There’s something going on with the Finland boat scene and now many of the innovative yet rugged designs are making their way over to the Pacific Northwest. Axopar is one such line, and with the recent conclusion of their West Coast tour with local dealer JK3 Nautical Enterprises, these easily identifiable boats are turning heads. The Axopar 37 AC (aft cabin) was one of the new designs touted on the tour, a boat that is somehow both a cabin cruiser and cigar boat in one.
Right off the bat, the Axopar 37 AC stands out with its elongated foredeck with extra-prominent sun bed that you can see for miles. A second sun bed lies aft in the cockpit directly above the cabin that houses berths for two guests, in the front cabin there is a queen-sized bed. The aft cabin appears to be mostly glass, which gives the 37 AC a very light and roomy feel. The cabin top is tractable if the skipper wants even more light.
The 37 AC is powered by twin Mercury 350 Verado outboard motors, which is quite a lot of oomph. With a maximum speed range of 35 to 45 knots, this boat can haul when needed. Most of the time the skipper will probably travel at a more fuel-efficient cruising speed of around 28 knots.
The Axopar 37 AC is unlike any other boat on the market and the company deserves credit for giving new concepts, both aesthetic and otherwise, a run. If you’re interested, contact the local dealer JK3 Nautical Enterprises or check out their website (jk3yachts.com). Contact them for pricing.