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At Santa Cruz Yachts we have combined technical innovation, craftsmanship and legendary Santa Cruz performance to produce a yacht which matches the quality and interior accommodations of manufacturers like Swan and Hinckley while providing superior performance on every point of sail. This yacht is not only comfortable and very fast, it has been designed for strength, safety at sea and ease of handling.
“Compared to similar-sized cruisers, the 52 is a moderately priced, sturdily constructed, well-appointed yacht that benefits from a 20-year design evolution. Cruisers will travel quickly and in comfort. With proper preparation, racers should find themselves at the top of the fleet in long- distance or buoy races.”
The Santa Cruz 52 is a high quality, high performance yacht that can be cruised comfortably or raced successfully. The SC52 is designed for people who want to get their quickly and safely while enjoying the amenities of a fine luxury yacht. To add to the versatility we put extra effort into making short-handed sailing a reality on a boat that sails faster than most seventy footers.
“In our experience, moderately priced boats marketed as ‘dual-purpose’ performers tend to reflect compromises in performance or amenities, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with the SC52.”
In addition to terrific cruising performance, the SC52 wins races, both first-to-finish and handicap (IMS, PHRF, or whatever is next), and has compiled an extremely successful race record (summary available). Most of these races have been won with a full cruising interior, demonstrating the SC52 may be the only true dual purpose racer/cruiser available.
Other features add to the safety of the SC52. The IMS Stability Index of 121 indicates this is a very stable and safe yacht. The large cockpit is secure, with substantial coamings, easy access through the companionway and drains very rapidly through the open transom. The SC52 is organized so it can be sailed from the safety of the cockpit. The SC52’s speed and short-handed capability are also important safety characteristics.
The SC52’s spacious, well thought-out interior has two large private staterooms each with double berths. You will find a separate stall shower in one of the two heads. The large salon provides dining for 7 and includes 2 roomy pilot berths. There is ample storage throughout the cabins. The teak and holly cabin sole, solid teak trim, and white-accented paneling combine to produce a warm but light and airy environment.
The design and installation of the mechanical systems on the Santa Cruz 52 is superb. The wiring and plumbing systems are readily accessible, thoughtfully laid-out and fully marked and identified. We encourage you to examine our glasswork, look inside our lockers and under the floor boards, inspect the wiring and check the plumbing. We are confident you will be impressed and agree the “fit and finish” is equal to or better than the most expensive yachts.
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