Cruisers Yachts, Wisconsin’s premier manufacturer of luxury yachts, has launched the new 390 Express Coupe (EC), a hybrid boat designed for entertaining on the water. Cruiser Yachts have claimed this sporty new boat has the largest cockpit seating in the industry for its category. So the WSB team step on-board to take a closer look at the new arrival.
“We knew that in order to fully accommodate the wants and needs of our customers, we had to think beyond the traditional express segment,” said Mark Pedersen, president of KCS International Inc. “Ultimately, our goal was to achieve the best above deck day boating accommodation under forty feet while still providing living quarters below; and to do so, we needed to create a new segment and set a new industry standard. We are proud of the superior craftsmanship that went into designing and executing this vessel.”
Guests stepping aboard the new 390 EC will find an integrated, full-beam swim platform, providing safe and easy access while boarding. On the transom, boaters will find comfortable, aft-facing seating with a substantial amount of storage. The shore power and utility compartment is also conveniently located in this area. The all-new, innovative design of the cockpit area on the 390 EC is truly remarkable. Cruisers cleverly modified the placement of the foredeck access steps by moving them to mid-ship allowing for a full beam cockpit seating and entertainment area.
The port and starboard L-shaped seating arrangements have aft-facing flip up lounge seating and plentiful storage underneath. Astutely designed, the port side seating can move to centerline and join the starboard seating to fashion a large U-shaped seating arrangement with a comfortable dining atmosphere for six adults. Owners also have the option to add the sun lounge package, which includes the cockpit table with filler cushions and power actuated aft seating backrests providing the largest sunbathing area in this segment.
Located behind the helm, the 390 EC features a standard wet bar with molded-in sink, storage, and trash receptacle. An optional ice maker, refrigerator, and grill can be added as well. At the state-of-the-art helm sits a double wide seat with flip-up bolster and a centerline-facing companion seat with aft-facing lounge. To improve comfort and conversation, the cockpit and helm area are conveniently and easily enclosed.
This is achieved with a fixed frame hardtop super structure and a full front frameless window with unrestricted visibility. Conversely, the 390 EC can easily achieve the openness of an express boat with the largest opening sunroof in its class (total opening is 42 square feet). This gives the 390 EC the largest cockpit and helm area of its class at approximately 157 square feet of usable space for boaters all on one level. Transitioning from cockpit to foredeck is made easy with mid-ship sidewalks that measure 10 inches wide. Another spectacular sunbathing area can be found at the bow. The optional foredeck sun pads with flip-up backrests are accompanied by beverage cup holders.
Below deck, guests will step into the luxurious salon where they will find a fully equipped galley with two-burner stove, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, drawer storage and overhead storage. An overhead skylight provides plenty of natural lighting throughout the salon, galley and head. The full beam, mid-ship master stateroom affords exceptional standing headroom and a step down Queen-size berth with portside settee. Storage includes a full length, cedar lined hanging locker. A fully equipped head features a separate shower stall with ample storage above and below the vanity. The forward, full beam dinette seating with storage converts into a secondary stateroom that sleeps two with privacy. Optional flip-up backrests can create two additional sleeping berths. Guests will enjoy exceptional natural lighting throughout thanks to post glazed hull glass that extends all the way from the bow to mid-ship.
Cruiser owner views at the ILBC
|L.O.A Including Swim Platform||39′ 0″ / 11.9 m|
|Beam||12′ 8″ / 3.9 m|
|Bridge Clearance w/Hardtop||11′ 0″ / 3.4 m|
|Cabin Headroom||6′ 6″ / 2.0 m|
|Height—Helm||6′ 4″ / 1.9 m|
|Draft (IPS)||45″ / 1.1 m|
|Draft (I/O Down)||39″ / 1.0 m|
|Fuel Capacity||230 gal / 871 L|
|Water Capacity||70 gal / 265 L|
|Waste Capacity||40 gal / 151 L|
|Weight Approximate—Gas||20,000 lbs / 9,071 kg|
|Weight Approximate—Diesel||23,300 lbs / 10,569 kg|