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2003 Legacy 52 Flybridge

  • 52 ft
  • Downeast
  • St Petersburg, FL, US

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This boat is well maintained by an owner and his Captain who both demand a high level of quality in a yacht.

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Brief Summary

The Legacy 52 Sedan Flybridge is a traditional cruising yacht that combines great downeast styling with a flying bridge for great visibility. A great choice for the cruising couple who want both luxurious accommodations and a good turn of speed.

Key Features

• Palm Beach pod-style helm on the flying bridge--reminiscent of convertible sportfishing machines. • Optional teak decking throughout • Great engine-room access via cockpit lazarette • Three cabin, two-head layout is semi-custom • Electronic engine controls plus bow- and stern-thrusters make docking simple



Basic Information

52 Flybridge
St Petersburg, FL, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Deep Vee
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Dimensions & Weight

52 ft - 15.85 meter
51 ft 6 in - 15.7 meter
16 ft - 4.88 meter
Draft - max:
4 ft 6 in - 1.37 meter
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Dry Weight:
46000 lbs


Cruise Speed:
20 MPH - 17.38 KTS
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Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
705 (Individual), 1410 (combined)
Max Speed:
25 MPH - 21.73 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
700 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
190 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
70 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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Manufacturer Provided Description

There is a certain purposeful look about the Legacy 52's crisp, traditional lines. Some might call her salty even, and her looks are not deceiving.

When underway, the Legacy 52 seems as capable as any vessel conjured up in New England fishing lore. Her fairly fine vee entry smoothly parts the waves while a relatively flat aft section makes for a comforting stability. At mid-section, the angle moderates between the two to reduce pounding and a skeg gives the boat impressive tracking. Her cornering attitude and her rise to plane are flatter and more reassuring than on most yachts, so in combination with her hydraulic steering, handling seems positively breezy.

The boat's architect, Bill Langan, has designed this boat for perfect seagoing function as well as form. To illustrate the strict attention paid to the boat's details note that underway she is remarkably quiet, striking just 76 decibels at top speed of 25 knots. This is the result of arduous sound insulating of the engine room, careful gasketing of the sole penetrations and a sub-sole that is isolated from the stringers. Air conditioning flows from above the salon's overhead valance to keep the temperature even throughout the cabin. Her engine room is easy to access from the cockpit with generous storage lining the entryway, a watertight compartment door and 5 feet, 5 inches of headroom in which to perform the necessary functions of maintenance.

Captains report Hull #1 Edited from a Boat review of the Legacy 52 As You Like It

The new 52 from Legacy Yachts is available in not just one, but two very different models. By Capt. Chris Kelly13,000 man-hours. That’s 3-1/2 years of a man working 10 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s also how long it takes to build a single Legacy 52 Flybridge, according to Legacy’s president Paul Petronello. Of course, when you have 25 engineers, electricians, plumbers, and old-world craftsmen on the job, the yacht comes out a bit quicker. But that number is telling of just how much custom workmanship goes into every Legacy 52.

The 52 is a big step up from the 40, and in fact, she was designed and built with input from former 40 owners Although she bears the heritage lines and sea-keeping abilities of a Downeast cruiser, the Sedan Flybridge is very much state-of-the-art. Our test boat was a three stateroom, two-head layout, but with all the amenities modern mankind has to offer. On top of that, don’t let her traditional looks fool you...with a pair of 705-hp Caterpillar C-12’s in her belly, she can run with any motoryacht you’ll find here on She is versatile and well prepared for entertaining both on and in the water.

Her teak swim platform is 2-1/2 feet long, making it a perfect staging area for swimmers, divers, or for storing an inflatable dinghy on her beam-ends. Moving aboard, the transom door has the solid feeling of a bank vault, yet it’s well balanced so it’s easy to open and close. Commercial-grade 316L stainless steel hardware keeps it closed, and you’ll find this level of quality all around the boat—hawse pipes, cleats, deck hardware—all of it is first rate and heavy duty.

The Cockpit

The cockpit itself is guttered all around so it’s a self-draining affair, and is well suited for director’s chairs or an optional aft-bench seat. You gain access to the lazarette from here, and the electrically opened hatch is supported by a single ram to make life easy. The lazarette provides direct access to the rudder posts, tie-rods, hydraulic-steering rams, autopilot gear (all above the waterline), and stowage on either side. Surprisingly, you are also greeted with a dog-latched, watertight door that leads forward to the engine compartment. Here the 705-hp Caterpillar diesels came close to the well-insulated headliner, Both oil dipsticks were routed inboard and there was great separation—20 inches—between the power plants to make it easy to walk fore-and-aft.

Other features here included Tides Marine dripless rudder-post seals, trolling valves for low-speed maneuvering, and the engine bolted directly atop the stringers via rubber isolation mounts (not on brackets) for superior power transfer to the hull. Having confirmed the proper fluid levels for oil, coolant, and gear oil, it’s an easy egress up five teak-treaded stairs to the cockpit and then forward up to the foredeck. The side decks on the 52 are impressive—19 inches wide! —and surrounded all the way by raised toe kicks single steel handrails. Fully forward on the raised bow, you’ll find two lockers—one for fender storage, the other for anchor chain storage. A freshwater wash-down is right there to remove the mud you’ll undoubtedly drag up in Northeastern waters.

