Nordhavn unveil new 52 Coastal Pilot

Boat marks one of US company's first forays into semi-displacement cruising at this size

Nordhavn are looking to take on the likes of Fleming and Grand Banks by bringing out a new semi-displacement 52-footer capable of 15 knots.

The 52 Coastal Pilot will be fitted with twin 480hp Cummins diesels, offering cruising speeds of between 8 and 15 knots, and a range of over 1,000 miles.

This is one of Nordhavn’s first forays into semi-displacement cruising at this size, and pits the boat against the Fleming 55 and Grand Banks 52 Heritage EU.

Nordhavn say the boat is set up for a cruising couple, with a big forward owner’s suite down a few steps from the main deck, with acres of floorspace before the island double.

The guest accommodation is located below decks, arranged with twin berths, and served by a heads and shower compartment on the main deck.

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The 52 Coastal Pilot differs from traditional Nordhavn designs in that it doesn’t have a separate wheelhouse, instead featuring a single-level cockpit, saloon, galley and lower helm.

The flyrbridge helm is positioned centrally, with seating wrapping around the port and starboard edges of the upper deck. There is space for a tender aft.

The full-height engineroom should be petty spacious even with the twin QSB 5.9-litre engines. Larger options are available to extend that 15-knot top speed.

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