From our shoot in Newport in late 2014: the 33FE
From our shoot in Newport in late 2014: the 33FE
A write up in Boating Magazine!
They loved the look, handling and performance of the 33FE.
We had a great test drive with the folks from Saltwater Sportsman magazine! Read their full review!
Receive a cash discount of $3,000 for any new 2014 Southport 27 CC model and $5,000 for any new 2014 Southport 29CC, 29TE or 29FE model when you purchase an in stock Southport from your local participating dealer.
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Southport Boats’ new 33 FE model is featured in the May 2014 issue of Soundings magazine. Read the full review here or pick up your copy in stores this month!
Southport Boats LLC has added North Point Yacht Sales to represent it full line of center console boats in the Mid-Atlantic region and the Carolinas. North Point Yacht Sales’ multiple locations will offer sea trials for Southport’s 27-foot, 29-foot and new 33-foot models beginning this spring.
North Point Yacht Sales has locations in Annapolis, Maryland; Portsmouth, Virginia; and Charleston, South Carolina. These sales offices will service Southport customers in Delaware and Chesapeake Bay, south to the inland and coastal Carolina waterways.
“We are delighted to partner with North Point Yacht Sales, whose professional team will represent our brand in three important locations,” said Peter Galvin, vice president of sales and marketing at Southport Boats. “We have been receiving many requests from people interested in demo riding the new Southport models in these regions. North Point will provide them with the opportunity they’ve been waiting for.”
North Point Yacht Sales offers new yacht sales and brokerage services. The company represents brands such as J Boats, Dufour Yachts, and MJM Yachts.
“We set out to find a brand that we would be proud to represent,” said Ken Comerford, president and owner of North Point Yacht Sales. “Southport delivers a proven legendary, smooth, dry and stable ride.”
North Point will be displaying Southport Boats at the Bay Bridge Boat Show in early April. The company has plans for other events later in the season to coincide with the launch of Southport’s new 33 FE model this spring.
Southport Boats LLC is introducing its largest center console model to date, the 33 FE. Designed in response to market demand for a roomier model, the Southport 33 FE offers options for both sportfishing and entertaining. The versatile model features Southport’s award-winning C. Raymond Hunt Associates hull, complemented by interior and deck enhancements from the in-house Southport design team. The first Southport 33 FE is currently under construction in Augusta, Maine, and will make its formal debut in spring 2014.
To satisfy needs of all types of boaters, the newest Southport model incorporates new port and starboard storage options that double as fishboxes. Two six-foot-long, insulated 57-gallon compartments are forward, and two more in-deck 75-gallon compartments are aft. Aft of the Southport 33 FE’s double helm chairs is an area that serves as a fishing tackle station or an entertainment center, depending on a customer’s preference. Other features – like plush lounge seats and a dinette that converts to a sunpad – cater to all tastes.
“I am amazed and delighted with the response from dealers and consumers. We already have orders for the 33FE that take us well into the model year,” said Skip Robinson, managing director of Southport Boats. “The design of the 33FE includes many suggestions from current Southport owners, making it a top-tier offshore center-console boat.”
The Southport 33 FE has several additional features that make the boat more attractive to boaters who are entertaining as well as fishing. The lockable head enclosure has six feet, three inches of standing room with a head, sink and shower. The forward lounge area has adjustable backrests and the aft seating folds down for more room for fishing. Inside the console is a six-foot berth for cruisers or a storage area for day-trippers.
Performance is a priority in the Southport 33 FE with twin 300-HP outboards that deliver good fuel economy and responsive handling. Customers have the option of upgrading to twin 350-HP outboards to maximize performance.
“In 2003 we were asked to develop a hull that would perform well at all speeds, not require aggressive acceleration in the ‘hump’ condition, and achieve the stable ride that comes from an optimized deep-vee and proper beam. We designed one of the best riding boats to come from our office,” said John Deknatel, president, C. Raymond Hunt Associates. “We expect the all-new 33-foot hull will demonstrate the same superior performance and ride characteristics.”
A preview of the 33 FE is available online at www.southportboats.com. Prospective customers can contact their local dealers to arrange for sea trials this spring.
Southport Boats LLC is excited to announce the addition of two major dealers to the Southport Family. Crosby Yacht Yard in Massachusetts and Prestige Yacht Sales in Connecticut will provide sales and owner support for Southport customers along coastal New England. With the addition of these two premier dealers Southport Boats now delivers full line sales and service for its center console boats throughout the Northeast.
Located in Osterville, Massachusetts, Crosby Yacht Yard has been a boat builder and dealer on Cape Cod since 1850. With a large service yard and marina Crosby offers a full range of boating services including dockage, storage, repair, brokerage and fuel. Crosby will join other Southport dealers at the New England Boat show in Boston, Massachusetts, in late February with a new specially equipped 2014 27 CC on display.
With locations in Norwalk, Essex and Mystic, Connecticut, Prestige Yacht Sales serves customers from metro New York north to southern Rhode Island. Continually recognized for their extensive experience, professionalism and customer service Prestige is entirely focused on new and used boat sales, representing Hunt Yachts as well as Southport. The Prestige team is eager to demonstrate Southport’s outstanding performance from all their waterfront locations this spring.
“With the addition of Crosby Yacht Yard and Prestige Yacht Sales, we’re confident we’ve assembled one of the most distinguished and reputable dealer groups in New England,” said Peter Galvin, vice president of sales and marketing for Southport Boats. “Our customers now have the opportunity to get aboard a Southport anywhere along the New England coast and experience our boats remarkable ride.”
Both Crosby and Prestige are planning spring events to introduce the newest Southport models to their customers and are excited to demonstrate the Southport experience out on the water.
“We are thrilled to become dealers for Southport Boats’ high-end, semi-custom center-console models that offer a superior ride with smooth, stable handling,” said Michael Frank, founder of Prestige Yacht Sales. “The three Prestige Yacht Sales offices will service enthusiasts from Jamestown, Rhode Island, to Manhattan.”
Southport Boats currently offers a 27CC, 29CC, 29TE, 29FE and 29 Express models. A new 33FE model is currently under construction with a planned launch date of early summer