on the port side and a more traditional galley on the starboard broadside. The wheelhouse always finds space on the starboard side of the boat center, where there is access to the sleeping area located on the lower deck.
Below deck, this Marex 440 offers two more layout options.
In the first case, there are two large double cabins with private bathrooms, and, in the second case, there is a large double forward and two double aft cabins. In the latter variant, the master cabin enjoys a private bathroom while, the two stern cabins have a shared bathroom.
Marex 440 – Motorization
In terms of propulsion, the Marex 440 offers 3 options to choose from: a pair of Volvo Penta DPI sterndrives with 440 horsepower each, a pair of Volvo Penta IPS 650s with 480 horsepower each, and finally, a pair of Volvo Penta V-Drives with 480 horsepower per engine. Serving each type are two separate tanks of 595 liters each, totaling 1190 liters of total fuel.
Marex 440 – Data Sheet
|Length Over All (LOA)||13.70 m|
|Baglio Massimo (B.max)||4.27 m|
|Immersion with IPS||1.16 m|
|No-load displacement||13 t|
|Motorization||2x Volvo Penta D6-440 hp DPI Sterndrive
2x Volvo Penta D6-480 hp IPS-650
2x Volvo Penta D6-480 hp V-Drive
|Fuel Tank Capacity||2x 595 L (1190 L).|
|Fresh Water Tank Capacity||780 lt.|
|Black Water Tank Capacity||335 lt.|
|Cabins||2 / 3|
* variable depending on the type of propulsion