Surfari 50 for sale

NC, United States, United States

$2,830,000 USD

General information
Surfari 50
New sail boat for sale
$2,830,000 USD
Ted Fontaine
Length overall
Length waterline
Length on deck
17.39 tons (U.S.)
Bulb Keel
NC, United States, United States

About this Surfari 50


Jimmy Buffett’s delightfully famous lifestyle, infused with copious amounts of "island escapism," pairs perfectly with the personality of the Surfari 48 that Friendship Yacht Company is presenting in a scaled-back version of its Surfari 54 announced last November. Buffett, who will take delivery next November of Hull number one of the new Surfari 48 designed by naval architect Edward “Ted” Fontaine and built by Pacific Seacraft in North Carolina, anticipates that the new design’s more compact length and personally approved adaptations – including those for short-handed handling – will “simplify” his life on the water as he uses the yacht for a home away from home.

“It’s the perfect extension for living the life he enjoys, whether it’s in Sag Harbor for the summer or the Keys and the Caribbean in the winter,” said Fontaine about Buffett enjoying the Surfari 48’s most intriguing features. “A high performance auxiliary powered sailing yacht, it has as strong an emphasis on speed under sail as it does speed under power, which means…it goes places. And once it’s where it needs to be, it becomes a luxury indoor/outdoor living platform that allows its user to enjoy the destination as much as the journey.”

Fontaine, best known for the romantic classic lines of his Friendship sailboats (in models ranging from 36 -79 feet), is a waterman himself and explained that his love of paddle boarding, surfing and kayaking inspired the Surfari 48’s 39” high and 11 ½ foot wide “tailgate.” (The yacht’s max beam is 14’ 63”.) The tailgate lowers while the yacht is at rest and integrates with a single-level floor plan that extends from the swim platform through the entire length of the cockpit and on through the deck salon and steering station. “It creates a unique, clutter-free area for storing and launching all sorts of watersports equipment and water craft,” said Fontaine.

Fontaine added that 360 degree visibility from the interior helm station enhances the open-air environment. It is achieved by a large sliding glass companionway bulkhead, sliding side windows and full-width windshield. Electrically powered sail handling gear provides fingertip control of the fully battened mainsail (with Harken Battcar system), roller furling genoa and furling asymmetrical spinnaker, while all lines are led internally to the helm station. Lightweight “grand prix race boat” composite construction, a carbon fiber mast and boom, and twin 75 HP auxiliary engines are further features that differentiate the Surfari 48 from semi-custom and production yachts in the same size range.

“Buffett epitomizes the demographic that would get the most out of the Surfari 48,” said Fontaine, adding that target markets include experienced performance racing yacht owners who have exhausted their appetites for competition and the extensive demands of their campaigns. “Having honed their sailing skills to near-professional levels, these potential owners associate high performance with high technology. They want to go fast and get there in style, and now that they are approaching their retirement years their need for speed is being seasoned with a newly appreciated desire for comfort and versatility afloat.”


  •  Certified ISO CE Mark Category A Ocean
  •  Infused composite construction with epoxy resin and varying density core-cell core
  •  Owner’s choice of standard Awlgrip colors 
  • Four flush, tinted glass hull ports, eleven flush, opening glass Seasmart hatches, three custom stainless Manship hatches and two drop down glass windows 
  • Hydraulically operated drop down transom swim platform with teak deck finish and fresh water shower
  •  Custom stainless pocket swim ladder recessed in swim platform
  •  Molded in, structurally integral bow sprit with anchor roller and Code -0 attachment point
  •  Molded in, recessed cove stripe painted to owner’s choice of standard Awlgrip colors 
  • Molded in, recessed V1 and D1 insulated and bonded chain plate attachment points 
  • Molded in, spray deflecting chine on forward one third of hull
  •  Molded in, composite bulwark varying in height from bow to stern
  •  Twin composite blade rudders on carbon fiber stocks, each with emergency tiller attachments
  •  6.5’ lead bulb keel with composite built-down fin


