The 52' sits neatly between the 46' and the 56' Spirits. Displacing only eight tonnes, which is ultra-light for a performance cruising yacht, she is a fantastic racing yacht with proven success at the major classic regattas. Down below, her interior has accommodation for six people and plenty of entertaining space. All Spirit's yachts can be customised to suit an owner's preferences and itinerary.

- Yachting World Magazine

Spirit 52 Classic

Racing pedigree combined with cruising comfort

The Spirit 52′ is the perfect bridge between the comfort and volume 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.

With the usual Spirit attributes of flush decks and an impressive 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, the Spirit 52’ has been known to perform up to 16 knots in suitable conditions and nine knots upwind.

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


The exterior showcases low bulwarks, richly finished cappings and elegantly swept taffrail, framing a deck that is spacious yet practical in layout. Running rigging is 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.

With a forward twin cabin and ensuite, and an aft cabin, also with ensuite, as well as a further two saloon berths, the 52′ has plenty of space for entertaining or accommodating race crew.  In between the accommodation is the elegant saloon, which is open plan with the well-equipped galley and the chart table, which has space for bespoke navigational equipment. Storage is plentiful and easily accessible, including 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.