Back in 2015 Haines first had the thoughts for a restyled version of its hugely popular Haines 320.
In July 2018 the first build of this new model will be on the water.
The new 32 foot aft cabin cruiser, replacing the original popular and onetime ‘Motor Boat of the Year’, will deliver even more in terms of accommodation. Pushing boundaries in terms of cabin space and areas for entertaining on a boat of this size, the new Haines 320 will provide generous private accommodation for both owners and guests while still giving strong consideration to the storage space required for longer stays onboard.
The former 320 model was widely considered a country cottage on the water, compact in concept but spacious in reality, well thought-out and delivering accommodation which was unsurpassed by other boats of a similar size. The new 320 expands on this, providing a large double cabin forward complete with a full island-double berth.
A converting settee in the saloon which makes an additional double berth, completes the sleeping arrangement offered on this craft. A six berth cruiser with an abundance of seating provided in both the light and airy lower saloon and upper deck areas. The practical all-round nature of this craft means that it is a boat for a full boating season, an upper deck with its seating and table arrangement for entertaining on those sunny days aboard, but also warmth and protection provided for in inclement weather.
Two different hull options give the boat greater cruising possibilities, the displacement cruiser version with a deep keel, skeg protected propeller and large rudder, make the boat ideal for rivers, lakes and canals of Europe. The 320’s low speed planing hull option, built to RCD Category B, giving the boat wider appeal with its coastal and offshore capabilities.
32 foot aft cabin cruiser
Two hull options:
o displacement hull (river & estuary version) – Category C
o low planing hull (offshore version) – Category B
Skeg protected propeller and large rudder for ease of low speed manoeuvring
Two double berth cabins, forward cabin a full island berth double
Converting saloon settee offer a further double berth
Two toilet / shower compartments, en-suite to aft cabin
Well equipped and useable galley
Comfortable settee seating in saloon space for 6
Boarding & alighting is made easy by the larger bathing platform and deeper teak transom steps leading up to the upper deck.
Integrated hull steps for access onto side decks
Full bonded-in tinted windows
2 x Flush transom hatches
2 x Flush forecabin roof hatches
Large saloon sky hatch
Upper deck helm position, good all-round visibility
Upper deck seating and table arrangement
The first example of this Haines 320 will reach the Thames in October 2018, but for now, watch this space for more information…