Garcia 50 Lifting Keel - US$340,000 Neg.

Garcia Passoa 50 ''Bonaire'', built in 2001 by Garcia S.A. France, design by Philippe Harle.   

Aluminium round bilged hull (below waterline fully stripped and repainted 2019), aluminium deck and superstructure (painted in 2014)

Twin rudders, lifting centreboard.

Minimum draught 1.15 (keel up) ,maximum 2.65m (keel down)

3 cabins version with huge mater stateroom and 2 guest cabins aft

Watermaker, ducted heater, insulated hull for heat / cold protection

60 l/h Watermaker

NEW standing rigging 2016

Northsails mainsail NEW 2014. Fully battened Dacron in good condition

NEW Norlam Genoa 2019

NEW Doyle spinnaker with snuffer 2017. good condition.

Max-Power VIP 150 retractable bowthruster (NEW 2016)

NANNI Diesel Generator, wind / water generator and 600W solar power 

24V and 220 / 240V with shore power

Large swimming platform, with integral ladder, shower and lockers (X2) with one reserved for Liferaft.



An attractive aluminium monohull with beautiful sailing lines and a light, spacious and comfortable interior.  Fully bluewater ready, she handles easily and has a flexible sailplan well suited to short handed ocean cruising. With twin rudders and lifting centreboard she is superbly stable on all points of sail under autohelm or while enjoying handsteering.

The lifting centreboard allows access to shallower anchorages than for fixed keel boats opening up wonderful anchoring opportunities near reefs, rivers and drying out for maintenance.

Elegant yet strong, she provides a great feeling of security with her aluminium hull, twin rudders and a lifting centreboard. Bonaire is an ocean cruiser with comforting redundancy; several key systems are duplicated for greater reliability, for example twin rudders, 2 separate autohelms, 2 water tanks, 2 water pumps, foot pump, 5 methods of generating power,  3 integral GPS receivers, 4 methods for showing electronic charts. Other features are strongly engineered, for example, 12mm standing rigging, large Andersen 68ST jib winches, upsized 35 kg anchor and 12mm chain.

The boat has enormous storage space. This was highlighted to the owners and family when they victualled Bonaire for the South Pacific. They left Panama with more than 6 months of food, alcohol and spares without loading into cabin space. Also have onboard are 2 bikes, 2 SUPs, a Kayak, 2 outboards all in lockers, and space for a kid's sailing dinghy on the coachroof.  

The owners write: "Our family has sailed more than 16,000 miles on Bonaire from the UK to the South Pacific over 3 years. She is in great working order and ready to continue onto her next bluewater adventure."

Garcia Yachts have been designing and building internationally-renowned ocean cruising boats since 1974. They are still setting the standards in the world of aluminium sailing yachts today. Each yacht is carefully custom-built using the very best equipment, workmanship and second-to-none attention to detail. Garcia Yachts have refined each yacht in every possible way to ensure the safety and pleasure of their owners no matter where in the world they wished to journey. Garcia Yachts is the promise of sailing where you want, farther, longer, and whatever the weather.

Their philosophy: to push the limits, to offer you the best in all aspects, for extraordinary trips, in complete serenity.

Almost every Garcia Yacht built has circumnavigated. Many have sailed into the Arctic and Antarctic circles, and a few of them have even achieved the Everest of Sailing few are even able to contemplate: crossing the fearsome Northern West Passage.

Built to access just about anywhere with their retractable keel and twin rudder for perfect balance should you wish to beach the yacht for repairs / maintenance or to tuck away from bad weather, they offer a versatility that most people only dream about. They are built of top quality aluminium and in a careful way to keep them safe from galvanic action thanks to their state of the art electrics set-up. Their hull is insulated, keeping you quiet, warm or cool, which makes them perfect for exploring the tropics or the higher latitudes. A Garcia is not  a production yacht, built to a price point and to be sold by the hundreds to un-discerning crowds. They are all carefully designed and assembled, taking into consideration the wishes of the owner and it's planned destinations. They are yachts for the real sailor and adventurer who put safety and sea-keeping ability first, but still wish to enjoy a comfortable home well-suited to long distance and extended time on board and the independence they crave.

For more information please contact our friendly team at Nautilus Yacht Management. We are cruising yacht specialists and take a lot of pride in listing a yacht such as 'Bonaire'.

Our agency has helped buyers from all around the world purchase the boat of their dream, and a decade of working on an international platform has provided us with the knowledge to help you with all the steps of your purchase, from survey, to import, delivery, registration etc. Purchasing a yacht overseas does not have to be stressful. We are here to help.

'Bonaire' is currently cruising the idyllic Fijian Islands. The owners are on board and ready to show you through their beautiful yacht with a little notice. They would prefer to keep cruising for a little longer but why not come and take a look now and get to meet them? They will continue sailing in a few weeks to Vanuatu and New Caledonia and we will keep updating the boat's location as they keep on their adventures. When the time comes the owners will also happily delivery the boat to Australia or New Zealand for you at no extra charge should you wish to have your new yacht bought home to your preferred destination.


Aluminium sailing yacht Garcia Passoa 50 ''Bonaire'', built in 2001 by Garcia S.A. France, design by Philippe Harle.   Twin rudders, lifting centreboard.

-LOA 15.92m

-Beam 4.55m

-Draught 1.15 UP with keel up and 2.65m with keel down

-Airdraft 19.1m.

-Aluminium round bilged hull (below waterline stripped and repainted 2019)

-Aluminium deck and superstructure (painted in 2014).

