With classic Chesapeake Bay deadrise lines, the new Eastport 32 OBX (outboard express) traces its heritage to a waterman’s working boat. But Eastport, an Annapolis-based company, uses modern composite materials and an innovative design to produce a performance that would set a waterman’s head spinning. Indeed, with twin 250-hp outboards, the Eastport 32 cruises at a steady 33 knots and tops out at 40 knots. And with a deep-V entry, a soft flare in the bow, a transom deadrise of just 12 degrees, and hard chines and lifting strakes, the Eastport 32 OBX gives a comfortable, dry ride whether you’re fishing in the bay or heading for a cruise off shore.
The Eastport 32 OBX has a large open cockpit for fishing, diving or entertaining. Originally designed with inboard diesel engines, a 300-gallon fuel tank now occupies that space, while under the cockpit sole aft, there’s room for a genset. An extended hardtop protects the pilothouse; an Eisenglass roll-down curtain can complete the enclosure aft. Eastport specializes in customizing each boat, but in this model there’s a settee on the port side; the galley to starboard comes with stainless sink, fridge, microwave, Corian countertop, and storage. Below, the cabin has a head with shower, sink and storage, and a V-berth with a filler cushion. eastportyacht.com