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Judel Vrolijk TP / IRC 52
- Make Judel Vrolijk
- Model TP / IRC 52
- Year 2015
- LOA 52ft/16m
- Class Performance Sail
- Hull Carbon Fibre
- Keel Fin Keel
- Rig Sloop
- Engine Single Diesel
- Drive Sail Drive
- Layout Aft Cockpit
- Ancasta Ref 35403
- Name Gladiator
Overview"Gladiator" the 2015 TP52 is now on the market.
Judel Vrolijk design and built by Persico, this is widely regarded as the highest quality TP52 of that generation, with absolutely no stone left un-turned. This TP is also the sistership to the 2017 World Champion winning design, Platoon.
Specifically optimized for an owner-driver, this boat now also benefits from a number of round the cans/coastal upgrades, including halyard locks and genoa staysails, as well as a full cosmetic update in 2023.
"Gladiator" possibly has the fewest hours of sailing on any TP52 in the World today and would be a real contender for ANY top level racing that a new owner might be wishing to do...... Great Lakes campaign? Admirals Cup?....... Perfect.
GLADIATOR - TP/IRC 52.
Built by Persico Marine, Italy in 2015.
Designed by Judel Vrolijk, project managed by Jason Carrington.
GLADIATOR is a TP52 designed to meet the 2015 TP52 Super Series box rule and is the sistership to the 2015 PLATOON design, which WON the 2017 TP52 World Championships.
Campaigned successfully on the 2015 and 2016 TP52 Super Series and then more recently been used in the US, with the Great Lakes 52 Class and big boat fleets under IRC and ORCi.
Some simple ballast modifications allowed compliance to the PAC 52 rule. This has since been removed.
The boat was built by the world renowned team at Perciso Marine in Italy, with a no-expense-spared build phase, under the watchful eye of Project Manager, Jason Carrington.
Jason Carrington is responsible for boats like INEOS/RAN/Hugo Boss and is renowned as one of the worlds best boat builders.
The philosophy of this design and build was to not only create the fastest boat, but also build a boat that could be better handled by an amateur, owner/driver.
Pre-preg Carbon fiber deck, hull and superstructure, with Nomex cores.
Built in compliance with Class rules and ISO standards.
Further optimized for round the cans style of racing in 2018 and again in 2019.
Cosmetic overhaul in 2019 and further touch up's in late 2023 - She presents immaculately.
DISPLACEMENT 6904 KG
BULB WEIGHT: 3800 KG
IRC: 1.415 TCC (2019)
ORCi: 429.3 GPH (2018)
2023 - New EC6 side rigging - Full NDT health check.
Top side touch up/respray
Deck touch up/respray.
2019 - Full new cosmetics.
Hull topsides now painted black with grey and red detail. Name is vinyl.
New cockpit non-skid.
Upgraded rig work for IRC.
Weed cutter added to keel in 2019.
Spars & Rigging
Custom Southern Spars 2015 mast and boom package - Constructed and designed at Southern Spars NZ facility.
High Modulus construction, stiffened 2017, modified 2019 for spin halyard locks and Genoa Staysail halyard
EC6 Future fiber/Southern Spar rigging - serviced annually and latest 2023 - New laterals 2023.
Future fiber head stay strop 2020 - New + 1 spare 2019
Head stay foil - Gorilla 2019 - spare extrusion and sleeve
External mast jack - 2019
Instruments mast bracket carbon - Persico 2015.
Mast tube partly re-painted in 2019 incl. spreaders
High modulus Southern Spars 2015
Vang tube carbon - Southern Spars 2015
1 x Bowsprit - New 2020 - built for 2 tacklines and lengthened.
