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Garcia Explocat 52

General Description - Standard version

3 Cabins / 3 Heads compartments


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I. Key specification

A catamaran designed to sail and live aboard both in high latitudes and tropical
waters.

Aluminium hulls, deck and superstructure


Side boarding gates at cockpit and saloon level, making it easier to board the boat
Spacious, airy and luminous saloon, on the same level than the cockpit and the
foredeck (Portuguese bridge)
Large cockpit, protected by a hard top
Watertight companionway doors
Watertight forward aluminium bulkheads
Forepeak lockers with access through deck hatches
Watertight aft aluminium bulkheads
Panoramic side and front windows with UV protection
Thermic and acoustic insulation above waterline with automotive-grade polyethylene
foam panels
Generous storage space available throughout the boat
Technical room at the entrance of the saloon
Liferaft stowage in locker accessed from cockpit
All essential lines controlled from the helmsman station

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II. Construction features


Hull and deck construction
Aluminium hull and deck
Aluminium structural bulkheads
Aluminium forward beam
Chainplates and reinforcement plates directly welded onto hull and deck structure
Watertight forward and aft bulkheads directly welded onto hull and deck structure
Sanded aluminium finish on hulls

Coachroof

GRP made coachroof vacuum infusion composite (Fiberglass, PVC high density foam,
Polyester resin)
Interface between hulls and roof structure by gluing and bolting

Appendices and steering system


2 x NACA type profiled aluminium rudders with sacrificial end-fitting and protective skeg
welded to the hull
2 x aluminium rudder shaft
JEFA cable steering system
2 protective skeg welded to the hull

Insulation
Thermic and acoustic insulation above the waterline by automotive grade polyethylene
foam
Additional insulation for engine compartments with foam

Coating and painting


Anti-slip painted deck, transoms and cockpit
Painted superstructures (roof and hard top)
Deck and cockpit floor: comprehensive treatment consisting of a primer coat of epoxy
GP coating, 3 undercoats of two-component Interprime 880 epoxy finish primer and 4
coats of Perfection two-component polyurethane topcoat in Oyster White + non-skid
finish in all necessary areas)
Sanded aluminium finish on hulls

Cathodic protection
Cathodic protection by sacrificial anodes under the hull and on the rudders

Options

Marine Deck coating on side deck

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III. Rigging and sails

Mast and boom

Aluminium anodized mast


Mast foot with turning blocks
Aluminium anodized boom
Wind vane, navigation lights, steaming light, anchor light and deck light

Standing rigging and furlers


2 stainless shrouds with plastic cover
2 stainless lower shrouds with plastic cover
Lazy-jacks
1 forward stay with furling system

Running rigging

1 Mainsail halyard (polyester / dyneema)


1 Genoa halyard (polyester / dyneema)
1 boom topping lift (polyester / dyneema)
1 Mainsail bottom line (polyester / dyneema)
1 Mainsail sheet
3 reefing lines (polyester / dyneema)
2 Genoa sheets
2 mainsail track lines

Sails

1 x 107m Dacron cross-cut fully-battened mainsail with ball bearing mast slider system
and 3 reefs, triradial shape
1 x 60m Dacron cross-cut furling Solent with anti-UV strip
Lazy-bag and Lazy-jacks

Options

Self-tacking staysail
Fittings for Code Zero, gennaker or Asymetrical spinnaker
Gennaker/ Code Zero with furling system and banana bag
Asymmetric spinnaker with sock
Upgrade to Hydranet fully battened square mainsail, Jib and staysail
Additional spinnaker halyard with jammer at the mast
Reinforced boom toping lift with jammer

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IV. External fittings


Windows, hatches, portholes and deck fillers
Plexiglass 270 forward windows with 1 opening from galley to cockpit
2 opening deck hatches (sail lockers)
2 opening deck hatch (starboard toilet)
2 opening deck hatches (portside bathroom)
1 opening deck hatch (portside forward cabin)
1 opening deck hatches (portside backward cabin)
2 opening deck hatches (starboard backward cabin)
2 portlights on rear platform (starboard and portside aft cabins)
3 opening portlights (interior cockpit)
2 deck hatches to access to engine compartments

