Sneak Preview – Meet the New Wellcraft 355 June 30, 2022
Based in Cadillac, Mich., Wellcraft has been churning out fine pleasure craft for more than sixty years now. Remember Sonny Crockett, the Miami police officer in the popular series Miami Vice, played by Don Johnson? He drove a sporty Wellcraft Scarab 38 KV and the throaty rumble of her twin 440 hp inboards were part of the soundtrack of the 80’s.
Now owned by Groupe Beneteau, Wellcraft is making a statement with the upcoming launch of its new 355 (set to officially debut at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in October 2022).
Designed by Michael Peters (whose portfolio includes boats made by ChrisCraft, Bertram, Hodgson, Valhalla, Magnum and many more) along with yacht designer Pawel Denert and interior designer Camillo Garronni, Wellcraft has taken a huge step in a new direction: this new boat is brawny, sleek, powerful and, with its triple Mercury or Yamaha outboards, super fast. The company hopes to sell it to boaters looking to break the mold, make a statement and cause heads to turn as it screams past.
The sweeping lines on the Wellcraft 355 are European: the raked back windscreen on the wheelhouse is very Scandinavian. The wheelhouse itself is a gathering place: it can comfortably seat five, there’s a fully equipped galley and sliding doors that lead both to the bow sun lounge and the rear cockpit. Down below, the boat offers a comfortable double berth and en suite head with separate shower stall.
The three outboards can generate more than 1,000 hp and a top speed of 60 mph. But the powerful lines of this Wellcraft are designed to handle with ease any conditions that sea or lake can dish out. This is a boat made for cruising, exploring, showing off and taking out in the wild to open up and run fast and free.
If you’re itching to feel the wind in your hair and the power beneath your feet, in a comfortable boat that handles like a charm, this is the boat they designed for you.
Fay’s Boat Yard is an authorized Wellcraft dealer, so stop by and let us tell you about the all-new 355. From what we understand, this is one boat that will go vrooom!