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Nordic 52 Trawler "Escape"


Summer Season Special: Take $500 OFF the charter rate on any Summer Season week-long charter of "Escape"! Plus, for those who would like to charter a larger boat this year, or would simply appreciate a refresher, charter "Escape" for 7 days or longer and receive 1 day of free training on the systems, operation and cruising/handling characteristics of this unique vessel. Instruction will be provided on the first day of your charter by the owner of "Escape". Please contact us in advance if you would like to take advantage of this excellent opportunity! (Note: If you prefer not to backtrack and return to Bellingham at the end of the day, you are welcome to fly him back from Friday Harbor to Bellingham for $120.)

Voted 1st Runner Up for 2012 San Juan Yachting "Powerboat of the Year"!

Also, featured in the July 2010 edition of "Neptune Yachting Moteur" magazine! (Click here to view article.)

Vessel Specifications

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Cabin Layout
Escape layout
Hull Specifications
  • "Escape" was completely rebuilt from hull up by the manufacturer in 2007/8, with the original 1989 hull. All interior equipment and accommodations were built new at that time. Cabinetry is maple, tastefully completed with a rubbed oil finish, providing a light and open feeling. The raised pilothouse is perfect for piloting "Escape" on less-than-perfect days, with comfortable seating for the entire crew and a fully adjustable Todd helm seat. The large salon is great for socializing and keeping the cook involved while preparing meals. Full covered walk-around decks allow for safe, dry and easy mooring and there is a large cockpit for social gatherings or solo relaxation. A transom gate provides generous access to the swim platform for boarding the dinghy or going ashore. There is also a gate on the starboard side deck. The flybridge has 4 comfortable mounted helm seats and a large bimini for fair weather cruising and evening relaxation, while the expansive boat deck has plenty of room for a table and deck chairs (and even dancing if you are so inclined).
  • "Escape" is uniquely equipped to provide extraordinary fuel economy when operating at displacement speeds while providing the maneuvering ease and safety of twin engines and the ability to cruise at 15 knots should the need arise.
  • LOA: 56'
  • LOD: 52'
  • Beam: 16'
  • Draft: 3' 8"
  • Displacement: 47,000 lbs
  • Clearance: 18' 2"
  • Year: Original hull 1989, totally rebuilt in 2007
Engine & Electrical
  • Twin 375HP Caterpillar diesel engines
  • Electronic engine controls
  • Teleflex hydraulic steering
  • New (2010) 4-bladed high-efficiency props
  • New (2011) FloScan unit to monitor fuel usage and fine-tune throttle settings.
  • Wesmar bow thruster (rebuilt in 2013)
  • Trim tabs
  • Cruising speed: 8 - 16 knots. Max speed: 20 knots.
  • Fuel Economy: "Escape" offers 2 NM / gal. at 8.5 knots in single engine operation, remarkable for a vessel of this size.
  • House battery bank: 4 x 8D batteries (New in June 2013)
  • Starting battery bank: 2 x 8D batteries
  • Xantrex battery charger and 2500 watt inverter
  • New (2010): Most lights use LED or fluorescent technology to minimize power drain.
  • 30 amp shore power
  • 8 KW Northern Lights generator with separate Group 24 generator starting battery
  • New (2010): Clarion AM/FM/CD/Stereo with w/ iPod/MP3 input and Sirius satellite radio on flybridge, with flybridge and cockpit speakers.
  • New (2010): Pioneer AM/FM/CD/Stereo with w/ iPod/MP3 input (front aux and USB ports) and Sirius satellite radio in salon, with salon and pilothouse speakers
  • Flatscreen HDTV/HD-DVD
  • 3 staterooms. Master offers walk-around queen, one guest cabin offers a queen berth and the other guest cabin offers twin bunks. All cabins also have hanging lockers and storage drawers/compartments.
  • New (2014): High density mattress w/2" memory foam top for the master cabin.
  • New (2011): Down comforters on queen bunks.
  • Dinette in pilothouse converts to a double berth.
  • Sleeps up to 9 people (6 in the staterooms, 2 on the pilothouse dinette, 1 on the couch).
  • Two heads, both with Vac-U-Flush toilets and enclosed showers. Tank monitor in master head.
  • Pilothouse helm and flybridge helm, with hydraulic steering.
  • 4 mounted cruising chairs at flybridge helm
  • Spacious boat deck aft of flybridge.
  • Webasto diesel-fired hydronic heat w/ individual fan controls in each compartment.
  • Watermaker
  • 3 burner propane stove with oven
  • Full-size refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave oven
  • Icemaker in salon
  • Double SS sink, with fitted cutting board
  • New (2010): Dickenson Sea-B-Que grill, w/ tray and mounted propane tank, on upper deck
  • New (2012): Inlaid teak, walnut and mahogany dining table.
  • Furuno NavNet VX2 color GPS radar/chart plotter with repeater at flybridge helm
  • Furuno depth sounder with repeater at flybridge helm
  • New (2014): Standard Horizon VHF with AIS
  • New (2009): Standard Horizon floating handheld VHF
  • New (2009): ComnNav autopilot with controls at both helms
  • Ritchie compass at both helms
  • New (2012): Handheld Garmin GPS chart plotter as back-up to the Furuno and for use in the dinghy.
Deck, Dinghy & Anchor
  • Primary anchor: 60# CQR anchor with 280' of 5/16" chain
  • New (2009) secondary anchor: Fortress with 18' chain and 280' rode
  • New (2012): Lofrans Falkon electric anchor windlass
  • 500' of stern tie line
  • Full walk-around side decks
  • New (2009): Flybridge bimini
  • Rubberized nonskid on all decks
  • Marquipt 1500# aluminum electro-hydraulic dinghy davit (new electronic controls in 2013)
  • New (2009): 11' 2" Avon R340 rigid bottom inflatable dinghy with helm console, navigation lights and electric bilge pump.
  • New (2009): 20HP Honda outboard with electric start and tilt on dinghy.
  • Freshwater and saltwater washdowns on foredeck
  • Fuel: 800 gallons
  • Water: 200 gallons plus 20 gallon AC/engine hot water heater
  • Holding: 40 gallons with macerator

Escape charter guest comments:

  • Boat beyond all expectations!
  • Great boat! Form, Function, Beauty.
  • Great boat. We'll see you again, 'Escape'.
  • Incredibly comfortable boat. We really enjoyed our "Escape" to the San Juans.
  • Sunshine Coast without sunshine...Who Cares? The trip is just perfect.
  • A wonderful time aboard a beautiful boat.
  • Weekly Charter Rate
  • Summer: $
  • Spring/Fall: $
  • Early Spring/Late Fall: $
Spring Guided Flotilla: 10-day Sunshine Coast & Princess Louisa Inlet Spring Guided Flotilla: 14-day Broughton Islands One-Way Summer Guided Flotilla: 14-day San Juan Islands & Gulf Islands Fall Guided Flotilla: 14-day Desolation Sound
May 3 - 12, 2017
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May 13 - 26, 2017
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July 1-14, 2017
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Sept 23 - Oct 6, 2017
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