Spacious and luxurious, the Sou'wester 52 is the culmination of many years of design refinement. In 1991, the transom lines of the Sou'wester 51 were extended, effectively increasing her sailing length, and a new deck and cabin house were designed. The Sou'wester 52 was born. Building on the 51's successes, the 52 started with a classically modern profile, a reverse transom that offered hydrodynamic efficiency. Its living space is nearly 85 cubic feet larger. And the designers identified other ideas for improving the total performance. They optimized the overall responsiveness and handling by replacing the skeg hung rudder with a deeper spade rudder located further aft. And they moved the mast aft as well, allowing for a shorter boom and more manageable mainsail. The result is one of the most well-developed, well-balanced, and well-appointed yachts of any size, from any yacht builder.