Pacific Asian Enterprises this summer expects to begin the construction of its first semidisplacement cruiser over 35 feet — the Nordhavn 52 Coastal Pilot. “This is a completely new boat from the keel up and it’s a completely different animal than our existing full-displacement 52,” PAE vice president Jim Leishman says.
Nordhavn aims to give owners of the 52 CP the ability to cruise at higher speeds in addition to displacement motoring. “It’ll be a serious coastal cruising boat. You wouldn’t want to take on a passage of 1,000 miles or across the Atlantic, but if you want to run from Maine to Alaska this boat will be more than capable.”
With twin 480-hp diesels, the 52 CP will get an estimated 0.6 nautical miles per gallon at a 12-knot cruise. At a displacement speed of 8 knots, the yacht will be capable of traveling about 1 nmpg with a range of about 1,000 nautical miles. Top speed should be about 18 knots.
The interior layout includes a master stateroom with an en-suite head and a guest cabin with a head that does double duty as a day head. There is also a utility room forward of the saloon. The pilothouse is open to the saloon, a nod to the yacht’s mission as a coastal cruising boat.
A 52 CP with Cummins QSB 5.9-liter 480-hp diesels and equipment such as a bow thruster, tender crane, generator and air conditioning should be about $1 million, Leishman says. www.nordhavn.com
This article originally appeared in the September 2012 issue.
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