Garcia Exploration 52 (2019) for sale in Barcelona, Spain

£1,195,803 GBP
Listed price €1,395,000 EUR
Tax Paid / Included


This stunning Garcia Exploration 52 is ideal for those looking to embark on blue-water cruising. With its lifting centreboard, 520W solar array, hydrogenerator and additional fuel capacity, autonomy and safety are both ensured. The spacious and luxurious interior allows for comfortable long-distance sailing. Recent and lightly used sails, as well as a bow thruster and stern thruster for easy handling, make for an excellent sailing experience. Numerous exterior and interior features, including a modified forward bathroom, ensuite bathroom, four opening portlights and upholstery in 130mm thick foam with removable leather covers, provides further comfort. An opportunity not to be missed!

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Garcia Exploration 52
Used sail boat for sale
£1,195,803 GBP | Listed price €1,395,000 EUR
Price comment
Only Brokerage Option Available
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Endeavour of Essa
Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design
Length overall
16.65 metres
Length waterline
14.59 metres
4.80 metres
1.27 metres
Air draft
21.50 metres
21,500 kg
Barcelona, Spain

About this Garcia Exploration 52


Rare opportunity to purchase a lightly used Garcia Exploration 52. One owner from new. She is fully equipped for long distance autonomous blue water cruising. Spacious and luxurious interior plus an extremely well protected cockpit area set up for short handed sailing. Endeavour has been well maintained and lightly used by her knowledgeable owner but has yet to venture beyond the UK or Mediterranean.


- Standard layout with modified forward bathroom so that WC is in the dry area

- Lifting centreboard: 1.27 metres to 3.00 metres

- 520W solar array, hydrogenerator and additional fuel capacity to allow autonomous cruising

- Upgraded engine and battery pack

- Recent and lightly used sails

- Safety first design concept including redundant autopilot system

- Bow thruster and stern thruster for easy handling in confined spaces

- Extensive communications and navigation equipment

- Throttle at each helm and at the navigation table in the pilothouse including autopilot control

Build & Interior


Hull, Deck and Coachroof:

- Hull and deck structure in marine aluminium alloy

- 5083 H111 for aluminium structure and sheets

- 6060 T6 for extruded profiles

- Interior and exterior welding: MIG and TIG in inert (argon) gas

- Hull welding quality controlled by dye penetrant inspection

- Chainplates and reinforcement plates directly welded onto hull and deck structure

- Watertight forward and aft bulkheads directly welded onto hull and deck structure

- Built-in large capacity twin fuel tanks with ballast pump

- Vacuum infusion composite construction (fibreglass, PVC high density foam, polyester resin), interface with deck and roof structure by gluing and bolting

Ballast and Appendices:

- Fixed, centrally positioned and resin-insulated ballast sited in lower compartments

- Fully retractable aluminium centreboard with NACA-type composite profile

- Two NACA-type profiled aluminium rudders with sacrificial end-fittings and protective skeg welded to the hull


- Thermal and acoustic insulation above the waterline by automotive grade polyethylene foam (thickness 74mm for the hull and 37mm for the deck)

- Thick foam core insulated floors (30mm)

Coating and Painting:

- Deck, roof structure, cockpit and rubbing strakes: comprehensive treatment consisting of a first primer coat of two-component epoxy, undercoats of two-component epoxy finish primer and coats of two-component polyurethane topcoat in Oyster White + non-slip finish in all necessary areas

- Cockpit floor, cockpit benches, transom and side decks: Marine Deck finish (composed of cork and resin)

- Hull topsides: matt finish sanded aluminium topsides, anti-oxidation clear coat varnish


Deck Fittings:

- Aft arch with integrated waterproof LED spotlights for electronics, solar panels and use as davits

- Double glazed 270º forward windows with one opening above gas stove and one in aft bathroom

- One deck hatch (sail locker)

- One deck hatch (forward bathroom)

- Two deck hatches (forward cabin)

- Three deck hatches (coachroof above deck saloon)

- Foam for all deck hatches (insulation against ice or snow)

- Four opening portlights (interior cockpit – two in each aft cabin)

- Seven fixed horizontal rectangular hull portholes (three forward cabin, two in each aft cabin)

- Two fresh water deck fillers

- Two diesel fuel deck fillers with anti-spill device

- Two black water deck outlets

Exterior Storage:

- Swimming ladder and shower on transom

- One cockpit table with folding leaves, fiddles and glass holders

- One large, deep bow sail locker with built-in ladder, flooring and spotlight

- Two cubby holes in the cockpit coamings under the coachroof

- Two line-storage compartments integrated in the backrest of the cockpit benches

- Two line-storage compartments integrated under the primary winches

- Two large dry transom side locker (400 litres each)

- Two lockers under the floor of the transom (secondary anchor, etc.)

