This Fancy Boat Has 500 HP in Honda Motors Hanging Off the Back
SanJuanYachts' new sportfishing craft also wears a shade of Acura NSX orange.
If you love boats and love Hondas—or Acuras—today is a good day for you. SanJuanYachts has announced its new SJ32 prototype sportfishing boat, and not only is it powered by a pair of Honda BF250 iST outboard motors, it's painted in Thermal Orange, a shade available on the current Acura NSX.
Because the marine industry believes in the sanctity of numbers in badging—unlike, say, BMW or Mercedes—the SJ32 is 32 feet long and its twin, VTEC-equipped BF250s produce 250 horsepower each. Other key data points for the new fishing yacht include a 10.7-foot beam, 280 gallons of fuel capacity, and a 37-gallon water tank. Top speed is 55 mph, and the boat is said to be capable of spinning in its own length and is maneuvered via joystick controls. SYJ states the standard version of the SF32 will have a hard top with recessed lighting, a transom sink with folding faucet, an onboard toilet with black-water tank, port and starboard fish boxes, and pop up cleats. Materials used throughout include teak, bronze, and stainless steel. The Honda motors can be spec'd in silver or white, and offer the choice of three shaft lengths (20, 25, or 30 inches).
The SF32 prototype, which was designed by yacht architect Ward Setzer, foreshadows a new production model planned for the lower end of SYJ's offerings, at least in terms of length; the company's current lineup encompasses crafts measuring 30 to 48 feet. Prices for the new model are expect to fall between $300,000 and $450,000 depending on options and customizations, including paint. About that: The NSX connection can extend just beyond this prototype, as the partnership with Honda means every proper NSX color is available to spec.