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Nice Landing 50' Symbol Pilot House 2008

$ 595,000

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In the market for a high quality, heavily built cruising/live-aboard pilothouse that has been well maintained and set up for cruising.

Just back from a year long , Awesome Great Loop excursion.

Look no further than the Symbol 50 Pilothouse designed by world renowned naval architect Jack Sarin. "Nice Landing" was a northern boat until 2015 and it shows. Roomy three staterooms, two heads with a custom stain finished teak wood with beautiful joinery the Symbol is known for. Numerous upgrades and maintained with an open checkbook by a very knowledgeable experienced commercial airline pilot.

"Preventative maintenance is the best maintenance" states the seller and this yacht is current on mechanical equipment".

Are you ready to set sail on your Great Loop cruising schedule and need a turn key yacht that fits the needs then look no farther!

Brand new Listing, more pictures and video coming soon.


  • Brand new to the market
  • All mechanical service's are current with service log intervals 
  • CAT C-9 Engines, 3000 hour CAT service 11/2022, 
  • 5- blade propellers
  • 8.5 knots @ 4.5 GPH, LOW fuel burn, WOT 18knots
  • Bow Thruster
  • New AC Systems
  • Stabilized, current services up to date
  • Many Upgrades and Updates
  • Turn Key vessel to cruise today

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Denison Yachting. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 595,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Pilot House

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Bradenton, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 52 ft in
  • Display Length: 50 ft
  • Beam: 16' 4"
  • Yacht Category

    Motor Yachts

  • Water Capacity: 200 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 700 gals
  • Engine Details: CAT C-9
  • Engine 1: 2008 3212.00 HRS 557.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2008 3208.00 HRS 557.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

A few of the many features and Services:

  • Naiad Stabilizers (Full service Jan 2017 AND 11/10/2022)
  • Side Power 24 volt Bow Thruster
  • 3 out of 4 A/C units replaced in past 3 years
  • 4000 watts Xantrex Inverter - 18 AGM batteries
  • KVH Satellite TV
  • Twin Caterpillar Acert C9 - 557 hp with 3212 hrs
  • CAT Services 11/30/2022 
  • Galley Maid Water Maker (1/18) 
  • Spare props with installation kits
  • Marquipt 1000 lb Davit - installed 1/17
  • 2015 SR-12LX Flexboat 12 ft dinghy w/30hp Honda outboard
  • Custom anchor snubber and towing harness for dinghy
  • All window frames removed and re-bedded 8/21
  • Bottom job and new shaft seals 11/2022
  • New stainless-steel Spade 99 lb anchor
  • Full engine service 01/15/2022
  • Weather Station 02/2022


Custom interior decor with designer fabrics, blinds and cushions with corian countertops. Teak and Holly sole in the Galley and Heads. Wide walk around decks with S/S handrails. Spacious boat deck for Tender. FRP Radar Arch with S/S hinge. Covered Aft Deck with Lazarette.  FRP Swim Platform with S/S ladder and hot cold transom shower. Upper and lower Helm Stations.

Features and upgrades:

  • Naiad Stabilizers (Full-service Jan 2017 and November 2022)
  • Side Power 24-volt Bow Thruster
  • 3 out of 4 A/C units were replaced in the past 3 years
  • 4000 watts Xantrex Inverter - 18 AGM batteries 2020
  • KVH Satellite TV
  • Twin Caterpillar Acert C9 Diesels - 557 hp with 3212 hrs 
  • Algae X fuel treatment on each Engine and Generator
  • Northern Lights 12kw Generator – 3520 hrs
  • Twin Racor Fuel Filters 
  • Water Maker Installed 1/18
  • Spare props with installation kits
  • Marquipt 1000 lb. Davit - 1/17
  • 2015 SR-12LX Flexboat 12 ft dinghy w/30hp Honda outboard, 60 hours
  • Custom anchor snubber
  • Custom towing harness for dinghy
  • All window frames removed and re-bedded 8/18 and 11/ 2022
  • Bottom job and new shaft seals 1/17 and 2022
  • New stainless-steel Spade 99 lb anchor
  • Full engine service 5/19 and 2022
  • Numerous spare parts and cruise kits for engines and generator
  • Newer under counter freezer in galley and ice maker in saloon
  • New Full Size Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer in galley
  • New custom insulated top down or bottom up blinds in salon 
  • 50 amp Cablemaster 
  • Spare twin 30-amp shore power cords with 50 amp adaptor
  •  (2) Icom IC-M412 VHF upper and lower helm
  •  (2) Garmin GPSMap 7212 flybridge upper and lower stations
  • Furuno 1715 24nm range Radar
  • Furuno Navnet Vx2 GPS, Sounder, Plotter
  • (2) Simrad AP24 Autopilot with remote controls 
  • (2) Furuno RD-30 Depth Sounder upper and lower helms
  • Garmin 740 Chartplotter, VHF radio, anchor with chain/rode for dinghy
  • (2) Weems and Plath SOS lights
  • Line cutters/spurs on both shafts
  • Large inventory of life vests, throwables, lines, and fenders
  • GE Washer and Dryer located in Master
  • Central Vacuum 
  • Boran Trash compactor
  • GE Convection Oven, New convection Microwave 12/2022
  • Kenyon 3 burner electric stove
  • Torrid Hot Water heater 30 gal
  • Two helm chairs in Flybridge 
  • Trim Tabs



