2009 COMAR COMET 52 RS
€265,000 tax paid
Performance bluewater raised saloon cruiser
|Manufacturer/Model||Comar Comet 52 RS|
|New or Used||Used|
|Tax/VAT Status||Tax paid|
|Keel Type||Fin Keel|
|Drinking Water Capacity||800l|
DescriptionStylish Italian raised saloon performance bluewater cruising yacht from 2009. Full equipped and lightly used. 3-cabin, 2-heads ‘owner’s’ layout.
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Launched in 2009 and lightly used for summer Med cruising in her single ownership, JULIA I is a great example of the very popular raised saloon from Comar with a great specification.
Her specification highlights include:-
• Teak decks
• 2.50m performance draft lead keel
• GORI three blades folding propeller
• Full Harken deck gear package include 4 winches – three electrics
• Max power tunnel bow thruster
• 3-cabins, 2-heads interior layout plus crew
• Airconditioning wit inverter
• Electric jib furler
• LED lights
The Comet 52 RS is the first model in the Comar Raised Saloon series. The raised panoramic deck saloon has a sharply raked profile yet has none of the bulkiness of a genuine deckhouse. Instead it looks exceptionally dynamic and sporty. Deck and interiors of Comet 52 RS are both very much cruising-oriented while the hull has sporty, performance lines, slender bow sections and high aspect-ratio appendages. The deck is wonderfully clean and uncluttered too with the deckhouse, characterised by distinctive eagle eye windows, disguising all of the sail controls that run into the cockpit. Nothing breaks the clean lines on the foredeck either (all of the hatches are flush). The saloon includes the galley and the chart table, enjoying unparalleled views of the surrounding sea. Apart from its large windows, it also has five opening hatches which allow both plenty of light and air to flood the interiors. With a choice of three or four cabins plus two heads, the Comet 52 RS will meet the needs of any yachtsman. The various versions available all allow for a separate crew cabin too.
Comar, under the name of Sipla, began its activity by producing fibreglass Flying Juniors in 1961 in Forlì, Italy. In those days plastic production was at its beginning and was a pioneering enterprise, so much so that to type-approve the first boat the company resorted to a stratagem: the hull was painted brown, fake wood veins were added and the sailboat was brought to a shipyard well known for its classic line.
Rina engineers (the validating agency) were shown the small vessel and kindly asked for type-approval. The officials were busy analyzing a much more important boat and didn’t really stop to consider the “little jewel” in fake wood. By validating the prototype the unaware engineers gave birth to a company that then after produced more than 4500 boats.
Sipla grew rapidly laying the foundation for popular boating in Italy: Van de Stadt’s small and habitable Meteor gave all Italians an easily manageable sailboat. The true revolution took place in 1971 with the Comet 910.
The boat was designed by Van de Stadt and a very young Finot; she was so innovative and above the lines that on the eve of her launch, with the boat already registered to take part in the Middle Sea Race, both designers called Sipla to disown authorship. The rest is history. The Comet 910 beat the whole fleet hands down, humbling much bigger and prestigious boats. The commercial success was immediate and long lasting: almost 1000 units were produced in a 15 year time span. Thanks to the Comet 910 Sipla was able to build new plants, the most leading edge technology factories at that time, and prepared the field for new models. After 10 years of experience the company decided to change its name to Comar and cemented its collaboration with yacht designer Finot, solidifying its success.
Ground breaking sailboats were born which were immediately welcomed by the boating community. The Comet 801, Comet 11, Comet 13 and Comet 14 were all characterized by unprecedented solutions even as far as the interiors were concerned with the salon moved to the far stern. On the water the boats were fast and comfortable, offering cutting edge deck solutions for those years like genoa and mainsail furlers and affordable pricing. In the 80s Comar’s designer team included Finot, Doug Peterson and Andrea Vallicelli. New performing and roomy boats were built with traditional waterlines but in tune with the times.
Many Comet owners decided to take part in the races of those days achieving great results. At this point Comar was well on its way in becoming Italy’s most important sailboat producer while at the same time exporting a significant number of units. In 1989 it covered an area of 43000 square meters of which 16000 covered, producing 145 boats with 160 employees and a 25 billion lira turnover. The same year the Comet 333 was chosen as the boat for the first edition of Giro d’Italia a Vela (a race circumnavigating Italy). In the 90s Comar introduced two new models: the thirteen meter Genesis 43 and the fifteen meter Phoenix, both encountering great success, so much so that they are still much sought after on the used market. The two models represented a radical change in the production line, aiming to improve quality in all sectors. New and for the time ultramodern techniques were adopted: termanto or balsa sandwich and vacuum lamination. Comar also began producing racing one-offs like Stradivario, designed by Vallicelli that won four consecutive editions of the Centomiglia del Garda.
The economic crisis at the end of the 90s affected many businesses in the nautical industry and, notwithstanding the success of the latest models, Comar was not left unscathed. Comar’s new course started in 1998 when Massimo Guardigli buys the name and technology. With the current leadership the company set new objectives. The market in the meanwhile had evolved in an unforeseeable direction which led some boatyards to mass produce select models in a price war context. The giant industrial groups bulldozed those that attempted to compete in the extreme mechanization field. This process though eventually led to a progressive quality impoverishment due to an time excessive oversimplification of the production line. In this scenario a renewed Comar pinpointed a niche in the nautical sector: the refusal of a overly standardized offer went hand in hand with the search of a personalized and high quality product which rejected the notion of a “disposable good”.
