Yachting

MY OTHER BOAT

The Surfari 50 Sport Boat by Friendship Yachts is a go-anywhere memory waiting to be made.

- by david schmidt

What is 52 feet LOA and can hit 50 knots with triple 400 hp Mercury outboards? The Surfari 50 Hybrid. Cruise speed is reportedly 36 knots.

Ted fontaine designed the Surfari 50 sport-utility tender to tackle rough waters en route to surf spots, secluded beaches or weekend getaways. The 52-foot, 11-inch boat’s hull, deck and superstruc­ture are built using e-glass, low-viscosity resin and carbon-fiber reinforcem­ents. Its space-saving, D-shaped sponson tubes are filled with air outboards with joystick control reportedly deliver a cruising speed of 36 knots and a 50-knot top speed. Whom It’s For: This boat is for adventurou­s yachtsmen who want to get to the action fast, and for racing teams that need to transfer manpower and materials quickly. Picture This: Tomorrow morning’s surf forecast looks great for New York’s

Montauk Point Lighthouse, but you’re in New York City. No matter: The Friendship Surfari 50 Sport Boat’s deep-V hull, Seakeeper gyrostabil­izer and air-conditione­d helm will get you there comfortabl­y for dinnertime lobster tacos at South Edison. Later, the boat’s accommodat­ions space will help to ensure that you’re well-rested for the next day’s lineup of activities.

 ??  ?? 52'11" LENGTH OVERALL 14'9" MAXIMUM BEAM
52'11" LENGTH OVERALL 14'9" MAXIMUM BEAM

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