Garcia Explocat 52

Garcia Explocat 52

Garcia Explocat 52

“The Explocat 52 is designed for heading off the beaten track and to extend considerably the field of possibilities for a catamaran”
(Marc d´Arbigny, Managing Director Garcia Yachts)

A two-hulled version of the “Exploration” concept, the Explocat 52 combines all the benefits of multihulls for an unequalled result: space, safety, comfort, autonomy and performance.
The advantages of a good catamaran are well known: living space on board both inside and on deck, above-average performance, ease of manoeuvring and, above all, a stability that allows everyone to enjoy the pleasure of sailing.

 

Combining robustness of aluminium with living space, the Explocat 52 is the multihull for enthusiasts of worldwide ocean explorations. In addition to the catamaran’s living space are the advantages of a robust aluminium design, marine qualities and safety of the material.

To reconcile what might seem contradictory, to bring together what seemed incompatible, it took all the experience of Garcia Yachts, the know-how of its teams, the intelligence of our partners, architect and designer, to propose a new way to explore the world: the Explocat 52.

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Description

Garcia Yachts presents the first video of the Garcia Explocat 52 under sail. Intended for sailing off the beaten track, this aluminium Exploration catamaran greatly expands the field of catamaran possibilities: it offers a new way of exploring the world, until now reserved for monohulls.


 

Garcia Explocat 52 – Exterior

The ultimate aluminium exploration catamaran

Twin aluminium hulls with shallow draft, built to withstand all the hazards of the most magical long-distance voyages, with bows that can brave all storms, in complete serenity, the Explocat 52 is perfectly in line with the historical Garcia lineage.

Handleable by a crew of two, who are always well protected thanks to the intelligence of its unique design, its generous sail area and controlled weight make the miles scroll like never before, in first-class comfort.

A subtle blend of proven solutions and innovations that offer you a truly unique sailing experience, the Explocat 52 is a perfect illustration of the Garcia Yachts’ signature: “There is nowhere you can’t go”.

Naval architecture

Displaying the Garcia Yachts coat of arms on its hull means it perfectly, and in every respect, meets the qualities required of a sailboat designed to sail independently anywhere on the planet.

The Explocat 52 is no exception to the rule: design, structure and materials are determined so that you can face the most challenging conditions in complete serenity.

With its millimetre-precision deck layout, rigid platform, generous sail plan, serious deck hardware, ergonomic sail handling station offering protection and visibility to a happy crew, the Explocat 52 is the result of thousands of hours of engineering, discussion and reflection, for an exclusive result.

And like the carrying capacity, the water or fuel tanks, the energy sources have also been adapted to meet the most far-off sailing projects, the Explocat 52 is THE catamaran setting new standards for unlimited cruising.

The Explocat 52’s external steering station can also be equipped with a pendulum helm system. This equipment allows you to steer either in a low position sheltered from the cockpit, or high up for manoeuvring and sailing in good weather conditions.

The front cockpit also contributes to making the Explocat 52 an outstanding unit. From this forward cockpit, the crew will be able to carry out various types of observation of the natural environment.


 

Garcia Explocat 52 – Interior

With glazing which offers a panoramic view from every part of the saloon, the Explocat 52 offers all the functional advantages of a catamaran on an exploration yacht.

Reaching the northernmost latitudes, the most remote islands, can be achieved in unequalled comfort. Insulation, equipment, woodwork and upholstery are all to the most exacting standards sailors demand from the Exploration range.

From the interior helm station, you will of course enjoy the magnificent environment around you, keep watch, and be able to maintain your course on your Explocat 52, nicely warm and dry, whatever the weather may be doing.

 

The dimensions and brightness of the saloon, galley, cabins and bathrooms, in all the configurations offered or in the one you have designed, are unparalleled.  Moving around between these different private spaces, or to the outside, directly to the vast aft cockpit, or via the solid watertight door opening onto the forward cockpit, is exceptional.


 

Key elements of the Garcia Explocat 52

Concept

  • Aluminium catamaran
  •  “Ready for anything” robustness
  • Fully sheltered pit station

Comfort

  • Thermal insulation
  • Great autonomy
  • Forward of the mast exterior cockpit

 

Navigation

  • Short handed sailing
  • Protected cokpit
  • Ability to cope with severe weather conditions

Security

  • Ocean crossing capabilities
  • Watertight front and rear bulkheads
  • Saloon integrated wheelhouse

 


 

Garcia Explocat 52 – Data

Overall length: 55.61 ft
Beam: 26.90 ft
Draught: 4.92 ft
Lightship displacement: 18.9 tons
Gennaker: 185 m²
Sail upwind: 167 m²
Engines: 2 x 60 HP
Fresh water (est.): 174.4 US gal
Fuel capacity (est.): 2 x 155 US gal

 

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