From the aft deck, "Nice Landing" is entered through sliding stainless-steel doors into the bright and airy salon. To starboard is a large, comfortable settee and a teak high/low folding table. To starboard is a very comfortable recliner. Large, tinted, safety glass windows allow natural lighting to fill the large salon as well as offer views of the surroundings. Custom carpeting runners are utilized throughout. Moving forward and to port, the U-shaped galley is situated within the salon where the conversation can flow between the galley and owners/guests lounging in the salon. Storage abounds in the Symbol 50 Pilothouse. The galley utilizes many drawers and cabinets for ample storage of provisions. The galley has all of the features of the home including, a trash compactor, three burners stove, GE refrigerator and freezer, a microwave/convection oven, under the counter deep freezer, and stainless-steel sink.

Teak and Holly soles in the galley, PH, and heads

Moving forward and up a couple of steps, one finds the pilothouse with a sliding door to port and starboard both with sliding screens. To port is a large settee and custom teak high/low table. The helm is thoughtfully laid out and comfortable. All of the electronics and navigation equipment are within hands reach. From the pilothouse, the staterooms below the deck are accessed through a spiral companionway to starboard. The VIP stateroom includes a full sized island berth along the centerline with hanging lockers, cabinets, and drawers. Private access to the guest head is located to starboard and aft. The guest head includes a vanity, vacuflush head, stand up shower stall, and good storage. Moving aft, the full beam master features a centerline queen berth, cedar-lined hanging lockers, drawers and cabinets. The large master head is situated to starboard and includes a large shower stall, vanity, lots of storage and a vacuflush head system. The GE washer and dryer are conveniently located in the master stateroom. 



As with the other features of Nice Landing, her galley has been well equipped for extended voyages. Storage of provisions and gear rivals that of a much larger vessel. Additionally, she includes features such as trash compactor, and extra refrigeration that are not typically found on yachts of her size. The bright, open, and airy arrangement of the galley allows for flowing conversations throughout the galley and salon.

  • Three (3) Burner Electric Stove Top (240VAC)
  • Whirlpool refrigerator and freezer
  • Broan trash compactor
  • Stainless Steel Sink
  • GE Convection Microwave Oven 02/2022
  • Under counter Deep Freezer (1/18) 
  • Corian Countertop
  • Teak and Holly Sole
  • Ground Fault Interrupter (GFCI)Receptacle
  • Tons of Storage


  • Aft sliding Door with retractable screening in Tinted Safety Glass with Polished Stainless Steel Frame
  • Side Windows in Tinted Safety Glass with Aluminum Frame
  • Salon aft bulkhead window slides open with a screening.
  • Overhead Finished with Padded Vinyl.
  • Gloss Varnished Interior Finishing
  • Teak Veneer Bulkheads
  • Teak Veneer Paneled Locker Doors/ Drawer Face
  • Custom blinds with insulation can be drawn from the top or bottom
  • Wall-to-Wall Carpet with Sound Deadening Under
  • Indirect Lighting under Valance
  • Teak Hi/Lo Table
  • U-Line Ice Maker
  • 50" HD Samsung TV with sound bar

Master Stateroom

  • Wall to Wall Carpet 
  • Teak Veneer Bulkheads and Countertops, High Gloss Varnish
  • 2 nice size Cedar Lined Hanging Lockers (3) with courtesy Lights
  • Queen Size bed with Custom memory-foam Mattress
  • 2 Night Tables
  • 2 Reading Lights
  • 2 Port Holes with screens
  • Drawers -10 Total
  • Mirrors and Shelves
  • Indirect Lighting under Valance
  • Escape Hatch into Pilot House

