This vessel has a range of unique features that set the TAG 50 apart, yet the overall foundation for this design is based on a very pleasing, timeless aesthetic approach that will not date when compared to more radical designs. The cabin is relatively narrow with long lines. This is a beautiful looking vessel.
Underlining the excellent and exciting appearance, the sailing layout defies convention, yet works so incredibly well. Here are some of the vessels main concept ideas:
Open Plan living – indoor and outdoor become one
Progressing forward from other recent designs by Greg Young, the TAG 50 takes the open plan living concept into new territory. The main saloon has sliding doors that slide away (hidden) and fully open up the main living areas to the outside areas. The solution is extremely simple and opens up the living areas to offer perfect 270deg views and massive air circulation.
Designed for sailing pleasure.
The TAG brand of yachts are designed for excellent sailing qualities to satisfy the enthusiast and then also to provide the best possible living environment to enjoy life on the water where ever you are. The twin sailing cockpits are the perfect place to enjoy sailing. The wheels are located aft and outboard with a perfect view of the rig and waves, not to mention ideal for reversing the vessel into a tight mooring or coming alongside. The main goal of the cockpit is sailing and here we have the sheet winches directly available from the helm position. What makes this layout so appealing is the outboard settee where everyone can sit and enjoy the sailing rather than stuck behind the main cabin and separated from the sailing action.
It has also been designed to sail very well in light air conditions where most yacht will be motoring. The TAG50 will sail faster than the true wind speed from 5 knots of breeze up. The upwind performance rivals that of performance monohulls. This makes for a yacht that can be enjoyed in warm pleasant conditions for both those who are sailing enthusiasts and those along for the ride.
Apartment style living
Moving inside probably the most interesting area is the owner’s area of the vessel. Moving forward from the saloon, the bridge deck level master cabin is complete with a walk around/king size bed (1.8m wide), shower and bathroom. The concept is akin to a studio apartment and while it can be closed for full privacy, leaving it open allows views forward and most important is the massive opening forward window/hatch, which allows large volumes of air to pass through the vessel.
In addition each hull has its own private en-suite cabin, which is normally considered an owners stateroom on most other vessels. In total 3 x owners cabins…
Numerous details within the vessel construction such as built in anchor system within the bowsprit. No forward beam. High aspect daggerboards. Lifting rudder system. Large steering wheels and direct connection for maximum feedback/feel. Large engine room. Unique dining/coffee table/day bed. Large screen TV. Large navigation/office location. Bow crew cabin option. Carbon wing mast option and large sail area. Unique folding swim-ladder and passerelle for stern to mooring. These features are really well done and offer a new take on practical usage. Lets also not forget the Greg Young signature saloon arrangement where indoor and outdoor living spaces blend into one allowing one the option via sliding doors and sash windows, of having an open arrangement for warm conditions and then a variety of options to enclose the saloon at night or in cooler, breezy or wet conditions.