The NorthWester 50 Aft Cabin Cruiser

Project Detail

Specifications:
LOA 15.44 m (50′ 8″)
Max Beam 5.28 m (17′ 4″)
Draft 1.12 m (3′ 8″)
DSPL 18,600 kgs (41,000 lbs)
Fuel 2460 liters (650 gallons)
Water 1514 liters (400 gallons)

Van Gorkom Yacht Design introduces the NorthWester 50 Aft Cabin Cruiser. The NW50 was designed for the yachtsman who wants a sturdy, comfortable power yacht without compromising on performance and esthetics. The handsome trawler-style accentuates the lines of the NW50, making it a vessel that any yachtsman would be proud to motor into a harbor.

The semi-planing hull shape has raised bulwarks forward giving the yacht excellent sea keeping characteristics. The full-length lifting strake also adds to the NorthWester 50s dynamic stability and helps in achieving its upper speed range more efficiently.

The NorthWester 50 is powered by twin CAT 3126TA diesel engines giving the boat a cruising speed of 18 to 20 knots and 26 knots flat out. There is a powerful bow-thruster for maneuvering, a 20kw diesel generator, and a 24volt/110volt electrical system which more than meets the ships power requirements. The engine room has been planned for ease of maintenance and servicing of machinery and systems.

The accommodations are extremely comfortable and well laid out. The spacious aft master cabin is complete with a queen sized berth, a work desk, an entertainment unit, plenty of locker space, its own head, and a private exit to the after deck. On the lower deck there are two identical cabins forward each with a double berth, a bureau, and hanging locker. Each of these cabins shares a head that is also accessible from a very well outfitted “gourmet” galley. Standing height access to the engine room is from the galley area as well.

On the upper deck there is a spacious and comfortable salon, which has a lounge/dining area for eight, a complete entertainment center, a library, and a bar and mini-fridge. A few steps away is the bridge which has been designed for the deep sea sailor in mind and is the nerve center of this yacht. It is complete with a full array of communication and navigational instruments, systems monitoring, a full-size chart table, a single and double captains chair, and a helm station with a commanding 360-degree view. There is access to both port and starboard side decks from the bridge.

Up on deck, there is plenty of room to relax, either up forward on the cabin trunk or back on the after deck. Easily passable side decks link these areas. There are two aft lockers for lines and fenders, gas bottles, and miscellaneous stowage. The tender is stowed above the salon on chocks and launched with an electric derrick which ads to the trawler style of the NorthWester 50.