Sailing hardware
Control lines brought back to the helmsman
1 self-tailing solent winch size 55
1 self-tailing mainsail winch size 55
1 self-tailing reefing lines/halyard winch size 50 electrical
1 self-tailing mainsail traveller winch size 45
3 winch-handles One-Touch
Travellers, clutches, pulleys
2 forward trampolines Ribola
Water and fuel inlet on port and starboard sides

Options

Additional manual winches at the aft Lewmar size 50 (Pair)


Upgrade to electrical Lewmar 55 winch per unit
Upgrade to electrical Lewmar 50 winch per unit
Upgrade to electrical Lewmar 45 winch per unit
Additional winch at the mast
Mast steps (35 units)

Mooring and anchoring


2000 W electric windlass (12mm chain) with remote control
Main anchor bows fairlead with cleat and structure ready to receive a second anchor
Aft anchor well incorporated next to the chain locker and stern roller
Deck light
10 aluminum mooring cleats welded onto deck
2 aluminum cleats 160mm on davit

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Options

Windlass remote control radio command


Anchor pack (as per description)
Mooring pack (as per description)
Chain cleaning pump
Additional cleats at the aft

Safety and protection


2 x forward and backward stainless steel pulpits and 10 stanchions
1 x stainless steel pulpit behind the aft cockpit seats
2 x granny bars at the mast
2 x side boarding gate at cockpit
3 x handrails on each side of the coachroff
6 x life line fittings in the cockpit and on the deck
Stainless steel handrails in the cockpit and transom
Toerail made of aluminium covered with Deck king
3 levels 5mm stainless steel life-lines
75cm height stanchions

Options
Safety and emergency pack (as per description)

Deck hardware and storage


Large aft cockpit covered by hard bimini
Aluminium seating area with large storage under
Teak cockpit table
Forward cockpit with direct access from the saloon no step
Forward and aft cockpit floors and seats covered with Marine-Deck
Aluminium davit with hoist for dinghy
1 stainless steel integrated bathing ladder
Swim platform shower
Gaz bottles locker
Life-raft reachable from the cockpit
Large sail-lockers with ladder and light

Options
Cockpit cushions upholstery
Seawater electrical pump in cockpit
Second integrated bathing ladder
Cockpit tent based on the hard bimini
Quay passerelle

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Steering position :

Steering console on starboard side with twin helmsman seat


Leather-covered steering wheel 900 mm
Access to deck and steering position via stainless steel stairs with teak steps
Leather finish on 900mm steering wheel
Pod for nav instruments

Options
Rigid dodger at the helm
Textil dodger at the helm

Forward cockpit :

Accs depuis le pont ou le carr par porte tanche


Access from the deck or saloon via watertight door
U-shape seating area
Floor and seats covered with Marine-Deck
Chain locker

Sail-lockers :

Access from deck opening hatch


Aluminium structure insulated by polyethylene foam
Aluminum ladder
Floor and access to bilge pumps

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V. Interior fittings

General characteristics
Interior finish : furniture in solid or laminated wood (choice of colors)and synthesis stone for
bathroom and galley work-top
Bathroom junctions from white laminated
Laminated anti-slip floor insulated with sandwich 40mm foam (choice of colors)
4 to 8 mm marine ply head linings covered with fabric or leather like
2,05 m headroom
Large access to saloon, gangways, heads and forward cockpit
Handrails in gangways
LEDs lights
Marine quality hardware
Interior upholstery from Dickson or Trojan range
Indirect lighting and lighting under steps
Curtains on all portholes
Mattress in 100 mm thick highly resilient 40 kg/m3 foam with removable Cool plus cover
Mosquito screens and blinds on deck hatches in saloon and cabins

Options

Alcantara like upholstery in the saloon


Sun protection covers on the saloon windows
Interior blinds in the saloon

Saloon
Spacious, airy and luminous saloon, on the same level than cockpit
2,05 m headroom
Panoramic side and front windows with UV protection
Sliding door through aft cockpit
Seating area for 6-8 persons + 3 seats
High density foam seats covered with fabric
Large wooden table for 8-10 persons
Storage lockers under seats
Toilets-bathroom/technical area on the starboard side

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Chart Table
Chart table with panoramic view
Seat
Navigation station
Electric panel
Indicators and navigation lights panel
Reading light with white/red switch
Storage unit alongside
Storage area under chart table
Large cupboard behind the navigator seat with shelves and synthesis stone work-top

