The M52 is born from the incredible success of her smaller sister-ships, the M36 and the M42 . Retaining all of the great ease of handling features and classic beauty of the M36 and M42, the new M52 provides a spacious interior layout with two sleeping cabins, each with its' own separate head, luxurious accommodations below and an even larger cockpit with more generous seating. Morris Yachts and the legendary design firm Sparkman and Stephens have once again teamed up to produce a yacht of lasting beauty - a yacht that will grace any harbor and provide her owner with pride of ownership for many years.
Sail handling has been thoroughly engineered for simplicity, reliability, and ease of use. A Hall Spars carbon fiber mast, Leisurefurl in-boom furling system, Navtec hydraulic system for the vang and backstay and hydraulic primary and main halyard winches are standard equipment. Her generous fractional rig with self-tacking jib makes for a powerful yet remarkably easy to control sail plan. As perfected on the smaller M-Series boats all sheets and control lines are led below deck to rope clutches and hydraulic winches located in the cockpit within easy reach of the helmsperson. The only lines above deck are for the asymmetrical cruising spinnaker that is trimmed from self-tailing manual winches outboard of the helm. All of these features allow for comfortable and convenient access to all sail controls for the skipper with lots of cockpit room for family and guests. Forward of the control pods are spacious port and starboard cockpit seats with Sunbrella-covered closed cell foam cushions. The seats are nearly seven feet in length and comfortably suitable for seating six adults or taking a nap. Hatches on all three cockpit seats allow access to below-decks storage. A standard gloss-varnished teak drop leaf table with integrated cooler is permanently fixed to the cockpit sole.
A high performance bulbed keel of moderate draft together with a high aspect ratio carbon/epoxy spade rudder are designed and built for speed, stability, and precise control. Exterior styling is traditional with gelcoat deckhouse and gloss varnished teak joinery including toe rail, eyebrow trim, dorade boxes, coaming cap, companionway hatch and cabin top handrails. Optionally the house and cockpit can be trimmed in varnished teak cladding. The deck has a contrasting color non-skid finish and the cockpit sole is laid teak decking. Teak decking can also be added on the main deck for the ultimate in classic looks. Auxiliary propulsion comes from a Yanmar 54hp Saildrive diesel engine with a three blade Flex-O-Fold folding propeller. A VHF radio, GPS with 8" color display, sailing instruments with three separate displays for wind, depth and speed readings are located in the cockpit and a multi-function repeater is mounted at the Nav station. A complete owner's manual is included. The M52 is CE approved for Class B or C depending on optional equipment selected.
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Hull Shape: Monohull
Beam: 13 ft 6 in
LWL: 37 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 10 in
Displacement: 27520 lbs
Ballast: 10500 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 70 ft 0 in
Dry Weight: 27520 lbs
Engine Option 1: 1x Volvo Volvo 54 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (100 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (60 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (40 Gallons)
A comfortable, spacious interior with full standing headroom is finished in classic Herreshoff style with antique white bulkheads, gloss varnished solid cherry joinery, satin varnished teak and holly cabin sole and traditional wood sheathing over head painted white to match the bulkheads. The owner's stateroom forward features a queen size center line berth, wide contoured seats port and starboard, a full height hanging locker, and dresser unit with tow drawers and a drip front in the lower portion and a storage locker above. Two large full width drawers are built-in under the berth. Two overhead hatched provide excellent ventilation. The stateroom includes its own private head compartment and attached fully enclosed shower stall. The shower enclosure has a molded fiberglass pan with integral sump and drain system. In addition, the shower also includes a built in teak slat seat, wet locker and wall mount shower mixer with temperature controlled valve. The head included a Vacuflush toilet, varnished cherry countertop with a polished SS over sink, hot and cold pressurized water, and overhead hatch for ventilation. IN the main salon, the starboard U-shaped dinette with its lavishly sculpted cushions invites you to comfortably lounge or dine with your guests. The cherry drop-leaf table incorporates liquor and silverware storage. A modern butterfly style hatch above the dining table and eight large fixed portlights provide great natural lighting and ventilation. Opposite the dinette the port settee provides comfortable seating for two. The aft end of the settee serves as the seat for the aft facing Navigation desk. The Nav desk has built-in chart storage and raised instrument console above. Outboard of the Nav desk, the electrical panel and all monitoring devices and gauges are organized in one convenient location. At the forward end of the main salon on the port side you will find a large storage cabinet with varnished cherry countertop and storage cupboard above. Ample bookshelf space in built in above both the port settee and dinette areas centered between the storage lockers. The aft cabin features a double quarter berth to port with full height hanging locker and dresser forward of the berth. The dresser is built with two drawers and a locker door below the countertop and single storage locker above. An overhead hatch provides ventilation. The aft head is complete with manually operated toilet, varnished cherry countertop with SS sink, hot and cold pressurized water, wall mount shower, molded fiberglass floor pan with shower sump, large outboard storage locker and an overhead hatch for ventilation.
The galley is complete with a three-burner gimbaled porpane stove, DC refrigeration, Corian countertops, polished SS sink and hot and cold pressure water. A large tilt-out trash bin is mounted through the inboard face of the galley at the forward end. A pair of double locker doors access the area below the sink. A stack of four drawers are conveniently located between the sink and stove. The top drawer has an organizer for silverware. A drop front door is mounted directly below the stove to provide space for pan storage. The refrigerator with a single top-loading hatch is located aft of the stove. Three separate lockers are above the countertop in the galley provide storage for dry goods, dedicated dish storage Morris Yachts supplied china a acrylic glasses. Varnished teak companionway ladder with non-slip surface on each tread. Large wet hanging locker located between the galley and companionway.