January 22, 2013

New Model: Contest 52 MC

This is a very interesting new model, which comes from a builder Contest, who ventures into motor powered yachts going into its fiftieth anniversary.  The 52 MC is Contest first venture into engine based powered yachts.  Its looks are a bit a hybrid of modern and traditional with some parts of its looks giving a shout to the current interpretation of the down East lobster boat. The 52 MC is a design by Georg Nissen, engineered by Vripack, with interiors by Wetzel Brown Partners all in cooperation with the Contest team.  Her accommodation plan is offered in three different layouts; a three cabin versions A plan, and two twin cabins version, with C plan replacing cabin three to starboard with a galley below deck.  Standard engine power is twin 305hp Perkins, or Cummins 330 engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.93 m (52.2ft)
Waterline Length - 14.6 m
Beam - 4.6 m
Draft - 0.85 m
Displacement - 16600 kg
Fuel Capacity - 1800 l
Water Capacity - 700 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, or 4 berths in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Perkins 305hp. Cummins 330hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Construction - sandwich Conyplex vacuum infused system, quadrax and bi-axial E-glass with Vinilester resins
Project - Georg Nissen, Vripack engineering, Wetzels Brown Partners interior, Contest Design team