Having the option to stay aboard a boat overnight expands your boating horizons considerably.
If you can't reach your final destination before nightfall, who cares? Just drop anchor or pull
into a marina, rent a slip for the night, get some sleep and resume the cruise the next day. Fact
is, many people stay aboard their boat at the local marina without going anywhere, just for the
fun and relaxation of sleeping onboard. A cabin also provides a relatively secure place to stow
gear and serves as a refuge in bad weather. Whatever the reason, if you are in the market for a
closed-deck boat that can serve as your floating motel and restaurant, the following group of
boats will help you narrow down the selection. From simple to luxurious and at a price to fit
your budget, this sampling of new cuddies demonstrates the plethora of varieties and styles
Weight: 4,056 lbs
Fuel: 68 gal.
Engine Options: Up to 300 hp Merc 350 MPI Bravo III
Base Price: $32,421 (w/220 hp 5.0L Merc Alpha I)
Standard Features: Anchor locker, lockable cabin doors, 25-quart carry-on cooler, cockpit
table, sink, portable head, removable butane stove, transom shower, 12-volt plug, CD
player, engine-hour meter, tilt steering, compass, flip-up seats, screened cabin ports and
deck hatch, notched transom.