Bering Yachts B50
The Bering Sea, that harsh and notoriously unforgiving stretch of ocean that separates North America from Asia, may very well have met its match in the ruggedly built, steel-hull B50 from Bering Yachts. The B50 was conceived as the ultimate midrange passagemaker and so is equipped with many useful weapons to help her wage war against the worst Poseidon can muster. The aforementioned steel hull provides uncompromised strength, durability, and fire-resistance and, according to the builder, imbues this boat with a low center of gravity that you’ll be thankful for when plowing through rough waters. Bering says that the B50 will boast the heaviest displacement in her class and, with a range of 3,000 NM, be fully transoceanic-capable. She will also be available with either single or twin diesel engines or one of several efficient diesel-electric ReGenNautic hybrid configurations.
But this hard-core cruiser is soft on the inside. Bering knows that even the most hale-and-hearty adventurer likes to pamper himself from time to time, and the company says it takes extra steps to ensure that each owner gets the boat he or she wants, with interiors and layouts tailored to meet their specific needs and desires. So even if you’re a modern-day Magellan, it’s nice to know that you’ll travel in comfort wherever the B50 may take you.
- Builder: Bering Yachts
- Boat Type: Trawler
- Base Price: $1,390,000
- LOA: 49'0"
- Draft: 5'0"
- Beam: 16'
- Standard Power: 2/225-hp Cummins QSB-5.9s
- Speed: 11 mph
This article originally appeared in the August 2011 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.