The Fjord 52 Open is a center console on luxury steroids. Technically, it should be considered a dayboat, but it has two double sleeping cabins, an optional tender garage, and twin Volvo Penta IPS700 diesels with a 550 gallon fuel capacity, so it has the ability to move well beyond coastal waters.
Individually hand-built for the client by Hanse Yachts’ boatbuilding craftsmen in Germany, every single Fjord 52 Open is a unique, beautifully customized one-off.
- CE Category B
- 18 passenger capacity
- Twin Volvo Penta IPS700 diesels
- Two-cabin layout sleeps 4
- Swim platform with hydraulic option
2 x Volvo Penta IPS 800 diesels
3 x Volvo Penta IPS 650 diesels
Editor’s Report by Capt. Peter d’Anjou
The Fjord 52 Open is not only Fjord’s flagship but it has also become a world-wide reference for center console 50' luxury day boats. It’s mission is as an elegant dayboat capable of hosting a large party of guests or as a weekend or overnight boat for two couples.
BoatTEST has not tested the Fjord 52 Open at the time of this report.
- Optional tender garage fits Williams Jet Tender 285
- On-deck galley
- Master cabin with ensuite and walk-in closet
- T-top with mechanized shade
Fjord had established a distinct look of sharp edges, plumb bows, and horizontal lines in their six preceding models from 36' (10.97 m) and above and wanted a ‘stretch’ luxury dayboat as their flagship. Patrick Banfield, who originally designed the boat as the 48 Open in 2015, kept the essence of the company’s trademark lines, sprinkled in luxury accommodations and added a swim platform to create the 52 Open.
Fjord wants each owner to feel unique, so there is a wide variety of finishes and trims to be chosen. Different colored flooring, lacquered walls and doors in contrasting colors, and several choices of wood finish, along with upholstery that can be varied both in the interior and on deck allow the yacht to be customized.
Hanse, which acquired Fjord back in 2007, builds the boats in Greifswald, Germany.
The GRP hull is vacuum-infused with an isophthalic gelcoat finish. The first layer of resin is vinyl ester.
The Fjord 52 Open has an LOA of 52’5” (15.98 m), a beam of 15’9” (4.81 m), and a draft of 3’10” (1.18 m). The boat has a dry weight of 39,242 lbs. (17,800 kg).
The diesel fuel capacity is 549 gallons (2,080 L) and the freshwater capacity is 103 gallons (390 L).
The raised cabin top in front of the windshield serves as a bow sun pad. When the pads are removed, a skylight and opening hatches for the master cabin are revealed. At the forward end of the sunpad is a bench facing the anchor station.
The helm is equipped with three comfortable seats that can be folded upwards allowing the helmsperson to stand when maneuvering.
The master cabin has an island berth located in the bow. Depending on layout, the master features a walk-in wardrobe and shared ensuite – or a second dedicated ensuite for the guest cabin in place of the wardrobe, making the head in the master a private ensuite.
The ensuite includes a shower stall behind a glass door. There is a single opening port in the head for natural light and ventilation. The electric toilet is connected to a 52 gallon (200 L) holding tank.
The guest cabin has twin berths with a nightstand between them, a wardrobe, and storage.
The cockpit has an outdoor galley under the overhang of the T-top that divides the cockpit seating from the helm. The arrangement provides a passageway outboard to either side of the seating for optimal flow and access.
The main deck of the 52 Open is one-level and a variety of flooring options including natural to faux teak are available.
The swim platform is two steps down from the main deck.
- 2 x Volvo Penta IPS 800 diesels
- 3 x Volvo Penta IPS 650 diesels
- A Fisher Panda 4kW generator is standard equipment.
The base price is in the $1.2 million range.
Optional Equipment to Consider
The Fjord 52 Open is a luxurious dayboat with space for friends and family - suitable for a jaunt along the coast or a weekend away.
The 52 Open is wide with nearly a 16' (4.88 m) beam and heavy at 39,242 lbs. (17,800 kg). She looks to ride well from what we’ve seen but we are looking forward to seeing how well in a future full inspection and test. At this size and elegance, this is a unique center console.
Fjord boats are distributed by:
FJORD North America
44 Merrimac St.
Newburyport MA. 01950