- Gas bottle storage locker

- Life raft stowage under the steps from transom to cockpit

- Additional aluminium shelf above life raft

- Two cockpit bench lockers

- Port helm seat locker

- Large storage area under starboard helm seat accessible via watertight hatch from the transom



- Fuel burning water heating systems with radiators

- Engine heat exchangers for warming saloon from engine

- Afrormosia woodwork in solid timber, marine ply and white laminate

- Main bulkheads and furniture in plywood with veneer

- Fans for saloon, cabins and workroom (six in total)

- Furniture base flaps in marine ply

- Heads compartments in white laminate

- 40mm foam core insulated floors with laminate cover

- Floor openings with fixed portions around partitions and items of furniture to facilitate opening and prevent movement – locking mechanism

- 4-8mm CTBX marine ply head linings covered with fabric or imitation leather

- Marine quality hardware

- Indirect lighting and lighting under steps

- Door retainers on all communication doors

- Blinds on all portlights

- Blinds and mosquito nets on all hatches

- Upholstery in 130mm think highly resistant 40kg/m3 foam with removable leather covers

- Safe with key

- USB sockets throughout all cabins and saloon


- Watertight two-leaf glazed door with aluminium frame and four locking points

- Curved bond laminated wooden steps with non-slip tape

- Handrails

Deck Saloon:

- Located in the central/starboard part of the boat on an elevated platform with 270º panoramic view

- U-shaped bench to starboard with seats, backrests and storage area – can be converted to daybed and/or pilot berth when on watch

- Heigh adjustable central table, support and upholstery for double berth conversion

- Central bench with large storage area beneath accessible from the galley

- Storage lockers along the hull

- Internal blinds for side double glazed saloon windows

- Dimmable LED overhead spotlights and reading lights

- Sockets

Pilothouse/Chart Table Area:

- Forward facing chart table with panoramic view

- Bench with reversible backrest

- Front panel with controls for instruments

- Storage area under chart table

- Red/white LED spot at chart table

- Sockets

Galley & Domestic Equipment:

- Kitchen unit located to port along the hull with large Corian worktop

- GN Espace gastronorm kitchen sink with cover

- Pressurised hot and cold mixer tap

- Seawater / fresh water foot pump with three-way valve

- Double glazed stainless steel oven

- GN Espace ocean chief three burner gas stove

- Gas shut off valve

- Integrated microwave oven and multiple storage space under port sidedeck

- Stainless steel 144 litre vertical two drawer fridge

- Built in stainless steel freezer drawer

- Washer/dryer

- Storage unit under the sinks including a double waste bin and a combination of storage compartments with boxes on shelves with fiddles

- Storage space under gas stove

- Central bench with synthetic resin worktop, drawers and ample storage space

- Stainless steel handrail

- Dimmable LED overhead spotlights

- Sockets

Forward Cabin:

- Three large horizontal non-opening hull portholes and two hatches

- Double bed offset to starboard with two separate mattresses and slatted base

- Drawers and storage space under bed

- High mounted storage cabinets on port and starboard

- Bed headboard with fiddles and storage compartments

- Large hanging locker with hanging storage and shelves to port

- Low cabinet to starboard

- Dressing table with mirror, drawers, seat and book shelves to port

- Handrails

- Two articulated bedside reading lamps

- Dimmable LED overhead spotlights

- Sockets

- Ensuite bathroom forward

Forward Bathroom:

- Access via forward cabin, one deck hatch

- Vanity unit with synthetic resin worktop and mixer tap, built-in mirrored locker

- Watertight hatch behind mirror to access the sail compartment

- Separate shower unit with evacuation pump

- Jabsco electric “quiet flush” toilet – fresh water / sea water changeover

- Dimmable LED overhead spotlights

- Handrail

- Location of toilet modified to dry area rather than in the shower enclosure

Starboard Aft Cabin:

- Located aft to starboard with two large non-opening portholes on the hull, two portlights opening to cockpit

- Rectangular 150cm wide double bed with two separate mattresses and slatted base, drawers and ventilated under bed storage

- Large hanging locker with hanging storage and shelves

- Wooden shelves and storage compartments on both sides of the bed

- Watertight hatch on the aft bulkhead to access the stern compartment (steering mechanism)

- Two articulated bedside reading lamps

- Dimmable LED overhead spotlights

- Sockets

Starboard Workshop/Storage Locker:

