The 58 Expedition Motor Sailor from Ted Hood Yacht Design
For over 50 years, the name Ted Hood has been synonymous with beautifully crafted yachts for even the most discerning yachtsmen. The newly re-designed Ted Hood Expedition 50 Motor Sailor is no exception-she is designed for ocean cruising, as evident from prismatic hull and impressive freeboard. The 50 Expedition exudes power, comfort and safety with an emphasis on performance and ease of use, traits that Ted Hood has built his legacy on.
The 58 Expedition’s hull and deck are molded by hand-laid fiberglass with Vinylester resin and core. Solid fiberglass is implemented in thru-hulls, centerline, shear and equipment locations. A rigorous construction and design plan meets Bureau Veritas Standards, and all systems are installed in accordance with Lloyd’s and ABYC standards. The Scheel keel (18,000 lbs.) guarantees stability while only drawing 6.4 feet (option for deeper draft 7.5’ keel also available). A centerboard is also available for added performance when getting to windward.
Coming aboard can be done from either port or starboard boarding ladders in addition to the convenient step aboard swim platform with centerline steps leading up to the aft deck and forward to port and starboard helm stations, cockpit and pilothouse. The aft deck and large flush foredeck have ample room for sunning and relaxing underway or utilized for dinghy storage and toys. The cockpit is spacious, with room to seat eight to ten for enjoying meals while at anchor, and plenty of room for family and friends underway. With only one step to get across the cockpit, moving from port to starboard is easy and comfortable. All sailing and navigation controls are within reach of the starboard helm station. The electric mainsail Stow-Away, electric headsail furling and electric Harken winches for trimming are all easily accessed by the helmsman. In addition, full instrumentation with chart plotter and radar are all available topside on deck, in the pilothouse and at the below decks navigation station. A custom solid teak folding leaf table with a beautifully varnished finish features a hinged top for access to storage located inside. Two handrails run along the top sides of the tabletop, providing added security as one moves below and keeps things in place on the table while underway. During inclimate weather, all pilothouse windows are equipped with wipers to ensure clear visibility.
Moving below decks from the pilothouse, you transition from a design focused on function and ship handling to an exceptionally finished interior found only on luxury yachts. As with all on board accommodations, the main saloon (including cabinets and trim) is outfitted in satin finish American Cherry wood. All cabin soles are matte-finished teak and holly, with removable panels to access systems, tanks and equipment. Overheads are premium marine-quality vinyl with removable panels where needed. Deck hatches are equipped with OceanAir sky/screen/shades. All drawers are mounted on Hafele roller bearing slides, and are secured with push button lock and latch kits. An air conditioning system comprised of reverse cycle self-contained units creates a comfortable atmosphere throughout, with additional optional unit for engine room available.
Descending the steps into the main salon, you are greeted by two L-shaped settees to port and starboard (outfitted in owner’s choice Ultraleather). The port settee surrounds a beautifully varnished solid teak dining table with additional bench seating, creating a beautiful dining and entertaining area for up to eight guests. Ample storage lockers are available above and below the settee, with recessed and fiddled bookshelves behind the settee. The aft end of the port settee doubles as seating for the navigation center, which provides easy access to the electrical panels and below decks navigation systems. Just aft of the navigation center is a separate washer and dryer units with a storage locker above.
The starboard settee offers comfortable lounge seating for three or four guests with a convenient cocktail or additional dining table. Storage is also available above and below the settee. Six large portholes (three to each side, port and starboard above the dining area and settee, at eye level when seated) provide views of the surroundings and contribute to the open feeling. Flexible strip lighting mounted behind the valences compliment natural light and provide a cozy atmosphere after sunset.
A well appointed galley adjoins the salon aft and to starboard, accessed through one short step down. The galley features satin finished American cherry panels, corner posts, trim, drawers and cabinet fronts. Counter tops can be finished to owner’s taste in granite or Corian with inlay. The countertops feature upward radius edges at fascia and fiddles. An opening port provides natural light and ventilation. Just below the opening port, you will find a Scandvik stainless steel double sink with over/under storage. Three drawers and a trash compactor are located beneath the counter. Aft of the sink is a four burner gimbaled stove with oven and broiler capable of producing plenty of meals for a hungry crew. Just above the stove is a full sized microwave oven with built in cabinets just aft. Generous counter space provides plenty of work room for meal prep. A large storage area in the forward outboard corner of the galley provides plenty of storage for cookware, supplies and utensils. Forward of the sink is a large reach in custom refrigerator with access from top and front openings. Underneath cockpit stairway there is a large freezer unit with stainless steel shelving and ample storage.
Just aft of the galley to starboard and aft of the navigation/chart station to port are identical guest staterooms. Each stateroom provides comfortable accommodations with twin beds. Hanging lockers are located at the foot of each bed, and additional storage is available above and below each bunk. Both staterooms boast private heads with plenty of storage, separate shower stalls with sink, quiet Tekmar electric toilets, porcelain sinks, above sink vanity mirror, opening port for ventilation and owner’s choice of granite or Corian inlay countertops.
The engine room can be accessed from the port or starboard guest shower stalls. The engine room has full head room for easy maneuvering and maintenance. Additionally, there are two on deck hatches with ladders to access the engine room for added safety. The Expedition 58 is powered by a unique system, employing IO design twin engines that come up under sail, so that there is no fouling, and they are serviceable from both the swim platform and below decks in engine room. This full head room engine room also holds the generator, air conditioner, additional systems and a good sized work bench.
The forepeak boasts the spacious and comfortable owner’s stateroom. Entering from midship, the owner’s stateroom boasts a king sized berth with generous storage available under bed and in overhead lockers to port and starboard. Two comfortable seats are located to port and starboard, and make for a comfortable dressing seat with additional storage below. Just above the seating are two hanging lockers. Aft of the starboard seat to port is the private quiet Tekmar electronic head with porcelain sink, vanity mirror, opening port for ventilation and countertops in owner’s choice of granite or Corian inlay. Generous storage is available below the sink unit and above the toilet. Aft of the starboard seat is a separate shower stall complete with porcelain sink and opening port.
The 58 Expedition is a yacht that is truly designed and constructed to explore the coasts and oceans in comfort and safety, without being burdened by frequent returns to marinas for provisions or supplies. She has the speed of a racing boat, and can get you into port quickly and comfortably under power when needed. The 58 Expedition is a self-sustaining home on the water that can independently cruise for months at a time, while also having the ability to operate as a handsome platform for entertaining friends and family. Comfort, performance and style all come together to make the 58 Expedition a truly unique design that will turn heads in any marina.