jones30.small Besides the fact that the Alpha Z continues to rack up design awards of all kinds, besides the fact that it is one of the most stunning boats on the water, this project speaks volumes to me about scope: at an estimated USD$250,000 this client could have had a modest yacht of much larger dimensions. By keeping the scope of the project limited to a runabout, he’s been rewarded with a truly world-class, one-of-a-kind craft.

The design is by Michael Peters Yacht Design, with construction by Van Dam Woodcraft.

Here are some more details, from the Van Dam website:

  • Meticulously hand carved dash, made from a single piece of specially selected Honduras Mahogany
  • Custom fabricated frameless windshield made from 1/2″ glass
  • Power actuated stainless steel bucket seats covered in the finest English saddle leather
  • Mirror polished perforated stainless steel cockpit sole
  • State-of-the-art electronics
  • Fingertip control of all mechanical and electrical functions
  • Superbly detailed fuel injected 572 cu. in. offshore V-8, producing over 800 horsepower
  • Mirror polished stainless steel exhaust headers
  • Custom engineered, fabricated, and polished stainless steel and aluminum fittings.
  • Length overal 32′-9″
  • Length to bustle 30′-9″
  • Beam max. 8′-0″
  • Displacement 6500 lbs. (half load)
  • Stepped V-bottom planing runabout
  • Cold molded construction with Honduras Mahogany overlay
  • Keith Eickert 825hp fuel injected V-8
  • Performance – 100 mph (half load)