1986 Custom Pinta Exception 52

1986 Custom Pinta Exception 52


Presented By

Jason Hite

+52 315 100 9174


Our Location

San Diego
1450 Harbor Island Dr. Suite 203
San Diego, CA, US


Note on Feb 20: This boat will be actively cruising for the next two weeks and will not be available to show until it returns.


After cruising Mexico and the Sea of Cortez in the 80ft Sparks & Stevens Kialoa III, the owners were looking for something a little simpler. This excellent design by French designer Philippe Briand was built in the Marc Pinta yard in La Rochelle France. The yacht was purchased in Tunisia, and brought to Malta for an extensive refit. The interior was gutted completely, saving only the hull, mast, boom and dagger board. The interior, by the Dutch company EDM Vedder, was done with only quality in mind and a “spare no expense" attitude. On deck, she was designed to be handled from the cockpit with single line reefing in the main, all headsails on roller furlers, and an electric winch to make it all easy to furl..


Relaunched in October of 2013, the boat was sailed extensively in the Med. A joy to sail, it is not uncommon to be cruising at 10-12 knots, on a reach, with only the genoa set. Flat and relaxing in the cockpit! With the board up she sails through waters barely one meter deep! Drop the daggerboard, and raise the main, and she can point as high as 30 degrees with speeds in the high teens!!


The salon table is a small oval cocktail type which turns and splits to accept two leaves, becoming a dining table for four. With a push of a button, the table drops on its electrical pedestal to disappear under the sole, leaving open space The entire interior space was designed to be organic, no corners, all round shapes and curves.


All of the interior structure was built using a lightweight cored panel material called “Artkonboard” and it is covered in either teak or sycamore veneer, the teak came from a single, hand selected Burmese teak log.


  • Pinta Exception 52

  • Design by Philippe Briand

  • Built in the Marc Pinta yard in La Rochelle, France

  • Year: 1986/major refit 2013

  • Hull Material: GRP foam core sandwich

  • Bridge Clearance: 21 meters

  • Displacement: 10.5 metric tonnes

  • LOA:16.20 meters

  • Beam: 10 meters

  • Draft: 01 meter

Sails & Rigging

  • Doyle Jib on Reckmann furler, 2013

  • Rolly Tasker Main Sail, fully battened mild roach, 3 reef points, new

  • Antal fiber slides batten cars with a lazy jacks and stack pack

  • Symmetrical Spinnaker

  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker

  • Doyle Code Zero Drifter/Gennaker on furler, 2013

  • Genoa on Reckmann furler

  • Doyle Storm jib, never used

  • Aluminum mast, 18.5 meters high

  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging inspected and certified at refit in 2013

  • The running rigging is a combination of yacht braid and Dyneema from 10mm to 22mm

  • Harken 70, 3 speed mainsheet

  • Harken 70, 2 speed sheet winches (2)

  • Harken 50, 2 Speed Starboard Cabin Top (reefing lines and jib furl)

  • Harken 900 Unipower electric port side cabin top

  • Lewmar 45 running back stay winches (2)


  • Yanmar 5JHE (39 HP) ~1300 hours

  • Yanmar 80 AMP alternator

  • Cruising speed: 6 kts

  • Max speed: 9.5 kts WOT


  • Fuel: 275 liters / 75 gallons

  • Water: 375 liters / 100 gallons

  • Holdings: 25 liters / 7 gallons


  • Onan 6kw generator, 50 hz, 240 volt "Quiet Diesel" 1200 hours

  • 300W (3x100W) solar panels

  • Superwind 350 Wind Generator

  • Mastervolt 3000 watt Inverter Model, 2014

  • Water Heater: Quick 10.5 gallon

  • Mastervolt Chargemaster 12/100-3 100 AMP for house bank

  • House battery 4x165 AH Lifeline AGM (2022)

  • Victron charger for bow thruster/windlass bank.

