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2002 Custom Built Zurn 50

  • 50 ft
  • Express Cruiser
  • Belfast, ME, US

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     "This 50’ downeast express embodies the graceful lines and pure class of a New England lobster yacht, yet possesses the heart and soul of a performance cruiser...The Zurn 50 is a perfect combination of classic New England style, modern marine engineering, and high-tech composite construction." ~ Zurn Yacht Design website

     At first look Vitesse is a classic and stately yacht with her traditional lines beautiful bright work and sophisticated decor. When the engines roar to life though it is obvious that while charming and classic in looks, this is not your average yacht. Built with modern techniques, high end equipment and material, and designed by one of yachting's top designers this yacht is simply put outstanding in all aspects.   


Basic Information

Custom Built
Zurn 50
Belfast, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Express Cruiser
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Deep Vee
Hull Color:
Doug Zurn
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

50 ft - 15.24 meter
14 ft 6 in - 4.42 meter
Draft - max:
3 ft 1 in - 0.94 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:
48000 lbs


Cruise Speed:
40 MPH - 34.76 KTS
350 MI
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
1282 (Individual), 2564 (combined)
Max Speed:
49 MPH - 42.58 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
900 gallons - 3 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
80 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
30 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
Total Sleeps:
Total Heads:
Captains Cabin:
Crew Cabins:
Crew Berths:
Crew Sleeps:
Crew Heads:



The Zurn 50

    "The Zurn 50 is constructed in E-glass and infused... resins...; a tested, proven, and immensely strong construction method. These lightweight composite materials and advanced construction methods perfectly compliment the yacht’s modern design and engineering technologies, and allow the Zurn 50 a unique combination of classic beauty and exhilarating performance. 

The Zurn 50 boasts a large cockpit with removable (wrap around seating), easily accessed by a transom door from the sizeable swim-platform or via concealed fold-out steps in the cockpit sides. A helm station with full complement of state-of the art navigation and control electronics..., Stidd seating, and plenty of varnished teak round out the pilothouse.

Down below, a simple but elegant Herreshoff-style interior is built of strong, lightweight, cored composite paneling with varnished mahogany appointments, which harmonize with the overall styling of the Zurn 50. An (U)-shaped galley with a great deal of storage is to port, and a large head and shower are to starboard.

The Zurn 50 is a perfect combination of classic New England style, modern marine engineering, and high-tech composite construction." ~ Zurn Yacht Design website


     Vitesse, née Longevity/née Grace, was built by Shelter Island and designed by Doug Zurn. The hull was built with advance sandwich core lamination methods and proven high end materials. The hull was constructed in Maine at North East Composites and then moved down to Shelter Island to be built out. Completed in 2002 this yacht has gone by the model name of a Shelter Island 50, Derecktor 50/50 but most accurately known as the Zurn 50 which is still being built. 

     Major changes to Vitesse over the years include the engines being replaced in 2005, and twin rubber bladder tanks around then. Removable seating was added in the cockpit so fighting chairs or stern seating could be used. With in the last year there has been extensive engine work and upgrades by her current owner.

     Currently located in Belfast Maine, Vitesse will be kept in indoor climate controlled storage until sold. Her STIDD seats have been removed for the fabric to be replaced. Her overall condition is excellent and she will survey well. She was last surveyed in 2015.

Hull and Deck

     The hull was built by North East Composite in Rockland, Maine using advanced composite SKRIMP construction utilizing resin infused e-glass and Kevlar with end-grain balsa coring for unsurpassed weight to strength construction. Supporting the hull and deck are four stringers, eight floors and five structural bulkheads. The hull features:

  • Black Awlgrip topsides
  • Hard lifting chains
  • Deep V bottom
  • Lifting strake each side bow to stern
  • Ventilated intake tunnels
  • Custom flush mounted trim tabs
  • Stainless steel rudder
  • Bow and stern Side Power thrusters
  • Underwater lights

     The cream colored decks and teak cockpit and pilot salon decks feature:

  • Muir 12 volt DC windlass with controls at helm and on deck
  • Stainless steel bow rail
  • Four varnished teak dorade boxes with chrome cowlings on coachroof
  • Varnished teak/stainless steel handrails port and starboard on coach roof
  • Three opening deck lights on coachroof
  • two opening deck lights on pilot house roof
  • Varnished teak/stainless steel handrails port and starboard on pilot house roof
  • Custom varnished teak/stainless steel mast mounted on pilot house roof
  • Walk through transom door
  • Glendinning 65' retractable shore power
  • Two fighting chair mounts in cockpit
  • Livewell centerline aft, below cockpit sole
  • Two fish boxes port and starboard below cockpit sole
  • Foldout steps port and starboard in cockpit
  • Removable U-shaped seating area with custom upholstered seats and backs in the aft of the cockpit that can be removed when the fighting chairs are in place
  • Two aft facing seats port and starboard with upholstered seat and back
  • Custom canvas fly for cockpit shade
  • Aft deck flood lights


