Designer: Racoupeau Yacht Design

Hull Length:  45.86′
Waterline: 40.48′
Beam: 14.53′
Draft:  9.19/3.44’
Air draft: 63.65′
Displacement: 31,085 lbs
Ballast: 9,480 lbs
Engine:  Volvo Penta D2-55 55hp diesel
Diesel Tank: 87 gallons
Water tank:  132 gallons
Holding tank: 29 gallons


Nowhere you can't go

Conceived by Garcia Yachts, the Exploration 45 is designed and constructed for serious high latitude and tropical sailing. Featuring a centerboard for shallow draft capability, deck saloon with 270 degree views, insulated aluminum hull with collision bulkheads and watertight companionway, and bulletproof systems with unparalleled access, this is a true world cruising boat unlike any other.

In 2016 Garcia upped the ante on the 45 by taking input from owners and refining their boats based on other models. To be sure, it’s one of the boatbuilder’s hallmarks, and they’ve made some changes to the Exploration 45 that truly make the boat better and more sailor friendly including a hard dodger with better visibility, a galley with more counter space and a technical room with excellent storage.