This boat delivers outstanding good quality and value for money with the new Mercury 150 PRO XS. With a very efficient hull together with a light and powerful engine, this combines good performance, unbeatable fuel economy and low noise level. Very few (or none) other 23 foot cabin boats have been able to deliver this kind of performance from a 150 hp engine. This engine gives a top speed of 45 knots and fuel consumption down to 0.75 l/nm at planing speeds.
An lighter and stronger "I-Tech" high performance hull can be delivered. By using infusion system, optimized fiber directions and Vinylester resin, engines up to 400 hp can be used (top speed up to 70 knots). An even lighter R-version with full sandwich/carbon hull, lowered windshield and surface piercing propeller, will reach 80 knots.
"SIMPLIFY, THEN ADD LIGHTNESS"
Colin Chapman's famous mantra has been the inspiration for the new Cormate Utility 23 series.
The aim has been to create a simple and minimalistic boat, but with quality, finish and details that belongs at the top level of the premium class. This is true Cormate quality in every detail.
The extreme efficiently of the Utility 23 has been made possible by simplifying and lightening all parts of the boat. There are no unnecessary panels and every square centimeter of laminate is designed to be minimized, yet the outside areas are larger than on many other boats in this class. Needless decoration or "design gimmick" is completely absent. Here, it's all about efficiency and function.
Although simplification has been prioritized, the hull itself is highly advanced. Never before have Cormate boats racing genes been more apparent. Extremely low weight and a new and revolutionary "Monostep" construction (developed by Cormate) provides an efficiency that until now has been impossible to achieve with this size and type of boat.
By making the last part of the bow straighter, the hull’s effective water length is increased, but not to the extreme that the bow’s angel of attack does not provide enough hydrodynamic lift when diving in to large waves - or making it difficult when going ashore on rocky shorelines. Utility 23 also has an aggressive delta-bottom construction (hull width decreases fast toward the bow), but has still a relatively moderate deadrise progression compared to many other modern hulls. The combination provides a precise and soft ride without an unforgiving "double rudder" effect. This further reduces the risk of the bow to oversteer in following swells or a "Spin Out" at high speeds turns.
The narrow step with clean upper hull surfaces and chine panels (without steps), gives undisturbed water to the chine. This also reduces the risk of "oversteer" and "spin out" when turning at high speeds.
The combination of the Monostep construction, the aggressive delta shape and the sharp 24.5 degree deadrise, ensures sporty performance and comfort far beyond what’s usual in this class. The cost-effective simplified and smart production methods, makes the boat very affordable even with the highest level of quality. Combined with the light weight and super efficient hull it’s also very economical to own.
WHATS IN THE PACKAGE?
Utility 23 has a sheltered sunbathing area in the front which can also be used as a flat and steady platform for fishing or as a boarding platform. The bow cushion is in two parts, one can be ladi upon the other to prevent walking on the cushions when accessing the boat at the bow. The Utility 23 has a large rear activity platform that can be used as backseat and bathing area bench or easily transformed to a big sheltered sun bed. The bathing bench and platform is generously sized and suitable for all types of activity; bathing, watersport, diving and fishing.
The boat has several cockpit/deck lockers. In the bow it’s an anchor locker with space for ropes and bow anchor (bow windlass is optional), on each side of the activity platform there's one locker for easy access to anchor and rope (windlass is optional) and one locker with an easy-to-reach row of
three fenders (an extra inflatable fender package is optional). In the front seat module there is a big luggage compartment and one locker for boat covers and one for ropes. Integrated 35L stainless steel compressor cooler is optional. There is also an optional mahogany table with pedestal, easy to reach and permanently stored to the backside of the seat module bench. An optional Mini propane gas grill can be placed in center of the table for social barbeque/cooking.
Higher speed and lower fuel consumption than inboard engines.
Lower service costs, but often higher insurance cost. Often very similar total owning cost as inboard.
Lighter total boat weight (suitable for trailing)
The engine can be tilted completely out of the water, no need for anti fouling or cleaning of the lower section/propeller.
Very low noise at idling/low rpm
The cabin has accommodation for two, with two side lockers for hanging up jackets and placing bags and gear. Additionally there is storage space under both the floor panels and large luggage compartment under the double bed. We can also fit a concealed flush toilet with holding tank and through hull discharge.
A quickly mounted canopy is an optional item (with wiper kit), and a permanently placed stainless steel canopy rail is elegantly integrated to the design, the fabric is easily stored under the floor panel in the cabin.
Manual fire extinguisher
3 x 12V power supply
Manual bilge pump
Automatic bilge pump, self-draining cockpit
Sun cushions, cushions and lights in cabin
Light weight PVC
ca 60 cm