Royal Passagemaker 52
ROYAL PASSAGEMAKER 52
26' (mast up); 18' (mast down)
1,356 U.S. gal.
581 U.S. gal.
180 U.S. gal.
Webasto furnace; central a/c
16kW Northern Lights
330hp John Deere
Power Tech 8. 1
10. 3 knots
8. 5 knots
2,300 miles (with 10% reserve)
Ed Monk (hull);
BUILDER Park Isle Marine
YEAR BUILT 2005
BASE PRICE $1,335,000
For more information:
Park Isle Marine Ltd.
7369 West Coast Road
Sooke, British Columbia V0S 1N0
RANGE AT CRUISE SPEED
simplicity. “I wanted good navigation, but not a lot of
screens,” he said. “I can navigate this boat with charts
and a compass.”
And simple is what he has. On the overhead space
traditionally used as an electronics locker are two short
rows of switches with labels, two panels reporting
system status, and a VHF radio. At the helm is a single
monitor that will display all navigational information,
including electronic charts and radar images. Engine
A ladder connects the engine room and the cockpit.
gauges are front and center, and the autopilot, engine,
and thruster controls are close at hand.
Shamal has five windows across the helm. I think
David may have pushed simplicity too far in having
only one windshield wiper (it’s on the center pane).
The pilothouse is much like the one I saw on Fine
Romance. A settee bends along the aft wall and turns
forward on the port side. A table is centered on the
settee. There are port and starboard pilothouse doors;
a section of the settee and the table must be swung
aside to provide access to the port door.
The table and an area to the right of the wheel
provide space for paper charts. David had charts at
hand for our run to Anacortes, although he also was
running navigational software on his computer.
An interior stairway to starboard connects the
pilothouse and flybridge, so we headed topside.
The hatch is clear, and a stainless steel grabrail on
the right makes the last step effortless. A fixed helm
seat provides a good around-the-horizon view; a
table and settee to port offer comfort to guests.
Aft and down two steps is the boat deck, where
David stores a 13-foot Avon that is launched and
recovered with a Steelhead Marine hoist. The
Haywoods also installed a “summer kitchen” with a
gas grill and a refrigerator/ice maker.