Master Head

  • Mirrored Cabinet with Shelves
  • Teak Veneer and Corian Countertops and Sink
  • Electric Exhaust Fan
  • Separate Shower Stall with Seat
  • Porthole with Screen
  • Vacuflush Head
  • Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) Receptacle
  • Teak and Holly Sole

 VIP Stateroom

  • Wall to Wall Carpet 
  • Teak Veneer Bulkhead and Countertop, High Gloss
  • 2 Cedar lined Wood Hanging Locker with Courtesy Lights
  • Storage under Mattress
  • Drawers under Double Bed
  • 2 X Portholes
  • 2 X Reading Lights
  • Indirect Lighting under Valance
  • Aluminum Hatch with tinted Lexan Top and Covered Screen 

VIP Head

  • Wall Cabinet with Shelves
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Corian Countertop with Sink
  • Porthole with Screen
  • Mirrored Vanity with shelves
  • Vacuflush Head
  • Separate Shower with seat 

Third Stateroom

  • 2 single Bunk beds
  • Reading Lights
  • Cedar Lined Hanging Locker
  • Extra storage
  • Screened Porthole

Electronics & Navigation 

  • Ritchie 5" Compass Flybridge
  • Engine Alarms and Bilge Water Alarms
  • Windshield Wipers X 3 and Washers
  • Naiad Marine 6FT2 Stabilizer System
  • Caterpillar Engine Synchronizer
  • Sidepower Bow Thruster
  •  (2) Garmin GPSMap 7212 flybridge upper and lower stations
  • Furuno 1715 24nm range Radar
  • Furuno Navnet Vx2 GPS, Sounder, Plotter
  • (2) Simrad AP24 Autopilot with remote controls 
  • (2) Furuno RD-30 Depth Sounder upper and lower helms
  • (2) Icom IC-M412 VHF upper and lower helm


  • Excellent visibility
  • Port & Starboard sliding Pilot Doors with retractable sliding screen doors
  • Gloss Varnished Interior Furnishing
  • Teak Veneer Bulkheads
  • Chart Drawer
  • Teak and Holly Sole
  • Helm Station Complete with Controls and Alarms
  • Stairway leading to Flying Bridge
  • Windshield Wipers (3) and Washers
  • Main Electrical Panel
  • Settee with Adjustable Teak Table
  • Helm Chair
  • Pilot House Starboard and Port Side Door with Screens 


Nice Landing has been designed with cruising in mind. She is equipped with a state-of-the-art electrical system that will keep her owners comfortable at sea or on the hook. She is equipped with 50 Amp shore service with a Glendinning Cablemaster... The powerful Northern Lights genset (12KW -3520 hrs) includes a sound-shield and is easily accessible in the engine room.

  • 12/24 Volt VDC
  • 120/240 VAC at 60Hz
  •  Four (4) Dometic Marine-Aire Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning units (3 New AC Systems)
  • Glendinning Cable Master 50 Amp Cable
  • GFCI throughout vessel to meet NFPA and ABYC standards
  • Volt meters at helm and main panels
  • DC safety switches to Batteries
  • CO alarms and Fire alarms at each cabin
  • 4000 watt Xantrex Inverter Charger and Monitor
  •  Eighteen (18) AGM Sealed Batteries for engine, gen set, bow thruster and house inverter bank

 Hull and Deck

As cruising and livability were priorities in the design of the Symbol 52 Pilothouse, the layout of the deck makes movement throughout the vessel comfortable and safe. Nice Landing has wide side decks with high stanchions, lifelines for comfortable and safe passage from the aft deck to the foredeck and pilothouse. Ground tackle and mooring gear is beefy and includes, remote windlass and wash-down. To make cruising even more pleasant, Nice Landing includes stabilizers by Naiad. These 6 square foot stabilizers actively work to reduce rolling motion in adverse conditions. The stabilizers were recently serviced (1/2017 and 2022) and ready for action. The Symbol 52 Pilot House includes an integrated swim platform with recessed ladder for swimming, diving, and line handling. The aft deck features a large lazarette with lots of storage for swimming and diving gear. A watertight, lockable door/hatch provides engine room access from the aft deck. The rudders and emergency steering system can be easily accessed through the lazarette.

