The building of Surf presented NEB with exactly the kind of design, engineering, mechanical/electrical, and all-around problem-solving type of challenge that we love to take on: The Owner asked not only for a state-of-the-art composite-built luxury motoryacht, but the yacht had to be completely accessible and able to be operated from a wheelchair. We achieved the Owner's wishes through a combination of inventive engineering and calling on the nearly unlimited custom fabrication capabilities of our various departments. Everyone at NEB contributed to the concept and the realization of this well thought out and highly-rewarding yacht.
Surf has numerous unique features, many of them engendered in the process of making the yacht wheelchair-accessible. Here's just a few of them: An elevating swim platform allows easy access to and from the yacht's tender or a dock. An "escalator" companionway accomplishes moving from the salon to the staterooms at the push of a button. The elevating helm station allows complete wheelchair operation of Surf's helm and controls. A specially-equipped "hospital" berth in the master stateroom is designed to handle onboard medical emergencies.
Surf's joinery utilized carefully selected Honduras mahogany, finished with high-gloss varnish and offset by white-painted bulkheads -- the classic Herreshoff look. The yacht features a teak-and-holly sole throughout. Accommodations include three staterooms, each with head, and a crew's quarters forward.