  •  All of the deck hardware is either silver anodized aluminum or bead blasted stainless steel matte finish 
  • Owner’s choice of standard Awlgrip colors 
  • Teak cockpit sole and nonskid side decks
  •  Roll-up salon curtains with zippered door
  •  Secure, drop down offshore companionway entrance
  •  Deep, 5” thick ergonomic settee cushions and backrests
  •  Inside helm station with 360-degree visibility, glass overhead hatches and two drop down 24V glass windows
  •  Deck level galley with serving bar, sink, cook top, 2-drawer fridge and storage lockers
  • Release Marine Classic swiveling/sliding helm chair 
  • Large lazzarette for dock lines, fenders, inflatable, bikes, golf clubs 
  • Below deck Lewmar V3 24VDC windlass and manually operated swing out self-launching 55 lb Delta fast set anchor with salt water wash down system
  •  Foredeck chain locker for 60m of short link chain, with space to store the secondary Fortress FX-37 anchor in stow bag
  •  Carbon reinforced bow sprit with bob stay, sprit fit with deck attachment for Code type sails 
  • Two custom trapezoid shaped fore deck hatches fit with Sea Smart dogs, hinges and hold open arms
  •  Three Seasmart 400 x 400 flush Perspex hatches on coach roof  Harken self-tacking jib track and car in silver anodized aluminum
  •  Six Harken silver anodized mast base blocks
  •  Two (2) Primary 24VDC Andersen 62ST winches with FS ZT finish
  •  Two (2) Secondary 24VDC Andersen winches with FS ZT finish
  •  Two (2) Antal 508.143 triple rope clutches for halyards and mast functions.
  •  Two (2) Harken 725 triple deck organizer for halyards mounted under deck.
  •  Two Seasmart 240 mm folding bow cleats, two Seasmart 175 mm folding mid ship cleats and two Seasmart 175 mm stern cleats 
  • Eight (8) Custom designed bead blasted stainless steel deck scuppers located in the cockpit area
  •  Four (4) Antal 7308 screwed eyebolts in bead blasted stainless for outboard sheeting locations on bulwark top
  •  Five (5) Antal 7208 fixed four screw bead blasted stainless pad eyes for forward halyard tie downs and main sheet deck attachment 
  • One (1) Antal 7312 Screwed eye bolt in bead blasted stainless steel for staysail attachment point on foredeck 
  • Eight (8) Harken 3206 Folding pad eyes in bead blasted stainless steel mounted on roof top for tie down purposes
  •  Six (6) Harken 3206 Folding pad eyes in bead blasted stainless steel mounted in the cockpit for safety tether purposes
  •  Six (6) Harken 76 mm 500 sheaves with three each fit to custom fabricated face plate creating triple through deck block assemblies for halyard underdeck fairleads
  • Six (6) Harken 76 mm 1990 mast base sheaves for halyard underdeck fairleads 
  • Two (2) Harken HC 8832 Black 55 mm HL snatch blocks for the Code-0 sheets and the genoa halyard tail line
  • Four (4) custom made stainless steel drink holders in teak tops placed in the cockpit
  • Four (4) custom made stainless steel storage bin rings for halyard storage 
  • Ten (10) Niro Petersen Art. 1322 or custom fabricated, bead blasted stainless steel, flush mounted stanchion bases for 30mm tube rail on port and stbd 
  • Six (6) Niro Petersen bead blasted stainless steel 30mm dia. Customized stanchions with tapered tops and 30mm dia. solid stainless ball on top. Drilled for upper and lower wires.
  •  Two (2) Custom flush mounted bow rail stanchions– 30mm bead blasted stainless steel tube rail on port and stbd with removable wires between
  •  Four (4) Custom length lifeline wires with no covering and adjustable pelican hooks to be fit to boat. Lifelines to be made to be easily removable 
  • Six (6) Seasmart SL 10 XP-SP Smart hooks for fender attachment, three mounted each side 
  • Six (6) custom stainless steel half round chafe strips blind fastened or glued to sheer line in way of mooring lines 
  • Two (2) Niro Petersen Art. 449 bead blasted chain plate deck fitting for halyard storage forward of the mast
  •  One (1) custom stainless steel flag pole socket
  •  Three (3) piece Trend marine tinted double radiused curved glass window in the front of the pilothouse with frit edges. All glass will be toughened in accordance with EN ISO 12337 
  • Three (3) piece Trend Marine side windows with middle section dropping to 80% fully open position installed port and starboard for pilothouse sides.  
  • The wiper system is a ROCA, W50 pantograph three arm wiper system with black finish, water jet wash system, black stainless steel 38” long blades, wiper control system with two speeds and dynamic park feature. Control panels is installed at the main helm station.
  • There will be two composite drop boards built to be fit into recessed tracks fit between the galley L and the L shaped settee.


  •  Garmin GNT gWind System standard pack with two GFD cockpit repeaters for wind, speed, depth and interfacing of all equipment 
  • Garmin GPSMAP 8212 multi-function GPS chart plotter with touch screen display and 4G 24nm radar, interfaced with auto pilot
  •  Garmin GPH Reactor hydraulic Corepack auto pilot with three control heads, aft port and starboard and center console helm
  •  Ritchie Voyager flush mounted compass with night light
  •  Garmin VHF 200 radio with wireless receiver
  •  Fusion Marine black box AM/FM/Sirius/USB/Aux/ ipod / iphone / blue tooth player with outdoor speakers and wired remote
  •  Custom piloting seat on centerline with fold up bolster and foot rest
  •  Jefa WHC 1100 carbon fiber wheels with disengagement unit and drag-link steering  LED navigation and anchor lights
  •  ROCA W50 3-arm windshield wiper system with water jet wash and dynamic park feature


