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Garcia Exploration 52

Garcia – Manufacturer of Aluminium Sailing Yachts since 1974

Since 1974 GARCIA yachts made of aluminium have been manufactured in the French Normandy. GARCIA Yachts manufactures exclusive handmade yachts and is one of the leaders in the French yacht and boat building industry. The GARCIA Exploration 52 is made of aluminium with a round bilge hull and lifting keel.

The equipment and workmanship are one of a luxurious execution which corresponds to a luxurious blue water yacht, built to sail in the tropics and the high latitudes and  also to live on the boat.

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Garcia Exploration 52

  • Aluminium semi-circular hull frame
  • Little depth due to integral fin made of aluminium
  • Deck saloon with 270° view and inside helmstand
  • Water-tight door to the saloon
  • Water-tight front bulkhead made of aluminium
  • Water-tight rear bulkhead made of aluminium with watertight hatches so that the rear area can be reached from the cabins on the quarterdeck
  • All hull openings made of aluminium
  • All sea valves positioned above the water line
  • Double-glazed saloon windows
  • Wider roof made of GRP, which acts as sun protection over the salon windows
  • Thermal and acoustic insulation using polyethylene foam insulation material from the automotive industry above the waterline, below the deck and under the superstructure
  • Anchor chain box positioned centrally in front of the mast foot
  • Electric windlass in the anchor box in front of the mast foot
  • Insulated floor
  • Large tank capacity at the centre of the ship
  • Water and fuel tanks can be used as ballast (portside / starboard)
  • Battery bank in the centre of the ship
  • Generous storage space throughout the ship
  • Solid bow eye for towing or ice breaking
  • Integrated equipment rack for antenna, wind generator, solar panels as davits
  • Double rudder system from JEFA with self-aligning bearings for optimal control even in the high seas
  • Large swimming platform with easy access to / from the water
  • Storage compartment for a large life raft with direct access from the swimming platform
  • Power generator
  • Diving compressor and rack for 8 bottles