Cruisers Yachts Raises the Bar of Sports Coupe Styling by Introducting the 520

Yachting’s First 52-Foot Coupe with Walk-Through Windshield to Debut at New York National Boat Show

OCONTO, Wis. (October 19, 2007) - From bow to stern, Cruisers Yachts thought of it all when designing its newest luxury boat, the 520 Sports Coupe. The stylish 52-foot vessel, complete with an enclosed cockpit and walk-through windshield, will be unveiled by the Wisconsin-based manufacturer at the New York National Boat Show, held December 29, 2007 through January 6, 2008.   

“Our engineering team truly pushed the envelope with the 520 Sports Coupe,” said Jon Viestenz, Cruisers Yachts product manager.  “The innovative enhancements found on this boat are a part of our dramatic 2008 product expansion, putting the 520 Sports Coupe in a class of its own.  We challenged the design team to take this boat to a level that would turn heads wherever she goes, and they did their job.”

Above Deck
Starting atop, the sleek design of the 520 Sports Coupe makes her first in her class with an enclosed cockpit and walk through windshield, allowing safe and easy access to the foredeck.  Adding to the impressive menu of updates is a power actuated sunroof with manual sky shade;and they have upped the ante with the competition by making cockpit air conditioning a standard feature.  For those who like to entertain, the new luxury vessel boasts a dual cockpit entrance from the swim platform.  Passing admirers will appreciate the versatility of the 520 Sports Coupe’s new 15-inch side boarding step on both the port and starboard side.  Also unique to the craft is the transom rumble seating and a large high-lo cockpit table with the capability of becoming an additional lounge arrangement.

Other high-class amenities found topside are standard windshield defroster, an iPod/MP3 interface cockpit stereo system, an optional side-by-side chaise lounge foredeck sun pad, a standard cockpit grill, and an optional 26-inch flat screen TV on a high-low actuating arm rising out of the cockpit wet bar area; once again proving that Cruisers Yachts has thought of it all.

Below Deck
Cruisers Yachts has made slight updates to the salon, head and staterooms but kept the interior similar to what everyone has come to love about the 520 Express. The biggest change is in the number of vertical portholes, which has been increased from six to 12, giving the salon and galley areas more natural light and ventilation. The Master suite features a large queen-size walk-around island berth with a therapeutic foam mattress; an elegant settee for added convenience; a private head with a separate shower stall; abundant storage for longer cruises; comfortable 6-foot, 6-inch headroom throughout the stateroom; optional washer/dryer combo unit; and 20-inch LCD flat screen TV with DVD. The standard forward stateroom is also unique due to its large queen-size island berth, ample storage, optional 15-inch LCD flat screen TV with DVD and private access to the forward head with separate shower stall. The second layout features twin berths forward rather than the queen island berth.

The classy amenities of the salon include a natural cherry wood interior that cloaks the entire living space; a crescent-shaped convertible dinette/sofa that curves along the starboard side of the yacht; and a large 32-inch flat screen television with DVD for entertainment.  The inventive port side galley includes a microwave/convection oven, electric stove, large refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, double sink and plenty of storage for supplies.  A lighted liquor cabinet is also standard on the 520 Sports Coupe and for additional live-aboard convenience a dishwasher, wine captain and trash compactor are also available.

Headquartered in Oconto, Wis., Cruisers Yachts is part of KCS International, Inc., which includes sister company Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts. Cruisers Yachts is known as one of the world’s premier providers of midsize to luxury pleasure yachts and produces 13 models from 30 to 56 feet in its Oconto facility. For additional information about Cruisers Yachts, visit http://www.cruisersyachts.com.

520 Sports Coupe Specifications
L.O.A. with Integrated Standard Swim Platform   52’3” / 15.9 m
Beam        15’6” / 4.72 m
Bridge Clearance with Hardtop     13’1” / 4.0 m
Cabin Headroom      6’6” / 2.0 m
Draft        44” / 112 cm
Height – Keel to Top of Hardtop     16’5” / 5.0 m
Fuel Capacity       500 gal. / 1,893 L
Waste Holding Capacity      75 gal. / 284 L
Water System Capacity      150 gal. / 568 L
Approx. Weight, Diesel Engines     42,000 lb / 19,051 kg