Launching of the new Garcia Explocat 52 -The choice of aluminium increases the safety margin of the Explocat 52, designed to navigate off the beaten track. The rigidity of the platform, beyond industry standards, provides reliability and performance.
The architectural choices (centering and weight distribution, height under basket, hull design, rostrum, power under sails, …) ensure a good marine behaviour in complicated seas. The deck layout is designed for a reduced crew; steering and manoeuvres can be carried out solo, sheltered from the aft cockpit. The Garcia shipyard’s historical care is taken in the conception, design and realization of the interior fittings, for a top-of-the-range living comfort on board.
Explocat 52 offers a combination of strongness, durability and lightweight, due to Garcia Yachts’ 45 years of expertise in building aluminum shaped hulls. The Garcia Explocat 52 is designed to go off the beaten track and considerably broaden the scope of what is possible on a catamaran. She offers a new way to explore the world, previously reserved for monohulls.
Explocat 52 is the result of a close collaboration between Pierre Delion (architect), Darnet Design (design), the Garcia Yachts design office and the experts of Outremer and Gunboat.
A pendular helm system* allows to steer either in a low position, sheltered from the hard bimini covering the cockpit, or high up for manoeuvring and sailing in good weather conditions.
The Garcia Explocat 52 includes a front cockpit : in hot areas, it is a second well-ventilated resting space. In cold and icy areas, it’s a protected lookout.
The insulation, equipment and interior fittings of the Explocat 52 are all to the highest quality standards, characteristic of Garcia Yachts. The headroom is 2.05 m in the living areas. With its panoramic view, the Garcia Explocat 52 offers all the advantages of a catamaran aboard a no limit exploration yacht, made to sail among growlers as well as in the lagoons.
Various interior layouts are proposed, by association of two possibilities on the port hull and three ones on the starboard hull. This allows for 6 to 10 berths and in all cases offers a high level of comfort to the crew.
Garcia Explocat 52 extends the Garcia Exploration range, designed in collaboration with Jimmy Cornell, and which consists of the Garcia Exploration 45 (launched 2014), Garcia Exploration 52 (launched 2016) and future Garcia Exploration 60 (launching 2022)
Overall length: Beam: Draugh:t Air draught: Lightship displacement: Sail upwind: Gennaker: Engines: Fresh water: Fuel capacity: Number of cabins: Number of berths: Heardoom: Architect: Interior design: 55,61 ft 26,90 ft 4,92 ft 83,66 ft 18.6 tons 167 sqm 185 sqm 2 x 60 HP 174.4 US gal 2 x 155 US gal From 3 to 4 From 6 to 10 2.05 m Pierre Delion Darnet Design MAIN SPECIFICATIONS Garcia Explocat 52 extends the Garcia Exploration range, designed in collaboration with Jimmy Cornell, and which consists of the Garcia Exploration 45 (launched 2014), Garcia Exploration 52 (launched 2016) and future Garcia Exploration 60 (launching 2022).