A stand out boat in so many ways, the Contest 52MC is Contest Yacht’s first ever motor boat and a spectacularly successful design. The press can’t get enough of her, loving her looks and her handling which they say astounds, her innovative, half-planing hull riding as though on rails, tracking straight and staying flat right through the tightest of turns. With power options from twin 350hp to 550hp diesels she’s equally comfortable at 8 or 28 knots, and soft rides through the nastiest chop. And she’s a dry boat, her pronounced spray rails cascading the breaking water away.
The joint creation of longstanding design partner Georg Nissen, the well known boat engineering and designer company Vripack and the yard’s own in-house design team, the 52MC is also an unusually versatile performance platform, available in Sedan, Open Sport and a Flybridge version. Interior layouts are customisable, too, building out of a raised saloon and two heads, three sleeping cabin standard plan.
Complementing the secure ride, the 52MC’s extra wide walk-around decks and high bulwarks with sturdy handrails reinforce the design intent of absolute seaworthiness. Add in to that the deftly integrated side boarding gates to either side and the cantilevering pilot’s deck door, and it’s a beguiling aesthetic. So, too, is the exquisitely contoured moulding leading to and around the enclosable aft cockpit lounging and dining area where, beneath, there’s a tender garage opening onto the bathing/boarding platform.
With a sense of the mini superyacht, there are so many options to finish and interior layout, with immediately eight different arrangements for the two to three sleeping cabins and suites, a galley also up or down, and helm station port or starboard. Central to all, with its wraparound glazing, the raised saloon provides an exceptional outlook for helm and guests with comfortable dinette and observation seating forward. Adding to relaxation, extensive sound engineering ensures the 52MC is unusually quiet when running.
The flybridge offers a duplicate helm station for that wind in the hair experience and masterful view.
High standard of fitting to individual specification. Plentiful practical stowage. Extensive protection against noise and vibration. Commanding helm position.
|Length overall||15.93 m||52.26 ft|
|Length waterline||14.60 m||47.9 ft|
|Maximum beam||4.60 m||15,09 ft|
|Displacement||16,600 kg||35,596 lbs|
|Fuel tank||1,800 ltr||395,95 imp. gal|
|Water tank||700 ltr||153,98 imp. gal|
|Optional water tank||300 ltr.||66 imp. gal.|
|Engine, Cummins||2 x 225 kW||2 x 305 hp|
Maximum height above waterline:
As with all Contest Yachts the interior will be fully made at our own yard in Medemblik, with great attendance to flexibility and detailing.
The boat is CE certificated category A (unlimited ocean voyages).
The information contained in this specification is subject to change without prior notification.
Extra equipment may influence the standard specification.
Contest Yachts, September, January 2017/1