Nordhavn 52 yacht tour: Little ship styling meets long-term living

Nick Burnham takes us on a guided tour of the Nordhavn 52, one of the most rugged and capable long-distance cruisers on the market

Highly sought-after as a liveaboard cruiser, the Nordhavn 52 has the offshore credentials to take you cruising around the world. As this particular example is laid up on land, Nick is able to take a proper look at her hull, stern gear and propellers before boarding the transom for a full walkaround tour of the interior.

Two cabins allow for up to five guests on board, while the Portuguese bridge includes a bunk for taking a nap on passage. The deep side-decks and well protected cockpit create a real little ship feel, while the excellently kitted out galley caps off an impressive layout for its size.


LOA: 16.56m (54’4”)
LWL: 14.71m (48’3”)
Beam: 4.9m (16’1’’)
Draft: 1.80m (5’11’’)
Displacement: 40.82mt (90,000lbs)
Main engine: John Deere 6068 AFM75  (920 hours)
Wing engine: Lugger L844D  (192 hours)
Generator 1: Northern Lights 12KW  (732 hours)
Generator 2: Northern Lights 7KW (1536 hours)
Fuel capacity: 6,586 Litres
Water capacity: 1,514 Litres
Holding tank: 454 Litres
Black tank: 454 Litres
Gray tank: 417 Litres
Max speed: 9.5 knots
Range: 3,000nm @ 7.5 knots
Asking price: £1,075,000 ex VAT
Lying: Swanwick, UK