• Length 52’
    Location San Pedro, CA
  • Beam 14' 5''
  • Draft
  • Staterooms 1
  • Engine(s) Yanmar
  • Price $277,777

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LLC Owned

The three time Transpac veteran Destroyer is now offered for sale.  Destroyer is a third generation, Cookson Boats (NZL) built TP52 which was built for King Juan Carlos of Spain in 2005.  She sailed the 2013 Transpac under the name of Grins and again in 2015 as Destroyer where she finished 2nd in Division 2 and 1st in the HPR Division.  For the recently completed 50th anniversary of Transpac, Destroyer finished in 8 days with a 2nd in Division 1 (Subclass 1) and 3rd overall in Division 1 beating all of the sleds, the other TP52s  and a IRC52 as well.  Additional race results in 2019 include a First in Class A in the Newport to Cabo Race and a 2nd in Class in the 2019 and 2018 Newport to Ensenada Race.  

Destroyer was purchased by the current owner in the Winter of 2017 and changed the emphasis of the boat to offshore racing here in So Cal with everything one would need for a successful offshore campaign.  She underwent a complete rehab in 2018-2019 including updating the boat's systems, overhauled the deck along with new non-skid paint and soft SeaDek in the cockpit and put a custom race bottom on her.  The carbon Hall two spreader mast and boom were overhauled in 2018 and serviced just prior to the 2019 Transpac along with the Harken winch package which features two carbon pedestal grinders.  The existing Ullman sail inventory was updated in 2018 and 2019 by the Ullman Newport Beach loft.

Destroyer is LLC owned and comes complete with full boat and mast covers along with a custom yard cradle for dry storage and a 30 foot, 3-axial, air conditioned toy hauler that is set up with multiple storage cabinets, sail storage and work benches.  She has been professionally maintained by an experienced grand prix boat captain and shore manager. Destroyer is ready to go with all the necessary offshore safety equipment and would be an excellent choice for Puerto Vallarta and Pacific Cup 2020.


  • Make Yanmar
  • Model 4JH4E
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Type Inboard
  • Drive Type Sail


  • Cruising Speed: 7 kn
  • Maximum Speed: 9 kn
  • Beam: 14' 5''
  • Hull Material: Composite
  • Displacement: 16,280 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 20|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 2 x 23|gallon
  • Single Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heads: 1


Destroyer is a 2005, Bruce Far designed TP52 that was built in New Zealand by Cookson Boats of carbon fiber epoxy pre-preg with a Nomex core sandwich construction.  Foam coring was used up forward in the "slamming areas" for added strength. 

Vacuum-bagged throughout with carbon/foam infused interior structure. with monocoque type construction forward of the mast.  

The interior arrangement has been simplified to its racing functionality. The resulting weight savings was used to congregate weight centrally in the boat to reduce pitching inertia and allow some exchange of volumes between appendages and hull.  

Destroyer was built to ABS Offshore Racing Guidelines and is one of the few TP52s that is set up for offshore racing.  This has been proven time and again with 3 Transpacs, Cabo, Ensenada and So Cal 300 races under her belt. 


Destroyer's interior was gone though and repainted as necessary and 6 mm soft SeaDek flooring was installed on the carbon floorboards throughout the interior. The galley area has a 3-burner Primus propane stove and a large ice chest. The head and  associated plumbing were replaced and fans were installed prior to the 2019 Transpac. 

(5) Custom pipe berths per side

Primus 3 burner propane stove

Large portable ice chest 

Carbon sink with fresh water pedal and salt water electric pump

2 sets of small storage pockets

(10) large crew gear storage bags (in trailer)

Head with curtain

Athwartship facing Nav Station

Spectra 150 watermaker

Endoscope with (2) hull fittings



Deck Systems

Deck was completely redone in 2018-2019 with all stanchions and push-pits removed, sanded and painted.  The Harken winches were serviced as well as all of the deck hardware removed prior to paint.  A new non-skid deck was sprayed on and the cockpit received soft SeaDek flooring.  All inspection ports in the cockpit and the deck prisms were either repaired or replaced.

