US $1,225,000 Need Finance?
56' 4" - 17.17m
Cruising, Live Aboard
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Solid hand laid GRP hull and topsides, composite deck and coach house sides.

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Description: Nordhavn 52 Flybridge Passagmaker
"Mermaid Explorer" was the first of the layout B in the N52 range. This layout accommodates two queen size cabins both with their own ensuites. As the lower cabins are accessed by a centrally aligned corridor directly from the saloon, the pilot house is full width and has two pilot house chairs side by side. In addition, "Mermaid Explorer" was the first N52 to be fitted with the N55 type stack, with styled wings instead of the earlier N47 stack

"Mermaid Explorer" has been lived aboard since she was commissioned and has been maintained by her owners to an exceptionally high standard. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a current, fully loaded, cruise-ready Nordhavn 52 at an attractive price, without the current new-build wait time of approximately eighteen months. As a further bonus, her equipment has been kept updated.

Located in New Zealand, "Mermaid Explorer" is completely ready to cruise the South Pacific, 5 days to New Caledonia (Noumea), then a hop skip and jump to Vanuatu and Fiji. 4 days to Australia's East Coast.

New Zealand
Jeff Leishman
Pacific Asian Enterprises Inc.
56' 4" - 17.17m
4.9 metres
1.8 metres
41 tonnes (dry)
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Solid hand laid GRP hull and topsides, composite deck and coach house sides.
Deck Material
GRP composite
Engine Make
The single Lugger 1066T main engine is a time and distance tested Nordhavn configuration with dry stack exhaust and the Nordhavn gravity fuel system. Lugger 1066T. 2 diesel engine rated at 165 hp at 2,400 rpm Engine has 24-volt 175-amp Leece-Neville large case alternator for house battery bank charging, plus 24-volt 40-amp small case alternator for engine start battery charging ZFW 220 main engine transmission with a 3.96:1 reduction gear Engine analog gauges and Murphy "Powerview" digital display 2-1/4" diameter Aquamet propeller shaft Spurs line cutter on main propeller shaft Propeller is a four-blade 34" diameter x 32" pitch bronze Main engine fuel filter is a Racor 75-900FGX2 (duplex) with valve-over capability from one side to the other Main engine has a guard rail fitted with custom stainless steel sliding tool tray and a tool box professionally mounted Lugger 844D 40 hp wing ("get-home" engine with dedicated propeller shaft and Gori folding propeller. ) Wing engine has its own shaft and propeller. Both wing and main engine have Morse cable controls. Control head and instrument panel are mounted in the pilothouse. If needed, the wing engine can be started and operated immediately from the pilothouse control station. 2 fiberglass fuel storage tanks with man-sized access ports and internal removable baffles. Fuel supply pick-ups are at the bottom of each tank to create a simple gravity feed system. Each tank is fitted with a sight gauge. An Aluminum 280 litre aluminum Supply Tank is gravity fed from the storage tanks via ¾" supply lines. Supply tank has a water/debris sump with a drain and Racor water sensor connected to an alarm in the pilothouse, creating the first line of defense against contaminated fuel. As the lowest point in the fuel system, the supply tank provides a concentrated pick-up point for maximum usable fuel. Fuel transfer system draws from the bottom of each storage tank.
Number Engines
Horse Power
Main Engine 165 hp, Wing Engine 40 hp
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
2nd Engine Hrs
Max Speed
WOT 9.3 knots
Cruise Speed
Coastal 8 knots, passagemaking 7 knots
Conventional shaft drive on main, shaft drive with cutlass bearing and folding propellor on wing engine
SidePower 24-volt, 10.7 Hp Bow and stern thrusters
12 KVa Northern Lights 240V 50 Cycle, 1855 hours
6,587 litres
1600 litres (approx)
The pilot house is full width in the version B build of the N52, this accommodates two helm chairs side by side, a large full width instrument panel, a generous night berth, teak "L shaped" dinette table and plenty of guest seating. A Sub-Zero fridge with ice maker makes for the pilot house an excellent entertainment area as well as a serious passage making command center. Forward raked wind screens for water shedding and pilothouse glare reduction
14 windows (Inc. Dutch door windows) provide light and panoramic view from the pilothouse
Full width upper and lower instrument consoles for excellent instrument visibility
Teak and spruce cabin sole
Bound edge carpet with anti-skid back and 2" reveal all around
2 x Llebroc black leather Tradewinds helm chairs
Teak dinette table
Dinette settee
Ultra-leather upholstery on all seating
12-volt outlet
Port and starboard Dutch doors
Fabric covered removable headliner panels, upholstered in "Doe".
