Zurn 50 – Launched April 2013


Spring was slow arriving in early April 2013 when NEB’s first Zurn 50 began sea trials on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay. Designer, boat builder, owner’s project manager and representatives from Performance Diesel were all justifiably pleased to experience the yacht reaching speeds over 50 knots on the first day of sea trials. Boat builder’s share in the excitement following every custom new build launch at New England Boatworks when the crew can watch and listen from the second floor of the build shop as the dull roar of the twin MAN 1550 HP engines coupled with Rolls Royce/Kamewa jets thunders up and down the protected waters immediately outside the marina at NEB.

With a design concept based on a “high speed commuter” NEB’s attention to detail and lightweight construction methods proved essential for the jet driven 50 footer. Steven Casella, NEB partner and head joiner at NEB commented, “We built with an interior based on comfort and style with a design emphasis centered on short range commuting with minimal accommodations.”


LOD 50ft. LOA 55ft 3in. Beam 14ft 5in. Draft 2ft 6in. Displacement (1/2 load) 42,000lbs
Fuel 675 gal. Water 68 gal. Power 2x 1500HP MAN/Rolls Royce Jets. Speed 50+ knots.
Link to PDF brochure with full specifications.


Introducing the NEW Zurn 50. She is born from a partnership of classic New England style, modern marine design and engineering, and features Epoxy resin infused high-tech construction for superior strength-to-weight ratios. Her hull is designed to provide economy at lower speeds and unprecedented performance a the top end; all the while, encompassing her guests in the comfort of Ultra Leather fabrics and rich woods crafted by the finest joiners New England has to offer. New England Boatworks' attention to detail in all their crafts combines to bring you this unique offering. Talk to us about any special features that will make the Zurn 50 yours to enjoy. Doug Zurn.

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Link to News Item with more construction photos