In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Gulfstream Yachts has collaborated with renowned superyacht designers Setzer Yacht Architects, along with Michael Peters Yacht Design on its patented Stepped ‘V’ Ventilated Tunnel (SVVT) hull technology to give Gulfstream Yachts 52 the feature set of a larger yacht in a centre-console boat.
According to Gulfsteam Yachts, as well as being an “outstanding boat for standalone operation”, the 52 is also the “ultimate multipurpose yacht tender.”
They explained, “We have witnessed the centre-console market gravitate toward even larger boats and, while our competitors have introduced some great boats in recent years, almost all of them are simply larger versions of the layout that has existed for decades. Gulfstream Yachts set out to take the design to a whole new level with our 52.”
They produced the 52 after receiving customer feedback from boaters that were tired of being “hot, cold, windblown or wet” on their current boats, instead looking for a better alternative.
According to Gulfstream, they also observed that boaters love being on the front of the boat, yet find access to the area difficult or dangerous. They therefore created the 52 with a fully enclosed space for the helm, and passenger seating equipped with air conditioning and heat to overcome these typical shortcomings.
This enclosure provides access to the below-deck facilities and lower cabin without being exposed to the elements. It also has “walkaround room”, with high gunnels for safe and easy passage to all areas of the boat, and has room for four people across two separate areas.
Gulfstream Yachts said in a recent press release, “The Gulfstream Yachts 52 is, of course, unsinkable just like everything we build. All our boats are three-piece boats bonded and through bolted together for extra durability.
“We believe that the Gulfstream Yachts 52 represents the logical evolution of the centre console boat and look forward to sharing additional details at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Our display will be located at Bahia Mar C/D Dock Space 2A.
For more information, visit Gulfstream Yachts.