Salthouse Next Generation Boats have released details of the first outboard-powered version of their popular Salthouse Corsair.
Now built in Taiwan by Hylas Yachts, the Salthouse Corsair range is marketed in the U.S. under Hylas but still retains the iconic Salthouse name in New Zealand and Australia. “Much interest in the concept of twin outboard powered options has been received from the U.S.”, says Dean Salthouse.
With similar style and sized Hinkley and MJM models both experience substantial sales volumes of their outboard optioned boats, he says that the outboard version of the M44 now offers another viable alternative.
“Our initial costing and specification are based around twin 425/375 Yamaha XTO models with the electric steering and docking system for easy manoeuvering and performance.
“Interestingly our first inquiry came via an Australian client who has had a traditional inboard powered Corsair 44 before”, says Salthouse.
With the same interior features, this model allows for additional fuel or water and increased range. Another advantage is the engine room cleaning, and maintenance goes away. With the 375hp option, Salthouse says he expects a top-end speed of close to 32 knots.
With roughly 30 MK2 Versions having Volvo stern legs in the past the hull performs well in this configuration with the highest speed of 43 knots achieved in a custom sports fisher.