Flush mounted overhead lighting
AC/DC electrical distribution panel
Generator control and instrument panel
Inverter remote panel
Solar panel regulator panel
XM satellite tuner wired into the on-board audio system
Custom computer power panel, computer USB post panel, Sat phone or GSM phone distribution switch panel, night instrument light dimming panel, HDMI input panel, USB panel for the ship computer.
Vertical full size stainless steel steering wheel
Morse cable controls for main engine
Morse cable controls for wing engine
Windlass control witch chain counter
Main and wing engine panels in overhead console
Ritchie 4.5" compass
Remote control on instrument console for spotlight mounted on flybridge brow
DC chart light
High water bilge alarm
Bilge pump control panel
Racor water alarm from sensor in engine room fuel supply tank
Seafire alarm panel for engine room and lazarette fire suppression
7 windows provide light and panoramic view from the dining area - two to aft are opening types
Remote controlled 24vdc roller blinds - six, retract into the valences above the main windows.
Ultra-Leather upholstery on settee cushions
Crescent shaped settee to starboard
2 sconce lights post and starboard aft.
TV lift behind settee back restThree steps down from the saloon, a central passageway takes you to the engine room dogged to port followed by the guest stateroom door. To starboard at the bottom if the steps is the separate Maytag MAF9501AEW washer and Maytag MDE9601AEW dryer (Made by Asko) - 50Hz ILO standard, in a vented door enclosure followed by a floor to overhead cupboard that has access panels at the rear to access the washer dryer and exhaust fans.
"Mermaid Explorer" has designated the master stateroom forward
Queen size custom hinged custom inner spring mattress (HMC manufactured)
Four large storage drawers under bed
Four large drawers under book shelf and TV enclosure
Hanging locker with camphor wood lining
Carpeting over teak and spruce cabin sole
Two oversized opening ports to port and starboard
Three overhead opening hatches all fitted with Ocean Air combined insect and block out screens
Granite counter top
Tecma Silence Plus fresh water flush head
Shower headroom is 6'-4"
Grohe sink faucet
Teak and spruce sole
"Mermaid Explorer" has designated the guest stateroom to mid ship to port
A queen size berth, custom inner spring mattress (HMC manufactured)
Ensuite and enclosed shower.
Four storage drawers below berth
Various drawers and cupboards along port side of cabin
Hanging locker with camphor wood lining
Two drawers on starboard side of berth
Cupboards above head of berth hung below the overhead line
Granite countertop
Tecma Silence Plus fresh water head upgraded to 18" model
Guest shower headroom is 6'-8"
Grohe sink faucet
Granite counter tops
Bosch Model #PHL 206 MEU-70cm wide gas hob - Brushed Stainless supplied by 2ea. 20lb. Marine aluminum propane tanks in cockpit locker
Stainless steel sea rails with clip on fittings around cook top
Xintex SA-2A propane control and detector
Bosch Model #HBN 430561B - Multifunction Oven Brushed stainless
Sub-Zero 700 TC refrigerator, with two freezer drawers (no icemaker, ice maker is in pilot house Sub-Zero fridge)
Bosch Model #HMT 96660B Built-in Microwave oven brushed Stainless with exhaust fan and light (spare magnetron and HV fuses in spares kit, to save modifying joinery, in the vent of microwave failure, if a different microwave was to be fitted))
Broan Model # 15SS 38.1cm (15") Trash Compactor (Stainless)
Dishwasher, Bosch Slimline, Silver (SRS45E38GB)
Three optional drawers in galley cabinetry
Double stainless steel sink set outboard to port leaving lots of counter prep space.
