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Designed by Victoria naval architect Gregory C. Marshall, the Kanter 50 is intended to appeal to experienced owners who are looking for comfortable accommodations in a serious offshore yacht that can still be managed by only one couple. The hull is a displacement form with fine entry forward and 12 degree dead rise aft. Good flare forward and a low center of gravity will make this vessel exceptionally comfortable and dry on long passages, and soft, stable and fast for those times when you would rather avoid the weather. The hull form has been carefully designed to virtually eliminate the uncomfortable ‘hump zone’ that plaques so many vessels of this size. The keel extends below the running gear to make those inevitable ‘bumps’ less costly, and to give the vessel exceptional directional stability. 

Steering on the vessel comes standard with hydraulic controls and the rudder is fully balanced. Lines of sight from both helm stations have been optimized. Sound and vibration have been carefully addressed not only for the obvious reasons, but for the subtle reasons as well. Long term noise and vibration are a major cause of fatigue on long passages. The engine room has double the insulation of most vessels in this class and every moving pump or motor has been soft mounted. 

All external deck drains are run inside the vessel to the boot stripe to eliminate messy streaks on the hull. All piping throughout is colour coded with a proper identification plague in the engine room. Even engine room air has been carefully plumbed throughout to eliminate ‘hot spots.’ 

Anchor handling is facilitated through two sets of rollers on the foredeck. This simple mechanism makes the anchor self-launching and eases load on windlass. When retrieving the anchor, the chain is stored in a cylinder in the forepeak to prevent the chain from tumbling. On the foredeck both salt and fresh water washdowns are provided. Throughout all the weather decks, the mooring hardware is stainless steel 316 and all cavels are released into the bulwarks to prevent skinning the shins. Standard power for the 50 is a single 325 Hp commercial related diesel, which will provide a top speed of 10 knots and an honest cruising speed of 8.5 knots. Layout on the ‘50’ is simple and well thought out. The standard plan is for two large staterooms however, an alternate plan for three staterooms is available. The pilothouse on this ‘50’ will most likely end up to be the central gathering place while under way. The helm station is generous with superb visibility and ample chart space. There is plenty of room for a large helm seat and sofa, and the raised dinette aft provides plenty of room for an additional 4 people. Visibility aft is excellent and unobstructed through the main salon to the transom. There are also large sliding weather doors both port and starboard which provide safe access to the Portuguese bridge. 

The gallery contains all the amenities required to satisfy a gourmet chef. On the starboard side is a convenient dinette for two for breakfast or an intimate dinner. The salon is spacious with windows at the proper height for good visibility when seated. Throughout the accommodations selective halogen lighting is dimmer controlled to adjust to every mood. We at Kanter Marine have highly skilled joiner crew capable of executing the most elaborate interior.


Length Overall:  52’2”

Length (hull):  51’8”

Waterline length (half load):  49’1”

Beam (overall):  16’6”

Beam (hull):  16’0”

Waterline beam (half load):  15’9”

Draft (fully loaded):  6’10”

Freeboard aft (half load):  6’3”

Freeboard forward (half load):  9’9”

Displacement (fully loaded):  117,050lbs

Displacement (half load):  104,475lbs

Displacement (light ship):  91,075lbs

Fuel capacity:  1950 US gals

Fresh Water capacity:  400 US gals

Grey Water capacity:  190 US gals

Black Water Capacity:  190 US gals

Headroom (main saloon):  6’10”

Headroom(pilothouse, galley):  6'7"

Headroom (master stateroom):  6’7”

Headroom (guest stateroom):  6’5”