Unique Blue Water vessel – fully self-contained – can cruise to any location
All Weather pilot house – heated and air conditioned
Full keel design w/protected running gear
Large cockpit and aft deck with convenient swim platform
Air Conditioning – Heat – Bow Thruster – Water maker
Extra capacity refrigerator/freezers
Simple Sail Plan
Large Master stateroom w/queen centerline berth
Additional double stateroom plus separate office
Two Heads w/showers
This is an ideal live aboard or long-term cruising vessel. She was designed and built by one of the most reputable builders of serious blue water vessels, who are still building boats today.
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LOA …………….. 52 ft ………. 15.85 meter
LWL ……………. 46 ft 2 in… 14.1 meters
BEAM …………. 15 ft ……. 4.57 meters
DRAFT ………… 5 ft 2 in …. 1.6 meters
DISPLACEMENT …44,000 lbs.. 19,958 kilo
BALLAST ………….. 7,000 lbs … 3,175 kilo
BRIDGE CLEARANCE .62 ft
TANKAGE: Fuel ……. (3) total 715 gal ……… 2706 litr
Water…. (2) total 350 gal ……… 1325 ltr
Holding.. (2) total 80 gal ……… 303 ltr
Engine ………… Iveco NEF67 210 JHP diesel (1422 hours)
Generator ----- Northern Lights 9 kw (746 hours)
Wind Generator ..D400 Wind generator
Solar …….. 2x 135-watt KYOCERA solar panels
Vessel has (2) private cabins, (2) heads and an office. Forward are (2) berths (V-berth cabin), aft is a large owners suite with queen berth.
Vessel is entered from wide swim platform to full beam aft deck or amidships port and starboard where sections of the solid railing fold down to serve as ladders for access to dock or dinghy. From here it is easy access to the cockpit through cutouts in the coaming.
A wide doorway opens from the cockpit into the Pilothouse, which contains a dinette, chart table and helm. There is a 360-degree view from the pilothouse which lends to a bright and airy feel as well as excellent site lines to all sides for the helmsman.
A curved stairway leads down from the pilothouse to the lower Salon which contains a second inside dinette, with curved seating, galley, and extensive storage cabinetry.
Forward of the Salon is a private cabin with V-berths, and lots of storage. There is a watertight bulkhead between the salon and forward cabin with a watertight door.
Amid ships is engine room access port and starboard and a dedicated mechanicals room starboard where major electrical, hydraulic and systems are centrally located.
Also amid ship is the office, and aft of the Salon is the large owner’s suite with center line queen berth.
Entire vessel is finished in rich woods with opening hatches and ports throughout for ventilation.
Construction specifications dictated headroom at 6”3 throughout (much more in Salon).
The Mandarin 52 is one of the world's only blue water cruising yachts which will also navigate most of the European and U.S. canal systems. This yacht is also equipped with a MaxProp automatic feathering propeller to reduce drag when under sail.
Interior is teak finish with multi-coat satin gloss varnish finish. Solid teak cabinets, doors, wardrobes, handrails, drawers, etc. throughout. All doors are louvered for ventilation. All sole plates latch down. Teak and holly floors in accommodation areas. Workshop/Mechanicals room with natural light and ventilation provides standing room and management of the systems. Galley with teak cabinets and trim, lots of counter space. Granite countertops in galley and both heads. Deep foam cushions with high quality fabric coverings. White foam vinyl acoustical headliner. Fiberglass planking hull side liner in galley, salon, office and MSR. Hull ports are opening type with removable insect screens and stainless-steel storm hinged storm covers. Lots of hand and grab rails.
PILOTHOUSE: Engine controls and steering in pilothouse. Teak helm wheel, dinette, map table, PYLE automotive stereo system with 6 speakers and fan. Pilothouse is fully scuppered with storm board companion way hatch to main salon for extra safety. Three Pantograph windshield wipers. Slanted pilothouse forward windshield design reduces water pressure on glass and boat structure in a serious green water situation.
HEADS: Each head includes toilet, shower, basin, mirror and storage. Aft head has full size tub. Electric toilets each with holding tank, overboard drain or deck pumpout. Each head has opening port and power ventilation on timer switches.
GALLEY: Full chef’s galley with teak cabinets and trim, lots of counter space. Galley sink an oversized single basin with faucet including spray hose. LPG stove w/oven and broiler with sea rails, and twin 24v refrigerator/freezers. Galley over 8’ long and designed for both form and function.
MASTER STATEROOM: Two hanging lockers, nightstands and drawers port and starboard. Large 3-plate deep freezer installed portside with 24-volt compressor. TV, reading lights, fans and linen closet.
V BERTH: Two hanging lockers, overhead cabinets, reading lights and fans.
OFFICE: Desk, overhead cabinets, two bookshelves, lamp and fan.
COMPANION WAY PORTSIDE: Bosch Axxis washing machine and dryer, pantry, long work bench. Access to engine and generator.
