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7 Reasons Why We Love the New Jimmy Buffett’s Surfari 50

Story Highlights

  • The Surfari 50 was designed to afford each owner to customize the interiors and exteriors
  • Each arrangement offered maintains the unique single level open cockpit plan

Designer Ted Fontaine has produced a modern performance sailing yacht with as strong an emphasis on speed under sail as speed under power with the Surfari 50. It is the boat Jimmy Buffett chooses as his new… Why we love this boat? Keep reading…

Reason 1

The Surfari 50 is a boldly styled yacht in appearance, with powerful sheer line and low-profile deckhouse. The Surfari 50 is designed with variable between 5.5’ and 8.5’ with the hydraulically operated lifting bulb keel or a fixed draft of only 6’-7” the yacht has been designed to allow access to secluded anchorages and coastal waterfront homes.

Surfari 50
Photo credits Friendship Yacht Company / Onne Van Der Wal

Reason 2

The Surfari 50 was specifically designed to afford each owner the option to fully customize the interior and exterior accommodations plans. Each arrangement offered maintains the unique single level open cockpit plan that features a fully functional galley equipped with gas grill, two burner cook top, two drawer 12V refrigerator AND an under counter freezer.

Surfari 50
Photo credits Friendship Yacht Company / Onne Van Der Wal

Reason 3

The forward helm station will have navigational repeaters for the radar and chart plotter, engine controls for the twin engines, sail control panels and autopilot. The unique center console control station is ideally positioned to promote a social operating atmosphere.

Reason 4

The Surfari 50 is be built utilizing the latest in lightweight “grand prix race boat” construction techniques utilizing infused epoxy / carbon fiber composite materials aimed towards decreasing construction weight and improving performance under power and sail.

surfari 50
Photo credits Friendship Yacht Company / Onne Van Der Wal

Reason 5

360-degree visibility is achieved through the large side windows and full-width windshield, enhancing the “open air” environment.

The Surfari 50 is a boldly styled yacht in appearance, with powerful sheer line and low-profile deckhouse.

Reason 6

The sail control systems developed for single-handed operation, perfected on the Friendship 40 and 53 will be utilized on the Surfari 50. Hydraulic and electric sail control systems for sheeting and furling the mainsail, self-tacking-genoa and bow sprit mounted code sails.

Reason 7

The single level floor plan, from swim platform through the entire length of the cockpit and on through the deck salon creates an incredible outdoor living space.

Photo credits Friendship Yacht Company / Onne Van Der Wal

 

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