Designed to take you beyond your dreams
Greg Young of Young Yacht Design has once again designed a catamaran which pushes the boundaries of catamaran design and how we live aboard. The TAG50 is an evolution of the TAG 60 which provides one with a unique indoor/outdoor environment to enjoy all that life aboard has to offer.
TAG 50 is a perfect blend between sailing enjoyment, cruising comfort, performance and ease of ownership. The unique/innovative layout sets the standard and breaks into new territory altogether. Imagine …… a super yacht size master cabin, full beam cockpit/saloon living areas, 2 private, large guest en-suite cabins, massive galley, dedicated outboard sailing cockpits and much, much more. The TAG 50 really delivers. Built to high production standards, the TAG 50 is also affordable, however the bottom-line is the enjoyment of sailing and getting precise feedback and exhilaration at the helm. The TAG 50 is an exciting new addition for TAG yachts. 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.
APARTMENT STYLE LIVING
Lounging, dining, relaxing all in one
Instead of creating both an internal dining area and similar exterior dining area we have been able to create a single large area that combines these spaces and for greater use of space. The saloon can seat 10 people with ease as well as 8 for dining (great for when you have guests on-board).
The dining table is a special design that has 4 modes:
- Coffee table with cup tray built in to keep drinks safe when sailing
- 50% dining table for corner seating when raised to table height
- 100% full size dining table that can seat 8 people with real comfort and space
- Table can be lowered and set up as a large day bed with 2 fill in cushions. Ideal
for watching movies on the 42 flat screen or simply relaxing.
The headroom in the TAG 50 saloon is outstanding with 2.3m in many places, 2m is the minimum. What’s unusual is that normally cats have cabins that are wide and short fore and aft, the TAG 50 enclosed living area is very large and unusual for this size of catamaran.
The galley is much like its larger sister – the TAG 60. The central galley bench is 1m wide, which has created a lot of useable bench space. There is ample room for 4x fridge draws, proper rubbish bin and storage. Outboard is the stove bench and again this has significant bench space for a large electric cook top or gas cooktop, with a built in convention microwave oven and/or grill. Additionally there is a full set of large draws, pots and pans storage and a daily use food storage pantry. Above the stove is an extractor with food storage lockers each side.
Overall the galley is exceptional and you can really live on-board and create wonderful meals and circulate freely with the open plan design. Quite unusual on a cat this size and performance.
The navigation/office table is to port and has a large enough table top to accommodate normal size paper charts, laptops etc. and with lid storage, large storage locker under and an instrument unit large enough for a chart plotter and all necessary vessel gauges and communications. This is the nerve centre for running the on-board systems.
Master Cabin – Studio Style
The Master cabin is on the bridgedeck level and when living aboard on your own, you have your own studio apartment. It opens up via sliding doors allowing the air to flow through, when the window hatch above the main bed is open, acting as a windscoop area. The master cabin boasts a king size walk around bed, separate shower and toilet areas, ample storage and space. Its hard to think you are on a 50 ft yacht.
Unique systems are designed for ease of use and ultimately safety.
The retractable bowsprit reduces the size of the yacht when docking.
All furling lines are led aft to the cockpit which means no one has to go up onto the foredeck. The helmsman can therefore sail single handed if he likes. The trampolines are always a favourite place and with the dual mesh concept they are comfortable to both walk and lounge on. With the trampoline extending beyond the forestay this is the ideal dolphin viewing vantage point. There is no cross beam or bobstay to catch spray so you stay dry for longer.
The cockpits are designed for sailing pleasure and functionality for both the sailors and those onboard for the ride. The layout is functional designed for direct easy access to all controls and a great position to view the course ahead and the sails.
Once at anchor the transom areas behind the helm station fold back to provide a solid and stable swim ladder on the starboard side and a passerelle or dinghy loading platform on the port side.
The saloon and cockpit relationship is also unique where the walls/doors of the saloon slide away to completely open the inside to the outside. Without the corner posts is difficult to distinguish between indoors and outdoors. This adaptability accommodates for both hot and cold conditions.