DG 52′

The DG52′ is a custom-built 16-meter aluminum travel sailboat featuring original ergonomics with its exceptional standby saloon. This travel unit was imagined by our architectural agency Vincent Lebailly Yacht Design. After several months of construction on the banks of the Caen canal at Normandy Yacht Service, she finally set off on her very first long voyage.


Description of DG 52′

A round-the-world programme, solid aluminium construction, and interior ergonomics designed for safe sailing… This is what qualifies the design of the DG52′, a beautiful sloop of 15.80m.

This yacht was designed by our design office for a owners wishing to sail everywhere, in full protection. Very quickly, the notion of a wheelhouse / watchroom entered the design brief!

On the DG52′, the wheelhouse is not just an extension of the cockpit, but an extra room inside!

Technical sheet

Length Overall: 17.63 m
Length at Waterline: 14.97 m
Beam Overall: 4.83 m
Light displacement: 19.5 tonnes
Draught: 1.26 / 3.15 m
Sail Area: 149 m²
Fuel capcity: 2 x 580L
Fresh Water capacity: 700
Engine Power: 90cv
Boat builder: Normandy Yacht Service
Interior design: Pierre Frutschi
CE Certification: Cat A/8

This is what sets the DG52′ apart from many other sailing yachts. Here, the watchroom is open to the saloon and communicates with the rest of the interior. Three seats are integrated into the watchroom, allowing you to eat, keep watching or simply rest with the controls at your fingertips and an exceptional view of the outside. Down below, there is a saloon on a platform (allowing a view of the sea once seated), and an area dedicated to the installation of a ….piano: a wish of the shipowner who wanted to practice his two passions, “sailing and music”, at the same place/at the same time…

The wheelhouse is integrated under an aluminium arch to position the mainsail track. At the stern, the yacht has a large cockpit. The cockpit is almost on the same level as the wheelhouse, which ensures that the person in charge of the watch is able to react quickly to boat manoeuvres.

Access to the rear skirt is via the helmsman’s seat. When sailing, safety is still the main concern with a closed cockpit, beautiful handrails and robust and reliable equipment.