  •  Yanmar JH80HP, 4-cylinder common rail engine with SD60 sail drive, 21” 4-blade bronze folding prop, oil change pump and two independently gauged 125-gallon fuel tanks
  •  Mastervolt Mass-Combi 24/2500 inverter/charger for microwave, coffee maker and AC outlets
  •  Hubbell 30 amp 50’ shore power cord and hook up
  •  Two Lifeline GPL-3100T starting batteries wired to engine, windlass and bow thruster
  •  Twelve (12) Lifeline GPL-6CT-2V 900 Amp hour service batteries with direct wiring to bilge pumps and battery monitor
  •  Yanmar standard alternator for charging start batteries plus additional Balmar 95-210 amp high output 24VDC alternator installed on main engine to charge the house banks 
  • LED interior lighting and dimmers, including six Frights Ocean reading lights and 17 Imtra dome lights (red and white) and courtesy lights throughout boat


  •  Offshore Spars carbon fiber mast with composite track, 2 sets of tapered, aero-foil spreaders, radar dome, all masthead instruments and navigational lighting, spreader lights, foredeck light, owner’s choice of standard Awlgrip colors 
  • Offshore Spars in carbon fiber in boom furling system with rope drive furling drum at end of boom, internal mainsheet, internal preventer, two recessed boom lights with dimmers, built-in Sunbrella sail cover
  •  Mainsheet led internally through the boom and exiting through a thru-deck block on house top to a hydraulically operated reverse purchase system with control buttons at helmsman’s feet
  •  Self –tacking jib sheet is led internally through the mast and exiting through a mast base block to a hydraulically operated reverse purchase system with control buttons at port and starboard winch stations
  •  Furlex 24VDC genoa furler under deck with port and starboard control stations
  • Furlex code zero furler for asymmetrical spinnaker at end of bow sprit with lines lead to cockpit 
  • Silver anodized manual hydraulic boom vang  Navtec Nitrionic 50 rod standing rigging
  •  Running rigging all Dyneema core with owner’s choice of colors
  •  Doyle Stratis Technora natural Ultra-light main and genoa 
  • Doyle ODL 6 cruising code-0 with Navtec 9T torque rope fixed to a Selden GX 15 top down continuous rope drive


  •  Hot and cold water for galley sink, head sink and shower
  •  Scandvik hot/cold shower on swim platform
  •  Headhunter XR-124 fully automatic and quiet freshwater pump
  •  Two independently gauged water tanks, 125 gallons each
  •  Garmin GFL 10 fluid level indicators to be displayed on Garmin chart plotter
  •  Force Ten 6 gallon water heater
  •  Two (2) Techma 24VDC short silent electric fresh water head with holding tank or overboard discharge
  •  Four (4) 24VDC bilge discharge pumps with Nitro valves for engine room, main bilge and lazzarette bilges 
  • One 24VDC discharge pumps with Nitro valve for forepeak 
  • One Whale Gusher manual pump plumbed to main bilge
  •  Black water 30 gallon holding tank with Sealand T-24 pump
  •  Grey water accumulator tank, emptied through deck plate or directly overboard with a Sealand T24 pump.


  •  Cockpit interior space finished with bleached teak ‘driftwood’ style cabinetry with matte finish and wide plank teak sole
  •  L-shaped dining settee with ergonomic, double angled backrests and 5” thick cushions, upholstery in owner’s choice of fabrics
  •  Teak table with stainless steel base and glass/bottle storage underneath table top 
  • Custom brushed stainless steel sink with hinged faucet and removable chopping block cover
  •  Vitrifigo 24VDC two drawer stainless steel fridge
  •  Force Ten two burner propane cook top
  •  Built in microwave
  •  Built-in Nespresso one-cup coffee maker
  •  Slide-out drawers for food storage
  •  Slide-out drawers for custom glass and dish storage
  •  Drop front trash bin


  •  Staterooms, passageways and head finished with flat, framed panels painted satin white with satin mahogany trim and corner posts
  •  Soles natural wide plank teak
  •  Large forward stateroom with centerline berth with natural latex non-toxic mattress 
  • Second stateroom converts to salty air office space
  •  Starboard lower level pantry/work station with teak seat on sliding swivel base 
  • Tecma electric fresh water head and stall shower


  •  Six 40’ dock lines (storage in lazzarette)
  •  Four 8x20” HTM fenders with fleece covers
  •  Boat hook, swim ladder and search light
  •  Fire extinguishers, engine spares, flare kit
  •  Hose, nozzle, cleaning supplies
  •  Boatyard tool kit, medical kit, standard PFD’s
  •  All equipment manuals and owner’s manual


Autopilot, Radar, Depthsounder, Cockpit speakers, VHF, GPS, Radio, Log, speedometer, CD player, Plotter, Compass, Inverter, Shore power inlet

Inside Equipment

Microwave oven, Electric head, Battery charger, Deep freezer, Manual bilge pump, Oven, Electric bilge pump, Refrigerator, Air conditioning, Heating, Hot water

Outside Equipment

Cockpit cushions, Cockpit table, Cockpit shower, Swimming ladder, Electric windlass

Other Equipment

Wind speed and direction, Navigation center, Repeater(s), Furling mainsail, Fully battened mainsail, Asymmetric spinnaker, Furling genoa, Electric winch, Steering wheel

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Yanmar JH80
Fuel capacity
250 gallons (U.S.)
Number of cabins
Drinking water capacity
250 gallons (U.S.)
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101 Narragansett Avenue
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