Garcia Yachting, bateaux de voyage, dériveurs intégraux en aluminium

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Garcia Yachting

40 years of passion in the building of exclusive yachts. 

For 40 years, Garcia Yachting has been a reference in the custom-yacht world. There are more than 300 Garcia yachts, cruising all over the world, from the Arctic to the Antarctic.

Garcia Yachting’s experience is second to none in the construction of custom 50 to 115 feet luxury aluminium sailing yachts. These exclusive handmade yachts represent the top of the range of the French yachting industry.

Internationally recognized for the quality of their metal and woodwork, the experience and craftsmanship of the Garcia Yachting team will make your dreams come true.

The story continues. In 2010, Garcia Yachting joined forces with Allures Yachting and Outremer Yachting to create the Grand Large Yachting group of companies- the leading expert in blue ocean yachting. Garcia Yachting is the perfect complement to Allures and Outremer - bringing its prestigious know-how while also enjoying the benefits of new highly efficient industrials processes. Grand Large Yachting also initiated Grand Large Café, the community website (

Jean-Louis Garcia, founder of the shipyard: “I am pleased to see the shipyard gathering new momentum. The Allures and Outremer teams have specialized in long distance cruising for some time; they respect the values of Garcia’s and strive to add new and exciting pages to the long history of the shipyard.”

Grand Large Yachting, unique expertise, common ambition.

Welcome to the community.

Guided Tour of the Exploration 45

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Jimmy Cornell's new Aventura at the Annapolis Boat Show

In preparation for his circumnavigation with the Blue Planet Odyssey round the world rally, Jimmy Cornell completed this summer a gruelling test of his new Aventura, an Exploration 45 aluminium centreboard yacht built by Garcia Yachting in...

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Owners' News - Velvet in Normandy

We recently received some great photos from Velvet's proud owners, our second Exploration 45 unit. Here's the 45 enjoying the beautiful coast of Normandy:

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New developments at Grand Large Services

We are proud to announce the creation of our new service, Grand Large Services Manche. A branch of the existing Grand Large Services group, established in 2010 in La Grande Motte, Grand Large Services Manche is dedicated to providing consistent...

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The GE 45 nominated for European Boat of the Year

The Garcia Exploration 45, the new model proposed by the Garcia Yachting shipyard and designed with the navigator Jimmy Cornell, is in the running for the title of European boat of the year 2015 in the bluewater cruiser category. The jury who...

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Aventura – News from on board

As part of the Blue Planet Odyssey programme, a nautical voyage around the world aiming to raise awareness of climate change, Jimmy Cornell attempted to take his Garcia Exploration 45, Aventura, through the Northwest Passage. The opening of...

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Launch of the third Exploration 45

We recently saw the launch of the Garcia Exploration 45 number 3 in Cherbourg. This particular unit is currently being exhibited at the HISWA Boat Show in Amsterdam and will soon take to the seas for Southampton where you will be able to visit...

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Visit the Exploration 45 this autumn!

The period of boat shows this autumn promises to be particularly busy for the shipyard team at Garcia Yachting. After the presentation to the trade press this summer, our new model, Exploration 45, will be exhibited for the first time this year...

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Exploration 45 number 2 - launch

The second Exploration 45 unit was launched in Cherbourg on the 24th June.  Christened Velvet, the second unit will remain in Cherbourg for sea trials in the coming weeks before delivery to her proud owners.

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2 Garcia Yachts in the Northwest Passage

This summer two yachts from the Garcia Yachting fleet will attempt to transit the Northwest Passage. Jimmy Cornell’s boat Aventura, the first Exploration 45, will make the journey as part of the Blue Planet Odyssey. Mannevaï, a...

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Owner's News

Christophe and Marie Diane, owners of a Passoa 47, are currently sailing their boat around Spitsbergen and through the fjords, in the Artic Circle. They are only 1300km from the North Pole! They kindly sent us this fantastic selection of photos...

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Boat Shows 2014/15

We are pleased to announce that we will be will be exhibiting the Exploration 45 at the following boat shows this autumn:   Hiswa Boat Show, The Netherlands - 2nd-7th September 2014 Southampton Boat Show, United Kingdom -...

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Follow Aventura - GPS

Follow the route of Aventura (yellow) Location automatically updated three times a day. For more information visit or...

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Salt 57CC

The Salt 57CC hull left Condé-sur-Noireau this morning, headed for Bretteville-sur-Ay, where her proud new owners will complete the work. A few pictures of the departure of this 'exceptional' boat!

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Two very different days in the North Atlantic - Jimmy Cornell

" Yesterday, on the third day of Aventura’s passage to Greenland, it suddenly felt as if we had been miraculously transposed to the Mediterranean. The sun was shining out of a deep blue sky, the sea was sparkling in the late...

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