MECHANICAL ROOM STARBOARD: Standing room access to electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. Access to engine. Opening port, work bench.
Galley sink an oversized single basin with faucet including spray hose. LPG stove w/oven and broiler with sea rails, and twin 24v refrigerators. Galley over 8’ long and designed for both form and function. Lots of storage in galley, under soles and in workshop.
Galley has teak cabinets and trim, lots of counter space.
Full chef’s galley with 2x24v fridge/freezers, large deep single sink and LPG 4 burner stove with oven and broiler
Large 3-plate deep freeze installed with 24-volt compressor
Granite countertops in galley
Separate heavy-duty engine, gen-set and house batteries connected by vapor proof master switches. Standard house batteries are four 8D 200 AH AGM deep cycle type, 400+AH total at 24V. Heavy duty 24-volt engine alternator for engine battery; BALMAR High output 24-volt alternator on engine with multi-stage regulator for house batteries.
Electrical Shore Power Input:
24v, 12v, 120V, 220V (1P), 220V (2P) converted and distributed via transformers and inverters onboard giving maximum flexibility in dockside input.
HULL LIGHTING AND VENTILATION: Eleven opening hull ports with insect screens and storm covers.
Eight opening LEWMAR Ocean deck hatches. Eight non-opening windows in hull plus pilothouse windows (10mm glass forward and side, 8mm aft.
Storm door (keyed) at main entrance from cockpit to pilothouse Three deck prisms. Natural and forced ventilation in hull for comfort when conditions dictate a closed boat.
DECK: Solid stainless pulpits and tubing hand rail (not wire) fully grounded
Stainless-steel heavy-duty cleats and chocks, not chrome bronze. Handrails and cast deck gear 316 stainless. Boarding gates port, starboard with fold down boarding ladders.
Bow pulpit with dual rollers. Heavy duty double anchor chute with bronze rollers. MUIR electric anchor windlass with 70LB ULTRA anchor and 350’ ACCO 3/8" hi-test (G4) chain rode. Deck and helm switches for up and down operation; digital chain counter at helm.
The Mandarin 52 is one of the world's only blue water cruising yachts which will also navigate most of the European and U.S. canal systems. A deep sided and safe cockpit, fully scuppered with a sun and rain shade at pilothouse door. Ten deck and stern platform storage boxes with scuppered secure covers. Two dedicated to line and sheet storage, very important on a motorsailer. Shower fixture installed at transom, hot and cold water. Strong LEWMAR Ocean hatches in deck and pilothouse. Each cabin has an escape hatch. Stainless steel ports in hull with strong tempered glass. Eleven total. Faux Teak cockpit seats using an epoxy bedding system for ease of maintenance. Molded-in non-skid pattern on deck. Three deck prisms.
Pilothouse is fully scuppered with storm board companion way hatch to main saloon for extra safety. Engine controls and steering in pilothouse. Marine circuit breakers for all boat operations and for electronics installed in the pilothouse. Safety monitor panel to give visual and audio indication of the status of all the systems in the vessel. Basically allows the person on watch to know everything that is happening in the boat with instant fault warnings. Audio warnings for high bilge water, engine raw water flow, high engine room temperature, water leaks at the intake trunk area (covers engine room intakes, all water filters, fresh and raw water pumps, engine exhaust and water heater). Visual indication of any electric pump running: audio pump overrun alarm if any pump runs over one minute (can be adjusted up to three minutes). Audio alarms can only be defeated by a key switch. Teak helm wheel. Pantograph windshield wipers with fresh water wash. Forward windshields are heavy 10mm safety glass and slanted pilothouse design reduces water pressure on glass and boat structure in a serious green water situation. RICHIE navigation compass.
Sun Awnings (2017)
A deep sided and safe cockpit, fully scuppered with a sun and rain shade at pilothouse door
Storm door (keyed) at main entrance from cockpit to pilothouse
Stern platform designed as an "open cockpit" with rails, steps to back deck and storage boxes which can be used for seats when underway. The aft gate folds down to become a boarding ladder. A great place for fun and fishing. A dinghy outboard can be easily stored in one of the aft platform storage boxes.
MASTS AND SAILS: Deck stepped mast includes double spreaders and double backstays with furling main, Genoa and staysail. There is no boom and the furling main is sheeted to an athwartship spreader bar with full beam HARKEN traveler mounted between the double back backstays. A simple and safe proven system. Full walk around aft deck without interference from stays. Stainless steel rigging with high quality turnbuckles, 10MM" upper shrouds and forward and back stays. HARKEN electric roller furling/reefing behind the mast main and 140% ELLIOT-PATTERSON (2014) and 120% DOYLE (2018) roller furling genoas and asymmetrical cruising chute included. Deck and sail handling gear appropriately sized for blue water cruising. Heavy duty genoa sheet turning blocks which can be used when towing warps.
