Payah Kun (reserved)

  • 52'
  • 2004
  • Southwest Harbor, Maine, United States
  • $950,000


Price Reduced

With gleaming varnish and detailed woodwork, this modern classic sloop reveals cues of the golden era of yachting. Yet her fin keel and spade rudder underbody coupled with a carbon fiber mast make her fast under sail while modern systems make her easy to handle and very comfortable.

Impeccably maintained by her caring owner, she shows as new and will be the belle of any harbor into which she sails. This is a one-of-a-kind yacht is now available at a reduced price.   

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  • Category: Cruising/Racing Sailboat
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  • Model Year: 2004
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  • Country: United States
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  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 2/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 52' 0" (15.85m)
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  • State Rooms: 2
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  • Captains Quarters: No
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  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
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  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
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A spirit of tradition sloop, PAYAH KUN is reminiscent of the Sparkman & Stephens yachts of the 1930's and 40's like BOLERO and BARUNA. Her gleaming varnish and classic lines now grace the same harbor where BARUNA was first moored and remind the younger generations there of the beauty of the wooden boats of that age. Entering her cabin, you are also taken back to the grand old days of yachting with exquisite joiner work and detailing.  However, below the water line is a modern underbody for great performance and behind the woodwork below are a host of modern systems to make PAYAH KUN one the most comfortable,  best equipped, easily sailed 52' sailboats around. She must be seen to be fully appreciated.


The hull form and appendages draw on S&S’s experience in designing fast, seaworthy yachts. The hull features a moderate waterline with long overhangs akin to the classic racing and cruising yachts of the mid 20th century. Underwater is a modern hull form and appendage package with each characteristic of the design optimized to maximize speed while providing maximum offshore comfort in a seaway.” The slippery hull form with its fine entry forward is complimented by a fin keel and bulb with a draft of 7’-8” which provides good pointing and speed to windward and the ability to keep off a lee shore. A deep, high-aspect ratio, efficient spade rudder provides additional lift to windward and keeps the yacht under control in surfing conditions.


The interior is laid out to be spacious, bright and efficient. As you enter the cabin from the companionway stairs there is a day head to starboard and a guest cabin with a large double berth to port. As you progress forward the well-appointed galley is to starboard with plenty of storage and counter space. Across from the galley, forward of the guest stateroom is a wet locker and bench for putting on your foul weather boots.

Just forward of this is a forward facing navigation station with all of the navigation instrument nicely placed in front of the navigator. Past the chart table and down two steps into the main salon, there is a large dining table to starboard with a 6'8" settee outboard and a 4' settee to port with end tables at either end. On the forward bulkhead of the salon is a Luke stove and large bookcase. Outboard on either side of there are pilot berths. The are round portllights in the hull on either side and the large butterfly hatch overhead affords more natural light and natural ventilation when desired. The inside of the hull and the overhead are white and the other walls and cabinets are bright finished mahogany. The floor is maple with mahogany trim and all the soft goods were redone in 2012. The entire interior is fully air conditioned. Moving forward of the salon and into the owners cabin, there is a small office area and writing desk flanked by hanging lockers outboard to port. The sleeping area includes a queen-size berth to starboard with several drawers underneath and many storage lockers out board. The large head with a separate stall shower is forward.


The hull mold for the Seguin 52 was created directly from Sparkman & Stephens 3 dimensional surface model of the hull with a 5-axis CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) mill to an accuracy of ±0.005 inches (0.1 mm) resulting in the fairest hull possible. The hull was infused with vinylester resin under a vacuum using state-of-the-art SCRIMP technology providing a high quality, high strength, low weight laminate. The topsides are AwlGrip Oyster White with a Gold cover stripe and Red boottop. The bottom was stripped and barrier coated in 2014 and has two coats of Green bottom paint.


Navigation Station

  • Raymarine RL 80C Chartplotter/Radar
  • Raymarine ST 290 Multi Function
  • Raymarine 7000 Hydraulic Autopilot
  • Iridium Phone
  • ICOM ICM802 Single Sideband Radio
  • ICOM ICM502 VHF Radio
  • USB Port


  • Raymarine ST 290 Multi Function
  • Raymarine ST 60 Wind, Close Hauled Indicator
  • Raymarine ST 60 Wind, 360 Degree
  • Raymarine RC 631 Radar/Chartplotter

Helm Station

  • Maxwell Anchor Windlass Control
  • Max Power Bow Thruster Control unit
  • Raymarine RC 530 Chartplotter/Radar
  • Carbon Fiber Radar Post
  • Raymarine Auto Pilot 7000 Control
  • Raymarine ST 290 Multi Function
  • Ritchie Compass

Owner's Cabin Overhead

  • Raymarine ST 290 Multi Function display unit


  • TV/VCR/Stereo in Salon
  • Bose Speaker System Integral with TV
  • Bose Speakers in Custom SS Casings in Cockpit


