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Doral Elegante
(w/ 2 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 Mag MPI )

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The Elegante is a sleek and sophisticated cruiser designed for entertaining and weekends away.She offers many of the comforts from home with stylish features and quality craftsmanship throughout.

Key Features

  • CE, NMMA Certified
  • Extended heavy duty bow rail
  • Plenty of seating in the cockpit
  • Stereo with CD Player
  • Dual Helm Seat
  • Full Galley
  • Spacious Head
  • Sleeps up to six
  • Built-in Swim Platform with Ladder
  • Transom Shower

Specifications

Doral Elegante Specifications
Length Overall 36' 10'' Dry Weight 15,200 lbs.
Beam 11' 11'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3' 8'' Fuel Cap 230 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 18 deg. Water Cap 44 gal.
Max Headroom 6' 6'' Bridge Clearance 9' 0''
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Doral EleganteEngine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power 2 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 Mag MPI
Opt. Power 2 x 320-hp MerCruiser MX 6.2 L MPI Bravo 3
2 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG MPI Bravo 3
2 x 420-hp MerCruiser 8.1 L S HO V-Drive
2 x 300-hp MerCruiser 4.2 L ES 300 Bravo 3 (diesel)
2 x 320-hp Volvo Penta KAD 300 Duo Prop (diesel)

Doral Elegante Photo Gallery

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Enjoying a day on the water.

Multiple seating areas in the cabin.

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Curvaceous galley design.

Catch some rays on deck.

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Sleek head.

Comfortable seating at the helm.

Doral Elegante Captain's Report

By Capt. Randy Emmerman

The Elegante has cruising and entertaining designed from bow to stern. The boat has nice lines that scream “Take me for a boat ride!” I recently had the pleasure of traveling to Canada and testing the newest model near where these cruisers are built and testing it on the fresh waters of the Canadian Georgian Bay.

The Features

Top side, she offers two separate built-in couches in addition to a two person wide helm seat. The loungers offer plenty of seating along with a cocktail table and wet bar. All of this and she still has easy access to the swim platform. The extended swim platform provides lots of accessibility along with built-in bumper holders and two storage lockers for keeping lines and shore hook-ups handy. She even has room for a dingy or personal water craft in back.

Functional Layout

The helm has good visibility of your surroundings and your gauges. The helm seat has a flip up bolster for enhanced visibility out of the hole or for standing while driving. The cabin can be entered through a slider with a built in screen door which is a nice feature for cool evenings or when the mosquitoes are buzzing around. Climb down a few solid wood stairs and you are ready for relaxing or entertaining. To starboard at the bottom of the stairs is the power distribution panel. The panel has all your breakers, shore power and generator options and digital read outs of water supply and voltages.

Stepping Below

The cabin has an abundance of natural light from eight port holes, three hatches and a skylight. The galley includes cherry wood cabinets and a two-burner stove, microwave and a matching marine refrigerator. The counter top is a nice selection of Corian. The cabin floor has a molded fiberglass liner with carpet and a teak and holly sole for the galley. There are two loungers inside that provide plenty of seating for your company to sit and chat, or relax and watch a movie on the flat screen TV. To aft of the cabin is a stateroom with a full size privacy door, not a sliding curtain that you find in most boats. In addition, the aft stateroom also has a separate sink.

The Elegante has plenty of optional extras to enhance your ride. For instance; a forward bow mahogany lounge, retractable radar arch and power assist cocktail tables are just a few of the many options. See your dealer for the extensive list of options. The boat we tested was loaded with plenty of extras making her even more enjoyable to ride.

Power Plant

Last, but not least, was the engine room. You gain access through a day hatch. When you require complete access there are two power assist engine hatches to give all the room you or a mechanic needs. With the hatches open you had plenty of light and room to service the engines. The engine room was well laid out with neatly secured wiring and accessible batteries. Furthermore, even with the optional generator there was still room to spare.

Specs

Doral’s Elegante for 2005 measures in at 36’10” length overall and has a full 11’11” beam. She requires a clearance below of 3’8” with the outdrives in the up position and weighs in at approximately 15,200 pounds dry. She carries up to 230 gallons of fuel for a nice long weekend of cruising. Her 44 gallon fresh water tank is larger than most I have seen in her class, so water for rinsing off after a swim will not have to be used as sparingly.

The Ride

The performance numbers for this boat speak for themselves. With twin MerCruisers, she cruises at 3000 rpms traveling 32.5mph with a fuel burn of 28.1 gallons per hour. This gives you a cruising range of 239 miles on a full tank of fuel. At wide-open-throttle turning 4600 rpm she ran 47.9mph and will deliver a range of 157. Sound levels were comfortable starting at 68 dBa and up to 88 dBa at wide-open-throttle. She is on plane in just 7.3 seconds and cruising along at thirty miles per hour in 11.3 seconds.

If you are considering a mid range cruiser built by a company of boaters with options to personalize her to your specifications, put the Elegante from Doral on your list of must see express cruisers.

Doral Elegante Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Doral Elegante is 47.9 mph (77.1 kph), burning 63.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 238.46 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Doral Elegante is 32.5 mph (52.3 kph), and the boat gets 1.15 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.49 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 239 miles (384.63 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 Mag MPI.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

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Standard and Optional Equipment

Doral Elegante Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
GPS/Chart Standard
VHF Radio Standard
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Standard
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Power Steering Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Optional
Windlass Optional
Galley
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Shower Standard
Canvas
Cockpit Cover Standard
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Generator Optional
Vacuum Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Doral Elegante Warranty

Doral Elegante Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years 10 year
Link http://www.doralcorporations.com/brands/en/warranty.aspx
Deck Warranty
Years 10 year
Link http://www.doralcorporations.com/brands/en/warranty.aspx
Blistering Warranty
Years 2 year
Link http://www.doralcorporations.com/brands/en/warranty.aspx
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification CE (Export only)

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