WINCHES: Five (5) Harken winches on the cockpit, the largest three aft are all electric. The aft center is the main sheet, the two other aft power winches are used with the foresail (usually the Genoa), then there are two more manual winches on the cockpit for the staysail. There are four more smaller winches on the mast for halyards and such, for a total of 9 winches.
Interior layout custom changes and special woods and colors; Complete set of hatch covers, winch covers, and house and deck shade/awnings and canvas work
Cockpit and pilothouse upholstery new (2017) with SUNBRELLA fabrics
Vessel painted with LPU.
ENGINE: IVECO NEF97-MMN28.1 210 HP 6-cylinder turbo diesel (Cummins B-Block Family) with TWINDISC marine transmission. Complete engine instrumentation including high temperature, low oil pressure, and cooling water flow alarm. Custom designed water-cooled muffler with relieved underwater exhaust. Special acoustical insulation surrounding engine room.
RUNNING GEAR: 2” stainless shaft connected to a thrust bearing and then to the engine through a splined universal joint drive shaft. Sea chest with strainer and stainless ball type sea-cocks on all inlets. Primary and secondary fuel filters. Drip pan under engine with oil trap overflow. Bronze underwater gear except for stainless shaft. 5-Blade MAXPROP 32” Whisper Feathering Propeller, fully tuned and adjusted. OEM Four bladed propeller properly balanced and sized to selected engine as spare. Dual, large capacity engine room blowers with noise isolated vents.
FUEL SYSTEM: Two 284 gallon FRP fuel tanks, port and starboard; 145 gallon operations FRP fuel tank in keel, well baffled and braced.
Double vented with 2", not 1 1/2", deck fills for easy filling. Stainless steel ball valves at each end of fuel lines. FRP fuel tanks enclosed in 18mm plywood saddles. Thick side and baffle construction is double lined with 1 1/2oz mat, using fire resistant resin with isophalic double mat inside liner; Vinylester resin first bottom laminate and double epoxy seal for blister protection. Custom WALBRO/RACOR fuel polishing/transfer/priming system. FLOW-SCAN engine fuel use meter with totalizer, LPH or GPH.
Marine circuit breakers for all boat operations and for electronics installed in the pilothouse. Safety monitor panel to give visual and audio indication of the status of all the systems in the vessel. This allows the person on watch to know everything that is happening in the boat with instant fault warnings. Audio warnings for high bilge water, engine raw water flow, high engine room temperature, water leaks at the intake trunk area (covers engine room intakes, all water filters, fresh and raw water pumps, engine exhaust and water heater). Visual indication of any electric pump running: audio pump overrun alarm if any pump runs over one minute (can be adjusted up to three minutes). Audio alarms can only be defeated by a key switch.
BILGE PUMP: Three bilge pumps total, warning light and audio overrun alarm on all electric pumps, including fresh and raw water. Two automatic electric bilge pumps, minimum 3000 gallons per hour each. Large Titan diaphragm manual bilge pump installed. Bilge water led to small sump fwd aft which epoxy coated to protect hull laminate. Second electric bilge pump as high-water backup.
ALTERNATE ENERGY SOURCES: 2x 135-watt KYOCERA solar panels with MORNINGSTAR regulator and remote panel, D400 Wind generator with independent regulator integrated into electrical system
This custom-built MANDARIN 52 MOTORSAILER was specified by construction drawings approved by Seahorse Marine and reviewed by both the current/commissioning owners and an external Naval Surveyor multiple times during construction. She has a modified Chef’s Galley within the salon rather than in the companionway as per the standard Mandarin 52 configuration. Redundancy on major systems (electronics, autopilots) incorporated at design stage.
CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICS: Clear gelcoat was used below the water line and the first mat layer is installed resin rich using vinylester resin for blister control. Bottom sealed with double epoxy seal. Deck and topside lay-up include outside laminates. 3/4" balsa core for stiffness and temperature insulation and mat with double roving inside laminate. Overlapping and interlaced double lapping at stem and keel and UDR reinforcements at chainplates and stringer caps for extra strength. Bottom solid lay-up varies from 5/8" to 1 1/2". Hand roller used for proper resin/glass ratio and to minimize air encapsulation. Hull to deck joint bedded in epoxy, bolted and double bonded inside and out with UDR. Interior construction to allow easy access to hull to deck joint. Four large FRP hull stringers. UDR reinforced and built high enough to act as saddles for sole plates. All interior furniture heavily glass taped to hull for additional reinforcement. All plywood WBP grade or higher. Exterior teak brightwork limited to cockpit edge. Caprail has stainless trim. Heavy duty hull rub rail with polished stainless cap. Vessel painted with LPU.
Standing rigging replaced 2016 with Hayn fittings
Recently bottom painted – February 2019 – Seahawk Islands 4
Tender- 2017 aluminum AB 9.5’ dinghy, 2016 3.3 HP Mercury and 2017 9.8 Tohatsu outboard engines.
Cockpit and pilothouse upholstery new (2017) with SUNBRELLA fabrics
Owners personal effects
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