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1998 McConaghy Bermuda 52

Nuevo Nayarit, Mexico


This Beautiful McConaghy Bermuda 52 is the best Ocean going, most thought out sailing vessel currently afloat today, built with absolutely no compromise whatsoever, a boat that is easy to sail and maintain, then this should be your choice.

Heartbeat is the result of a collaborative effort by the world renowned master yacht designer, Chuck Paine and Americas cup composite builder John McConaghy of Australia. The yachts concept elaborates on Paine’s successful Apogee 50/51 built by Able Yachts which is now being built by Morris Yachts as the Morris 51 (list price approx $1.5 million USD)

If your sailing vision encompasses safe, sea kindly designs, comfortable and sensible usage of space, self sufficiency, extraordinary performance; able to do 200 mile day runs in less than ideal conditions, then this is the best choice.

She is a very capable blue water cruiser. She is willing and able to take you wherever you want to take her. Her last major cruise was across, the Mediterranean, through the straights of Gibraltar to the Canary Islands then across the Atlantic to St Lucia. Then after a short rest she went across the Caribbean and through the Panama and up the coast of Central America Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

She was last hauled out and bottom painted in 2020





Basic Boat Info

Make: McConaghy
Model: Bermuda 52
Year: 1998
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Composite
Keel Type: Fin Keel
Range: 632.93 mi


Length: 52 ft
Length Overall: 51'5 ft
Beam: 14'1 ft
Max Draft: 6'9 ft
Displacement: 34,500 lb
Bridge Clearance: 69 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: M-90
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 90hp
  • Year: 1998
  • Engine Hours: 6,000


Fuel Tank Capacity: 140 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 200 gal
Holding Tank Capacity: 25 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


Robert Kupps
Vallarta Yachts Sales & Service


Vallarta Yachts Sales & Service
Paradise Village Marina
Nuevo Vallarta, MX
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Heartbeat is very functional and tastefully finished below in a handsome combination of high quality white laminate and hand selected and matched sawn teak trim, rails and drawer doors. Brown leather upholstery (with at-sea sunbrella covers), high quality Italian vinyl headliner, brushed look alloy Haffel push button latches on lockers and drawers complete the interiors clean, contemporary look. Teak and holly veneer cabin sole panels laminated to Durapanel finished in satin Polyurethane complete the yachts ship shape atmosphere. Light is provided by cabin ceiling mounted LED lights and 13 articulated (and newly renewed) deck hatches, 6 dorade ventilators and 10 distinctive hull-side ports.

Walk Through:

From the cockpit, teak steps descend comfortably below the hard dodger. This unusual design feature is incredible in inclement weather conditions as it gives you comfortable standing headroom under the hard dodger. There is a clip-on station at the companionway to allow safe transition to the windier cockpit. As you enter from the companionway, immediately to port is a guest cabin with a queen sized berth, a chest of drawers, hanging locked, linen storage, multiple shelves and below bed storage. A large head is located to starboard at the base of the companion way allowing easy access to the shower/wetroom. There is a storage cabinet/washing machine locker, an electric Jabsco quiet flush head and functional Coriander molded sink. Though a watertight door is the spacious engine room which houses the Perkins M-90 main engine, Kubota powered generator, Glacier Bay refrigerator pump, and voyager 40 Watermaker. The engine room is also accessible from the cockpit through a hatch.

The galley is located just forward of the head area to starboard. The beautiful “sandstone look” Corian countertops with moulded corian fiddles give tremendous counter space. The polished 8 inch deep stainless steel double sink is recessed below corian on forward centerline island space amidships. Below the sink is a large storage area for cleaning supplies and a functional garbage cupboard with rear facing access.

The forward facing Navigation station is located across from the galley to port and has a large solid teak chart table with storage below. The chart plotter an radios are mounted in an access door to port of the Nav table and the Heart interface electric panel is behind that. There is a large storage locker below the electric panel as well as another large storage locker under the navigators seat.

The salon is forward of the galley and nav station and features an L-shaped settee to starboard, another settee to port and a solid drop-leaf solid teak table between the two settees. Extensive bookshelves and storage lockers are located above the settees. Both over 6 foot length settees are equipped with Lee cloths and provide the “best beds in the house” for the crew in inclement weather conditions.

The full width master stateroom located forward of the salon and features a queen sized bed with a pillow to real mattress to starboard with abundant storage (and many spares) below with bookshelves and storage lockers above as well as a large hanging locker at the foot of the bed to starboard. A large vanity with a swing out leather seat is to port. There is also a chest of drawers, storage lockers and more bookshelves located to port. The owners head is also located to port within the cabin area and features a Jabsco quiet flush head, a molded coriander sink and dual mirror fronted cabinet.

Forward of the owners stateroom, there is an oversized forpeak/bosons locker behind a watertight bulkhead door. This storage area is also accessible from on deck through a large foredeck hatch. This area provides extensive storage for lines, deck hardware, ground tackle, sails and assorted cruising gear. There is also access to the chain locker to forward of the storage area.



