Duffield 58 Prepares for Debut in California

Doug Zurn designed the Duffield 58, which will debut at California’s Newport In-Water Boat Show.

The Duffield 58 will make her debut at the Newport In-Water Boat Show this year.Courtesy Zurn Yacht Design

The Duffield 58, a Doug Zurn Design, is scheduled to make her debut April 27-30 at the Newport In-Water Boat Show in California.

Zurn, who is based in Massachusetts, designed the Duffield 58 on request from Marshall “Duffy” Duffield, owner of the Duffy Electric Boat Co. Together, they wanted to improve on the traditional, West Coast-style oceangoing trawler.

“I wanted a traditional-looking boat that was proportionally correct and would still perform well while using much less fuel,” Duffield stated in a press release. “Doug’s designs looked right to me, and he emphasizes using modern, advanced composite materials for fast, comfortable cruising and fuel savings.”

Electric propulsion proved cost-prohibitive for the yacht, which instead has a single engine that transmits power through a Seatorque Control Boss Enclosed Shaft System. A Seakeeper stabilizer is standard, and Humphree interceptors help to maintain stability underway.

360 degree views: The main-deck salon and galley are open plan with LED lighting.