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Symbol Yachts was founded in 1982 by experienced boat builder, Jimmy Cheng in Taiwan, a country historically known for its renowned shipyards. Jimmy Cheng recognized the difference that expert craftsmanship and skilled workers make in the quality of the product and built Symbol Yachts on that premise, refusing to compromise with inferior labor or production shortcuts. 

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Symbol was the first production boat builder in Taiwan to build semi-displacement planing hulls, while all other Taiwan shipyards were building sailboats or trawlers. Symbol Yachts became known throughout the world for its success in building and exporting high quality semi-custom luxury motor yachts, classic, and pilothouse yachts that were also an excellent value.

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In 1998, Symbol entered a new era when noted American powerboat and superyacht designer Jack Sarin, naval architect, signed on with Symbol as exclusive designer. Prior to opening his own full-service marine design firm is 1980, Jack Sarin was the principle of commercial and merchant ship projects working with famed Edwin Monk, Sr. Jack Sarin’s work, ranging from luxury motor yachts to fishing vessels, patrol boats, fire/rescue, and other commercial or industrial boats in the Pacific Northwest helped establish the region as one of the world’s yacht design and construction centers. Sarin’s portfolio includes the first GRP (glass reinforced plastic) mega-yacht, 98ft “Golden Delicious” launched in 1988. Jack Sarin is renowned for designing and engineering superior, seaworthy hulls with loads of volume and aesthetically pleasing timeless lines. The Symbol ride (particularly of the 2005 70ft 68 Pilothouse) is characterized as flat, quiet, comfortable in all sorts of coastal wave conditions, as well as being easy to handle and maneuver.

Jack Sarin’s 2010 Symbol 55 Classic received high marks for its spacious volume and luxurious appointments such as the L-shaped leather lounge seating 10, a home-sized wine chiller, chest freezer, Bose surround-sound system, plentiful storage cabinetry, large galley with top brand appliances, and featured a Euro transom with dual access from the oversize swim platform to the enlarged cockpit. Designed for long passages as a comfortable offshore home away from home, with deeper keel, semi-displacement hull, and long water lines to provide the smooth, soft, and quiet ride that Symbol is known for. Access to the generous flybridge is from a teak ladder in the pilothouse or a ladder from the cockpit.

The flybridge features a fully equipped helm station and lounge seating for 9-10. The BBQ cabinet houses a refrigerator/freezer and icemaker for an ideal entertainment area. Aft of the BBQ is an area large enough to store a 13ft dinghy and hydraulic crane.

Three key features of Symbol Yachts hull make the boats sea kindly, stable, and very comfortable, that also greatly contribute to the vessel’s ease of handling. Displacement hull is the main feature. Heavy displacement boats do not get tossed around with breaking waves or confused seas making a much more comfortable and safer voyage. Another key feature is the long keel that helps the boat track, but more importantly, it gives the boat greater stability and sea-kindliness by adding displacement and bottom weight. The keel also protects the props and drive shaft in the event of accidental grounding. Thirdly, the vessel’s waterline length as a greater proportion of the overall hull length is ideal for a passage style boat for a more sea-kindly vessel, unlike planing hull powerboats, such as sportfishing yachts where wetted surface is designed to a minimum to attain performance speeds.

Symbol Yacht’s success in the yachting industry stems from its mission to ensure customer needs are met or exceeded, through innovative solutions developed in-house, and by extensively checking each yacht to meet international standards in the yacht industry, such as ISO 9001 and ABS requirements, in addition to Symbol’s standard of excellence.

All models were built to ensure quality and performance—including the Classic, Sundeck, Pilothouse, Trawler and Motoryacht series. Many of the Symbol models available in the preowned market today have unique features as semi-custom boats specified by the original owner or as refit, upgraded older models. Currently only nine Symbol Yachts are available in the US yacht brokerage market and they range from a 1986 Symbol Sun Deck 41ft trawler at under $50,000 to a Jack Sarin designed 2005 70ft Symbol 68 Pilothouse listed at about $1.1



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