33FT Full Cabin Limited
Lifeproof Boats—built locally in Bremerton, Washington, by Inventech Marine Solutions–are designed to be fun machines wrapped in a paramilitary racecar-spaceship package. One of their newest models, the 33FT Full Cabin Limited, is every bit the company brand as they continue to hone and tweak their luxury speed demons to suit boaters who like to do it all: fish, watersports, cruise, fly, etc.
The aesthetics are hard to ignore from the arrow-like body to the low-profile aggressive attack angle wheelhouse. Prominent is the brightly colored patented foam collar, a signature of the company that should make this trailerable aluminum boat physically impossible to sink. The bow pulpit is designed for a shore landing, making island beaching at remote locales extra tempting. As expected for a zippy boat like this, the walkways are narrow with handrails along the cabin for safety. The deck is practical in nature with bench seating along the transom and easy swim step/outboard engine access.
Speaking of those engines, the outboards are stars of the show. While twin Mercury 350-horsepower outboards are standard with a reported maximum speed of over 50 miles per hours (43 knots), the 33 is rated for triple 350s too. The joystick controls and racecar-style helm make this one sleek ride, able to turn on a dime or fly full throttle.
The cabin is almost completely enclosed with glass windows and even features a retractable sunroof which makes for great visibility. Accommodations are straightforward with U-shaped seating around the dining table across from the galley. The helm and V-berth are forward. The toilet is stowed forward as well, making the enclosed forward cabin both the V-berth and head.
If you’re looking at a Lifeproof Boat, you’re looking for an indestructible speed machine made for Northwest waters. The 33FT Full Cabin Limited does that and then some with accommodations suited to multi-day island hopping adventures. If interested, a model is on display at the Inventech Marine Solutions booth at the Seattle Boat Show. You can also contact them for more information and pricing.