Askham 52'

Proper little ship!
  • Boat REF#  ·  273534
  • Length  ·  15.85m
  • Year  ·  1980
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  8
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 240hp, Mercedes Benz OM355 6 cylinder (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Portsmouth
Boatshed Portsmouth
Boatshed Portsmouth
Samantha Cassell

This boat is awaiting activation and is not currently for sale on the Boatshed system.

Extra Details

Designer John Askham
Builder Bourne Plastic, Frank Hall Marine
Lying Portsmouth
Fuel capacity 3,500.0 ltr (770.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,200.0 ltr (264.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 240hp
Engine make and model Mercedes Benz OM355 6 cylinder (unknown year)
Engine Hours Engine1: 135 engine2: 135
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed 26"
Fuel consumption (approx) 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 15 knots
Generator output 12KVA
Generator Hours 3
Engine spares

Helm wise she has wills ridly hydraulic steering both in the wheel house and fly bridge. Morse control throttle and gear. Engine and tank gauges etc.

Perkins generator, 12 KVA re commissioned recently (3 hours approx).


Length 15.85m
LWL 13.72m
Beam 4.27m
Draft Min 1.22m
Draft Max 1.22m
Displacement 25,000kg (55,125.0lbs)
Headroom 2.50m
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

240 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

She has 6 births, double forward, twin bunks mid ships and double aft with ensuit.

Full heads with shower and jacuzzi bath. Toilets being electric flush.

Saloon with satellite TV, L shaped sofa converts to double with storage below.

Galley with electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven, sink and drainer as well as an electric oven.

There is plenty of storage of anything you may need all over the boat.
She has central heating and hot water via a Kabola 12kw diesel fired boiler.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

Also boasts a wonderful jacuzzi bath

2 burner electric Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

Also boasts a wonderful jacuzzi bath

2 burner electric Stove

Deck Gear

Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Bow Thruster

Electric Lofrans windlass
2 anchors
(CQR, Stainless Glavanised)
35.00m of chain
100.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Raymarine radar, autopilot, AIS DSC VHF radio, Raymarine E120 chart plotter /multi function, raymarine depth sounder.

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life buoys
Swim ladder

5 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

I absolutely loved this boat when I was welcomed aboard. I think her spacious layout is just fantastic! Her condition appeared to be good too. An early 80's boat the owner tells me she was actually only launched for use around 2005. She feels very safe to walk around inside and out and would be the most amazing live aboard - washing machine, well equipped galley two huge bedrooms and a jacuzzi bath. She has only been ashore here for a couple of weeks. You can enjoy the space and comfort with friends, live on her, or use her for corporate entertainment. The

She certainly is a lot of boat for her money.

Owner comment:
I have completed quite a bit if work since owning her to include. New sea valves, sea water strainers, full engine servicing, new rubber hoses on both engines. New cutlass bearings and anodes. Restoring teak decks. There really is too much to list.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Askham 52' has been personally photographed and viewed by Samantha Cassell of Boatshed Portsmouth. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

2 years

Why are you selling her?

Personal circumstances

Where have you sailed her?

Portsmouth Harbour

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 2

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Hi David, many thanks for your message I have sent you an email :)

samantha c2020-08-02 13:42:16

Dear Samantha,
Thank you for the photos and specifications of the Askham 52; a very informative selection but
do you have any photos of the flybridge please?
Yours aye,
David Spencer Evans

David E2020-08-02 12:33:04
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