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Bruckmann Daysailer 42′, the art of day sailing by Zurn Yacht Design

February 7, 2017 Leave a comment

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BRUCKMANN DAYSAILER 42′ The art of day sailing
Design comments by Doug Zurn
-a true performer and head turner
E-glass and Core-Cell hull and deck built
clean deck layout, commodious cockpit, inviting interior

Photo credits: Onne Van der Wal

The Bruckmann Daysailer (Canada) enters the design race as a confident daysailer and capable performance yacht. A split personality, she may readily carry upwards of eight individuals for an excursion around the bay, and yet she is equally adept as an overnighter. In either instance she will be a true performer and head turner, as exhibited by her low profile, aggressive sail plan and performance-oriented shoal draft keel.

Characterized by a clean deck layout, commodious cockpit, inviting interior, and lightweight glass construction, the Bruckmann Daysailer presents her owner with an extremely versatile sailing yacht, capable of tackling whatever task the day whips up.
The weather deck offers a wide, uncluttered working environment for tending to all of the vessel’s needs, even in the most adverse conditions. Only a low profile raised cabin house interrupts the spacious deck forward to accommodate guests below. The aft cockpit offers a secure vantage point from which to observe and adjust all aspects of trim and course heading with all control lines leading to two perfectly located islands athwartship from one another.

The Bruckmann Daysailer features modern rigging and deck hardware components. Manufactures such as Lewmar@, Harken@ and Edson@ represent the best performance and quality available on the market today and are strategically specified throughout the deck plan. Spars are constructed of economical aluminum with carbon fiber available as an option to achieve the maximum in strength-to-weight performance. All control lines are lead to the aft cockpit where a single driver can control all aspects of fine-tuning the sails. The main halyard and reefing lines are located on top of the cabin house to port, and can be fitted with an electric winch if requested. A central hydraulic system located at the helm station controls the boom vang and backstay. A 100% roller-furling jib aids the guests in simplifying upwind sailing.

The interior furthers the smart design features and quality components found on deck. Upon entering the cabin house, the light service galley on port provides guests with such amenities as 12VDC refrigeration, microwave, stainless steel sink and cabinetry for stowing all necessary supplies. To starboard is a commodious head with sink and storage. Five-inch thick cushions provide comfort for-sitting or sleeping while six opening ports and two opening deck hatches allow natural lighting and abundant ventilation. A centerline table is available for interior dining. Forward of the settees are end tables and hanging lockers and the forepeak may be fitted with a V-berth if so desired.

The E-glass and Core-Cell@ hull and deck are built using the highest quality stitched fabrics and vinyl-ester resins resulting in an extremely durable and light structure. The interior joiner work is comprised primarily of fine, hand-selected, gloss varnished mahogany trim over Formica@ laminated bulkheads and cabinetry, accented by Corian countertops and a traditional teak and holly sole. All hardware is stainless steel.

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NEB/Zurn 50, new restyling by Zurn Yacht Design

May 14, 2015 Leave a comment

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-One of-a-kind custom commuter boat for approx 60 knots top speed

-Composite hull construction equipped twin MAN 1,200 hp diesels and Rolls Royce jet drives


Zurn Yacht Design is pleased to announce the restyling of the NEB/Zurn 50, a semi-custom built vessel that combines the leading edge work of yacht designer Doug Zurn and the masterful construction techniques of New England Boatworks.

First launched in 2013 as a custom commuter boat, the NEB/Zurn 50 focuses on owner-tailored specifications, while maintaining its iconic New England design, modern marine engineering, and composite hull construction.


As a true high performance cruiser, the lightweight hull, ease of maneuvering, and the optional MAN 1,550 hp diesel engines makes the NEB/Zurn 50 one of the fastest day boats of its type, with a top speed of 60 knots.  Ideal for in-port use as a cruiser, the boat is also well suited for covering long distances quickly – whether in the Mediterranean, among the islands of the Caribbean, or along the coast of Maine and farther afield.

The NEB/Zurn 50 is offered standard with twin MAN 1,200 hp diesels and Rolls Royce jet drives. It cruises comfortably at 40 knots, reaching 50 knots incorporating the latest integrated ride control technology to insure ease of maneuvering.

We are very excited about the re-launch of the NEB/Zurn 50 and our ongoing collaboration with New England Boatworks,” says Doug Zurn, founder of Zurn Yacht Design. “This flagship vessel not only stands out for the beauty of its design and construction, but no other vessel of its kind can reach these speeds with such efficiency. In fact, there is no other boat of its type that touches its speed.

The hull and deck is built using high-tech, epoxy resin infused composite construction, a technique that New England Boatworks is revered for in the marine industry. Even with the open Pilot House and engine boxes in the deck, the NEB/Zurn 50 is a noticeably quiet ride with sound levels at the helm of 85 dB(A) at 40 kt cruise, thanks to the Marine Exhaust inline silencers and extensive noise and vibration treatments by Soundown.


A tour of the boat begins in the large, teak deck cockpit, easily accessed through the transom door or over the sides that include a concealed fold-down step. Removable port and starboard cockpit day beds allow space for swimming and activities in the daytime, and later transforms into elegant seating for a sunset cruise or cocktail party.

Raised platforms in the house offer space for a desk work station, and settees or chair seating with teak table and beverage fridge – perfect for informal meetings and socializing. Large windscreens and side windows give a wide view for enjoying the scene and for safe navigation and maneuvering. The helm station provides easy, intuitive access to control panels and navigation tools from the comfortable Stidd seating.

Below deck is found a rich interior that offers both simplicity and luxury, with ease of movement throughout. Joinery is meticulously crafted, with framed panel doors, teak sole, and wood lining the hull.

The interior arrangement is built to suit the owner. Options include an L – or C-shaped galley, and twin bunk cabin or settee dinette area. The single head includes a separate hot and cold shower. The master cabin is located forward, sporting a queen-sized island-berth, cedar lined lockers, and ample storage. Marine Air air-conditioning and heating is offered throughout the interior and pilot house, as well as a sound system that also serves the cockpit.


With production tooling available and construction time placed at 10 months, this is a great time to consider the NEB/Zurn 50 – a true lifestyle boat with a strong sense of purpose. Those interested in learning more about this project should contact Zurn Yacht Design and New England Boatworks for further details.

Working with New England Boatworks means we work with some of the most talented custom builders the industry has to offer,” says Zurn. “They have the highest quality of workmanship and the highest standards of perfection. Every detail is considered – large or small –making their vessels simply flawless. We are pleased that we can offer this ongoing collaboration with such talented boat builders.”

Principal Dimensions:

LOD: 50’-0”  (15.2 m)
Beam: 14’-5”  (4.3 m)
Draft:             2’ -6”  (0.8 m)
Power: 2 x 1200hp (895 kW) MAN

Rolls Royce/Kamewa Water Jets

Displacement: 42,000 lbs  (19 MT)

Fuel: 670 gal  (2536 l)

Water: 68 gal  (257 l)

Speed: 56 knots

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