The Flybridge

When it’s time to weigh anchor and take command, you’ll appreciate the gradual ladder that leads up to the flying bridge. This is the most surprising area of the boat. Thanks to the raised elevation, visibility all around is excellent. I couldn’t see any reason not to dock her—and run her most of the time—from the flybridge. An isinglass panel is a nice touch that slides in to the top just forward of the helm station, protecting the helmsman from wind and possible spray.. At the helm, itself you’ll find a stainless-steel destroyer wheel, and—unlike Palm Beach sport fishermen—a pair of single-lever electronic engine controls for easy maneuvering. While not required for safe operation, Legacy does have the optional bow and stern-thrusters for the 52 .

Below Deck

Once you’ve reached your cruising destination, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the good life in the main saloon located just forward of the heavy-duty aluminum companionway door. Here you’ll find a teak-and-holly sole and the interior is American cherry wood. Once inside, any hint that you are on a “fiberglass” boat disappears, and the expertise of Legacy’s team of wood smiths grabs your attention.

To starboard, an optional flat-panel TV raises electrically at the touch of a button, and you’ll find curved storage cabinets in many locations. This is your first indication that Legacy’s craftsmen could be making cabinetry for a mansion just as easily as they do for a yacht. Across to port there’s a lounge area with cocktail table, and overhead the liner is completely done in ultra-suede.

Moving forward, to port there’s a a custom galley up, across from the single helm station to starboard with its Stidd helm chair. Which is highly customized.

On Flyaway there is complete raised-panel, custom cherry cabinetry combined with two SubZero freezers and refrigerators, plus a four-burner hotplate and microwave/convection oven. Big, frameless windows provide great light and a good view forward, and twin-strut windshield wipers maintain visibility when the going gets rough. Perhaps the most interesting part of the 52 is her lack of noticeable bulkheads in the cabin. The dining area sits across to starboard with relaxed seating for 4 adults and good cabinet storage.

Moving forward up the centerline hallway, you’ll find a guest stateroom with twin berths and access to the “day” head with shower (also accessed from the hallway). To port is a large csbin with twin berths. Fully forward in the bow, the master stateroom has a centerline queen-sized double berth with good steps on either side for easy access. That, combined with plenty of drawer storage, and an ensuite head with separate shower stall, New lifting strakes forward on the hull ensure a smooth, high-and-dry ride.

All in all, the Legacy 52 is a great example of what happens when a team of craftsmen get together and pitch in for 13,000 man hours.


• Three cabin, two head layout • Teak and holly floors refinished in 2014 • U Shaped up Galley with large salon • Granite counter top • Stainless steel sink • Two SubZero frig drawers • Top load freezer • Dishwasher - Fisher and Paykel • Sharp microwave • Custom cherry cabinets • Entertainment center with disappearing TV in salon • Direct TV - disconnected • Three TV's, Salon, Owner's cabin and dining area • DVD players all TV's • Large helm door to starboard of helm station • Owners state room with center line queen berth • Lots of storage space throughout • Starboard cabin with upper and lower berths • Port cabin with twin berths


Flybridge helm station • 6" Ritchie compass • B&G Speed, Depth, AWI and Wind speed • ICOM M-502 VHF • Furuno T29"/T2T14" Touch screen, multi purpose displays - New 2014 • Furuno Radar sensor • Simrad AP 20 Auto Pilot • ACR RCL 100 Remote search light • Phone intercom • Windshield wipers

Lower helm station • 6" Ritchie compass • B&G Speed, Depth, AWI and Wind speed • ICOM M-502 VHF • Furuno T29"/T2T14" Touch screen, multi purpose displays - New 2014 • Furuno Radar Sensor Simrad AP 20 Auto pilot • ACR RCL 100 Remote search light • Phone intercom • NIMA 2000 Controler • Windshield wipers • Dual trumpet horn from both helms


• VacuFlush heads • Ocean Air blinds • All exterior wood - 15 coats varnish with 3 coats clear Awl Grip Finish - 2015 • Splendide Combomatic Washer / Dryer • Uline Ice maker - 2013 • Stidd helm chairs at both Upper and Lower helms • Central vacuum system

Engine controls Yacht control - wireless control for docking ZF Engine controls - 325 Family Transmissions with trolling valves


Side Power Bow and Stern thruster Reverse cycle Air Con Two 24,000 BTU Maine air chillers- New 2013 Four air handlers with electronic controls Atlantic marine 20 gal. hot water heater Aquamet 22 prop shafts Dripless Shaft seals Cockpit shower Dockside water hook up Hynautic hydraulic steering


• Phase Three - Three stage charger • C-Charger 5000 Series - 24 VDC 30 AMP Battery charger (30 and 40 Amp.) • Northern Lights 16kw Gen Set 700 hours • Xantrex ProSine Wave Inverter • Cole Hersee Battery Isolator Batteries • Four 4D Engine start - 2 x 24V series • Four *D house batteries Ground Tackle  • Polished Stainless steel bow anchor roller • Delta 55# Stainless steel with chain and rhode • Fortress 55 Fx Aluminum Anchor with chain and rhode

Disclaimer The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Legacy



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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.