  • Bow thruster/Windlass battery bank 2 x 100 AH batteries

  • Victron 3.6 kW isolation transformer

  • 100ft Shore Power Cable

  • MAR-IX Clima Inverter System CIV-10-10, chilled water air conditioner with three zones, bedroom, saloon and galley and aft cabin. All with separate wall mounted digital controls, heating also through central system using generator heat exchanger

  • Recessed 220 volt ac sockets, one double in cockpit, one double in galley, one double at base of master cabin bed, one single at head of master bed, one double in aft cabin, one double in engine room, one single in engine room, one double inside port side deck storage


  • 3 Waeco drawer refridgerators

  • Whynter 60 chest freezer

  • Sink 32cm x 44cm x 19cm composite

  • Bora glass top stove with two propane burners

  • Force 10 oven, 34cm deep, 43 cm wide, 30 cm tall (inside dimensions) with disappearing door

  • Natural stone counter tops from Central Africa

  • Echotec 1200 50 gph / 190lph watermaker


  • Raymarine C120W plotter

  • Raymarine ST60 Depth

  • Raymarine ST60 Wind Speed and Direction

  • Raymarine ST6002 Smart Pilot Autopilot

  • Icom IC M-422 VHF Radio

  • ICOM IC M-73

  • Iridium Satellite phone system

  • Raymarine 2012 Radar

  • 27 inch lmac on an articulated mount to swing out for viewing from settee.

Luxurious Ammenities

  • The interior is finished with sycamore and teak from single pieces of hand selected lumber.

  • Cushions are finished in leather, complimented by the American walnut burl salon table

  • Cabinets are teak with soft close hinges, the drawers feature soft close latches.

  • All cabinets and drawers have push locks for security at sea.

  • All interior lighting is LED on dimmers, recessed frosted glass lense, with spots in two places in the salon for art and dimmable reading lamps in corners.

  • The salon, galley and master cabin have flush mounted Italian frosted glass round lights. In the salon, lighting under sole overhangs and at steps creates a luxurious indirect light. Lighting under the side windows softly illuminaties the sides of the cabin.

Deck & Safety

  • Andrew James 220 volt electric bbq with non-stick grill, on swing mount over the aft deck

  • Hot and cold fresh water shower with two meter hose and spray handle at swim step

  • Custom design dodger with articulating side awnings for easy access to the cockpit.

  • Spade 45 pound steel anchor with new 8mm high tensile steel chain, 80 meters with 30 meters of 3/4" nylon

  • Seawater washdown pump mounted in forepeak with hose

  • Freshwater washdown

  • Backup anchors: 45 pound Delta and 44 pound Danforth style, 22 pound aluminum Danforth style

  • Maxwell 560 V2 Windlass under deck

  • 4 Vetus deck hatches in main living area

  • 4 large low profile Lewmar hatches on side decks to access storage

  • 2 Vetus deck hatches to access each ama

  • Ritchie 3" compass

  • Vetus round hatch to access forepeak

  • Atlas carbon fiber removable davit with Harken winch

  • One automatic electric bilge pump with alarm and override in main bilge, two automatic with over ride from cockpit forward in forepeak, one automatic in engine room with over ride from cockpit, one large electric in engine room with control from cockpit.

  • One manual pump in main bilge operated from cockpit

  • KiwiGrip non-skid and decks painted in 2023/24.


  • RibEye TL 260 Aluminum Bottom RIB



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Basic Information

Manufacturer: Custom
Model: Pinta Exception 52
Year: 1986
Category: Sail
Condition: New
Location: La Cruz, , MX
Available for sale in U.S. waters?: Yes
Vessel Name:
Boat Type: Trimaran
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Type: -
Hull Color: -
HIN: DLZ76584E686
Designer: Philippe Briand
Flag of Registry: -

Dimensions and Weight

Length: 52 ft
LOA: 52 ft
Beam: 33 ft
Dry Weight:
Bridge Clearance:


Make: Yanmar
Model: 5JHE
Engine(s): 1
Hours: 1300
Cruise Speed:
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel Type: diesel
Horsepower: 39 hp
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 73 Gal()
Fresh Water Tank: 99 Gal()
Holding Tank: 7 Gal()


Total Cabins:
Berths Count:
Total Sleeps:
Total Heads: 2
Captains Count: No
Crew Cabins: -
Crew Berths: -
Crew Sleeps: -
Crew Heads: -


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.