Salthouse 52 | Port River Marine Services
Sitting alongside the wharf, the 52 looks purposeful, with a clean, flowing profile and curved 8mm thick glass windscreens to round off its modern styling.

The hulls are hand-laid using vinylester resin in a female mould, with a core of 22mm kiln-dried, end-grain balsa and four, big, full-length composite stringers for rigidity. The balsa core creates a much stiffer boat with better noise and thermal insulation.

Carbonfibre is used in stress areas or where weight is a consideration (such as fly bridge and fore deck). Decks are fitted to a flange - glued, bolted and fibreglass taped. Hull and decks are then sprayed inside and out with two pot polyurethane paint to give an attractive, easy-to-maintain gloss appearance. Hulls are all built to Lloyd's certification.

Salthouse hulls are warped planing designs - relying on a fine entry curving back to a minimal six to eight degree dead rise aft, to maximise efficiency. This allows the boats to surge straight up onto the plane at 12-13 knots and stay there with minimal throttle action.

Stepping onto the boarding platform, two sliding doors on heavy plastic runners allow access to the aft cockpit, all single level with laid, teak decking.

A Salthouse signature feature - the spiral staircase - winds up to the flybridge on the port side. A moulded fridge is to starboard with an enclosed toilet/shower area, handy to the water recreation area forward of it.

Built for family cruising, the three-cabin layout optimises the space available within its 16'4" (4.98m) beam. Clever use of available space is noticeable throughout with offset bulkheads and shared spaces.

Stepping through the sliding door into the saloon, a full-sized domestic Fisher & Paykel stainless fridge nestles back into teak surrounds to starboard, and a full galley to port features two bench-top gas burners and two electric elements with a convection microwave oven below.

A Corian counter, backed with brushed stainless steel, separates the galley from the saloon proper but enables whoever's cooking to stay in contact with conversation around the big teak table in the saloon. The semi-circular seating around the table is in white leather upholstery, which, combined with cream vinyl bulkhead liner and deckhead trim, help create a bright and light ambience.

The oval seat/coffee table is a particularly clever feature. Inverting the leather-bound seat transforms it into a nifty teak coffee table. More sumptuous seating in white leather lines the starboard saloon side.

A short staircase (which can be raised on gas struts to access a washing machine/dryer combo) leads down to the accommodation. The master bedroom has a queen-size berth set against the watertight bulkhead forward, with ample hanging locker space on both sides and drawer stowage underneath.

Deck hatches pour natural light into the cabin and en suite facilities are shared with the two-bunk cabin to starboard. The generously-sized bathroom is accessible off the companionway and features a circular shower base and rotary perspex shower door with stainless steel fittings and highlights.

The door slides round easily to enclose the shower area, allowing maximum space within the shower and easy access, while keeping the water where it should be.

A creamy, café au lait suede finish covers the bulkheads in the sleeping areas and gives a soft, intimate feel. Another double cabin with island berth bunk and en suite circular shower and toilet is to port.

A large, flush hatch in the expansive cockpit deck leads down to the engine room. Alloy stairs lead down between two 1500-litre fuel tanks - both equipped with generous water traps. Stainless steel valves and fuel lines feed through primary filters on the forward bulkhead.

The vessel's pair of 660hp, Cummins QSM11 and Twin Disc transmissions, rest high on wood cored bearers. All round accessibility is good and Acoustop insulation is used to line the deckhead. The 13.5 kVa Onan generator, in soundproof box, is mounted athwart-ships forward of the motors.

The Cummins' two exhausts are suspended by webbing straps where they transit the aft bulkheads to reduce noise and vibration and they exit the hull underwater right aft.

Deep gutters drain any errant water from the engine room and lazarette hatch openings but inflatable seals are available to meet watertight survey requirements. The seals are inflated by using a dive bottle and controller located under the flybridge stairs. Another hatch right aft leads to a spacious lazarette which houses a 3600-litre per day Sea Recovery water maker, 150-litre holding tank, 2 x 500-litre fresh water tanks and hydraulic steering.

Back on deck, the spiral staircase to port leads through to the flybridge, offering outdoor entertaining par excellence. Seating, interrupted amidships by a drinks fridge, surrounds the forward perimeter of the area. The midships steering console is equipped with two swivel seats. Air can be ducted from the air-conditioning unit below to defrost the windscreen and clear screens aft can be removed to allow natural air circulation as necessary. All round visibility is excellent.

This spectacular vessel is a must see! Call our friendly brokerage team for more information or an inspection today!

DISCLAIMER: While all care is taken in preparing and providing this information we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Specifications are provided for information only and particulars herein obtained from sources believed to be correct. We accept NO responsibility regarding its accuracy, prospective purchases will need to undertake a full inspections, visually themselves and /or engage suitably qualified professionals to do so.
Contact   Port River Marine
Phone   08 82420788
Reference   YC540S
Price   POA Now reduced
Vessel Name   Serenity
Launch Year   2005
Length   59' 6" - 18.14m
Beam   4.98m
Draft   1.22m
Displacement   23,000kg
Designer   Salthouse
Builder   Salthouse
Hull Material   Fibreglass/GRP
Decks Material   GRP
Engine   2 x QSM11 660hp Diesel Engines
Engine Make  Cummins
HorsePower   660hp
Fuel Type   Diesel
Engine Hours   801
Second Engine Hours  802
Fuel Consumption   60L p/h at Cruise Speed, 90L p/h at Max Speed, 2L p/h Genset
Max Speed   31 Knots
Cruise Speed   25 Knots
Propulsion   4 Blade Prop
Thrusters   Side Power Bow Thruster
Genset   Onan 13.5 kVa
Fuel   3000
Water   1000L
Dinghy   Highfield 3.1 Classic Aluminium Hull Inflatable
Outboard   Yamaha 8hp
Covers   Clears
Shower   3
Toilet   3 x Electric
Entertainment   Samsung TV with DVD, Clarion Stereo, Various Speakers
Air Conditioning   Yes
Accommodation   3 Cabin Layout comprising of 2 Cabins with Double Berths and 1 x Cabin with 2 Bunk Beds
Cabins   3
Berths   6
Galley   U Shape Galley overlooking Saloon
Refrigeration   Stainless Steel Fisher & Paykel 442L Fridge/Freezer
Freezer   1 x Fisher Paykel under stairs
Stove   2 x Gas Burners, 2 x Electric Burners, 1 x Convection Microwave Oven
Water Maker   Sea Recovery 3600L
Hot Water System   Heat Exchanger + Element
Ground Tackle   Muir Electric with deck switch
Bilge Pumps   Electric Forward + Aft
Life Raft   Yes
Epirb   1x 406mhz GME
Life Jackets   15
Flares   Inshore and Offshore
Fire Protection   2 x 4.5kg
Electrics   12v Halogen Exterior Lighting, 12v Halogen Interior Lighting, 12v Halogen Flood Lights, 12v Halogen Deck Lighting, 12v Halogen Navigation Lighting
Electronics   E120 Raymarine Multifunction x 2