Nordhavn 52 Prototype Nearing Completion

PHOTO: Pacific Asian Enterprises -- The N52 Prototype Nears Completion at the Factory

PHOTO: Pacific Asian Enterprises -- The N52 Prototype Nears Completion at the Factory

Pacific Asian Enterprises is nearing completion of its first Nordhavn 52; a prototype actually since it has a combination of the extended hull of the new 52 but retains the N47-style superstructure.  In the photos here you can see the new hull extension that provides extra room in the aft cockpit as well as an extended waterline for greater efficiency.  The N52 is one of two new models announced by PAE last June.

PHOTO:  Pacific Asian Enterprises -- The first Nordhavn 52 shows off her spacious aft cockpit

PHOTO: Pacific Asian Enterprises -- The first Nordhavn 52 shows off her spacious aft cockpit

PAE says this first hull is likely to be complete sometime in January, 2009, while the first N52 with the new superstructure should be ready to splash next summer.  Project Manager Jeremy Henderson says the additional changes in the full N52 configuration include an approximate 2-foot extension to the boat deck and a reconfigured flybridge, giving the boat a sleeker appearance than the 47. That look will be further enhanced by the use of just two large salon windows in lieu of the three smaller ones on the N47, as well as two new large MSR portholes in lieu of the 2 small ones on the N47. The N52 will also add 200 gallons of fuel to the N47’s capacity of 1,470 gallons.  More information on the N52 can be found here.

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