Opua, Bay of Islands
This high volume Salthouse 50 represents a fishing-oriented Bluewater cruiser that has the design and history to prove it. Having fishing the islands and coastally around New Zealand there is no doubt that this is one capable boat. Her Glass Sheathed Kauri construction gives her full displacement hull the weight required to push through chop with ease. She is spacious with a standing room of 6’6 and comfortably sleeps 8 in her forward accommodation. Storage is no issue with ample room to bring all the gear involved with staying out for extended periods.
The cockpit reflects the fishing interests of its owners and revolves around a large stylish, functional aft deck area with a removable stainless steel game chair. A large fish freezer, outboard storage areas , live bait tank, duckboard, and aft stern rod island, keep the stern clutter free with plenty of room to fight fish. The duckboard with twin walk through doors really open the aft deck up. Stern throttle controls keep the skipper involved in the action if you are two handing fish or like to tie up single handed. The fly bridge helm presents the skipper great visibility for manoeuvring and anchoring. Driven by twin Cummins 250hp engines, she is incredibly responsive to throttle orders, spinning on a dime.
A quality boat, well executed to an excellent fit and finish throughout, including beautiful woodwork everywhere. This is a simple, well-designed boat that will suit a passionate boaty who is looking for a capable high-volume boat.