True North, a division of US Watercraft LLC, is aiming to revolutionize its line of motoryachts with the launch of a new flagship – the TN50.
Created in collaboration with naval architect and design firm, Langan Design Partners, the True North 50 aims to combine the classic looks for a down-east motoryacht with 21st century styling according to Gregg Weatherby, US Watercraft VP of sales and marketing.
Consisting of 34- and 38-foot yachts, the TN50 is by far the largest in the True North lineup and aims to increase True North’s reach to larger yacht owners.
“We are very excited about the addition of the True North 50,” said Weatherby in the company’s press release. “This model will provide our True North owners with an exciting next step in their waterborne adventures.”
Inside, the TN50 has a two cabin / two head layout, with a forward master stateroom with separate shower and head to provide hosts with a sense of privacy while guests are aboard. A secondary queen sized stateroom is located on the vessel’s centerline.
Aimed at entertaining, the 15’ 7” beam creates an open space on the transom that leads to a large cockpit finished with modular chairs and a dining table. Galley is located on the main deck, intended to make the boat feel open and airy while on the hook or underway. An overhead, opening sunroof aims to add to the open feel of the TN50.
Like most down-easters, the hull is of lobster boat design, with wide decks for ease of maneuverability. True North hulls forms are designed to provide very little bow rise as you accelerate so the view from the helm remains unobstructed. Equipped with side hull doors, opening helm door, and twin Volvo Penta IPS 600 engines, True North designed their flagship with single-handed operation in mind.
Hull #1 is currently under construction at the company’s Warren, RI, shipyard and will be available in 2014.
US Watercraft LLC manufactures True North Yachts, Alerion Yachts, North Rip, and is the parent company of Waterline Systems.