39 Open; 39 Express
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The Mainship 39 Express (called the Mainship 39 Open in 198991) was considered a rakish design when she was introduced back in 1989 although shes clearly dated by todays sportboat standards. Built on a low-deadrise, modified-V hull, the wide beam of the 39 Express allows for some very spacious accommodations. Indeed, theres seating for a small crowd in the single-level cockpit, which includes a large sun lounge and wraparound bench seating at the transom. (Note that the helm position is to port rather than to starboard as it is in most boats.) Below deck, the spacious cabin contains two staterooms, a full-size galley, and a large head with a separate stall shower. If youre looking for upscale furnishings and designer fabrics, forget itthis is a pretty plain-Jane interior, poorly finished with cheap cabinetry and low-cost wall coverings. Additional features include a unique bi-level transom design, twin foredeck sun pads, side exhausts, and a radar arch. Note that the side decks are extremely narrow on this boat and going forward is a dicey proposition while underway. Twin big-block Crusader gas engines cruise the Mainship 39 at 20 knots and reach a top speed of 2829 knots.