-Displacement: 14 tonnes, ballast: 4.5 tonnes (lead)

-Fuel tank: 760 ltrs double aluminium walls.

-Freshwater tank: 2 aluminium tanks, total 600 ltrs (aluminium)

-Blackwater sumptank (polytheen),

-Cabins: 3  Berths 7/8 (in cabins) +2 in saloon

-Flag of Registry: UK

-Full lifetime maintenance records (current owner has a Masters in Engineering)


-Cutter rigged (standing rigging NEW 2016), aluminium painted mast.

-Mainsail: Northsails, 57 m2 Dacron, fully battened, stack-pack & slab reefing (NEW2014);

-Genoa: Profurl, Northsails, 57 m2 Norlam (NEW 2019);

-Staysail: original spectra serviced 2018 (“many years of life yet”);

-Spinnaker: symmetric 1.5Oz, 140 m2 with snuffer, Doyle, (NEW 2017 good condition).  

-Storm jib.

-Mechanical wheel steering, emergency tiller,  2 x autohelm.

-Rod boomvang, Walder boombrake, Backstay adjuster, Jackstays, sprayhood (NEW 2016), bimini. Arch & davits.

-2 x 68ST primary sheet winches, 2 x 46ST secondary sheet winches, 4 x 46ST halyard winches, 1 x 40ST reefing winch, all winches by Andersen, spinnaker-pole stowed at mast. All deck gear is by Harken, ensuring easy and friction-free handling of the sails.

-Main anchor: Manson 35kg with 75m 12mm chain plus 80m nylon line.  Windlass: 1500w 24v.  2x spare/stern anchors (danforth style 20kg, Fortress FX37)   

-Large swimming platform, with integral ladder, shower and lockers (2 for fins, balls, toys, buckets etc, 1 for liferaft)


-Superbly light and bright varnished elm and white lacquer, with red leather settees. 'High' floor (easy three-step companionway) means excellent light ingress and great view of the outside world through panoramic windows and hull portholes.   

-Large deck saloon windows provide great view of the sails and windex from the interior facilitates short handed cruising.

-7/8 berths (+2 extra if using the main saloon).  

-Owners' cabin forward (double bed plus leather couch)

-Two guest cabins aft

-Main saloon with U-shaped settee and dining table.

-Headroom approx. 1.95m  

-2x heads, one with shower.

-Galley: Force 10 stove, twin sinks,  Vitrifrigo 24v fridge with additional/backup compressor, fresh water footpump.

-Domestic systems: Isotherm hot water tank (new 2019) heats from engine/generator/AC inverter or shore supply/Eberspacher.

-Heating: diesel Eberspacher blown air heating (not used or needed in last 3 years.)

-Water: Hot and cold pressured system (2 pumps for security), Dessalator 60l/hour water maker and two fresh water tanks integrated in the bilges for a total capacity of 600l.   

-Blackwater holding tank 


-Perkins Sabre M-92 85 hp diesel engine, 3700 hours.  ZF Hurth HSW450A2 hydraulic gearbox,

-Indirect cooling system, stainless propeller shaft. PSS seal (serviced 2019), Maxprop three bladed feathering propeller (aligned, & new cutlass bearing 2019) cruising speed approx. 7,5 kn, consumption approx. 4 ltrs/hr.

-Engine space access is generous with removable companionway steps and multiple side hatches. All equipment is easily serviced.

-Max-Power VIP 150 24V retractable bowthruster (new 2016)


-24V DC system.

-Domestic gel batteries 400 Ah (24v)  

-6 x sources for charging batteries: 

1) main engine 100amp 24v external alternator

2) Generator: Nanni diesel 2.10 10hp 100amp / 24v alternator (2012, 1150hours)

3&4) Duogen wind/water generator

5) 600w solar panels

6) shore power battery charger

-All charge controlled (Victron mppt 100/3 and maxcharge MC 624)

-BEP DC systems Battery Monitor.

-220/240 volt AC system, shore or Inverter (Sinergex PureSine, provides sufficient power for vacuum cleaner, toaster, powertools.)


-Raymarine ST60 instruments (wind, depth, log) with repeaters on deck and in cabins, Raymarine 18” radome radar and A95 chart plotter (2016).  

-Boat computer: Vasari MF4300 with robust solid state memory (2017).

-Windows 10 with OpenCPN (CM93 and Google Earth) and Euronav Seapro 3000 software (Navionics charts), interfaces to Comar CSB 200 AIS, and Raymarine NMEA instrument data feed,  manages SSB Pactor III Modem (new 2017) (weather and offshore email.)  

-Second electronically separate Standard horizon GPS and display.

-VHF: Standard Horizon GX1500E & cockpit repeater.   

-Autopilot:  2x complete systems (computer, compass, hydraulic drives).  Raymarine st7000 (original) and Raymarine EV200 (2017.) Lecombe & Schmitt linear hydraulic drives. Control panels at helm and nav station. Wind direction steering function.

-SSB: Icom IC-M710 SSB transmitter/receiver, Icom PS66 power supply, ICOM 130 PS66 tuner.

-Suunto pedestal compass


-Ocean Safety 8 person liferaft.   Next service due 2022.

-EPIRB – Ocean Signal, RescueMe valid to 2026.

-Dan buoy, floating heaving line, life buoy, jackstays.

-Fire extinguishers including new 10 year automatic FM 200  gas in engine & generator compartments.  Fire blanket,  Gas alarm.

-Tethers, cable cutter, flares, fog horn, buckets, wood plugs, barometer, hand plumb line, anchoring ball & motoring cone, fenders, winch-handles, warps, huge amount of spares.



Disclaimer: 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.