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New Boats: Outer Reef Trident 550

by Bruce Hedrick

Outer Reef Yachts, the well known builder of high quality long range motor yachts, has just announced the launch of the Outer Reef Trident Series. This new series boasts a notable departure from Outer Reef’s classic product lines that have come before her.

Developed in cooperation with Setzer Yacht Architects, the Outer Reef Trident Series embodies a unique synthesis of stylistic innovation, technology and functionality. The attractive plumb bow hull design, chic styling elements, and new length options are introduced with the 550 Outer Reef Trident Series. OuterReefThe series also offers superior performance, heightened speeds, and enhanced fuel efficiency, representing only some of the many features that lend to her appeal.

In addition, the Outer Reef Trident Series will maintain the valued benefits of safety and efficiency commensurate with the Outer Reef brand; the Trident Series will be built to CE Category A-Unlimited Ocean.

With these valued attributes, and born from significant market demand, twelve Outer Reef Tridents have already been ordered prior to her official launch.

The first 550 will make her world debut at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Jeff Druek, President and CEO of Outer Reef Yachts stated, “At Outer Reef, our client’s feedback, as well as extensive market research, is paramount to our success. Once it became apparent that a yacht under 56-feet (17 meters) in length would increase our reach within growing global demand, the new Outer Reef Trident Series emerged as the undeniable solution.

OR550_2“I’m confident the series is a ‘must have’ for cruisers who prefer to enjoy the flexibility and freedom of the Owner-Operator experience, for day trips and long weekend getaways, while maintaining the option of long range cruising for extended periods of time.”

Differing from the company’s previous semi-custom product lines, the Outer Reef Trident Series series offers her owners the flexibility of three attractive interior palettes including modern, transitional, or traditional elements, in combination with three interior layout configurations.OR550_3

The innovative features of the new series continues to impress throughout the engine room. She is fully equipped with Cummins engines and pod drives (standard), which allows the 550 Outer Reef Trident Series to cruise economically, comfortably and safely at 10 knots, with a fast cruise speed of 18-20 knots and attain a top speed of 28 knots.

Cruising speed and efficiency is greatly increased by a newly designed hull, that performs like a planing hull at a higher speed, yet is very stable and seaworthy at slower speeds with her patented Tri-brid™ semi-displacement hull design. Even with resin infused technology, which guarantees perfect resin to composite ratios for weight savings, the 550 Outer Reef Trident Series still weighs in at 58,500 lbs. at half load. This is a robust displacement for a vessel of this size, hinting of her stout construction – a quality for which Outer Reef Yachts is world-renowned.

Specifications: LOA – 55.5’ (16.92m), Beam – 16.16’ (4.93m), Draft – 4.0’ (1.22m), Displ – 58,500 lbs ( 26,535 kg), Fuel 900 gals (3,407 l)

North American Distributor: Outer Reef Yachts, 1850 SE 17th Street, Suite 101, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 954-767-8305, or visit: www.outerreefyachts.com


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