1 x Bowsprit - Persico 2015 - single tack line
Bobstay - Carbo link 2020 - New
Bobstay - Carbo link 2015 - for single tack line bowsprit
Internal Deflector EC6 - Future Fibre 2015
Runner backstay EC6 - 1 new set - covered
Runner backstay EC6 - 2 sets used
Main halyard sheave - 1 used
Gennaker halyard sheaves - 2 used
Jib halyard sheave - 1 used
Southern Spars spin halyard internal locks x 2 - 2019
Southern spar Main, Jib halyard internal lock
Southern spars bullet main lock - 2
Southern spars bullet jib lock - 2
Southern spars bullet spin lock - 4
Running rigging - specifics
Main Halyard - 1 new + 1 spare
Jib Halyard - 2 new + 2 spare
Spin halyard/Red inshore - 2 New + 4 spare
Spin halyard/Green inshore - 1 New + 2 spare
Spin halyard/Red with lock - 1 New + 1 spare
Spin halyard/green with lock - 1 New + 1 spare
Runner tails - 1 new set + 3 spare
Jib sheets - 2 new set + 2 spare
Spin sheet/primary - 1 new set + 2 spare
Spin sheet/peel - 1 new set + 1 spare
Tack lines - 1 new + 3 spare
Deflector legs - 2 new + 1 spare
Genoa Staysail halyard - 1
Dynema top lifelines - 1 set 2019 + 2 spare
SS Staysail sheets x 2
Lots of other spare lines.
Full sail list available upon request and negotation.
Large inventory available and we can discuss which sails are useful to your campaign moving forward.
The Gladiator inventory includes both North and Quantum sets of sails, so both are options.
Designs comply with TP52 super series rule and input from worlds top designers, as well as in-house input to tailor design for this boat specifically.
"Rating" sails also included in inventory, that are specific to round the cans racing, ORCi etc.
All sails regularly serviced, washed and stored correctly.
Minimum of 2 full sets to be included.
NOTE - Boat has very limited use in recent years
Winch, pedestal & transmission - Harken/Stay InPhase 2015 RACE spec
Sheaves, block & pulley - Harken/Winmar
Hydraulic system, rotary pump & cylinder - Harken serviced annually
Rudder - roller bearing - JP3 2018
Stanchions - fully carbon - Persico 2015
Pulpit & pushpit - Persico 2015
Carbon tiller - Persico 2015
Various winch spares
Various hydraulic spares
Spare winch and pedestal handles
Spare pullpit - Persico 2015 x 1
Spare pushpit - Persico 2015 x 1
Spare stanchions x 4
Spare Bow hatch - Persico 2015
Stay In Phase spin retriver system
Jeremy Smith reelers - spin Sheets/halyard
Jeremy Smith control Systems gearboxes - Jib in/out - Jib Up/down
Diverse reelers - spin peel sheet/halyard
Winch and Pedestal package
Stay In Phase pedestal and drop-line system.
2 x carbon low profile pedestals.
6 x 65.3 driven ceramic Harken winches.
1 x 500.2 snubber winch.
Full service history since new.
Spare winch Gear set
Spare winch accessories - self tailor, washers etc
Rudder - roller bearing - JP3
Stanchions - fully carbon - Persico
Pulpit & pushpit - Persico
Carbon tiller - Persico
Twin carbon wheel and pedestal system, with quadrant - Persico.
Bow hatch - Persico
Foot chocks – Persico
Mast Displays x 5 B&G 20/20 + 1 B&G H5000
Displays in cockpit x 3 B&G H5000
B&G Instrument system
Load cell Forestay + V’s
String pot - Rake, deflector
Rudder Angle sensor
Vhf 1 on board
Bilge pump 4 automatic switch
Navigation light – mini led 2015
Internal Led lights
Battery charge unit
Engine lithium battery – 2015
House battery – 2018
2 x Icom Handheld VHF
1 x Panasonic laptop
2 x iPad Mini
1 x Velocitek Prostart
Complete safety equipment Cat 4 monohull TP52
Fenders x 6
Mooring lines x 8
Carbon/fiberglass shipping protections x 6
Boat Cradle - foldable for easy breakdown
Bulb saddles x 2
Covers: Keel/bulb, Rig, pedestal, wheels, Cockpit, winch, headstay foil
Lewmar/Harken Winch handles
Rudder bearing seal kit spare
Tiller + extension
Propeller Gori 2015
Keel bolts spare x 2
Engine - Yanmar 30hp with saildrive
Propeller - Gori
Engine spare parts
Interchangeable wheel/tiller arrangement.
Fully equipped 40’ container with sail storage and workshop
Upgraded jib sail controls to B4 gear boxes enabling precise light sail adjustments
Comprehensive Hardware spares
US duty paid