INNOVATIVE OPEN DAY YACHT • SPLASHING JANUARY 2022
Built precisely for the members of Barton & Gray Mariners Club, the Daychaser 48’ is the culmination of hundreds of thousands of hours of R&D. (yes, luxuriating at sea is research at B&G)
PROJECT TEAM
OVERVIEW
After 15 years of service, tens of thousands of outings, and a demand for a larger more open vessel, B&G has designed the B&G Daychaser 48’. Unmatched anywhere in world, every ounce of this yacht is purposefully designed for Member activity and comfort.
The B&G Daychaser 48' employs many of the features our members love aboard the current fleet, with the addition of some refinements and all new elements. Additionally, the yacht is built to perform, with state-of-art, commercial-grade systems and technologies. A true lion in lamb's clothing.
PROJECT TEAM
NAVAL ARCHITECTURE ZURN YACHT DESIGN
FABRICATION BY BOSTON BOATWORKS
COMPOSITE TOOLING BY SYMMETRIX
VISION BY BARTON & GRAY
The Yacht itself is magnificent. Just under fifty feet long and fifteen feet wide, Daychaser is just small enough, and just big enough. With ample space for socializing in four separate zones - the Bow Lounge for sunning and being seen, the Pilothouse Bar for beverage and cuisine, the Aft Deck's chaise lounges for putting your feet up, and the Beach Club on the stern for water-sports and beach access. Belowdecks you will find a roomy head with a full shower, a navigation desk, storage, and a daybed for the occasional nap. We have built a Galley right up in the pilothouse that is easy to access and built for entertaining. At the Helm, the captain has complete control with all the leading technology and our custom-built Joystick control system. Both Captain and First Mate have an elevated position for visibility of both passengers and seascape.
SPECIFICATIONS
Length:48'
Beam:14' 11"
Draft:2' 6"
Engines:Twin Cummins 550HP Diesels
Propulsion:Sub-Aquatic Laser Impulse
Actual Propulsion:Hamilton Jet Drive
Top Speed:35 Knots
While we are very experienced yacht operators, we are not yacht builders, so we turned to the best in the business to design, fabricate, and deliver this stunning, one-of-a-kind vessel. For the design, and much of the conceptual elements, we work with Zurn Yacht Design in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Doug Zurn and his team have been designing legendary yachts for decades, from bespoke custom yachts for discerning clientele, to award-winning production yachts seen throughout the seas. One of the core elements of the experience aboard our yachts is comfort and safety, and that starts at the hull. We collaborated with Symmetrix Composite Tooling to craft our plugs and structural molds. Symmetrix works in not only the Marine industry, but also Aerospace, Energy, and high performance automotive. Daychaser's hull is built alongside America's Cup sailboats and SpaceX Rockets. And finally, the yachts are built by Boston Boatworks, just up the road from the USS Constitution in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Boston Boatworks is a formidable builder of tried and true yachts, from precious sailboats, to commercial ferries, which is exactly what we require. With a true understanding of naval architecture, structural engineering, and a passion for boat building, BBW shares B&G's love of the sea.
All of Daychaser's elegance sits above the highly engineered powertrain, safety equipment, and mechanicals in the engine room. B&G operates pleasure boats like no one else, requiring execution from the yachts not found aboard consumer boats. For the past 15+ years, we have uncovered the shortcomings of recreational equipment, and made the necessary modifications to keep our yachts running at peak performance. We have taken this knowledge, improved upon it and developed a yacht that is unrivaled in reliability. Commercial-grade Cummins diesels propel the vessel, alongside a generator and electrical system suited for military use. As for safety, our highest-standard USCG Certification provides robust fire-fighting, weather-avoidance, drainage, and monitoring systems. Couple this with our dedicated team of technicians, electricians, engineers and artisans constantly improving our maintenance and construction processes, and you have one mean machine.
The B&G Daychaser 48' will debut in early 2022, with the first few making their way to and from many of the harbors Barton & Gray Mariners Club operates. No need to keep an eye out, you'll see her.
You can follow the design and production of Daychaser here