Gulfstar made this sailing vessel for comfort, style, and long-range cruising. The large center cockpit design gives the captain an advantageous view and allows for a large aft cabin below deck. The 50 center cockpit is the best Gulfstar design, with 172 hulls produced from 1975-1980. Gulfstar focused on making a high-end product, which is clearly evident in this boat. Wide walk around to safely use in all weather. Varnished teak above deck gives the boat a classy classic look. There is wide varnished teak covering boards surrounding the center cockpit. All windows were replaced 5 years ago...