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February 17, 2004

Strike 35

We can safely say that no other boat today looks like the Strike 35.

The Strike 35 qualifies as at least two things: semicustom and striking looking. We can safely say that no other boat today looks like the Strike 35.

The hefty beam-to-length ratio assures a very stable ride. You can choose larger 420-hp Yanmars, but with twin 370-hp Cummins Diamond Series diesels, the Strike 35 cruises at a very respectable 38 mph and tops out at 42 mph. Don't feel the need for that speed? Drop back to a pair of 330-hp Cummins engines for even greater frugality.

You can no doubt tell from the photo that this boat wants to fish. Its extensive standard-equipment list includes three fish boxes, each with a macerator pump; a combination livewell/fish box in the transom; a portside tackle center; freshwater and saltwater washdowns; and coaming pads. Other standard gear includes a substantial leaning post with rod holders and a removable backrest, stainless-steel shafts, and hardware and cuddy cabin accommodations.

We occasionally complain about a too-long reach from the gunwale to the water on some boats. It makes it hard to safely release a fish. As you can see, that will never pose a problem on the Strike 35.

Strike has been building solid boats since 1977 and sells factory direct out of its Pompano Beach headquarters. Each boat consists of hand-laid fiberglass and quality resins, resulting in a five-year warranty. You'll also be impressed by Strike's fine engineering. Just look at the color-coded and labeled wiring harnesses. It doesn't get any better laid out than at Strike. Not surprisingly, virtually every Strike built to date is still fishing and looking good.

Specifications
LOA
37 ft. 2 in.
BEAM 11 ft.
DRAFT 2 ft. 6 in.
DEADRISE 23 deg.
WEIGHT 14,000 lb.
FUEL 300 gal.
MAX POWER T420-hp diesel IB
MSRP $163,700 (w/T330-hp Cummins diesels)

Contact
Strike Yachts
Pompano Beach, Florida
954-782-8711
www.strikeyachts.com