  • Refrigeration/Freezer: Glacier Bay
  • Stove: Force 10; Propane with 3 Burners and Oven
  • Microwave
  • Sink: Double
  • Water System: Pressure
  • Hot Water Tank: Inoperable
  • Propane System: Vented Propane Locker with 2 Composite Tanks and Remote Shutoff Valve with Emergency Shutoff and Propane Sensors
  • Other: Plumbed for Washing Machine; Seagull Water Purifier Outlet
Electronics and Navigation Equipment
  • Radar: Furuno with 24 Mile Range
  • VHF: 2) IC-M502
  • Auto Pilot: B&G H-3000 with Controllers at the Helm and the Nav Table 
  • Auto Pilot: Backup Simrad AP-20
  • Chart Plotter: Furuno V2X
  • GPS: B&G
  • GPS: Furuno
  • Compass: B&G
  • Stereo
  • Depth Sounder: B&G
  • Wind Speed & Direction: B&G
  • Knot Meter: B&G
  • Satellite Communication: Mini-C & Iridium Go
Electrical System
  • Batteries: 4) Battle Born Lithium in 2 Banks of 24V; New 2022
  • Total Amp Hours: 1080; 12V
  • Battery Parallel Switch: 3 Way 
  • Battery Monitor: Heart Interface Link  2000
  • Electrical System: DC12V & DC24V; AC110V & AC220V
  • Inverter/Charger: Xantrex Freedom 25
  • Interior Lighting: LED
  • Battery Charger: Freedom 25; Manual
  • Smart System Regulator: Balmar 625
  • Solar Panels: 10A, 12V
  • Generator: Kubota 3-cylinder Engine Generator, Approximately 2500 hours
  • Alternator: 2) 24V 140A Balmar on Main Engine, 1 on Kubota Generator
  • Other Electrical System Details: 24V Engine Start System, 2) 110A Lifeline GPL-27T; New 2023
  • Other: 12V Instrument System, 1) Lifeline GPL-27T; New 2023 
Mechanical Equipment and Engine Details
  • Air Cond: 2; BTU: 21 and 10
  • Bilge Pump: Jabsco
  • Fire Extinguishing System: Halon, Auto
  • Fuel Filters: 2) Racor
  • Fuel Shut Off: Stove, Engines, Fume Detector
  • Head Type: 2) Jabsco, Electric
  • Watermaker: Balmar Voyager 40; 40 Gallons
  • Propeller: 3 Blade MaxProp with extra Propeller Fixed Pitch
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Transmission: Hurth
  • Windvane: B&G
Sails and Rigging
  • Sails: Mylar
  • Types of Sails: New Elvstrom EPEX Mainsail on a Leisurefurl in Boom; Jib; New Elvstrom EPEX 120% #1 Genoa High Cut on a Schaefer 3100 Roller Furler; #2 Genoa; Rolly Tasker High Cut Dacron Staysail, New 2015; Storm
  • Mfg. of Most Sails: UK & Elvstrom 
  • Mainsheet Traveler: Lewmar
  • Roller Furling: UK Sails Composite Code Zero on a Karver KSC-5 Top Down Furler UK Sails Furling Gennaker, New 2014
  • Backstay Adjuster: Hydraulic
  • Winches: 2) Lewmar 66 Electric; 2) Lewmar 54, 2 Speed; 2) Lewmar 44 Mast Mounted Halyard
  • Preventer and Boom Brake
  • Boom Vang: Hydraulic
  • Mast: Aluminum
  • Stepped On: Keel
  • Standing Rigging Rod and Stainless; Navtec oversized Rod Rigging refit 2015
  • Lines Led Aft
  • Spinnaker Pole
  • Drogue: Jordan 
  • Other Sails and Rigging Details: Elvstrom EPIX Furling Main and Genoa; New
Deck Equipment and Hull
  • Anchor: Bruce with 394ft Chain
  • Anchor: Fortress with 328ft Line
  • Anchor: Fortress, Stern
  • Anchor Windlass: 3500 Electric
  • Bow Rollers
  • Lights: Navigation Deck and Tricolor
  • Lifelines and Stanchions
  • Gates: 3)
  • Ladders: Swim
  • Swim Platform: Sugar Scoop
  • Dinghy Motor: Yamaha 2.5hp and 5hp
  • Deck Wash Down: Salt Water
  • Covers and Curtains: Bimini, Winch, Hatch
  • Deck Material: Teak in Good Condition
  • Other: 2) Rod Holders
  • Hull Material: E-Glass with Epoxy Resin with Kevlar at the Strike Points and Around the Keel
Safety Equipment
  • Lifejackets: 6)
  • Lifesling
  • Life Ring
  • Liferaft: Viking, 4 Persons
  • Ditch Bag: 2)
  • EPIRB: 4)
  • Strobe: 4)
  • Jack Lines
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information
Mobile In Mexico 044 (322)779 7526
U.S. Line to Mexico  1 (619) 488-4428