Raised counter section aft of galley sink conceals activities and objects there
Grohe faucet mixer
Two lockers on aft face of stack vault
Water Maker
Village Marine Squirt 600 watermaker 240V with auto-flush function and remote panel in pilothouse
Hotwater System
Upgraded Torrid 80 litre water heater operates on 240V or engine heat exchanger
Ocean 045 satellite TV system, quad output reticulated to the master, guest and saloon. Each Smart LED TV in each area has a sat box enabling each TV to select channel of choice.
3 x Samsung 37" Smart LED TVs located in saloon, guest and master staterooms.
Ships computer Minibox and NAS 4TB storage system (mounted with pilot house instrument panels) with Plex media server that provides individual selection of media to each Samsung Smart TV
Two Samsung LED HD monitors with HDMI, Composite and VGA inputs mounted to port and starboard of pilot house instrument panels. Port panel is the display for the ship computer and has a mini keyboard/with track ball associated with it.
Samsung 37" TV on lift in main salon forward end of starboard settee
Fusion MS-RA50 in pilothouse and flybridge, connected to ships computer
Fusion MS-xxx and sub-woofer amplifier (mounted under starboard aft salon settee) with remotes in saloon and cockpit connected to ship computer for iTunes operation.
Nautica 12' center console tender with 30hp Honda outboard mounted on custom stainless steel points with three locking turnbuckles for secure sto
Exterior window covers for pilothouse and saloon windows 70% light transmission
12mm Lexan storm plates for all saloon side windows.
Canvas covers for all deck hatches
Custom cockpit "eyebrow" sunshade enclosure
Sunbrella canvas covers for flybridge console, Todd helm chairs, flybridge settee, tender, vents, hatches and flopper stopp
Ground Tackle
Maxwell 3500 electric windlass with controls in pilothouse, flybridge, and cockpit stations
121 lb. (55kg) Rocna anchor with 400'(121M) of 3/8" hi-test anchor chain
Chain stopper
Safety Gear
Engine room fire suppression - Seafire FD-900M with auto engine, generator and blower shutdowns, plus manual pull cables in saloon. Alarm in pilothouse.
Lazarette fire suppression - automatic and pull cable operated. Alarm in pilothouse.
Xintex SA-2A propane detector in galley - shuts down engines and engine room fans automatically if lazarette or engine fire
Emergency tiller steering
EPIRB pilot house
2 x Personal EPIRBs fitted in 2 x self-inflating life vests
2 x personal life vests
Revere 6-person raft - inspection good until July 2017
Para anchor sea Anchor - complete with warps, and chaff covers (as new never deployed)
8ea. Guest life vests
The onboard system is electrical system is 230VAC at 50Hz. With the ASEA 12Kw converter the vessel can be powered from any shower power voltage and at frequencies or either 50 or 60 Hz making it a truly international vessel. The ASEA converter at 12kW allow all on board systems to run at the same time. (i. E. All A/C's, water pumps, lights water heaters etc. ) LED overhead lighting in salon, master stateroom, guest staterooms and pilothouse in lieu of standard halogen lighting.
Automatic LED lights in stateroom hanging cupboards and on all overhead cupboards on master staterooms
230-volt 50 Hz AC electrical system with inlets inside (forward) face of transom - one for ship's service and one for dedicated air-conditioning service
ASEA 12Kw solid state universal power converter to power the vessel from any 50 or 60Hz power source from 110 to 240 VAC i. E any electrical power internationally
750 watts at 24V solar panels mounted in professional frame above Bimini cover. Factory wired to TRISTAR MPPT 30A solar regulator in lazarette.
