Belize Motoryachts believes that everything old can be new again. Or at least that’s how they feel about their designs. The company strives to incorporate traditional lines into their vessels, since they view style as an evolution of purpose. Hence, their new 52 Daybridge has a singular look to her, with a saltier profile than many of her competitors. She’s definitely a boat that will stand out at the docks.
However, any retro feel the boat may have ends when you take a look at her technical specs. She’s got a double vinylester outer skin, a resin-infused composite construction hull, and independent foam-filled hull compartments. Not exactly old-fashioned.
What’s more, the boat’s twin 600-horsepower Cummins QSCs—which are trained to Zeus pods—are built into anti-vibration engine mounts, and have double laggings of acoustic material surrounding them. But just because the engines are quiet, doesn’t mean they’re not working. At full throttle the 52 should hit about 30 knots while being able to maintain a cruise of 25.
Another highlight of the 52 is her cockpit, which features a fridge, ice maker, wet bar, and even a small breakfast bar to port, perfect for enjoying a creamy cappuccino and a buttery croissant as the day begins. A Bose sound system and three LED televisions ensure that even on rainy days nobody onboard will want for something to do.
Not that we encourage the couch-potato lifestyle. The 52 is a boat built with tradition in mind, so that you can create some traditions of your own. Get a taste of what Belize has to offer by checking out this boat’s sistership, the 52 Sedan, at the 2013 Miami Yacht and Brokerage show.
- Builder: Belize Motoryachts
- Model: Belize 52 Daybridge
- Year: 2012
- Base Price: $1,559,000
- LOA: 52'10"
- Draft: 3'6"
- Beam: 16'6"
- Standard Power: 2/600-hp Cummins QSCs
- Cruise speed: 25 knots
- Top speed: 30 knots
This article originally appeared in the November 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.