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Quarken 27 Cabin sea trial review: Behind the wheel of a pitch-perfect pilothouse


“Can Quarken’s new Cabin variant match the award-winning T-Top? MBY’s Alex Smith heads to Finland to test the Quarken 27 Cabin…

As on the T-Top model, rather than opting for a full walkaround design, Quarken has offset the wheelhouse to starboard to create more space inside the cabin at the expense of a starboard side deck. That leaves room for a deep walkway along the port side, linking the aft cockpit with the more spacious foredeck lounge up front.

And while that aft cockpit looks a bit basic and limited on this pilothouse model, there’s actually much more to this design than first meets the eye. At the heart of the cockpit sits a central fender box topped with soft-touch decking so a couple of people can take a seat and face forward.

This backs onto a pair of slightly raised swim platforms and a stainless steel towing arch that frames the cowling of that single Yamaha F300 outboard. There’s a swim ladder to starboard and a stern anchor to port, and the towing arch does a great job as a grabbing point to make your way from one side of the boat to the other.”

To read Alex’s full review of the Quarken 27 Cabin, pick up the November 2023 issue of MBY, which is out now.

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