2 x 50' 50-amp 125/250 shore power cord
1 x 30' 50-amp 125/250 shore power chord
1 x Marinco "Y" cable to take 250 VAC supply from two 125VAC out of phase outlets (USA)
24-volt DC electrical system
Electrical distribution panel in pilothouse with 24 and 12-volt, and 230-volt service, and battery volt and ammeters
High current DC busses and most fuses are in a covered locker in the lazarette
12kW Northern Lights generator
5Kw Victron Quatrro inverter/charger
Inverter bypass switch
Olsun isolation transformer
6 ea. 8D AGM house batteries
2 ea. 8D main engine start battery
2 ea. 4D wing engine/generator start battery
2 each 8d AGM forward thruster batteries
2 each 8D aft thruster batteries
Note pilothouse On/Auto/Off switches for forward and aft thruster batteries allow the thruster batteries to supplement the house bank to a total capacity of 1024Ah
All underwater metal is bonded with 6 gauge. Green wire
Lightning ground - Forespar wand on masthead with #6 wire to a Guest Dynaplate on the hull
230 volt outlet in stack for battery charger to serve the tender battery charger and high pressure cleaner mounted within the stack
Raymarine e165 15.4" Hybrid touch display - pilothouse
Raymarine P70R Autopilot Control Head - Power (Rotary) - pilot house
Raymarine S100 Wireless Autopilot Remote
Raymarine i70 Multifunction Instrument - pilot house
Raymarine RAY218 DSC VHF Radio -pilot house
Raymarine e125 12.5" Hybrid touch screen display - flybridge
Raymarine P70R Autopilot Control Head - Power (Rotary) - fly bridge
Raymarine i70 Multifunction Instrument - fly bridge
Raymarine RayMic VHF radio remote station handset -flybridge
2 off Raymarine SmartPilot X-SOL Corepack (autopilot controllers)
Raymarine RD418HD 4KW 18" Digital Radome (new 2014)
Raymarine 12KW 72" Super HD Digital Open Array
Raymarine DSM300 Digital Sounder Module G-Series
Raymarine AIS 650 with separate antenna mounted on port top wing and dedicated GPS.
Raymarine LifeTag Wireless MOB System with 6 Life Tags
Raymarine E7 7" Networked display - above master stateroom berth
Raymarine charts - Navionics US, Canadian Pacific Coast, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico Australia and New Zealand
DST800 sensor Bronze, speed/depth/temp retractable
Shakespeare Seawatch 14" Omnidirectional Marine TV antenna
Airmar Ultrasonic Wind/Weather/ GPS receiver transducer integrated on Raymarine bus.
Nobeltec backup navigation system on ships computer - MaxSea Time Zero advanced chart plotting software
2 ea. Samsung computer monitors - integrated into pilothouse instrument panel port and starboard
Two Accu-Steer HPU212-200 24-volt autopilot pumps for redundancy, w/ soft shift valve option - pumps are switched on automatically when autopilot is in auto or track mode.
Ritchie steering compasses - in pilothouse
Exterior camera mounted on Starboard stack wing
GSM based alarm system sends SMS in case of - low battery voltage on house, start or coms battery, bilge pump overrun, shallow water, intruder, or smoke in either laz, engine room or forward thruster compartment

Note all Raymarine electronics has been updated to the current software as of November 2016
Deck Gear
Deep bulwark above starboard side deck
Boarding door through starboard bulwark
Transom door leads to extended swim platform
Fiberglass N55 type ship stack with wings in lieu N47 type stack
Nautica 12' center console tender with 30hp Honda outboard mounted on custom stainless steel points with three locking turnbuckles for secure stowage. Two fuel tanks, sounder/plotter, three anchors and beach sprung anchoring system
Steelhead Marine ES1500 davit allows launching of the tender or kayaks to port or starboard.
