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Airlie Beach, Australia

Dove 52

  • Sailboat
  • 53ft
  • 2
  • 6

About the Boat

The Road is a 53 ft Ketch rigged steel motorsailer, she draws 2.05 mtrs under her 3/4 keel, however answers the helm wonderfully due to the size of the rudder and the hull design. The engine is a 200 hp Volvo Penta. The Road is Dutch designed and built hitting the water in 1997. I have owned her since 2009 and logged many miles in her. She is tremendously strong, safe and traditionally fitted out internally in timber.
The headsail is roller reefing and the main and mizzen drop into sail bags. There is the option of a stay sail as she is cutter rigged but I think I have only had it up once.
Starting aft internally the master cabin is very spacious with a walk around queen sized bed with ample storage areas both in cupboards and free deck space. Up a compainonway into the pilothouse with helm, nav station and storage. Directly below the pilothouse is the walk around engine room. Moving forward down is the main saloon, galley and heads are on the stb. forward of the saloon is a 3 bunk cabin with a collison bulkhead forward f this enclosing the anchor well.

Boat Specs

  • Boat model: Dove 52
  • Boat name: The Road
  • Year built: 1997
  • Draft (cm): 205
  • Engine power (hp): 200(HP)
  • Fuel Tank (liters): 1400
  • Water tank (liters): 600


  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Shower
  • Gas Burner
  • Oven/Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stereo/TV


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About the location

The Whitsundays is the premier sailing location in Australia. It is comprised of 74 Islands with fringing coral and beautiful beaches. These Islands are mainly National Park they are spread over 65 Nm of water sitting between the Mainland and The Great Barrier Reef. All of this area is under the control of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority ensuring that it and the Flora and Fauna is sustainably managed.
The South East trade winds blow for most of the year turning Northerlies during our Summer in Nov - Jan. However with so many islands there is always somewhere in the lee of the prevailing conditions.