2/24 Volt DC  120 Volt AC

  • 7 KW Westerbeke Generator
  • Mastervolt 24/2500 Inverter
  • 24 Volt Mastervolt 100 Amp Charger
  • 12 Volt 30 Amp Charles Charger
  • 24 Volt Engine Alternator
  • 12 Volt Engine Alternator
  • Custom Breaker Panel
  • 4-6 Volt House Batteries
  • 12 Volt Engine Starting Batterie
  • 12 Volt Instrument Battery
  • 12 Volt Generator starting Battery
  • 50 Amp Shore power cord

Sails and Riging

The Seguin 52 rig is designed for easy handling. Instead of a large overlapping genoa, the sail plan was designed around a smaller 125% overlapping genoa for easy tacking and reduced sheet loads. The shape of the efficient high aspect ratio main is easily controlled with a hydraulic backstay, outhaul and vang. For off-wind sailing the boat carries an asymmetric spinnaker. The mast is carbon fiber for increased stability and reduced pitching in a sea. The standing rigging is discontinuous solid stainless steel rod. While not required for normal sailing, in heavy weather running backstays provide additional support. Carbon Leisurefurl in-boom mainsail furling makes handling the mainsail a very easy task.

All Sails were built by Rob Haile of Maine Sailing Partners in Freeport, Maine.

  • Leisure Furl Mainsail, Dyneema Cruise Laminate
  • 125% Roller Furling Genoa, Dyneema Cruise Laminate
  • 152% Genoa, Carbon Race Laminate
  • Asymmetric Cruising Spinnaker, .75 oz. Nylon
  • Storm Trys'l, Heavy Dacron - Storm Orange
  • Storm Stays'l, Heavy Dacron


  • Carbon Fiber Triple Spreader Mast by Composite Solutions, Inc.
  • S.S. Rod Standing Rigging
  • Leisure Furl Boom for easy reefing and stowage of the mainsail
  • Harken Roller Furling Unit
  • Spinnaker Pole Track on Mast
  • Navtec Hydraulics: Backstay, Vang & Outhaul


  • Harken SS 66.3 Electric ST Primary Winches (2)
  • Harken SS 56.3 Electric ST Secondary Winches (2)
  • Harken SS 56.3 ST Utility/Runner Winches (2)
  • 2 - Harken SS 48 2 Speed Utility/Halyard Winches at Mast
  • Recessed SS Genoa Tracks w/lead pullers


Teak deck in superb condition. Varnished mahogany cabin house, toe rail, comings and hatches. Polished stainless steel hardware. There is a large sail stowage locker in the bow and a lazarette behind the help as well as two storage locker outboard of the helm and a starboard cockpit hatch that open into the aft machinery space for more storage.  The cockpit is comfortable and secure with a walk-though companionway with fold up lower panel for use offshore.


  • Maxwell anchor windlass
  • Rode
  • Stainless plow anchor on bow roller
  •  Fortess anchor in bow locker
  • 2nd rode
  • Double wire life lines with gates P/S
  • Stainless bow and stern rails
  • Bright finished butterfly hatch in main salon
  • Bright finished coal scuttle vent hatch in master cabin
  • 6-Polished stainless vent hatches with shade/screen covers inside
  • Solid slides for companionway hatch with storage sleeve
  • Screen slide for companion  way hatch.
  • Dock lines and fenders with covers
  • Bar-b-que grill
  • Removable cockpit table


  • Force 10 4 burner propane stove with oven and broiler
  • Fireboy solenoid propane vale/fume detector
  • Grunert refrigeration 110 volt and engine driven
  • Refrigerator top and front opening
  • Separate, top opening freezer
  • External temperature gauges for refrigerator and freezer
  • Sharp Carousel Microwave Oven
  • Double Stainless sink.


  • 4JH3HTE 110HP Engine
  • 7 KW Westerbeke Generator
  • Double Racor filters for Engine
  • Paragon Heavy Duty  Pressure Water Pump
  • 11 Gal Atlantic Stainless Hot Water Heater 110 volt/engine
  • Grunert Cold Plate Refrigeration 110volt / engine driven
  • Marine Air 16000 BTU for main salon adn aft cabin
  • Marine Air 12,000 BTU unit for master cabin
  • Sea Recovery 6000 watermaker
  • Tecma vacuum head system forawrd
  • Raritan electric head aft


  • 3 Rule automatic bilge pumps
  • Manual bilge pump at helm
  • Edson Emergency Trash pump under cabin sole
  • 6 Man Avon Life Raft in valise
  • MOM rescue buoy unit on aft rail
  • Life Sling unit on aft rail
  • Fireboy unit in engine compartment
  • Four fire extinguishers
  • Throw rope at helm
  • Emergency boarding ladder with tether for aft rail