Buster Boats latest new model for the 2018 season is a top-of-the-line commuter, the Phantom Cabin. This almost 10-metre cabin boat – Buster’s largest ever – guarantees a smooth and safe sea ride for up to 12 persons.
“The Phantom Cabin adds a rugged and practical touch to luxurious offshore boating. Owing to its extremely smooth performance and quiet hull, the Cabin represents a new generation in commuter boats,” says Anders Kurtén, Director of Product Development for Buster Boats.
The aluminium-built Phantom Cabin is based on the hull of the Buster Phantom, the open boat that has proven seaworthy and highly manoeuvrable. It has been designed to be spacious, seaworthy and comfortable to ride in.
“Thanks to the aluminium hull and the reliable Yamaha outboard engine that can be tilted up to protect the propeller, the boat is safe to moor in shallow water, even in challenging circumstances. This adds to the versatility of the Phantom Cabin and surely is a factor that many active boaters will appreciate,” Kurtén says.
The bow area has seats for three passengers, and the U-shaped seating in the back provides a comfortable ride for five. The backrest of the co-driver’s seat can be moved forward to create a pleasant social area for eight persons.
The Phantom Cabin has a length of 9.47 metres and beam of 2.84 metres, and it weighs 2,700 kg without engines.
Its recommended engine power range extends from 300 hp all the way up to 600 hp. With two 4.2-litre V6 Yamaha outboard engines each rated at 300 hp, the boat achieves a top speed of over 53 knots. The boat cruises comfortably at speeds between 25 and 40+ knots, as decided by the helmsman according to the circumstances. And remarkably enough, at cruising speeds around 25-27 knots typical fuel consumption is around or slightly below 2 litres / nM – regardless of engine configuration.