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The Moorings Fleet Expands with Debut of All-New Moorings 50.5 Monohull

The Moorings is pleased to introduce the newest yacht in their bareboat sailing charter fleet — the innovative, state-of-the-art and spacious 5-cabin/5-head Moorings 50.5 monohull, which debuts at the Annapolis Sailboat Show, October 7-11, 2010.

Features & Accommodation
“Designed by Berret-Racoupeau and custom-built by Beneteau for The Moorings, the Moorings 50.5 is a superb sailing yacht derived from the functional, ergonomic design of Beneteau’s Oceanis 50 Family line,” said Lex Raas, CEO of The Moorings. “Outfitted with the latest advancements in marine technology, she’s equipped for outstanding performance and cruising comfort with a full suite of Raymarine navigational electronics, electric winches, and flat screen TV/DVD player. Better yet, the robust bow thruster makes docking a breeze. Combined with her generous sail plan and modern amenities, we’re confident the 50.5 establishes a new benchmark in the yacht charter industry.”

Dual helms ensure superior visibility under sail; the spacious cockpit with aft-led sail controls, furling genoa with electric genoa winches, and electric halyard winch for hosting the main, make sailing as easy as a 35-footer and fun. A sleek coachroof, long side windows, full bimini and dodger, and wholly-integrated mainsail arch with traveler not only enhance her aesthetic appeal, but also serve as a safety feature. Raas added, “The well-balanced nature of the sail area and electric systems for control provides a yacht that’s as maneuverable as a 35-footer, and easily be sailed by a crew of two.”

The fully air-conditioned 50.5 presents luxurious accommodation for up to 11 passengers, including 4 staterooms with en-suite electric head and forepeak cabin with head. The main living area offers a roomy U-shaped saloon, linear portside galley and approximately 6.5′ of headroom. Dining conveniences are a premium – upgraded double sinks, 3-burner gas stove, oven, microwave, voluminous front-loading refrigerator/freezer and charcoal BBQ. A generator, inverter, flat screen TV/DVD, radio/CD/MP3 player complement this yacht’s modern amenities. Supporting The Moorings sustainable efforts, the 50.5 is outfitted with LED lights, which consume 5-times less power than standard halogen lighting, increasing their lifespan and reducing battery charges.

Destinations
Globally, over 25 Moorings 50.5 yachts will be delivered to The Moorings Caribbean destinations in the British Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, and St. Martin, plus their newest base in Grenadawith charters commencing January 2011. Additionally, the 50.5 will be available June 2011 at The Moorings Greek bases in Athens, Kosand Lefkas.

For information about The Moorings charter vacations and fleet, visit www.moorings.comor call 1-800-535-7289. The Moorings 50.5 may be purchased in these destinations through The Moorings Yacht Ownership Program. Owners enjoy up to 12 weeks of use each year, access to yachts in over 30 destinations worldwide, guaranteed monthly revenue to cover their boat loan, no operating or insurance expenses, and professional maintenance included at no cost. Visit www.mooringsyachtownership.com.For Yacht Sales media inquiries contact slong@tuimarine.com.

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