INDIGO | Custom Empacher 52 | 52ft

Price: 
$ 269,000
Location: 
Somerset, MA, USA

Donated vessel, available for long-term charter with option to purchase.  INDIGO is very well designed and built. She is structurally in very sound condition and has received excellent care over her years. Dieter Empacher, former chief designer of Little Harbor Yachts owned by Ted Hood, was commissioned in 1984 to design a bluewater cruiser/racer to sail anywhere in the world. Welded aluminum was chosen for its high strength-to-weight properties, for its high impact resistance in case of grounding or striking an object at sea, and for its overall strength of hull and superstructure according to conservative design specifications. The yacht was designed to be fast, seakindly and capable of being sailed short-handed. She is also absolutely beautiful. Weatherly and comfortable on the wind, with her near 12’ of draft with the centerboard down, but with a draft of less than 6’ with the board up. INDIGO can get into many places other 52’ yachts cannot. As beautiful below as she is above, INDIGO’s cabin has high headroom, and is finished throughout with high-quality varnished teak joinerwork. Her cabin sole is of fine hand-laid teak and holly construction. The year after her launching, she was first to finish and then first in her class (corrected time) in the 1985 Marion to Bermuda Race. Since then, she has had three owners, all of whom lavished her with constant upgrades and meticulous maintenance. She has never wanted for anything. U.S. documented.

For more information about this yacht, contact Jim Wetherald, Cell: (401) 965-6263; e-Mail: jwetherald@wellingtonyachts.com

Length: 
52ft
Builder: 
Custom Empacher 52
Beam: 
14'-8"
Draft: 
5'-3" min/11' max
Year: 
1984
Displacement: 
51,000 lbs.
Hull: 
Aluminum
Designer: 
Dieter Empacher
Engine: 
Perkins, 85 hp (1995)
Speed: 
7 knots cruise/8.4 max