Going to a sailboat specialist to build a small powerboat may not seem like an obvious leap of logic, but this background offers advantages. The family-owned New Jersey-based shipyard, now in the hands of Dave Cherubini, knows much about classic wood design and efficient cruising—skills that are reflected in Cherubini’s eye-catching Classic 20- and 24-foot runabouts, as well as the recently introduced Cherubini Classic 255 SC (pictured). Built in fiberglass with mahogany overlay, these runabouts’ underwater lines provide a smooth, dry ride. Available with inboard Yanmar or Mercury engine packages, the Classics cruise at 30 knots and reach top speeds of about 44 knots. The new 255 SC reaches a top speed of about 48 knots. Optional ski pylon and extra grab rails turn these powerful boats into perfectly elegant ski boats. Other options include a refrigerator, sound system, head with privacy screen and reinforced lifting points.
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