The master suite is spacious and comfortable, with a desk
to port and oversized walk-in hanging lockers with ample
But Druek had the solution: One click of a remote
button raised a solid teak bulkhead between the galley
and the pilothouse. To fully separate the skipper, a
pocket door could also be installed but that wasn’t
chosen aboard Good Times. A very slick idea that solves
THE CENTER OF IT ALL
The pilothouse is clearly the heart of the Outer Reef
70, and it is likely where guests will gather while under
way. A large settee is raised behind the helm for good
visibility, with a gorgeous teak table for drinks and
The skipper lives in lordly grandeur with a
single centerline Stidd chair on a pedestal behind a
surprisingly simple instrument panel. In an era when
30-footers are delivered with dashboards as complicated
as a Stealth Bomber, this straightforward black panel
had just a pair of Garmin monitors, twin Caterpillar
engine read-outs, a row of rockers for necessary items
like the triple wipers, and the joysticks for the ABT-TRAC bow and stern thrusters. There is ample room
for more nav or communication electronics, but I found
the ergonomic simplicity quite refreshing.
To port of the helm on Good Times is a computer
screen, remotes for the VHF, and a particularly nice
touch, a high sea rail combined with handholds to make
standing there secure.
Gentle stairs from the pilothouse curve down to
the cabin deck, with a nicely sized foyer that conceals
a full-size washer and dryer. Nice touch: these
appliances sit in a molded pan so that the inevitable
leaks drain directly into the bilge, rather than ruining
the teak sole.
Outer Reef 70
OUTER REEF 70
LOA 71' 6"
LWL 65' 6"
BEAM 18' 6"
DRAFT 5' 0"
DISPLACEMENT 101,000 lb.
BRIDGE CLEARANCE 20' 6" (mast down)
FUEL 2,000 gal. (standard)
WATER 400 gal.
HOLDING TANK 200 gal.
GRAY WATER Optional
GENERATOR Northern Lights 16k W
and 18k W
ENGINE(S) Twin 503hp
Caterpillar C- 9 Acert
CRUISE SPEED 8 knots
RANGE AT CRUISE SPEED 2,600nm
DESIGNER Jeff Druek/Outer Reef Yachts
BUILDER Outer Reef Yachts
PRICE AS TESTED Available upon request
For more information:
Outer Reef Yachts
1850 SE 17th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316