July 29 2020
The Explocat 52 is the latest addition to the Normand shipyard, initially known for its aluminium ocean-going monohull yachts, which has expanded its range to the multihull catamaran market, with the Garcia Exploration 45 in 2014, then Garcia Exploration 52 in 2016, two units also built in aluminium, the shipyard's signature.
The first Garcia Explocat 52 hit the water at the beginning of July. This model is already a success, as its manufacturer already announces 6 sales !
Signed Pierre Delion for the naval architecture, and Darnet Design, for the interior design, the Garcia Explocat 52, which can be discovered in La Rochelle, is proposed in several interior layouts: versions 3 and 4 double cabins with 2 and 4 bathrooms.
In line with its two predecessors, the Garcia Explocat 52 offers a very secure forward cockpit with front door, providing additional outdoor living space, a feature always welcome aboard an ocean-going unit.
Among the innovations of this model is a pendulum bar that allows steering from the traditional helm station positioned behind the aft bulkhead of the saloon, or from the cockpit, by simply pivoting the helm, following the example of the Ita Catamarans solution, which does not go as far as Garcia in this area.