Fraser Yacht Sales Ltd.
1818 Maritime Mews Granville Island
Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6H 3X2
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1993 Santa Cruz 52

location icon Seattle, United States
Year 1993
Length 52 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Santa Cruz Yachts

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!!!


Year Built 1993
Category Sail
Length Overall 53 ft
Beam 14 ft
Max Draft 9 ft
Cabins 2
Cabin Headroom 6'4 ft
Electrical System 12 V
Double Berths 2
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Fin Keel
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 62 hp
Cruising Speed 8 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 2700
Maximum Speed 9 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 86 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 143 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Dry Weight 21,000 lb
Ballast 9,100 lb
Displacement 21,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

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
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.