     "The engines were replaced in 2005, hour meters are + the original 750 hours. The engines have been serviced by Scott Marine in Fort Lauderdale service records are available Ph. # 954-584-7668. The engines and transmission are on flex mounts.
Couplings are by Vulcan. The main engines have Kobelt controls." ~ 2015 Patton Marine Surveyors and Consultants, Inc.

     Port Engine

  • Hour meter (-175): Reading 2,370.9/Actual 2,195.9
  • Model: M.A.N. 
  • Engine model No.: D2842LE404
  • Engine family No.: D28/16687-00HH
  • Engine serial No.: 7010635159A201
  • Power Rate: 956kW at 2300 rpm
  • Gear model No.: ZFBW165
  • Gear serial No.: 19806440
  • Reduction Ratio: 1.5 to 1
  • 5-Blade NiBrAl 27x44 prop

     Starboard Engine

  • Hour meter (-175): Reading 2496.8/Actual 2321.8 
  • Model: M.A.N.
  • Engine model No.: D2842LE404
  • Engine family No.: D28/16687-00HH
  • Engine serial No.: 7010628147A201
  • Power Rate: 956kW at 2300 rpm
  • Gear model No.: ZFBW165
  • Gear serial No.: 16806449
  • Reduction Ratio: 1.5 to 1
  • 5-Blade NiBrAl 27x44 prop

     Main Engine Gauges

  • Hour meter
  • Water temperature
  • Oil pressure


  • Northern Light 10 KW
  • Hours: 429.3
  • Serial number: 77321816C
  • Model number: M773LW3.3-10kW

Performance Data

     "A sea trial was carried out in calm seas and fair weather off Fort Lauderdale Port
Everglades. The yacht operated effortlessly to a trail speed of approximately 44.3 knots.

              RPM - SPEED IN KTS

  • 1000 - 10.5
  • 1100 - 11.2
  • 1200 - 11.6
  • 1300 - 11.4
  • 1400 - 12.8
  • 1500 - 13.1 (Turbo Kicks in)
  • 1600 - 23.2
  • 1700 - 27.4
  • 1800 - 31.4
  • 1900 - 33.5
  • 2000 - 36.7
  • 2100 - 42.1
  • 2200 - 44.3
  • 2300 - 44.7

     From 2015 survey by Patton Marine Surveyors and Consultants Inc."

Pilot Salon/Station

    Surrounded on three sides the pilot salon offers amazing views and ventilation with large opening windows to port and starboard and open back with removable enclosure.The settee and outboard seating is built over the engine boxes with hydraulics lifts. This allows the boxes to raise from the back side of the engine for additional access. The centerline of the sole also has an opening deck hatch for access to the engine room. This area features:

  • Overhead lighting
  • L-shaped settee with an adjustable table
  • Isinglass aft curtains 
  • Captains,copilots and double passenger STIDD seats have been removed and new owner can pick the colors
  • Full suite of electronics at the helm station
  • Exalto triple wiper system with washer

Electronics, Communications, and Navigation Equipment
  • Two 12” Furuno 3D Navnet radar/ sounder/ plotters, model GD1900C
  • Two 8” Furuno 3D Navnet plotters
  • Furuno 12 kW, 48-mile digital radar
  • Furuno black box sounder
  • Furuno PG 500 compass
  • Furuno FA50 AIS (2013)
  • Furuno satellite weather
  • Sperry C14 slaved gyro compass system ~ overhauled 2014
  • Simrad Robinson AP20 auto-pilot
  • B&G Network VHF
  • Icom Comandmic II VHF
  • B&G Network Quad speed/depth multidisplay
  • Kobelt controls
  • Kahlenberg air compressor
  • Kahlenberg triple horn
  • Kahlenberg steam whistle

   The panel is custom made machined stainless steel by Bravo Delta Engineering. It contains various custom gauges, trim tab position and indicator, compass, Sperry gyro compass system with second repeater, port and starboard engine tachometers, and gauges and instruments for the port and starboard main engines, including:

  • Engine and temperature gauge
  • Engine exhaust temperature gauge
  • DC volt
  • Gear oil pressure
  • Fuel oil levels for the tanks


