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52 Najad 520 – MON52-0479

Swedish built Najad 520 centre cockpit blue water world cruiser with one circumnavigation under her belt completed. Ready to go again on short notice. For sale in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Launched: 1995
LOA: 52' (15.60 m)
Beam: 4.60 m
Draft: 2.20 m
Keel: Solid Lead Cruising
Displ: 20 Tons
Design: Najad 520
Builder: Najad Yachts, Sweden
Designer: Carl Meyer
Hull: GRP
Deck: GRP

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Cutter, Seldon aluminium mast and boom, comes with optional tall rig from Najad, 2 carbon fibre spinnaker poles - each on its own car, track and dedicate lifting winch (newly spray painted 2021), 2 Roller-furling units - Harken MKVI Unit 3 for Genoa, and Harken ESP 2 for staysail (both new 2019), Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner system, stainless steel cable steering. Backstay, forestay and inner stay all new in 2022.
Total: 4 - Make: North Sails. In-mast furling Main which can be furled and unfurled from cockpit. The Mainsail is High Tech NPL and was new in 2021. Roller-furling Genoa (new 2016), Furling Spinnaker (new 2021) on Seldon GX10 Top Down Furler (new 2021), Staysail (new 2019).
Total: 9 - Make: Andersen self-tailings. 2 x No.66 electric Primaries, 5 x No.46 Secondaries, 2 x No.46 Mast. Winch handles.
140hp Volvo Penta 6-cylinder TMD41D Turbo diesel engine, engine rebuilt in 2016 (estimated 1000hrs since rebuild), 800L diesel storage in 2 stainless steel tanks, Maxprop VP feathering prop, 9 Batteries - 8 Housebank: 8 x 300AH 3.2V batteries for a 24V 300AH system with BMS and remote parameter display panel, 1 Engine battery - 12V start batter with separate 12V alternator and Balmar programmable regulator.
Pedestal wheel cable steering, Edson steering cables (New 2015), emergency tiller, B&G Nac-2 Autopilot with tuner antenna on backstay.
Horizon DSC VHF with Ram Mic in cockpit, Raymarine RD424 24” Radar scanner on mast, Icom M802 SSB with tuner antenna on backstay, B&G GPS, 2 GPS chart plotters - B&G Vulcan 5” in cockpit, and Raymarine E120 at nav station, B&G Forward looking Sonar, Vesper XB800 Class B AIS transponder with WiFi, B&G Trident 2; echo sounder, log and wind instruments, B&G Trident 2 Repeaters, Windex, Binnacle compass, Victron GX colour control AC/DC system monitor, 3 Solar panels (total 300W), Victron Multiplus 3000W 70AMP 230V/24V inverter charger combi (new 2022), 120V 60HZ Xantrex 1800W 220V inverter with plugs in galley and saloon for 120V USA equipment, shore power connection and cable, barometer, Sony music system. EXTRAS include: B&G Triton 2 autopilot controllers in cockpit and Nav station, Maretron DSM410 multifunction monitor, external Iridium GP antenna (Iridium GO excluded), Shipmodul Miniplex 3 Multiplexor with WiFi network.
Total: 6 - 3 Cabins - 1 double and 4 single berths, 2 manual heads, 2 showers, 2 hand basins, 60L grey/black water tank (never used), custom Corian counter tops in heads compartments, Cruisair 10000BTU aircon for aft cabin (not been used since 2016, many not be serviceable), Off-white leather upholstery, Teak and Holly cabin sole - sanded and varnished in 2022. A very spacious, open, custom interior (was featured in Najad’s model catalogue). All interior wood is African Mahogany and is in excellent condition. The cabin sole is in impeccable condition, custom carpeting based on insulating non-skid pads. LED lights throughout and over 2m headroom.
3-Burner Smev stove with oven and grill, microwave, fridge, freezer, gas bottle, gas alarm, double stainless steel sink, custom Corian counter tops, pressurised hot and cold fresh water system.
1000L Water storage in 4 stainless steel tanks, pressurised hot and cold fresh water system.
Rocna 40kg anchor, chain and warp, Lofrans 2000 electric windlass, life jackets, harnesses, life rings, fire extinguishers, radar reflector, wooden bungs, bosun’s chair, Gale Rider drogue with 1” deployment line and heavy duty bridle, Viking 4-man life raft (new 2020).
Abus 3m Hypalon and aluminium dinghy with Sunrella cover, 2 Suzuki 2-stroke outboard motors - 9.9hp and 6hp (both new 2016), Sidepower 8hp bow thruster with composite blades - new lower unit 2016, custom arch extended to pushpit and dinghy hoist, Magma Newport LPG BBQ on pushpit extension, Hot and cold shower on transom, custom two-section Textalyne sun awning, removable bowsprit for topdown furler, 230V 50HZ AC system throughout vessel (reviewed in 2021), 24V DC system with extensive upgrades and main panel re-wired in 2016, 24V Balmar 70W 24V alternator on engine with Balmar 624 regulator, 230V Sea Fresh 50L/hr water maker, Samsung 32” high definition (1080p) Smart TV, Blur Ray DVD player and JBL SB150 sound bar, 2 Eberspacher diesel heating systems - 1 for saloon, galley and forward cabins plus 1 for aft cabin, spares and tools, fenders and mooring lines.
Swedish built blue water cruiser with very large centre cockpit. Removable cockpit table and cockpit cushions. Equipped with lots of custom canvas making it possible to alternate between a large bimini and offshore full cockpit enclosure that can be used in strong winds and bad weather. All original seacocks replaced to Groco bronze seacocks with high tensile strength G10 backing plates.
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