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Legacy 52 Express
(w/ 2 x 800-hp Detroit Diesel DDA/MTU Series 60 DDEC)

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Legacy 52 Express
Legacy 52 Express
Test #020403478 Introduced in 2001, the Legacy 52 Express is a coastal cruiser or luxurious overnighter for two couples. "Express" refers to the wide-open layout, lack of a flying bridge, and the second outdoor living area located above the powerplants on the bridgedeck.

Key Features

  • Twin living areas--one "outside" that can be enclosed with canvas, the other a traditional main saloon inside the companionway doors.
  • Semi-custom--available in several configurations according to owner's tastes
  • Aft-deck cockpit/patio--optional barbeque grill
  • Traditional chart table to port across from single helm station to starboard
  • Interior layout devoid of bulkheads making for an open feel
  • Galley and dining area down


Legacy 52 Express Specifications
Length Overall 51' 6'' Dry Weight 46,000 lbs.
Beam 16' 0'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 4' 6'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 700 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity 190 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 17.5 deg. Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom 6'4'' Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance ~ Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine) N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Legacy 52 Express Engine options
Std. Power 2x600-hp Caterpillar 3176 inboard diesels
Tested Power 2 x 800-hp Detroit Diesel DDA/MTU Series 60 DDEC
Opt. Power 2x800-hp Detroit Diesel Series 60 DDEC
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State of the Art Downeast Cruiser

13,000 Man-hours of custom workmanship goes into every Legacy 52. Although she bears the heritage lines and sea-keeping abilities of a Downeast cruiser, the Sedan Flybridge is very much state-of-the-a

The “Good Life”

Once you’ve reached your cruising destination, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the good life in the main saloon located just forward of the heavy-duty aluminum companionway door. Here you’ll find a

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Solid Quality

The transom door has the solid feeling of a bank vault, yet it’s well easy to open and close. Commercial-grade 316L stainless steel hardware keeps it closed, and you’ll find this level of quality all

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Legacy 52 Express Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Legacy 52 Express is 35.3 mph (56.8 kph), burning 88.6 gallons per hour (gph) or 335.35 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Legacy 52 Express is 25.1 mph (40.4 kph), and the boat gets 0.61 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.26 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 382 miles (614.77 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 2 x 800-hp Detroit Diesel DDA/MTU Series 60 DDEC.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Legacy 52 Express Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
Autopilot Optional
GPS/Chart Optional
Radar Optional
VHF Radio Standard
Air Cond./Heat Standard
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
Dripless Shaft Seals Standard PSS dripless shaft seals
Head: Fixed Standard (2) VacuFlush MSD's
Power Steering Standard Hynautic, hydraulic
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Standard Muir windlass
Icemaker Standard
Microwave Standard GE microwave/convection oven
Refrigerator Standard Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezers 10 cu. ft.
Stove Standard Gaggenau 4-burner cooktop
Exterior Features
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Door Standard
Bimini Top Optional
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Freezer Standard
Generator Standard Northern Lights 16Kw with sound shield
Glendinning Cablemaster Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Legacy 52 Express Warranty

Legacy 52 Express Warranty Information
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