Harken Grand-Prix Winch Package:

(2) 65.3 TCR with Speed Ring - Primaries with 1:2:4 w/overdrive

(2) Harken linked carbon pedestal grinders

(2) 66.3 STR UD Mainsheet

(2) 50.2 STR Halyard

(2) 50.2 STR Topmast Runner


Harken Traveler System

Harken Athwartship Jib Tracks

Jib Cunningham System

Jib Car up/Down Controls

Navtec Hydraulic Outhaul and Forestay (Overhauled 2018)

(2) Custom Carbon Wheels with clear-coat non-skid

(2) MOB buttons in cockpit

Carbon Kelp Stick

Spare Shortened Rudder (2005)

Rig And Rigging

Hall Spars 2 spreader Grand-Prix Carbon Fiber Offshore Mast

Hall Carbon Fiber Boom

(2) sets of Carbon Fiber Spreaders

Rod Rigging

New Headstay (2018)

The rig is a standard 20-degree swept back spreader layout with a freestanding


The mast was overhauled in 2018 and serviced just prior to the 2019 Transpac.  

4:1 Winch powered topmast runners

Harken Carbon Headfoil (2019)

Complete set of offshore halyards with halyard locks (2019)

High Tech sheets and control lines (2018-2019)

J0/MHG Furler system (2019)

Code 0 Furler system (2018)

Spinnaker Staysail Furler system (2018)

Headstay Strop (2019)

Custom Hydraulic panel with 2-speed pump 

Sails Inventory

Destroyer has a complete inventory of Ulman Sails from the Newport Beach loft.   

Ullman Sail Inventory as of 8/2019:

2019 A1

2019 A2+

2019 J0

2019 Offshore Carbon Main

2018 A2

2018 Code 0

2018 Genoa Staysail

2018 Spinnaker Staysail

2018 J3

2015 LM #1

2015 Blast Reach (Elliott/Pattison)

A5 (North)

Practice Sails:

Ullman Offshore Main (2015)

A1 (Ullman)

A2 (Ullman)

A4 (North)

J2 (Ullman)




The engine is a Yanmar 40 HP (4JH4E) diesel sail-drive.  The lower sail-drive unit was replaced in June of 2018.  Engine overhaul n Spring of 2019 included new fuel lines, heat exchanger and exhaust manifold along with the servicing of all filter etc.Destroyer has a bronze 2-blade folding Gori propeller.  Current engine house as of August 2019 are:

All engine service records are available for review.



Destroyer is set up with an updated B&G H3000 system with repeaters mounted in the cockpit along with 5 jumbo displays on a custom carbon pod mounted on the mast.  The B&G system is tied to the boat's CF-53 Toughbook Laptop with all performance polars and sail crossovers. 

Destroyer features:

Simrad NAC-3 Autopilot with Simrad AP44 autopilot controller (2019)

B&G Zeus 3 Chart Plotter with a 9 inch screen (2019)

Iridium 9555 Sat phone with antenna (2019)

AIS (2018)

B&G NAC 2 core pack control unit for compass and rudder feedback (2019) 

Simrad N2K VHF radio (2019)

Simrad NAID 500 with GPS 500 (2018)

All displays and jumbos were service in 2019

Mini GPS Antenna FME for AIS (2019)

Ocean Signal MOB1 man overboard device with AIS (2018)

Masthead Teflon cable for masthead wand (2018)

(2) Handheld VHF radios

USB outlets (2019)

GPL-8DL Lifeline House battery (2019)

GPL OOT Lifeline Engine battery (2019)

Safety Equipment

Destroyer has been outfitted and updated with all of the latest safety equipment needed for offshore racing including:

(12) Spinlok auto-Inflate safety harnesses (2018)

(1) New 10-man Ocean Safety Offshore Life raft with Ultra Lite Carbon hard case with carbon deck mount (2019)

Man Overboard Module



All required emergency flares

(3) Fire Extinguishers

(2) MOB buttons in cockpit and (1) MOB button in Nav Station

Custom Emergency Carbon Rudder and Tiller


Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.