- Located under the deck saloon, two large non-opening portholes on the hull

- One opening window

- Workbench with openings on the top

- Large storage area

- Door accessing the technical area under the chart table

- Ventilation via dedicated dorade box

- Dimmable LED overhead spotlights

- Sockets

Port Aft Bathroom:

- Opening in the double glazed window

- Vanity unit with synthetic resin worktop and mixer top, built-in mirrored locker

- Separate shower unit with evacuation pump

- Wet gear hanging and drying area connecting to the aft part of the shower

- Handrail

- Jabsco electric “quiet flush” toilet – fresh water / sea water changeover

- Dimmable LED overhead spotlights

Port Aft Cabin:

- Two large non-opening horizontal portholes in the hull and two portlights openings to the cockpit

- Individual bed with mattress and slatted base, drawers and ventilated under bed storage

- Additional individual pull down bed with mattress and slatted base

- Work desk in aft port cabin

- Articulated bedside reading lamp

- Locker with hanging storage and shelves

- Watertight door on the aft bulkhead to access the stern compartment

- Dimmable LED overhead spotlights

- Sockets



VOLVO D3-150 HP diesel engine in lieu of standard

Reduction gearbox ratio 2.43/1

Aquadrive flexible coupling

Bow thruster: tunnel Max Power CT225

Stern thruster: retractable

Fuel pre-filter

Dual switchable fuel filters

Engine compartment acoustic insulation by visco-elastic mass absorbing foam

Twin pole electrical engine insulation

Aluminium stern tube

F16PH alloy steel propeller shaft and shaft seal

24” three blade fixed propeller

Cooling via sea water intake with quarter turn seacock and filter

Forced air ventilation

Spotlight in engine compartment

Engine instruments panel with alarms

Two fuel tanks with individual fillers, vents and transfer pump for ballasting

Additional 400 litres of fuel capacity

Integrated electrical engine oil changing pump


Two leather-covered cockpit steering wheels each fitted on an independent JEFA cable steering mechanism, linked to each other by removable connecting bar

Two aluminium NACA-type profiled rudders with sacrificial end-fitting mounted on self-aligning JEFA roller bearings incorporated in aluminium tubes directly welded to the hull structure

Two solid aluminium rudder stocks

Two upper rudder protection skegs welded to the hull


Natural ventilation via multiple hatches, portholes and air vents under protected areas

Six dorade boxes (two front deck, two on coachroof and two vertical units on the coamings)

Three electrical ventilation units


12 / 24 / 220V electrical system

Generator: Fisher Panda 4kW 5000i neo

520W solar panels on arch with MPPT load controller

Watt&Sea hydrogenerator with stern, aft wall and sail locker brackets

Victron Quattro 24V/3000W charger/inverter

Isolation transformer with auto switch


- Primary 12V/150A

- Secondary 12V/75A


- 12V/220V/30A battery charger

- 24V/220V/35A battery charger

- PSM touchscreen battery monitoring system


- 12V/108A engine battery with bipolar cut-off switches

- 24V/660A AGM service batteries with bipolar cut-off switches


- 220V multi-function electric panel with 2-pole circuit breakers

- 24V multi-function electric panel with 2-pole circuit breakers, electrical leak detector, navigation light controls, bilge pump alarms and controls, ballast pump controls, voltmeter, water and fuel gauges

- 12V multi-function control panel with 2-pole circuit breakers

220V shore power socket with cable

Extra 220V sockets, USB sockets and 12V sockets


Fresh Water:

- Watermaker: 24V/220V Duo

- Two 400 litres polyethylene fresh water tanks with individual fillers, vents, filters, level gauges and ballast pump

- Carbon filter for fresh water

- 24V pressurised water system with expansion tank

- 75 litre calorifier – triple energy

- Water distribution by manifold to allow for the isolation of each circuit

- Hot/cold circuits to galley, forward heads, aft heads, shower on transom

Black & Grey Water:

- Grey water from galley and bathroom sinks evacuated by gravity

- Grey water from showers evacuated by drainage pumps

- Black water from forward toilet evacuated to black water tank

- Black water from aft toilet evacuated to black water tank

- Black water tanks emptied by aspiration via deck outlet or under waterline by drainage pump

Bilge Pumps:

- Two primary 24V electric bilge pumps in the bilge compartment with alarm and controls

- 24V electric bilge pump in the sail locker

- 24V electric blige pump in the forward compartment

- 24V electric bilge pump in the stern compartment

- Heavy duty manual bilge pump in the cockpit

- Mobile manual pump


Aluminium alloy anodised double spreader mast

Mast track fitted for ball bearing slider system

Mast foot with turning blocks

Wind vane, navigation lights, steaming light, anchor light and deck light

Aluminium alloy anodised boom

Retractable mast steps (35 foldable units)

