Cannes 2015 is the debut stage for the new Queens 50 Hard Top, a 50 feeter available in three- and four-cabin layout
The Italian shipyard, based in Rosignano (Livorno – Leghorn), gets ready for the 2015 season with an express cruiser that wants to enter the high part of the market. The 15 meters of the Queens 50 Hard Top can be fitted with two different layouts, differing not only for the number of cabins but also the position of the galley and the dinette. One of the hardest choices when deciding the interior setup is where to place the galley: if it’s belowdecks it can normally be larger and there’s more room left on the salon level, but the smoke from the stove can whelm the interiors. When on the main deck it has to merge properly with the surrounding furniture and sometimes the space is little, but there’s advantages in terms of smells evacuation and sociality on board. On the Queen 50 the choice is on the owner: if you go for the lower galley, you get a large living in the salon, with a C-shaped couch, a cabinet, and a dinette to the fore right by the companionway leading to the kitchen. The other layout features a galley in the back of the salon, in the middle between the cockpit and the indoor dinette.
In both cases, the position of the three cabins remains the same: owner’s suite amidships, full beam and with diagonal bed; guest cabin just afore with two separate beds, and VIP room to the bow with double bed that can be split and direct access to the second head, shared with the third cabin.
The fourth room, if there, faces the third one and automatically moves the galley on the upper deck.
The ambience is very elegant, thanks to the use of wood also for the bulkheads between the rooms, then glasses, mirrors, and a well-designed lighting.
The comfort continues outdoor, where the C-shaped dinette can become a large sunpad.
Queens 50 in numbers
|Length overall||15.30 mt (50 ft 2 in)|
|Length Hull||13.95 mt (45 ft 9 in)|
|Max beam||4.40 mt (14 ft 5 in)|
|Draught||1.30 mt (4 ft 3 in)|
|Half-load displacement||17500 Kg|
|Fuel tank||1400 lt (370 US gal)|
|Fresh water||430 lt (113 US gal)|
|Engines||2×435 HP Volvo Penta, IPS 600|
|or||2×575 HP, shaft drives|
|Design: TDF Milano|