  • Extended Boat Deck over Aft Deck.
  • Electric Muir Winch with Remote. Control from Pilothouse, Fly Bridge and Bow
  • 99 Lbs Stainless Steel Anchor, Spade Type, with approximately 200 ft chain
  • Fresh and Saltwater Wash Down
  • Foredeck Snap down Sun Pads cushions
  • Pulpit and Handrails in Stainless Steel 316
  • Navigation Lights
  • Anchor Lights
  • Shore Power, Telephone Connection and City Water Connection
  • Swimming Platform FRP Mold-in
  • Swimming Ladder
  • Hot/Cold Shower with Flexible Hose in Transom
  • Raw Water washdown in Transom
  • Non-Skid Main Deck Thru-Out
  • Transom Boarding Gate
  • Bollard Cleats

Engine Area

The engine room is very well designed providing generous access to all machinery and equipment. Recent service has been completed on the mains and generator (5/19).

  • 2 X Engine Room Vent Fans
  • 5 X New Fuel Filters (Racor) 
  • Automatic Fire Extinguisher System
  • Mufflers (For Main Exhaust System above W.L.)
  • Fresh Water Tap
  • Bilge Alarms X 3
  • Stainless Ladder into Engine Room
  • (2) Fiberglass Fuel tanks
  •  (3) Algae Fuel Treatment units for each Engine and Generator
  • Molded Plastic Water Tanks
  • Lighting, 1 X 110 Volts AC and 3 X 24 Volt DC
  • Marine-Aire Reverse Cycle 4 Zone. Air Conditioning
  • Naiad 6 Sq. Ft. Stabilizer System
  • Glendinning Cable Master with 50 Amp Cable
  • Sidepower Bow Thruster
  • Audible high-water bilge alarm
  • DC safety switches to Batteries
  • Engine, Transmission and Generator. Reversible Oil Change Pump
  • 4000 watt Inverter Charger
  • Dripless Shaft Logs 
  • Shaft Spurs 

Fly Bridge

Her Flybridge is expansive and can be accessed from either the Pilothouse or the aft deck. The comfortable helm puts the skipper within hands reach of all electronics and navigation equipment and provides excellent visibility of the surroundings. Large enough to accommodate many guests, the bridge includes everything needed to entertain. You can add a Grilling Station or extra refrigeration if needed, refrigerator and ice maker are already there. The dinghy is cradled on the aft section of the bridge and is easily launched via a low profile electric davit.

  • Stainless Steel Handrail.
  • Pompanette Helm Seats (2).
  • All antennas are mounted on a Hinged Radar Arch, reducing Air Draft
  • Magnetic Compass.
  • Engine Alarms and Bilge Water Alarms.
  • L shaped Bench Seating with Dry-Fast Foam Cushions.
  • 1000# Low Profile Davit
  • Dinghy cradle at upper aft deck with Tie Downs
  • 2015 SR-12LX Flexboat 12 ft dinghy and sun cover, w/30hp Honda outboard,  (60 hrs)with VHF and Garmin Chartplotter GPS
  • Custom anchor snubber
  • Custom towing harness for dinghy
  • Bimini top with Acrylic curtains and dinghy cover
  • Vinyl covers for Helm chair and helm  
  • Vinyl covers for Helm chair and helm  


  • 8.5 kts    4.5 GPH
  • 10 kts     10.4 GPH
  • 15.4kts    53 GPH
  • 16.7kts    52GPH
  • 18-19kts     60GPH

" We chose "Nice Landing", 52' Symbol for cruising the Americas Great Loop for a year or so. We like the yacht because she features many options that we have greatly enjoyed cruising out on the loop.

She was first of all designed with Safety in mind, at sea or anchored, with wide side decks for getting to the bow and stern safely with a high railing and second life line in between. Excellent Non- Skid decks help keep from slipping on wet decks. All steps inside and out have side lights for night cruising visibility.

This yacht comes with all the luxury and comfort amenities while cruising and living on board. The 16' 4" beam and wide side decks still gives a very warm and big feeling in the salon and gourmet galley. The big screen TV brings all the movies on board.

Cooking in the gourmet galley, on the same level as the salon's main deck keeps any chef in the mix with family and friends at all times. Lots of counter space to feed a hungry crew or lay out an appetizer spread like no other. Lots of storage as well to complete a well laid out galley for all occasions.

Outstanding storage throughout the yacht keeps all the clutter to a minimum when underway. It's been a true pleasure cruising Nice Landing over the last year or so and she is now ready for her next owners to continue the fun."

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.


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