Brilliant Boats 50-meter SportfishA Sportfish for the Superyacht Segment It takes a lot to get noticed in a segment as hotly contested as the sportfish market, but a new concept from Brilliant Boats is about to make the alphabetical brands stand up and take notice with the first sportfish yacht designed for the superyacht segment. At 50 meters, it’s no tournament boat. Rather, it’s a battlewagon of battleship proportion. If the size doesn’t scare fish out of the water, the cutting-edge style will have fish filleting themselves in fear. Based on a "minimax" concept, the BB50 weighs in at just under 500 gross tonnes, and measures 49.90 meters (163.7 feet) from stem to stern. The hull is based on a design developed for very fast sailing cats... a criteria that demands efficiency. The result is a very slippery hull-form with minimum resistance at cruising speeds in the high teens, while also developing significant amounts of dynamic lift when pushed a bit harder. The team of designers at Brilliant Boats estimates point speeds in the mid twenties with less than 5000 horsepower - a relatively modest powerplant given the size of the vessel. However, a more significant benefit to this low resistance design is a cruise regime which should keep fuel consumption very light for a vessel of this size and speed.