2 New Doral Bow Riders - 01/28/2009

Doral is introducing two new sportboats at the Montreal Boat Show (Jan. 28-Feb. 2) and the Miami Boat Show (Feb. 11-16). Doral is Canada’s answer to Formula and Cobalt. Both boats have a 20-degree deadrise, enclosed head, self-draining cockpit, balsa-cored hulls and interior glass liners that serve double-duty as longitudinal and transverse stringers.

Doral 265 BR Doral 235 BR
The new Doral Elite 265 BR features an aft sunpad which converts into a rumble seat with an ice box below, and has a SS drawer refer in the cockpit.

The new 235 BR features an enclosed head with sink and vanity, sound controls on the steering wheel, and a power engine hatch.

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Located in Quebec, Canada, Doral positions its boats' designs halfway between Europe and America. The two new sportboat models have European exterior styling and graphics with American interiors and amenities – or, in our opinion, the best of both worlds. Both boats have an 8’6” beam, with the 235 measuring 23’7” long and the 265 measuring 26’6” long. The boats weigh 4600 lbs. and 4700 lbs. respectively, which is right on the button for high-quality sportboats of this size.

Doral Head

The Dorals have nice head compartments and vanities for this size range.

Both boats have bucket seats with flip-up “bolsters,” stereo sound controls on the steering wheel like your BMW or Audi, good-sized head compartments with a small sink, vanity and opening portlight.

Both models come standard with carpet that simulates teak, but you can get real teak on the cockpit soles and swim platform, or you can order Nuteak. Other options include a nav package, premier sound system and remotes at the transom.

For more information about these two boats, visit Doral’s website…

Doral Carpet
Note the classy carpet and tinted transom door.

Doral Plug
This is the plug being made for the 265 hull. All fiberglass boats start this way.
Note the stations in the bow and the flare. This helps keep the boat dry.

Doral Sanding
Once the plug is completely planked it is then sanded smooth before layers of fiberglass are applied, which in turn are sanded repeatedly and polished to create a perfect plug with which to make the mold.

Doral Mold
This is the mold for the interior liner. The fiberglass liner bottom made on this mold will be bonded
to the hull to provide stiffness and strength. The surface of this part is made of gelcoat
which provides smooth, clean interior compartments for storage.

Doral drawings
These drawings show how the interior liner made on the mold above fits into the hull.

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