Garcia Exploration 45


Garcia Exploration 45, a sailing boat for all latitudes. The first of a line dedicated to sailing all the seas of the world, whether high-latitude or tropical, it is obviously made of aluminium and is a centreboarder. With twin rudders, the control in rough seas and the smoothness of handling are simply exceptional.


Garcia Exploration 45 – Esterni

All sailing manoeuvres are grouped together in the cockpit, which is particularly well protected by its innovative cap with a view forward. Moving around on deck remains particularly safe, with handrails always within reach and sturdy granny bars.  This allows for easy access to the forward sail locker, separated from the rest of the interior by a watertight bulkhead, the ideal complement to the aft technical room.

Inside, the audacity of the layout quickly becomes convincing, with the intelligence of the solutions provided. The deck saloon offers an unexpected panoramic view of the sea: the privilege of comfortably enjoying the exceptional landscapes that surround you. Safety, always keeping a visual eye on your route, while controlling it from the interior watch-keeping position. Available in two or three cabin versions, the interior benefits from remarkable cabinet-making skills. The warmth of Afrormosia, or the brightness of light oak – all you have to do is choose which.


Garcia Exploration 45 – Interior

Interior design
Only two steps from the outside, you are welcomed into a real cocoon with a view of the sea. Thermal and sound insulation of the hull and windows protect you from the elements. Note that Sébastien Roubinet, an extreme adventurer in high latitudes, supervised the design of the boat’s thermal insulation.


Between the watertight bulkheads, forward, separating you from the sail locker, and aft, which isolates the steering gear, the layout extends in a logical and comfortable fashion. Deck saloon, helm station with panoramic view, large galley, two cabins and as many bathrooms, one with separate shower, a large technical room with workshop (or a third cabin), there is nothing missing. Moving around, resting, preparing, sharing, or simply enjoying the trip is a joy every day.


Garcia Exploration 45, from polar exploration to the tropics


  • Aluminium centreboarder
  • Chain locker centred at the mast foot
  • Twin rudders (JEFA system on self-aligning bearings)


  • Deck saloon with panoramic view
  • Watchkeeping position, with good visibility forward
  • Generous storage spaces throughout the boat


  • Watertight companionway door
  • Forward and aft bulkheads in aluminium
  • Through-hulls above the waterline


  • All essential sail-handling done from the cockpit
  • Reinforced stem
  • Integrated arch for: instruments, solar panels, wind generator, dinghy

Naval architecture

Under autopilot or from one of the two wheels that always offer the ideal position, the twin rudders, protected by skegs, control the generous hull effortlessly and precisely, whatever the wind and sea conditions.

Designed by Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design, the modern hull works wonders in every aspect of long-distance cruising: power, load capacity, crew protection and smooth passage through the sea. The latter is in particular the result of a very careful centring of weight, for instance having the chain locker at the mast foot.

The sail plan is particularly well balanced, and is easily adaptable with the staysail set on its furling system and all the reefing lines returning to the cockpit, then for downwind work with code zero, gennaker or asymmetric spinnaker on the solid platform bowsprit.

The ergonomics of sail handling combine ease and efficiency, the result of experience and specific work on the deck layout. Everywhere, you feel both safe and closely connected to your environment.


Garcia Exploration 45 – Data

Overall length: 54.63 ft
Hull length: 46.62 ft
Waterline lenght: 41.24 ft
Beam: 14.57 ft
Draught (centerboard down): 9.51 ft
Draught (centerboard up): 3.74 ft
Air draught (excl. Antenna): 64.96 ft
Displacement: 32.214 lbs
Fixed ballast: 10.009 lbs
Diesel capacity (est): 700 l
Water capacity (est.): 500 l
Black water capacity: 110 l
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