Judel Vrolijk TP / IRC 52 | 2015

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  • 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


"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 both wheels and tiller steering, halyard locks and genoa staysails, as well as a full cosmetic update in December 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.





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 and has flourished as an offshore racer as well.

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 changing from her original red colour to black and further cosmetic fixes in December 2023 - She presents immaculately.

LOA 15.85m
BEAM 4.42m
DRAFT 3.51m
IRC: 1.415 TCC (2019)
ORCi: 431.8 GPH (2022)

Recent work:
2023 - New EC6 side rigging (single side) - Full NDT clean health check of rest.
Top side touch up/respray
Deck touch up/respray.
New sea-deck nonskid ordered in Dec 2023 - designs can be altered for new owner.

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 + 1 old 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

Rigging Hardware
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

Running rigging - specifics
Main Halyard - 1 new + 1 spare
Jib Halyard - 2 new + 2 spare
Spin halyard/Red inshore - 2 New
Spin halyard/Green inshore - 1 New
Spin halyard/Red with lock - 1 New
Spin halyard/green with lock - 1 New
Runner tails - 1 new set
Jib sheets - 2 new set
Spin sheet/primary - 1 set
Spin sheet/peel - 1 set
Tack lines - 1
Deflector legs - 2
Genoa Staysail halyard - 1
Dynema top lifelines - 1 set 2019
SS Staysail sheets x 2
Lots of other spare lines.

Sail Inventory

Sail inventory mixture of North Sails and Quantum.
Please note very minimal use of the boat during last 4 years.

Quantum MN-L-P - 2020
Quantum MN-AP-A - 2020

North - Jl-1 2019
Quantum J1-P
Quantum J1-2 2019

North J-LM 2019
Quantum J1.5-2 2019

North JM-1 2019
Quantum J2-3 2019

North JH-1 2019
North J3-3 2018?

Quantum J4-1 2017

Quantum Genoa Staysail, with KZ furler.

North A1.5-2 2016
North A1.5-1 2021
Quantum A1.5-3 2017

Quantum A2-3 2017
North A2-2 2018
Quantum A2-P 2019

Quantum A2.5-A
Quantum A2+1

North A4-1

North Spinnaker Staysail 2018
North HELIX Code 0 with KZ Furler and Future fibres cable <10hrs use.


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
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
Gyro compass
GPS antenna
Vhf antenna
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
Keel/bulb Cradle
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

Spare rudder
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
Mast trolleys
Dock Box
US duty paid

Broker Comments

Gladiator is professionally campaigned to the absolute highest of standards and her inventory of sails and spares will start any new team on the front foot. EXCEPTIONALLY lightly used since new will ensure the boat remains stiff and her recent IRC/ORC/ORR upgrades make her a really exciting option for anyone looking at top level racing.

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