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1993 Santa Cruz 52

Vancouver, British Columbia


The Santa Cruz 52 was designed and built for offshore racing and fast cruising with excellent performance for competitive coarse racing and the Transpac races. The Santa Cruz 52's are still competing at a Grand prix level. Originally launched as "Marda Gras", this is a tall rig version and has performed very well in the Pacific Northwest and in California as well as offshore racing events..

"Marda Gras" is hull #5 and has been a one owner boat since delivered new.

Very nicely equipped with cruising amenities while kept light for performance. "Marda Gras" shows in above average condition both inside and the exterior. Professionally maintained since new.

A must see if you are looking for a fast Performance Cruiser or a Competitive racer and want to join an offshore race.

Fast is Fun!!!


W S Yacht Brokers is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Fraser Yacht Sales Ltd..

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: "Marda Gras 1"
Make: Santa Cruz
Model: 52
Year: 1993
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Santa Cruz Yachts
Designer: Bill Lee - Bob Smith
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 52 ft / 15.85 m
Length Overall: 53 ft / 16.15 m
Waterline Length: 46'6 ft / 14.17 m
Beam: 14 ft / 4.27 m
Max Draft: 9 ft / 2.74 m
Displacement: 21,000 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft / 1.93 m
Dry Weight: 21,000 lb
Ballast: 9,100 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 4
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar 4JH2-HTBE
  • Model: Yanmar 4JH2-HTBE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 62hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 1993
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 8 kn
Propeller RPM: 2700
Maximum Speed: 9 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 86 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 143 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Santa Cruz 52 features both speed and luxury. Her well thought-out interior has two large private staterooms each with double berths and a separate stall shower in one of the two heads. The large salon provides dining for seven and includes two 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 yet light and airy environment.

Typical equipment on the first nine Santa Cruz 52's built include: three burner LPG stove with oven and broiler, 8 cu. ft. refrigerator - freezer. The wiring and plumbing systems are readily accessible, thoughtfully laid-out, and fully marked and identified. T

he Santa Cruz 52 is designed and engineered to be very strong with specifications well in excess of ABS Standards. Advanced technology has enabled designers and builders to produce yachts which are both strong and light, so it is no longer necessary to equate strength with weight. Every piece of furniture, every panel, every cabinet is fully and carefully bonded to the hull and deck, providing an integrated hull support structure.

The forward section of the hull includes a Kevlar collision mat and a watertight bulkhead. Other features add to the safety of the SC52. The Stability Index of 121 degrees indicates that this is a very stable and safe yacht. The large cockpit is secure, with substantial coamings, easy access through the companionway, and the ability to drain very rapidly through the open transom. The SC52 is organized so it can be sailed from the safety of the cockpit.

Sail Area

IJPE : 1217.58 sq ft
I : 64.58 ft
J : 19.00 ft
P : 57.50 ft
E : 21.00 ft

Sail Inventory
1.  Snuffer, In good shape 2.  1.5oz Mini Spinnaker- Good shape 3.  1.5oz mylar Drifter,Great shape 4.  .85 Poly spinnaker (1998), Good condition 5.  1.5oz full size (1993), OK Shape 6.  Spinnaker staysail 1.5oz Mylar is on a furler. Good shape 7.  .6 poly spinnaker)1998) well used head and clew major repairs done 8. Kevlar paneled #3 jib (1997),Some leech cracking,No batten,Pretty good shape for it's age 9.  #2 Kevlar panelled genoa(11998), OK shape 10.  .6 poly runner (1998) Ok shape  11.  .6 poly (1993) very soft and used, Major head repair done 12.  Jib top panelled kevlar genoa(1998) Near new-Excellent  13.  .85 poly spinaker (1984) Soft and well used. 14.  3DL main (1993) Old and delamed 15.  3DL Genoa (2002) Well used 16.  Quantum Paneled Lt #1,Good shape 17.  Panelled Kevlar main (1993) Old and in poor condition 18.  Quantum paneled kevlar #4, Near new. Excellent condition 19.  Panelled kevlar #2 (1997) Needs recut to be serviceable 20.  3DL lt #1(2002), OK shape    Dacron Mainsail on Boom with Boom cover. Very Good condition.   


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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