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Garcia Exploration 52



Rare opportunity to purchase a lightly used Garcia Exploration 52. One owner from new. She is fully equipped for long distance autonomous blue water cruising. Spacious and luxurious interior plus an extremely well protected cockpit area set up for short handed sailing. Endeavour has been well maintained and lightly used by her knowledgeable owner but has yet to venture beyond the UK or Mediterranean.

“After the success of the Exploration 45, Garcia Yachts has decided to extend its range and to offer an even more comfortable and spacious model. The Exploration 52 design team benefits from the feedback of Exploration 45 owners and in addition, they dispose of the advice of master sailors such as Sébastien Roubinet and Halvard Mabire.

With an aluminium lifting centreboard, designed for short handed sailing, the Exploration 52 offers the highest level of safety, protection and comfort. The 52’s performance makes the most remote and tricky crossings seem easy.”

Notable Features

-  Standard layout with modified forward bathroom so that WC is in the dry area

-  Lifting centreboard: 1.27 metres to 3.00 metres

-  520W solar array, hydrogenerator and additional fuel capacity to allow autonomous cruising

-  Upgraded engine and battery pack

-  Recent and lightly used sails

-  Safety first design concept including redundant autopilot system

-  Bow thruster and stern thruster for easy handling in confined spaces

-  Extensive communications and navigation equipment

-  Throttle at each helm and at the navigation table in the pilothouse including autopilot control









Barcelona, Spain

British Part I

16.65 metres

4.80 metres

1.27 / 3.00 metres


Hull, Deck and Coachroof:

-  Hull and deck structure in marine aluminium alloy

-  5083 H111 for aluminium structure and sheets

-  6060 T6 for extruded profiles

-  Interior and exterior welding: MIG and TIG in inert (argon) gas

-  Hull welding quality controlled by dye penetrant inspection

-  Chainplates and reinforcement plates directly welded onto hull and deck structure

-  Watertight forward and aft bulkheads directly welded onto hull and deck structure

-  Built-in large capacity twin fuel tanks with ballast pump

-  Vacuum infusion composite construction (fibreglass, PVC high density foam, polyester resin), interface with deck and roof structure by gluing and bolting

Ballast and Appendices:

-  Fixed, centrally positioned and resin-insulated ballast sited in lower compartments

-  Fully retractable aluminium centreboard with NACA-type composite profile

-  Two NACA-type profiled aluminium rudders with sacrificial end-fittings and protective skeg welded to the hull


-  Thermal and acoustic insulation above the waterline by automotive grade polyethylene foam (thickness 74mm for the hull and 37mm for the deck)

-  Thick foam core insulated floors (30mm)

Coating and Painting:

-  Deck, roof structure, cockpit and rubbing strakes: comprehensive treatment consisting of a first primer coat of two-component epoxy, undercoats of two-component epoxy finish primer and coats of two-component polyurethane topcoat in Oyster White + non-slip finish in all necessary areas

-  Cockpit floor, cockpit benches, transom and side decks: Marine Deck finish (composed of cork and resin)

-  Hull topsides: matt finish sanded aluminium topsides, anti-oxidation clear coat varnish


Deck Fittings:

-  Aft arch with integrated waterproof LED spotlights for electronics, solar panels and use as davits

-  Double glazed 270º forward windows with one opening above gas stove and one in aft bathroom

-  One deck hatch (sail locker)

-  One deck hatch (forward bathroom)

-  Two deck hatches (forward cabin)

-  Three deck hatches (coachroof above deck saloon)

-  Foam for all deck hatches (insulation against ice or snow)

-  Four opening portlights (interior cockpit – two in each aft cabin)

-  Seven fixed horizontal rectangular hull portholes (three forward cabin, two in each aft cabin)

-  Two fresh water deck fillers

-  Two diesel fuel deck fillers with anti-spill device

-  Two black water deck outlets

Exterior Storage:

-  Swimming ladder and shower on transom

-  One cockpit table with folding leaves, fiddles and glass holders

-  One large, deep bow sail locker with built-in ladder, flooring and spotlight

-  Two cubby holes in the cockpit coamings under the coachroof

-  Two line-storage compartments integrated in the backrest of the cockpit benches

-  Two line-storage compartments integrated under the primary winches

-  Two large dry transom side locker (400 litres each)

-  Two lockers under the floor of the transom (secondary anchor, etc.)

-  Gas bottle storage locker

-  Life raft stowage under the steps from transom to cockpit

-  Additional aluminium shelf above life raft

-  Two cockpit bench lockers

-  Port helm seat locker

-  Large storage area under starboard helm seat accessible via watertight hatch from the transom

We are acting as brokers for the owner of the Vessel. The owner has provided details of the Vessel and its inventory and these details are based on that information. The accuracy of these details cannot be guaranteed nor do they constitute part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to have the Vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor and to verify the particulars prior to the survey.

The Vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. This Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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