The 52' sits neatly between the 46' and the 56' Spirits. Displacing only eight tonnes, which is ultra-light for such a performance cruising yacht, she is a fantastic racing yacht with proven success at the major classic regattas.

- Yachting World Magazine

Spirit 52 Classic

Comfort and exhilaration in equal measure

The Spirit 52′ is the perfect bridge between the comfort and accommodation of the Spirit 56′ and the exhilarating racing performance of the Spirit 46′.  Ideal for a couple looking to entertain family and friends, or a keen racer, the Spirit 52′ is a hybrid socialiser and competitor.

Arguably the most elegant of the medium-sized Spirits, the 52′ is superb for cruising and regatta racing. With two double cabins, each with en-suite and a charming saloon, which enjoys plenty of natural light, and a further two comfortable saloon berths, the 52′ has plenty of space for entertaining friends and family.

With a well-equipped navigation area, as well as plenty of stowage for sails, the Spirit 52′ has a top speed of 16 knots and is one of Spirit Yachts’ most successful racing yachts to date.

Spirit 52 Classic

Tech Specs

Spirit 52 Classic

L.O.A :52'0" 15.9m
Beam :11'3" 3.4m"
Displ:8.0 tonnes
L.W.L. :36'8" 11.2m
Draft:7'2" 2.2m
Sail Area:1000sq.ft.
Power :Yanmar 39hp

“Spirit 52’s have had fantastic success on the regatta circuit; they offer the perfect balance for family cruising and competitive racing.”

- Spirit Yachts CEO and head designer Sean McMillan


With the usual Spirit attributes of minimal wetted surface and an astonishing power to weight ratio, the Spirit 52′ is an outstanding performer both as an extremely comfortable fast cruiser and as a regatta star. Off the wind, performance up to 16 knots in suitable conditions is complemented by a close-winded nine knots upwind – truly a sailor’s delight.

The exterior showcases low bulwarks, richly varnished cappings and elegantly swept taffrail, framing a deck that is spacious yet practical in layout. All the normal controls are led aft to the cockpit and the option of powered handling can be applied to any equipment, which enhances the ease of single-handed sailing if required. Accommodation is traditional or contemporary and split between a twin cabin forward with en-suite facilities and a beautiful double cabin aft, also with en-suite.

In between the accommodation is the elegant saloon – open plan with the superbly equipped galley and the navigation station, which has space for a customer’s bespoke equipment specification. Storage is plentiful and flexible, and includes a lazarette. The Spirit 52′ embodies all that is quintessentially Spirit: superb good looks, the very best quality, and the responsive handling of a true thoroughbred.