The challenge was deeply shared by all the levels of the company, from top management to the production line and dealership: to offer high quality, seaworthy and sturdy boats at a truly competitive price. The first models followed the path that had been previously left. The Comet 38, Comet 50 and Comet 65, designed by Bruce Farr and Comar’s first Maxi, came alongside to the Genesis 43. Soon after the Neapolitan yacht designer Sergio Lupoli drew two new models, the Comet 33 and the Comet 36, elegant and performing boats that reaped great successes in numerous international racing events. Once again Comet’s style and quality level was about to undergo another pivotal change. Andrea Vallicelli and Alessandro Nazareth presented a revolutionary and apparently risky design: the Comet 51 Sport, an aggressive cruiser-racer. The public’s and reviewers’ approval was immediate, thereby encouraging Comar in further infrastructure investments. The entire range was updated with the 45S and the 41S that shared the 51S’s spirit. All boats which are much loved by the owners for their design, high quality and that in the past years have confirmed excellent performances by winning many prestigious international trophies. Lately the “deck salon” models have had more and more success: the raised deckhouse and large windows make the interiors particularly luminous. Comar taps into this and creates the “Raised Salon” line which combines the functionality of a deckhouse to very sporty lines.
• The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Vacuum sandwich construction with unidirectional biaxial cloth and vinyl ester resin
• Airex core
• Composite bulkheads
• White hull
• Teak laid side decks and cockpit
Keel & Rudder:
• Lead keel
• Stainless steel keel bolts
• Balanced, profiled rudder
Engine & gearbox:
• Lombardini 90hp, diesel engine
• Saildrive gearbox
• Fresh¬water cooled engine.
• Single lever engine control.
• Panel for engine instruments in the steering pedestal within easy reach of helmsman.
• Engine hours – approx. 1340 at September 2019, now approx. 50 after the counter was changed in 2019 (total engine hours is approx. 1390)
Propulsion & Steering:
• Gori three blades folding propeller
• Double stainless steel ø 100 cm wheels steering
• Emergency tiller
• Max power tunnel bow thruster
• 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power or generator
• 1x 12vDC 100 Amp Engine start battery
• 6x 12vDC 810 Amp total Service batteries joined in parallel for providing 24vDC - 2017
• Lombardini 6kw generator
• Generator hours – approx. 130 at September 2019
• 1x Victron 12vDC 30Amp start engine battery charger - 2019
• 2x Victron 24vDC 70Amp service batteries charger - 2019
• 1x 12vDC Engine-mounted alternator
• 1x 24vDC Engine-mounted alternator
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
• The hot freshwater circuit is led into a 25lt well insulated hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element
• Schenker 80lt\h water maker
• 2x high capacity electric bilge pumps
• Manual bilge pump
• Approximately 400 litres in 2 stainless steel tanks
• Fill¬i¬ng of fuel tanks is through deck inlet.
• Fresh water capacity is approximately 800 litres in 2 PVC tanks
• Fill¬i¬ng of water tanks is through deck inlet.
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
• Raymarine Axiom 9 chartplotter – 2019
• 2x Garmin GNX 120 displays in the cockpit – 2019
• 2x Raymarine i70
• Raymarine EV 400 Autopilot - 2019
• 15nm Quantum RADAR - 2019
Navigation instrument at the chart table:
• Raymarine Axiom 12 chartplotter - 2019
• Icom 423 G VHF with DSC - 2019
• Three burners Technimpex gas cooker with oven
• 90 litres front opening fridge
• 40 litres top opening fridge
• Electric flush heads
• Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with showers
Heater and Air Conditioning:
• Air Conditioning providing heater with inverter
• Deckhead lighting throughout
• BOSE Stereo radio/CD with speakers in saloon and cockpit
• LCD TV with Antenna
Summary of Accommodation:
• Up to seven berths in owner’s cabin forward, twin aft cabins plus further crew cabin.
• Double master cabin forward.
• Two double cabins aft to port and starboard
• Forward and aft heads, each with heads and shower.
• Two bathrooms, each with hot and cold running water and a heads system.
• U shape galley with central console to starboard
• Saloon with u-shaped settee to port with folding table
• Chart table to starboard aft of galley
• High quality marine plywood, cherry red
• Cherry red style floorboards with contrasting stripe
• White bulkheads
• Wooden door frames
• All light are LED
• Sparcraft Aluminum performance mast – 9/10 fractional rigged
• 3 sets of spreaders
• Discontinuous AISI 316 stainless steel standing rigging
• Rigid vang
• Mechanical backstay adjuster
• Electric jib furling Bamar Furlex – serviced 2019
• 2x Harken 48ST self-tailing 2-speed winches halyard winches – 1 powered
• 2x Harken 70ST self-tailing 2-speed winches powered primary winches
• Millenium® Arxe Carbon fibre Full batten main sail - 2018
• Millenium® Arxe Carbon fibre Furling jib – 2018
• Gennaker with snuffer – 2009
• Stainless steel guardwire stanchions
• Fold-down pushpit seats
• Open-fronted pulpit to allow clean set of jib
• Outboard engine mount to starboard.
• Removable swim ladder on the stern
• Cockpit shower
Anchoring & Mooring:
• Quick 1400 W electric windlass with remote control
• 25 kg Delta Anchor with 80m ø10 chain
• Mooring cleats
• Fore and aft mooring lines
• Swimming ladder
Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
• Mainsails cover
• Lazybag with lazyjacks
• Sprayhood - 2017
• Bimini - 2017
Viewing arrangementsTrieste - Italy
Available to view strictly by appointment
Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment
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