Galley
Panoramic view and direct access on the exterior through a sliding door
L shape galley on portside
Double stainless steel sink with pressurized hot and cold mixer top
Worktop in mineralized synthetic resin
1 x stainless steel 144 liters vertical two-drawer refrigerator unit
1 x stainless steel vertical one-drawer freezer unit
3 burner hob and stainless steel oven with manual valve gas
3 ways valve for fresh or seawater selection on the foot pump
Storage units and drawers
2 x garbage can under the sink
LED overhead spotlights

Options

Electrical gaz shut off valve


Water based cooling system for the fridge
Upgrade gas stove to GN Espace Ocean Chef model

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Cabins

Starboard hull

Aft cabin

160 x 200 cm double bed with frontal access


High density foam mattress on slatted base
2 drawers under bed
Large wardrobe and cupboard at the entrance
LED lights
2 reading lights
1 large PMMA window including an opening porthole
Curtains on all portholes
2,05 m headroom

Bathroom

Access from the companion way with two large wardrobe and cupboard
Separated with marine toilet on portside
Bathroom with separated shower tray in gelcoat and Plexiglas walls
Washbasin in synthetic resin with mixer tap hot/cold water
Storage with stainless steel rail on higher part
Under the washbasin - 4 doors cupboard
Mirror
Towel rail
1 x opening hatch

Portside hull

Aft cabin

160 x 200 cm double bed with lateral access


High density foam mattress on slatted base
2 drawers under bed
Large wardrobe and cupboard at the entrance
Desk with seat on the bed side
LED lights
2 reading lights
1 large PMMA window including an opening porthole
Curtains on all portholes
2,05 m headroom

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Bathroom

Access from the cabin


1 x marine toilet
Bathroom with separated shower tray in gelcoat and Plexiglas walls
Washbasin in synthetic resin with mixer tap hot/cold water
Storage with stainless steel rail on higher part
Under the washbasin - 2 doors cupboard
Mirror
Towel rail
1 x opening hatch

Forward cabin

Access from the companion way with dedicated volume for washing-machine
160 x 200 cm double bed with frontal access
High density foam mattress on slatted base
2 drawers under bed
Large wardrobe and cupboard at the entrance
Desk with seat on the bed side
LED lights
2 reading lights
1 large PMMA window including an opening porthole
Curtains on all portholes
2,05 m headroom

Bathroom

Access from the cabin


1 x marine toilet
Bathroom with separated shower tray in gelcoat and Plexiglas walls
Washbasin in synthetic resin with mixer tap hot/cold water
Storage with stainless steel rail on higher part
Under the washbasin - 2 doors cupboard
Mirror
Towel rail
1 x opening hatch

Options

Upgrade to electrical toilet in place of manual

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VI. Systems

Motorisation
2 x Volvo Penta D2-75
Fixed three blades propeller
Cooling via sea water intake with quarter turn seacock and filter

Options

JPROP 21 auto feathering propeller per unit


Engine electrical command at the steering position
Dual fuel filtre

Electricity
220V circuit with sockets in cabins, saloon, galley, chart table and technical locker
1 x 12 V bipolar general electrical panel tableau at chart table
Gauges (fuel, freshwater, waste waters)
2 x 12 V 88 AH engine start-up batteries
2 x 115 AH / 12 V alternators for batteries
24 V 440 AH AGM service batteries
Battery charger
Leak tester
Shore power cable

Options

Sterling smart charger for engine alternator


International electricity pack 110-220V (as per description)
Courtesy LEDs in transom, cockpit and spreaders

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Plumbing
2 x 400 L clear water tanks with gauge
2 x 400 L fuel tanks with gauge
Plumbing fixtures with mixer tap
2 x 40 L hot water tank with engine heat exchanger
3 x 40 L holding tanks
Pressurized water system
1 manual pump per hull
1 automatic pump her hull
1 pump in each forward peak
1 pump in each engine compartment

Options

Watermaker 24V 100 litre/hour Dessalator


Freshwater-seawater foot pump with 3 ways valve at galley
220V Washing machine
40L water heater - three energy one in each hull

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VII. Documentation and formalities


