New 42-foot Outboard Cruiser Unveiled The Tiverton customer wanted a cruising 2-stateroom powerboat with better fuel efficiency, a shallower draft and higher speeds than offered on typical production boats.

He wanted to haul an 11-foot inflatable tender into a large cockpit then easily launch it once he’d reached his destination.

And he wanted a custom boat at a production boat price.

Tall orders for naval architect Matthew Smith of Barrington, Rhode Island, and builder New England Boatworks of nearby Portsmouth.

But the resulting 42-foot Coastal Cruiser Barbara E. that was put through her paces recently off Portsmouth not only met the owner’s cost objectives, she proved even more nimble than anticipated.

The design is traditional and eye-catching, but the boat is unlike anything else out there.

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