Custom SS davit boom cradle to prevent wracking of the davit boom while underway
Maxwell 3500 electric windlass with controls in pilothouse, flybridge, and cockpit stations
121 lb. (55kg) Rocna anchor with 400'(121M) of 3/8" hi-test anchor chain
Chain stopper
Flybridge has 2ea. Todd helm chairs, settee and dinette table all with Sunbrella covers
Fresh water wash down at bow, stack and in cockpit
Factory fitted rigid stainless steel Bimini frame with fabric top
Flopper stopper rig for at-anchor stabilization (mounted to port)
Flopper stopper plate is fitted with a canvas cover
Australian Sovereign premium quality stainless steel BBQ mounted on custom pins to port of cockpit that plugs into bulkhead mounted gas bayonet fitting inside cockpit.
Optional extended swim platform with 3" staples and dive ladder. The extended platform also provides good boarding access when tied up either port or starboard side-to.
Horn upgraded to Kahlenberg
Additional exterior handrails: single over steps from Portuguese bridge to starboard side deck, single over interior steps from pilothouse, long handrail from Portuguese bridge aft until 18" forward of teak cap rail in cockpit, L-shaped handrails port and starboard on upper transom corners
Exterior window covers for pilothouse and saloon windows 70% light transmission
12mm Lexan storm plates for all saloon side windows.
Canvas covers for all deck hatches
Custom cockpit "eyebrow" sunshade enclosure
Fold out step on stack
Sunbrella canvas covers for flybridge console, Todd helm chairs, flybridge settee, tender, vents, hatches and flopper stopper plate
Custom fold down and removeable teak cockpit table with solid SS brackets and pneumatic SS pedestal.
4 quality powder coated aluminum/teak deck cockpit chairs with timber features to match table (2015)
Custom removable stainless steel rack inboard of port rails on boat deck to accommodate the two xx' kayaks. Kayaks come with lifting harness to allow davit to launch them.
4 ea. Fresh water wash-down spigots on foredeck, in cockpit, on boat deck and in engine room
Karcher pressure washer mounted within the stack and with hoses capable of cleaning any part of the vessel.
2 extra Steelhead ES1500 davit controllers
1 set of zinc anodes
Water maker filters
Spares for Trac stabilizers, hydraulic piston, seals, top position sensor etc.
Full set of engine technical manuals including peripheral components such as alternators and starter motors, both physical and in electronic form on ships computer
Tool box mounted on custom SS frame above main engine including SAE and metric tools
One set injectors for main engines
Spare Racor filters
Spares for tender including outboard engine prop
Custom kit to pull thruster props to allow easy cleaning.
Main engine belts, air cleaners, fuel and oil filters
Generator and wing engine fuel and oil filters and air cleaners
Professionally applied Copper Coat antifoul February 2016
Brownies 24v hooker in storage case, with 40ft hose, Y piece with 2 x 20' hose for two-person operation. One regulator, second regulator with Cummerbelts(TM)weight belt.
Plugs into custom 24v outlet to port of cockpit
ATL (1000-liter) fuel bladder that fits on fixing in cockpit with fuel inlet valve mounted to port of cockpit, plumbed to fuel transfer pump manifold
Folding aluminum cart
Shopping cart
Mach 5 pressure water system water pressure pump.
1600 litre, baffled, fiberglass tank laminated with FDA approved gelcoat surface. Wema tank level gauge.
110 gallon fiberglass gray water tank. The galley sink, shower sumps and washing machine all drain to this. There is a Tank Watch 4 level indicator and Sealand T-24 pump and manual back-up pump for evacuating tank through the hull where appropriate.
Tecma toilets in master and guest heads - fresh water flush
120-gallon fiberglass black water tank with Tank Watch level indicator and T-24 electric pump and manual back-up pump for evacuating tank through the hull where appropriate. Tank also has deck discharge pipe.
Scandvik hot/cold shower in cockpit
Through hull functions are labeled
Personal effects
Fishing rods reels and tackle
Tools, (except for tools in engine room tool box)
Boxes of personal equipment not listed in spares etc. )

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