We first started talking about the new, smaller PTS model more than 18 months ago and now here it is. Originally it was going to be 22 feet when we had the first renderings from the renowned Dutch architects Vripack. However between conception and build we now have a 24 foot boat which combines the usual sleek looks associated with the PTS range with classic lines.
The first boat off the new mould was sold well before the mould was even made and the owner wanted a very harmonious light grey look. This has certainly been achieved. No in the UK we have the latest one with a wooden windscreen and teak effect Esthec decking giving the boat a much more traditional feel in terms of the aesthetics. It is also be the first of many electric propulsion versions for the inland waterways with a 10 kw inboard system coupled with an integrated Raymarine screen on the dash. I drove it from crane to mooring and was really impressed with the performance and the handling.
The roomy cockpit seats 8 comfortably and of course you could add an additional seat in front of the aft opening which gives direct access to the bathing platform. Down below there is a table which declines to make a large double in the bow with a galley to starboard and to port a discreet loo.
The helm position is on the port side while on the starboard side you have a set of steps forward of the companion seat to enable easy access to the forward deck. I actually found this a great place to sit while in harbour as you are elevated and somehow that little bit of additional height makes this a good viewing spot.
As with the 26 (now renamed the 27) there is a swivel table which can be made in Esthec to complement the decking. You can expect stability and comfort whichever engine size and propulsion type you choose. Canopy and hood options are similar to the larger boat with a choice of colours for both internal furnishings and hull. You can expect useful lockers, discreet loo, small galley and large double berth with morphs into a dining area below.
The challenge now will be to keep pace with demand as this new model is already sold out for 2023 and we are taking orders for spring 2024.
For more information, colour charts and to book a future viewing please call the office on 01491 578870.
Testimonial from a thrilled PTS 26 owner
"I’ve spent pretty much most of the summer cruising up and down the Thames on 'Feisty' excepting compliments on behalf of the boat. Even when surrounded by some spectacular gin palaces, the PTS still gets the attention, from three lock keepers as well, which has to be the ultimate accolade, I thank you and Statement Marine for that.
BTW the canopy curtains are a brilliant idea, as too the shower."
~ Lee (September 2022)