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Northern Lights Installed Aboard Jimmy Buffett’s Surfari 44

Northern Lights is proud to be the generator set of choice for the brand new Surfari 44, built for musician Jimmy Buffett.

Currently under construction, Surfari 44 is being built by Pacific Seacraft, from a design by Friendship Yacht Company. The performance motor sailer is powered by a 9kW Northern Lights M773LW3 generator set. To enhance on-board comfort, the set was installed with a Northern Lights sound enclosure and compound mounts, making noise vibration virtually non-existent.

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Surfari 44 was designed with Buffett’s lifestyle in mind – featuring a compact length and adapted short-handed handling – perfect for simplifying life onboard. “This is a high-performance auxiliary powered sailing yacht,” said Naval Architect Ted Fontaine, on his design of Surfari 44. “It goes places. And once it is where it needs to be, it becomes a luxury indoor/outdoor living platform that allows its user to enjoy the destination as much as the journey.”

Surfari 44 is a single level infused composite sail yacht, with an LOA of 48 feet (15 meters). It features a hydraulically operated drop down transom, twin composite blade runners and a teak cockpit sole. The sail sits on a carbon mast and boom.

Designed to be highly responsive and fast under power, Surfari 44’s lifting keel allows access to shallow water. The boat has excellent sun protection, great access to the water and a cockpit designed for comfortable dock side living.


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