CARY ALI | Friendship 36 | 36ft
Absolute unrivaled quality is synonymous with the Friendship Yacht Company. Incorporating the elements from his large custom superyachts, designer Ted Fontaine has created the Friendship 36, a luxury daysailer whose concept has been imitated by many, but by no means equaled.
Uniquely customized and exquisitely appointed, CARY ALI utilizes proven push-button sailing systems to control raising, lowering, furling and sheeting of the sails; all can be controlled by one person.
The size of the cockpit is envied even by much larger boats, and creates the perfect venue for a family who wants an intimate day sail or a cocktail cruise with guests. Similar in concept to a picnic boat, CARY ALI brings a new sense of ease to a day on the water with unmatched elegance and style.
Custom designed by Ted Fontaine and expertly crafted by the artisans at Rockport Marine, CARY ALI is a one-off cold molded wood / epoxy-built yacht. She embodies all the aesthetic and technologies inherent in all the Friendship Yachts. She was a custom design project commissioned by a Friendship 40 owner who loved his 40 but needed just 30” of draft to moor the boat at his dock in front of his Long Island waterfront home. Rockport Marine was chosen as the builder because of their reputation for exquisite work with cold-molded wooden yachts.
With over 25,000 man-hours invested in her build, CARY ALI was completed in late fall, 2013. She was built with nothing but the best-of-the-best equipment and electronics including carbon mast, boom and rigging. There are now many ‘daysailers’ on the water, yet CARY ALI stands out as a strikingly unique and luxurious yacht.
CARY ALI’s elegantly crafted interior boasts satin-varnished raised-panel teak joinery, tongue and groove painted hull ceilings, and bulkheads finished with a semi-gloss varnish finish. Port and starboard settees, a fully-outfitted custom mini galley and a queen-sized berth complete the interior. She maintains an impressive spaciousness for a boat of her size. With an abundance of storage, custom dish locker and functional galley, CARY ALI is the perfect venue for sunset cocktails or long weekend excursions.