by Dom Wiseman

Perfectly balancing the classic lines of a ‘downeast’ style cruiser with advanced engineering and unique technology, the Newport 460 was will .

Designed for a discerning owner, in collaboration with a seasoned team of designers and boat builders, the Newport 460 will have broad appeal for its inventory of features and capacity for customisation.

The Newport 460, which builds on the heritage and craftmanship of the iconic Island Gypsy marque, includes large social areas, walk-around decks for ease of access, safety and usability, helm side entry door, open plan living, smooth ride, fuel efficiency, low maintenance.

It rides on a planing hull with a narrow entry easing into a soft chine. The hull of the Newport 460 will deliver comfort and stability in all sea states.

This is an entertainers delight with the huge wrap-around cockpit complete with table, ample seating and alfresco dining area flowing into the well-equipped galley and lounge as a single level social setting.

The 1.2m swim platform ensures safe boarding, launching the tender, or catching your seafood lunch.

The galley has been expertly arranged by a fully-female team of experienced boat owners, and boasts everything that opens and shuts, including sensational storage, dual refrigeration, ice maker, dual stainless-steel sinks, long Corian or stone bench tops and convection microwave oven and electric cooktop.

At the helm, dual leather chairs and helm station equipped with the latest in Raymarine navigation equipment, while the lounge and dining section cleverly converts to a double bed.

Newport 460 INterior

Below decks, the Newport 460 offers owners either a one-cabin or two-cabin layout. The single cabin format comprises a huge Queen-sized Island bed, separate WC and shower, as well as full-height robes and impeccable cabinetry.

The first models come with 480hp Cummins diesel engines and Onan generators, coupled to a ZF 2:1 gearbox and running through our new technology “Python” drive system which has been especially designed for this range of boats.

This system equates to minimal maintenance and sensational performance of up to 20 knots, along with class-leading fuel economy.

The Newport Motor Yachts team of Allan and Neil Francis, are committed to working closely with new owners, visiting the factory at key times during the build and being intimately involved throughout the building process.

Priced at $899,000 and including $50,000 options, the first Newport 460 will be unveiled at the 2019 Sanctuary Cove international Boat Show, 23 to 26 May on Queensland’s Gold Coast, represented by Queensland distributor Swan Super Lines.