Garcia Yachts Exploration 45

Garcia Yachts Exploration 45

The Garcia Yachts Exploration 45 was conceived by bluewater cruising guru Jimmy Cornell and designed to be a go-anywhere yacht. Cornell, the founder of the ARC, has logged over 200,000 cruising miles. His brief for Garcia, and designers Berret-Racoupeau, was to create both the ideal bluewater cruiser and a yacht rugged enough to take on the North West Passage.

“I wanted a strong, fast, comfortable, functional and easily handled boat perfectly suited for both high latitude and tropical sailing,” said Cornell, declaring the resulting Exploration 45: “as close as can be to my ideal long- distance cruising boat.”

Technology used in the hybrid electric Garcia Yachts Exploration 45:

  • Boatbuilder: Garcia Yachts
  • LOA: 14,88 m
  • Boat beam: 4,44 m
  • Displacement: 14612 kg
  • Electric motor system: Oceanvolt AXC30 shaft drive electric motor
  • Electric motor system nominal power: 30kW
  • Electric motor system voltage: 48 V
  • Batteries: 28kWh Valence lithium-ion battery pack
  • Generator: 15kWh DC generator


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