Chocolate Chip 3
This classic wood day cruiser was designed by Van Dam Custom Boats for use on a large and choppy inland lake. With her lapstrake hull sides and her up-swept bow, she is pretty from every angle, yet her solidly built cold-molded wood bottom allows an efficient bottom shape for running through a chop. While meant for day boating with the family, she has a tidy V-berth in the bow which provides ample space for an overnight excursion or a little one’s nap.
The aft U-lounge will seat five, or it can be converted into a sun pad with fill-in cushions. The helm offers the option of standing or sitting, depending on the mood, but either way the controls are handy to reach. There is also a conveniently reached ice chest built right into one of the custom built seats, so a cold drink is always close at hand.
When you stand in the cockpit, everywhere you look is beautiful mahogany joined to perfection by the skilled wooden boat craftsmen at Van Dam Custom Boats. Her easy to maintain solid grated flooring is comfortable to stand on in bare feet and the softly rounded furniture just begs to be caressed.
Power comes from twin 260 hp Yanmar diesels, which sip fuel at 20 but give her top speeds in the low 40’s.
- LOA: 30’ 8”
- Beam: 10’
- Draft: 24”
- Displ: 8500 lbs @ ½ load