NEW YACHTS — Buizen 52 Pilot House

NEW YACHTS - Buizen 52 Pilot House

Buizen has announced the creation of a new 52-foot model, which the company said completes its plans to build a trilogy of world-class, ocean-going cruising yachts comprising the iconic 48, the all-new 52 and the previously announced 60.

While the 52 Pilot House continues the Buizen heritage in every respect, the yachtbuilder said its designers took the pedigree even further. “Clean, modern, innovative, European and performance,” it said were the key parameters in the design brief that steered Anthony Starr Design, Peter Lowe naval architects and the Buizen team throughout the design process.

“The 52’s midship beam is almost 300mm wider than the 48 and this broader beam sweeping aft and the increase in the topsides (hull) height of 250mm delivers huge dividends with incredible internal volume resulting in more spacious living accommodation,” said Buizen.

In keeping with the Buizen 48, the layout on the new 52 has a forward owner’s stateroom with en suite and aft cabins also with en suites.

The galley spreads right across midships for increased functionality, while other innovative features include the opening rear saloon windows that can connect the interior to the cockpit when opened.

On deck, the cockpit boasts twin helm wheels with large, level entertaining areas and an uninterrupted walkthrough to the transom where a transom garage for dinghy storage is hydraulically operated, folding down to also become a teak-deck swim platform.

“The increased sail plan of 74.2m² sees the in-boom furling main as the dominant driving sail and the headsail playing a more balancing role. Halyards and sheets will run below decks back to winches in the cockpit, ensuring clean and uncluttered deck space,” Buizen said.

All Buizens are designed to be sailed singlehandedly, therefore all winches are hydraulically operated as is the boom vang — all controlled at the cockpit helming consoles.

Established nearly 30 years ago, Buizen said it first made its mark with the success of its Zeston 36 and 40 cruising yachts in the 1980’s, and introducing its successful Buizen 40 and 48 Pilot House yachts in the nineties, with the latest refinement of the 48, The Series 3 being awarded Australian Boat of The Year (Sail) in 2008.

The company said it doesn’t rely on frequent incremental model changes to drive sales, nor is its philosophy mass-production or price focused.

“Built in limited numbers and commenced strictly to order, uncompromised quality, refinement, value and evolutionary improvement have been the hallmarks of these bluewater cruising yachts,” said the company.

“Buizen hand build and semi customise their craft for their loyal customers to sail the world, with four Australian owners having cruised the Med’ in their 48s in 2009,” it added.

To discuss the new 52 in greater detail, contact Steve Howe at Buizen Yachts (Mastercraft Marine Pty Ltd)
57 Myoora Road, Terrey Hills, NSW, 2084: phone: (02) 9450 2107; 0410 557 454, fax (02) 9450 2472, email: or visit

Buizen 52 Pilot House Yacht

LOA: 15.68m (52ft)
Waterline length: 14.10m (46ft3in)
Beam: 4.68m (15ft6.5in)
Draft: 2.2m (7ft2.5in)
Displacement: 17,542kg (38,671lb)
Fuel: 1180lt
Water: 644lt
Engine: 150hp Yanmar
Generator: 9.5 kVa Onan
Sails: Main 74.5m²; jib 53.6m²
Displacement ratio:169
Sail area displacement ratio:19.8