THE 15.7M MATERA 50 is designed for high-performance coastal/blue water cruising.

Configured with three or four double cabins, with en suite options as required, the design offers a practical, modern interior interpretation where bi-fold doors open up the galley and saloon to the cockpit for alfresco dining.

The galley provides ample space for appliances and storage to port and starboard, and in keeping with the modern, light and clean feel, the interior will be painted, but show areas of clear carbon and light timbers. The sole will be in a synthetic timber for easy maintenance and good looks.

At anchor, with the tender launched, the cockpit aft beam folds down, further enhancing this living area. Blinds can enclose the cockpit, offering shelter or privacy when desired.

The forward cockpit concept offers the helmsman full visibility and control. Included here are all sail controls, instruments, auto-helm etc., enabling confident single-handed sailing and leaving the aft cockpit uncluttered for entertaining.

With performance a priority, the design specifies vacuumed or infused carbonfoam composite construction. Vertical carbon dagger-boards enhance upwind and downwind performance with carbon spars and a stacker boom completing the performance package. A sports rig option is offered for lighter air sailing.


Hull lines are standard with half-round midship sections becoming flatter aft to reduce pitching. A relatively full forward DWL also reduces pitching and provides reserve buoyancy while the wave-piercing bows maintain a sharp entry.

The Matera 50 shows a relatively low wing deck, giving a modern profile whilst providing spacious forward berths with large hull windows letting in plenty of light to the cabins. A small step-up aft of the forward cockpit also offers a generous increase in wing-deck clearance.

Auxiliary twin 40hp diesel sail-drives combined with extensive solar panels mounted on the cabin top provide necessary power generation.