Length: 52' | Beam: 15' | Draft: 30"
Power: Quad or quintuple motors
Air-conditioned / heated enclosure
Sleeps 4 people in two separate areas
Navigator station with additional electronics
The Gulf Stream Yachts 52 is arguably one of the most recognizable boats on the market and has created an entirely new category by combining the benefits of a traditional center console boat with the protection of an enclosed boat. It's a serious fishing machine but with a level of comfort that makes the boat ideal for many other uses, too. The most distinguishing feature of the 52 is the air-conditioned upper salon with a solid glass enclosure surrounding the helm and passenger seating area. This climate-controlled haven offers panoramic views and allows you to operate the boat in any type of weather conditions that you might encounter during your outings on the water. Gone are the days of hesitating to enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise aboard your center console boat out of fear that it might storm on your way home.
Gulf Stream Yachts collaborated with renowned superyacht designers Setzer Yacht Architects and Michael Peters Yacht Design to bring this remarkable vessel to life and give it the ideal blend of style and performance. The patented Stepped "V" Ventilated Tunnel (SVVT) hull technology introduces a cushion of air under a portion of the running surface to increase speed and fuel efficiency while also maintaining control and stability. The little details such as the overhanging edges of the salon superstructure with courtesy lighting below, the hidden speakers, or the clean lines where everything clearly has its place gives the boat a feel you would normally only expect to find on a much larger yacht.
We have always found that passengers prefer to spend the majority of their time on the main deck, especially while underway, so a key element of the 52's design was to place as much of the overall square footage as possible on that deck level. The massive cockpit, huge sunpad, and forward seating area offer ample open-air space when the weather is nice while the climate-controlled upper salon provides a welcome retreat when you want to escape the elements. The cockpit includes a refrigerator, freezer, grill, sink, and ice maker which, combined with the included diesel generator, enables the boat to be completely self-sufficient so that you can easily spend a few nights aboard at a remote island. The salon and helm area features a large seating area with a table where passengers can sit and enjoy the scenery without impeding the captain’s ability to use either of the two side doors to move about the boat freely. While the glass enclosure provides outstanding protection from heat, cold or rain, customers tell us that the thing they appreciate the most is the fact that there is no wind fatigue even after running at high speed for long periods of time.
The lower cabin of the 52 can be reached from the upper salon without ever having to venture outside so that you can remain protected from the elements for hours at a time if desired. Once below, you will find a comfortable seating area that converts to either a king size bed or two single beds, along with a restroom and a shower. There is also a partial galley with a microwave, coffee bar, and refrigerator to complement the larger outdoor galley up in the cockpit. It’s the perfect place to make a quick sandwich or grab a cold drink when you don’t want to head outside. Rather than including a small second stateroom in the lower cabin, the 52 takes advantage of the air-conditioned upper salon to provide a spacious additional sleeping area. The large table in that upper salon quickly and easily lowers to convert the seating area to a queen size bed. Our electronic switchable glass option provides privacy for the space with the touch of a button and also allows you to turn the entire back window into a massive movie screen.
In addition to the focus on comfort, the 52 continues our longstanding obsession with safety. The boat is built using our foam-filled construction techniques and was designed with high gunnel walls, wide passageways, and a single level deck from bow to stern to allow safe and easy access to all areas of the boat. We use three-piece construction as opposed to the less expensive two-piece construction method used by many of our competitors because the toe kick space provided by a three-piece boat is far superior for anglers and passengers alike since it doesn't direct your weight outward when leaning against the side walls of the boat. The helm was designed so that the captain can easily see over the bow even when the sunpad is occupied which is fairly unique compared to almost any other center console boat with a sunpad integrated into the front of the console. The base cushions of our sunpads are placed much lower than those of most of our competitors because we want to eliminate the possibility of passengers falling from a high spot if you happen to encounter an unexpected wave. We have also incorporated many redundant systems as an added measure of protection. And, our industry pioneering “Navigator Station” puts a third Garmin screen across the aisle from the helm so that another person can watch the FLIR or radar feed, enter a waypoint, or change the radio station without ever distracting the captain.
The Gulf Stream Yachts 52 was designed for standalone use and also to be the ultimate multipurpose yacht tender because you can fish and dive from the boat in the morning and then ferry guests to shore later that evening while keeping them sheltered from the weather. After the yacht tender operations are done for the day, the boat can then be used to provide accommodations for extra crew.
Finally, the Gulf Stream Yachts 52 was designed to be highly customizable which allows us to also offer the boat in a number of additional configurations in case you need additional staterooms, want even more open space, or prefer a traditional center console arrangement. Our team works directly with you to understand how you plan to use your boat and then we build it EXACTLY the way you want.
If you can dream it, we can build it.