Spectre by Pilini (www.pilinimarinetechnologies.com) has introduced a new SS model for its 35’ center console. The 34’8” boat with a 9’9” beam has been upgraded with luxury items including granite countertops, a stainless-steel drawer-style refrigerator and a choice of synthetic-simulated teak flooring options.
Jay Pilini, the president of the Clearwater, Fla., company said that one of the biggest styling upgrades on the new model is the helm console and seat area. The 35 SS comes with side-by-side captain’s chairs that have tall backrests and side supports, plus foldup bolsters. They are finished with thick padding and two-tone upholstery.
New from Spectre by Pilini, the 35 SS is loaded with standard features and amenities.
On the aft side of the helm seat is a wet bar with a granite countertop and a stainless-steel sink. The countertop has space for whipping up a snack or prepping bait and the aforementioned stainless-steel refrigerator in the base. Locking hatches on each side of the helm-seat base pull out to reveal drawers on rollers that would be good for storing lures or utensils depending on the owner’s preference.
At the helm, the tilt steering wheel is mounted to port with space for a 16” chartplotter just ahead in the dash. Alongside is a locking glove box. Below the plotter and the glove box are the SmartCraft engine monitoring screens to port and the stereo to starboard. Accessory switches are in a single panel that spans the width of the console. Controls are in comfortable reach and to starboard, there are two cupholders plus a stainless-steel grab rail. Overhead, the fiberglass T-top has spreader lights, a map light and an electronics box. A rigid windshield provides protection from wind and spray.
Aft, the cockpit is open with padded coaming panels and there is a transom door. Forward, there is a seat on the front of the console and the bow has long lounges with padded gunwales on each side. Storage includes a 28-cubic foot insulated storage/fish box, plus aft compartments and a trash locker.
A door in the port side of the console opens the fully finished belowdecks area on the 35 SS that has 6’5” of headroom and a seating area. The private head has a porcelain toilet and freshwater sink with a pull-up shower in another granite countertop.
Pilini said that the non-stepped hull is typically powered by twin 350-hp Mercury Verado outboards that push it to speeds exceeding 65 mph. The boat is built with vacuum-bagged vinylester composite construction and dry weight with the motors is listed at 8,300 pounds. Retail price for the 35 SS is in the low to mid $200,000 depending on electronics.
In addition to the 35 SS, Pilini said he has an order for a new 34-foot catamaran that will be built with Kevlar and foam coring. He’s set to start on the construction in the near future. It will be powered by twin Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboards. Finally, Pilini Marine Technologies also does service work and the company is offering 20 percent off service from December 2016 through January 2017.