June 12, 2012
Florida Sportsman magazine joined up with Andros Boatworks President Andy Eggebrecht at Port Canaveral's Bluepoints Marina to get a firsthand look at their largest boat to date. We were there to meet local offshore-runner Mark Moore and test out his brand-new Offshore 32 named Kydyn, a combination of his two daughters' names.
Features and Options
The Andros Offshore 32
—sprung from years of R&D by Michael Peters Yacht Design—is a long-range fishing machine with plenty of deck space and fishing comfort. The 32-foot, 7-inch boat features no-wood, vinylester construction, a self-bailing, non-skid cockpit, and a total of 150 gallons of livewell space (two stern wells). The console has a 6-foot, 4-inch head compartment; a custom-built tackle center, leaning post and seat area; and features a sliding electronics panel door. Port-side transom door opens to a sizeable boarding and diving area. A 275-gallon fish box in the bow opens via electronic lift ram; aft of the fish box is a 50-gallon slosh well. Storage area tops 305 gallons; broken into four separate compartments, storage hatches can also be fish boxes or rod lockers.
1520 Northgate Boulevard.
Sarasota, Florida 3423
Length: 32 feet, 7 inches
Beam: 9 feet, 10 inches
Draft: 1 foot, 7 inches
Max horsepower: 700 hp
Fuel capacity: 300 gallons
Transom deadrise: 24 degrees
Livewell: 150 gallons (in two wells)
Freshwater Capacity: 45 gallons
Tied off at the Bluepoints Marina docks. A beautiful morning inside, but the swells were already building outside.
A look at the boarding area and port-side door. This boat was rigged with twin 300-hp Mercury Verados. A performance test reached speeds of 59 mph at 6,200 rpm.
The Andros Offshore 32 was on display at this year's Miami Boat Show. A shot of the underside and Lenco trim tabs.
At top, freshwater sink with faucet. Freshwater capacity is 45 gallons. Center, a 50-gallon lighted, pressurized livewell with clear lid.
The deck features a self-bailing cockpit with no gutters, non-skid surface and flush-mount stainless steel hardware.
Deck lit up at the Miami Boat Show. At left, one of twin 80-gallon fish boxes which can double as dry storage. Middle top, 100-gallon lighted, in-deck livewell.
A close-up of the lazarette at the stern—allows access to thru-hulls, bilge pumps and shutoff valves.
This bait rigging center in the back of the console chair includes tackle trays, leader holder, drawers and knife tray.
Andros 32 helm console features customizable switches, hydraulic (or power) steering, retracting electronics panel cover, and footrest (not pictured).
A close-up of the electronics panel cover sliding out of place.
Side of the console features five rod holders and two cup holders. Optional stereo system is available.
s T-top features steering controls, five rocket launchers, and plenty of lighting. Andros Boatworks can customize your tower to reflect your specifications.
A close-up of the T-top helm station and padded “cage.” Notice the storage compartment.
A shot the starboard gunnel facing the bow. Port and starboard gunnels come standard with two stern rod holders and 8-inch stainless steel popup cleat. There are five cleats scattered throughout the boat.
Back at the Miami Boat Show, a view of the forward console seat.
The console seat lifts to reveal a walk-in head.
Mark Moore, with coffee in hand, shows off the 6-foot, 2-inch headroom.
Mark Moore hung his PFDs inside the console for quick access if the situation called for it. Console features a compartment for safety equipment, too.
Circuit breakers with battery switches and digital voltage meters are flush-mounted inside the walk-in console. Customizable hatches include access doors to wiring and, even, toilet paper.
A shot of the console from bow. Andy Eggebrecht, left, and Mark Moore ride in before the thunderstorm booms. This boat was rigged with a Garmin open array radar.
A shot of the bow deck. Right, one of twin lockable rod storage compartments (290 quarts) which can double as secondary fish boxes. Bottom middle, a 50-gallon slosh/chum well. Middle center, access door to 275-gallon fish box, top. A coffin cooler is added.
Coffin box opens with help from electric-assist ram.
A recessed aluminum grab rail spans the bow. Also notice the raised toe rail to keep anglers safe when standing on the gunnel.
Rod holders and cleat surround the anchor locker that opens to the port. Locker features a built in anchor holder.
Andy and Mark didn't mind getting a bit of air on the ride in.