All necessary documents provided:
Owner's manual including diagrams of all circuits
Electric diagrams corresponding to the effective built (as built)
Instructions, manufacturer technical instructions for the engine and the various
equipment installed
Equipment guarantees
CE compliance certification documents

Administrative formalities for registration in Cherbourg (legal fees to be borne by owner)

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VIII. Additional options


Electronics / Audio

B&G 12 electronic pack including:


- 2x 12 Zeus2 touchscreens
- 1x AC42 autopilot drive
- 1x RC42N mini compass
- 1x JEFA power unit
- 1x VHF V50 unit with remote wireless handset H50
- 1 wind vane
- 1 speed/depth/water temperature sensor
- 3x T41 display units
- 3x Triton pilot controls
- 1x PC / USB interface NMEA data
- 1x GPS active antenna ZG100

Wifi Gofree Navico set


NAIS 400 B&G Class B AIS transponder
Auto pilot remote command
4G B&G broadband radar
Spare autopilot power drive unit with switch
Spare autopilot calculator
Iridium pre installation (including active antenna and cabling)
Hifi / VHF switch
Wifi/4G glomex antenna

Fusion audio pack including :


-1x marine stereo MS-AV750 CD / DVD
-1x connexion USB kit
-1x Kit Bluetooth MS-BT200
-2x interior speaker MS-BX3020 2 voies 100W
-2x exterior speaker 2 ways MS-FR602 200W

Energy
8 K Generator Pack including:
- 1x 220V Fischer Panda 8000i
- 2x additional 108A service batteries
- 1x Victron Quattro 24V/5000W charger/converter
- isolation transformer 3600W 110/220V

24V Watt&Sea hydrogenerator


24V SUPERWIND wind generator including support and load controller
Solar panels on davit (800W)

Air conditioning and heating


40.000 BTU air conditioning system for saloon and cabins
Fuel burning water heating system with fans
Refleks stove

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Safety and security pack (6/8/10 people)
1 x ISO Group 1 Type A 6/8/10 Man liferaft with canister
6/8/10 x pilot 2 HAMMAR Offshore Auto lifejackets
6/8/10 x 3 hooks GIB safety lines
1 x foghorn
1 x Ocean Safety Horseshoe Set
1 x safety mirror
1 x recovery ladder (4 steps, yellow)
1 x offshore flare pack
1 x offshore medical kit
1 x iris 50 hand bearing compass
1 x CRAS measuring rule
1 x COASTAL 17cm divider
2 x 10 litre plastic buckets with 1,5m line
2 x safety plugs size S (set of 9)
2 x safety plugs size L (set of 9)
1 x set of 3 30x40cm flags (NAT, C & N)
2 x 180mm plastic flashlights
2 x 1kg powder ABC NF fire extinguishers
1 x black ball (at anchor) signal
1 x black cone signal
1 x 30 metre lead line
1 x safety blanket
1 x set of 3 spare compact navigation lights (battery operated)
2 x 10m white jackstays

Anchoring pack
35 kg Spade anchor with 100m of 12mm chain

Mooring pack

6 x funders 23 x 85cm with protection sock


4 x 15m polyester mooring line 18mm
2 x 20m spring line polyester 18mm

Diving pack
220V Junior 2 Bauer compressor with accessories (requires generator), with 2 diving
bottles storage racks

Tender and engine

Highfield 340 + Honda 15CV

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Preparation and delivery of the boat in the Cherbourg Marina, including

Hull preparation and anti-fouling


Craning and launching
200 litres of fuel
Commissioning
Tuition and handling (5 half-days)
Availability of berth at Cherbourg Marina for 10 days

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IX. Main specifications

LOA 16,95 Metres

Hull length 15,85 Metres

Beam 8,50 Metres


Head room
2,05 Metres
(minimum)
Draft 1,50 Metres

Air draft 25,5 Metres

Sails area upwind 167 Metres

Displacment 19,00 Tonnes

Engine 2 x 75 Hp

Diesel capacity 800 Litres

Water capacity 800 Litres

Number of cabins 2-3-4

Number of sleeping 6-8-10

Main platform height 85 Cm

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Architect/Designers
Naval Architect: Pierre Delion

Construction
Built in France by Garcia Yachting SAS

Certification
Category A CE certification

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Layouts

3 cabin version

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4 cabin version

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Charter version

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Profil

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