Davis 52 Express

Boat Tests


Builder: Davis

Model: 52 Express

Model Year: 2006

Boat Type: Sportfisherman

LOA: 52'6"

Beam: 16'0"

Draft: 4'4"

Weight: 55,000 lbs.

Standard Power: 2/1,015 mph Caterpillar C18 diesel inboards

Optional Power: 2/1,200-mhp MTU 8V 2000 or 2/1,360-mhp MAN V12 1360 CRM diesel inboards

Fuel Capacity: 1,000 gal.

Water Capacity: 150 gal.


Release polished-stainless steering wheel
2/Murray Brothers ladder-back helm chairs
VDO instrumentation
2/Bomar hatches
teak-and-holly cabin soles
Ultraleather upholstery
Corian countertops
2-burner EuroKera cooktop
2/Nova Kool under-counter refrigerator/freezers
Sharp Carousel microwave oven
2/Sharp flat-panel TVs (master and guest) and 32" Panasonic flat-panel TV (saloon)
Bose Lifestyle entertainment system
2/innerspring-type Handcraft mattresses
2/Raritan Atlantis MSDs
72,000-Btu Cruisair A/C system
BEP Marine Battery Management Panel
Bass Products electrical panels
15-kW Westerbeke genset
50-amp Charles Industries battery charger
50-amp Newmar converter
4/Northstar AGM marine batteries (house/ cranking)
1/Optima Blue Top battery (for electronics)
PYI face-seal-type dripless shaft log
2/crash-type engine-driven emergency bilge pumps
Marley Industrial Products engine-room ventilation fans
Fireboy auto-fire-extinguishing system


PipeWelders welded-aluminum tower w/ fiberglass hardtop
Cruisair fishbox/livewell refrigeration w/ Ranco controllers
teak decks, toerails, covering boards, and trim

This article originally appeared in the June 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.