This 50’ downeast express embodies the graceful lines and pure class of a New England lobster yacht, yet possesses the heart and soul of a performance cruiser.
The graceful and efficient hull can be tailored to the propulsion package of the owner’s choice. While the boat is designed for surface or water jet drives, traditional inboard power or pod drives would be equally suitable. Zurn Yacht Design’s engineering capabilities ensure a smooth, comfortable ride, and nimble maneuvering regardless of the desired propulsion system. Optional power will give this yacht a top speed approaching 60 knots, and the latest in integrated ride technology is available to further boost performance and handling.
The Zurn 50 is constructed in E-glass and infused epoxy resins over a foam core; a tested, proven, and immensely strong construction method. These lightweight composite materials and advanced construction methods perfectly compliment the yacht’s modern design and engineering technologies, and allow the Zurn 50 a unique combination of classic beauty and exhilarating performance.
The Zurn 50 boasts a large cockpit with removable port and starboard daybeds, easily accessed by a transom door from the sizeable swim-platform or via concealed fold-out steps in the cockpit sides. A helm station with full complement of state-of the art navigation and control electronics, a beverage fridge, Stidd seating, and plenty of varnished teak round out the pilothouse.
Down below, a simple but elegant Herreshoff-style interior is built of strong, lightweight, cored composite paneling with varnished mahogany appointments, which harmonize with the overall styling of the Zurn 50. An L-shaped galley with a great deal of storage is to port, and a large head and shower are to starboard. A queen island-berth is in the forward stateroom which also contains cedar-lined cabinetry. Alternative layouts are possible, and include a guest cabin.
The Zurn 50 is a perfect combination of classic New England style, modern marine engineering, and high-tech composite construction.
Soundings Magazine, Feb. 2013, "Powerboats"