Davidson 52 - Prime Example

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Davidson 52 - Prime Example

Designed by Laurie Davidson and built by Peter Milner 'Prime Example' is a very well built, huge volume versatile, affordable cruiser racer based in Sydney and now for sale with YOTI.

Her standing rigging was replaced in 2016 and a large wardrobe of new composite sails were fitted at the same time. Powered by a 60hp Perkins diesel completely rebuilt in 2017,'Prime Example' is an affordable and strong yacht ready to race bluewater or inshore.

Please contact Tim Vine Sydney for further information.


Designer : Laurie Davidson
Builder : Peter Milner
Water (Potable) Capacity (L) : 2 x S/S tanks total capacity 400
Hull Construction Material : Cedar and GRP
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : Composite (foam) & GRP
Length (feet) : 52 feet
Beam/Width (m) : 4.4 m
Draft (m) : 3.0 m
Keel/Ballast : Cast Iron fin and bulb.
Displacement : 8756kg
Number of Batteries : 2 x 210 amp hours and 1 x 100 amp hours cranking (Apr 2017).
Number of Fuel Tanks : S/S tank (tank removed & pressure tested/repaired Oct 2017)
Accomodation Notes : Open layout. Two double aft berths. Upper and lower pilot berths with lee-cloths in the saloon.
Number of Berths : 8
Number of Showers : In head. H&C Pressure water.
Number of Toilets : Electric with macerator and holding tank.
Number of TVs : Flat screen TV with DVD, CD Radio.
Stove : Three burner stove and oven.
Refrigeration : 12V Fridge and Icebox.
Number of Sinks : Stainless steel sink.
Anchor / Winch : CQR with chain and warp. Muir Electric windlass (Windlass motor replaced February 2018).
Bilge Pump : Electric and manual.
Deck Gear : Two x 3 speed Lewmar primaries (non self - tailing). Two Lewmar self-tailing mainsail winches with jammers. Two Lewmar cabin top self -tailing winches, Mainsheet, Topping lift, Tweakers and Headsail car lines, Masthead spinnaker halyard, Outhaul and Asymmetrical sheets (Nov 2017).
Mast/Rigging : Masthead Aluminium Mast & Boom. Rod Rigging (Caps and Lowers replaced Nov 2017), Forestay and new Tuff Luff (Nov 2016), Runners/check stays (June 2016). All standing and running rigging has been replaced (2016). New main halyard & 2 x reff lines (March 2018).
Sail Inventory : Doyle fully battened Dacron (2014). Carbon Doyle # 1 Light (Dec 2017), Carbon Doyle # 2 (Jan 2017), Carbon Doyle #1 medium/heavy (Oct 2016). Dacron #2, Furling #3, Doyle # 4 (2016 never been used). Doyle maxi M/H 0.75 oz spinnaker (April 2017), M/H 1.5 oz spin, Asymmetrical masthead, 2 x fractional asymmetrical, 2 x fractional running, Code 'O'. Drifter. Trysail / storm Jib. All of the above sails are in very good condition. There is also a huge selection of older sails for deliveries and mid-week racing.
Electrics : Alternator, 30 amp battery charger, battery switches and regulator (Oct 2017). S/Steel tower with a wind generator and solar panels. 12V interior lighting. 12V Nav lights.
Electronics Navigation : Raymarine A 70 at Nav station and Raymarine C90W at helm. 2 x Raymarine displays at mast, 2 x Raymarine bulkhead displays (Oct 2017). Raymarine Wind. Course master Autopilot. AIS system (Nov 2017). Compass.
Safety Gear : AYF Category 4. Zodiac 8 man (due), V sheet, Horn, Spotlight, PFD's. New life lines 2018 (top lines only).
Covers : Boom Bag (new March 2018) and Lazy Jack bags, Boom tent.
Radio : GME VHF
Vessel Name : Prime Example

Engine 1

Engine Make : Perkins Prima four cylinder.
Horse Power : 60
Fuel Type : Diesel
Steering : Wheel
Fuel Capacity : 135
Service History : Overhaul of the engine and systems Nov 2017. Engine serviced April 2018, including check of all mech
Propeller : Three blade feathering Max prop (2017).