Carbon spinnaker pole with fittings

Staysail furling system

Running backstays

4th reef set for mainsail

Additional baby stay and Peligan bracket equipment for storm sail


Two solent sheet dec curved tracks with lead block

Two twin turning blocks with clutches (solent + mainsail)

Four jammers (solent + mainsail)

Two jammers (solent sheet traveller lines)

One jammer for solent furling system

Two electric Anderson compact 62 self-tailing primary winches located in the centre of the cockpit

Two electric Anderson compact 52 self-tailing secondary winches located on cockpit coamings

Two Anderson self-tailing two speed winches in the aft of the cockpit

One ST45 self-tailing two speed winches to starboard in the aft of the cockpit

One ST45 self-tailing two speed winch on a plate fixed to the mast

Three one-touch locking winch handles with storage sleeve

11 jammers on the cockpit coamings

One jam cleat to lock the centreboard in the down position

Fittings for downwind sails



Mainsail, Hydranet (2021)

Mainsail, Dacron (2019)

Staysail (2019)

Solent (2021, never used)

Solent (2019)

Gennaker (2019)

Storm sail (2021, never used)


B&G 12” electronic pack:

- Two 12” Zeus touchscreens

- Additional B&G 9” plotter at port helm

- Three T41 display units

- AC42 autopilot drive

- RC42N mini compass

- JEFA power unit

- VHF V50 unit with remote wireless handset H50

- Wind vane

- Speed/depth/water temperature sensor

- WR10 wireless autopilot control unit

- PC/USB interface NMEA data

- GPS active antenna ZG100

Second autopilot installed with calculator and power unit

Additional electrical engine control and navigation desk

UK regulation radar reflector

Mast fitted load speaker connected to VHF for fog warnings


- Iridium Pilot

- Red Box router set up

- WiFi extender aerial

- Upgrade from B&G 4G to Halo radar

- Glomex WiFi and amplifier

Additional waterproof USB socket at each helm


Two boarding gates for port and starboard side access

Boarding ladders

Bow roller for main anchor

Electric vertical windlass located below the deck in locker at the foot of the mast, controlled at the foot of the mast

33kg Spade anchor with 100m 12mm galvanised chain with shackles and snubber line for bow anchor

FX37 Fortress light anchor with 50m 16mm nylon warp (20m of which are metal weighted) with shackles for aft anchor

Electric capstan for mooring

Chain and deck wash

Chain locker centrally positioned at the foot of the mast with drainage and interior access

10 aluminium 450mm mooring cleats welded onto deck

Two aluminium 160mm mooring cleats on each side of the arch

Selection of fenders and mooring lines


Cockpit cushions Silvertex upholstery


Removable textile protection to convert watch position into pilothouse

Lazy bag


Highfield 310 aluminium UL tender

Suzuki 15 HP four stroke engine (new in 2021)

Tackles for tender lift

Stowage on arch at aft or on foredeck


TV 24” in saloon

TV 36” in forward cabin

TV 24” in aft starboard cabin

Audio Fusion Marine Pack:

- Marine stereo MS-AV750 CD / DVD

- USB connection kit

- Bluetooth MS-BT200 kit

- Two 100W MS-BX3020 indoor 2-way speakers

- Two 200W MS-FR602 outdoor waterproof 2-way speakers

TV antennae, amp, audio sockets, wiring, brackets and distribution equipment


Self-draining cockpit

Four pushpits, two pulpits and eight stanchions

Five handrails on each side of the coachroof

Six safety harness eyes in the cockpit

Two granny bars at the mast

All pushpits, pulpits, granny bars and stanchions in polished stainless steel

Six cockpit handrails and two transom handrails

Triple lifelines made of 5mm uncoated single strand stainless steel rod with fixed fork end and snap hooks

Welded aluminium toerail with chainplates and composite teak rubber covering

Aft chainplates for towing drogue

12V power socket to run search torch for MOB

Additional opening block on boom for MOB recovery

Please note that equipment such as life rafts, EPIRBs, fire extinguishers and flares require regular servicing and/or renewal. If such equipment is left on-board as part of the sale, the buyer should ensure the equipment is suited to their usage plans, assume service or replacement will be required by them after purchase and complies with any flagging requirements.

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Fuel capacity
1,600 litres
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
800 litres

We are acting as brokers for the owner of the Vessel. The owner has provided details of the Vessel and it’s inventory and these details are based on that information. The accuracy of these details cannot be guaranteed, nor do they constitute part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor and to verify the particulars prior to the survey. The Vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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Abery Yachts

Mr Stephen Abery
La Massana
La Massana
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