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Nordhavn’s largest coastal cruiser

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.

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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.

This article originally appeared in the September 2012 issue.

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