The 51 Dolphin reinterprets the old-style lobster boat, a typical
American craft originally from New England.
It features two spacious sun-bathing platforms, one fixed to the
bow and a retractable one on the stern, which can comfortably hold
up to six people lying down. A loveseat under the deckhouse, behind
which is a practical fold-out table with three seats and a barbecue,
make the aft deck well-equipped for dining outside.
The refined design maximises space to offer in a 51-foot boat,
a livability typical of much larger vessels. The double captain’s
chair offers a lifting system, which is especially useful when manoeuvring
The dinette closure makes the boat comfortable and adaptable to
any climate. A single pane of curved glass gives great visibility
from within the dinette. The doorway to the living room has a sliding
door opening system and transforms the boat into one big open space.
A leather couch, which can comfortably seat six people, contrasts
with the dark teak of the parquet and the extendable table; a plasma
television is hidden in a console in front of the couch.
The 51 Dolphin welcomes its guests for the night in two large
double cabins. There is a separate cabin available for the crewman.
The master cabin has a teak parquet floor and walls, cupboards and
shelves in addition to a chest of drawers located under the double
bed and two closets. Bathroom facilities are accessible from the
cabin and include a shower with a seat, teak furnishings and oak
The guest cabin offers two parallel beds, teak parquet floor and
panelling, a closest and a cupboard. The bathroom is accessible
from the cabin or hallway has a shower, oak panelling and teak furnishings.
The sailor’s cabin can be accessed from the couch on the well-deck.
A four-horse tender can be stowed in the stern already inflated
and ready for use.
The 51 Dolphin is powered by two MAN 800s with a maximum speed
of 33.5 knots and a cruising speed of 30 knots.
Enquiries: Azure Yachts.
Seaworld Dve, Main Beach, Qld.
Tel: (07) 5538 7658.