Numerous custom boatbuilders currently lead the charge toward more efficient vessels and cleaner construction methods. Calyber rides point in this effort. In building its newest 35-foot express model, Calyber produces 80 percent less styrene emissions and 50 percent less scrap for the landfill. It also uses 30 percent less resin while still making parts 50 percent stronger and lighter – which translates into the need for less horsepower, ergo increased fuel economy.
Sea trials have proven that with these new techniques, combined with Volvo Penta’s IPS drives, Calyber has cut fuel consumption in half without sacrificing any speed. Comparable 35-foot expresses with conventional propulsion average around 55 gph at 32 knots versus 28 gallons in the 35 Calyber with Volvo Penta IPS.
IPS drives also offer advantages for fishing, such as better performance when backing down thanks to the stern not being “sucked down” due to normal shaft angles. Then, of course, there’s Volvo Penta’s incredible Sportfish Mode. You simply won’t believe how this boat handles both in Sportfish Mode and when using the joystick for docking. It definitely ramps up the boat-handling fun factor to levels you could not imagine. In fact, we promise that your spouse and children will all be experts at handling this boat after 10 or 15 minutes of instruction!
Calyber’s design employs an extreme warped-plane running surface combined with classic Carolina hull lines. But while it might look totally traditional, don’t judge this book by its cover. Epoxy resins for ultimate durability, vacuum- bagging and resin-infusion construction make boats that – should you choose to – can be handed down through generations of your family. That’s longevity!
Of course, the simple interior boasts exquisite joinerwork and hardwood veneers. Most owners opt for teak decks – and not just for looks. If you’ve ever dropped something on your fiberglass deck and chipped the gelcoat, you can imagine how much easier it is to repair a tiny ding in teak. Just break out the sandpaper!
LOA……35 ft. 4 in.
BEAM……12 ft. 6 in.
DRAFT……3 ft. 4 in.
MAX POWER……Twin 370 hp Volvo\Penta IPS 500 diesels
Calyber Boatworks / Edenton, North Carolina / 252-482-0775 / www.calyberboatworks.com