With the success of the N47, some buyers were looking for a slightly bigger hull but without the extra beam or massive cost of the N55. The N52 adds a few feet to the rear cockpit of an N47 and a whisker more behind the pilot-house too.
A beautiful and superbly proportioned motor yacht, many aspiring N47 owners often like to trade up to achieve longer length and greater space with the N52. The picture featured of “Dirona” was the first N52 off the line and in the author’s opinion looks a superb little ship.
The Nordhavn 47 is known as being a very large 47-foot boat and now P.A.E.’s designers have actually made it bigger by extending it by five feet. The Nordhavn 52, a slight evolution of its smaller sister, is quickly gaining popularity amongst buyers who love the interior space and offshore capability of the 47 but are looking for an updated look to their boat.
The new N52 differs itself from the 47 with three central design modifications – each of which combines to make a sleeker and slightly more efficient boat. The most significant of these changes is a cockpit extension, which opens up the rear of the boat as well as elongates the yacht’s lines.