     Vitesse has two cabins. The master cabin is located forward and features a pullman style bunk, with drawer storage below and drawer and locker storage outboard to starboard. The master cabin also features:

  • Shelf storage port and starboard outboard
  • Overhead lighting
  • Dedicated AC handler
  • Two reading lights
  • TV
  • Opening deck hatch

     The guest cabin is located forward of the galley and to port. This area features:

  • Over/under bunks
  • Two opening portlights
  • Locker storage above upper bunk
  • Shelf storage above under bunk
  • Two reading lights
  • Hanging locker inboard and forward


     At the base of the companionway steps to port is Vitesse's U-shaped galley. featuring high end materials, great natural light and proven designs, this area is as functional as it is beautiful. Featuring:

  • Dorade vent overhead
  • Opening deck light overhead
  • Lighting overhead
  • Stainless steel microwave
  • Carbon fibre counter tops
  • Carbon fibre single basin sink
  • 2- Burner Gaggenau stove top
  • 2-drawer U-Line refrigerator
  • 2-drawer Sub Zero freezer



     Located at the base of the companionway steps to starboard, the large head with walk in shower. Also featured in this space:

  • Sea Land Vacu-flush head with custom carbon fibre lid
  • Carbon fibre single basin sink
  • Custom wood countertop
  • Drawer and cupboard storage
  • Utility closet in shower compartment
  • Over head lighting
  • Dorade ventilation
  • Opening deck hatch


     "The electrical system onboard is 120/240 volt. Electricity is provided by two (2) 50 amp shore power cords, or the 10kW Northern Light generator. There is a slider bar at the breaker panel to prevent paralleling of the generator to the shore power. 

     Service batteries are connected in parallel with a disconnect switch; charger is 50 amps. The batteries can also be charges by the engine alternators. There are two (2) sets of 24 volt start battery banks, connected in parallel with disconnect switches on the panel. Generator starter consists of a 12 volt battery bank." ~ 2015 Patton Marine Surveyors and Consultants, Inc.

  • Heart Interface battery monitors with selector switches for house, spare and spare, and house engine port and engine starboard and DC breaker panel
  • Eight start batteries, AGM sealed maintenance free ~ all new
  • Battery chargers ~ new
  • Battery switches ~ new
  • Northern Lights generator panel
  • Shore power cords
  • Atlantic Marine 10 gallon stainless steel hot water heater


     "Hydraulics contain two (2) 3 gallon per minute Vickers PTO’s off the main engines, which drive through control blocks for the steering and trim tabs. There is an upgraded Charlyn helm pump, rated at 2.1 turn’s lock-to-lock. The steering gear ram is Kobelt."  ~ 2015 Patton Marine Surveyors and Consultants, Inc.



      The polyethylene fresh water tank is located in the bilge inboard of the head and galley.

  • Polyethylene tank ~ 80 gallon  


     "There are three (3) fuel oil tanks; a center, port and starboard. The center tank can feed the port and starboard main engines together with the generator, capacity 165 gallons. The right main fuel oil tank services the starboard engine only, which has a capacity of 214 gallons, and the port fuel oil tank services the port main engine only, which has a capacity of 214 gallons. Additional port and starboard rubber aircraft style blatted tanks have been added with a total capacity of 900 gallons. At 40 kts the estimated range is approximately 350 nautical miles" ~ 2015 Patton Marine Surveyors and Consultants, Inc.

  • Starboard baffled aluminium tank ~ 214 gallon
  • Center baffled aluminium tank ~ 165 gallons
  • Port baffled aluminium tank ~ 214 gallon
  • Starboard spare bladder tank ~ 450 gallon
  • Port spare bladder tank ~ 450 gallon

     Black Water

     "The holding tank is a small, independent poly-plastic tank located in the forward bilge space centerline" 

  • Polyethylene holding tank ~ 30 gallons

Air Conditioning

     "The air conditioning consists of Marine Air compact chillers located in the aft port section of the engine room and small air handlers strategically placed onboard the yacht."  ~ 2015 Patton Marine Surveyors and Consultants, Inc.

  • Marine Air compact chiller units
  • 24,000 BTU

     Air Handlers:

  • Two on bridge
  • One in galley
  • One in master cabin

Safety Equipment
  • Adult Life Jackets
  • First aid kit
  • 1 throw able
  • Off shore Flair Kit (out of date)

     Audio Visual:

  • International running lights
  • Anchor light
  • Triple trumpet horn and whistle
  • Ships bell
  • Carlyle and Fitch manually controlled search light




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