Seacoast Yachts of Channel Islands
2950 S. Harbor Blvd
Oxnard, California, US, 93035
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2000 Santa Cruz 52

location icon Santa Barbara, California
Year 2000
Length 53 ft

“FAST IS FUN," BILL LEE SAID MORE THAN 20 years ago to promote the ultra-light high-performance Santa Cruz sailboats that he designed and built. Fast is still fun, and Santa Cruz Yachts has broadened the concept to include a finely turned-out high-speed cruising boat, the Santa Cruz 52.

Prevail is the next to last Santa Cruz 52 built and is the finest Santa Cruz 52 available. Constant upgrades including a new high aspect rudder designed by Alan Andrews, Carbon Fiber Boom with spinnaker sheet guard, and professional maintenance by a meticulous owner have made her better than new. Prevail is a turn-key rocketship with the ultimate in cruising comforts featuring a full offshore cruise setup, and is inshore race-ready with a removable cockpit grinder. Race Transpac, Newport to Ensenada or Wed Wednesdays and then quickly convert into full cruise mode, all the equipment is ready to go.


Year Built 2000
Category Sail
Length Overall 53 ft
Beam 14 ft
Max Draft 9 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'4 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID SYM52025C000
Keel Fin Keel
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 62 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 102 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 143 gal
Dry Weight 21,000 lb
Ballast 9,100 lb
Displacement 21,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 4JH2-HTBE
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 62hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze, Folding
Year: 2000
Engine Hours: 5043
Engine Location: Center
Santa Cruz 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, and watermaker. The wiring and plumbing systems are readily accessible, thoughtfully laid-out, and fully marked and identified. The 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 IMS 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.

Main Salon
  • Large open Main Salon
  • Optional Anegre bulkhead veneer
  • Ultrasuede upholstery upgrade
  • Varnished interior Custom Dinette table
  • 3-step, teak-treaded companionway stairs with foot braces and storage beneath the top two steps
  • U-shaped settee with contoured seat cushions and seatbacks with storage underneath
  • Pilot berth outboard to port, with storage underneath
  • Settee and pilot berth to starboard, with storage underneath
  • Optional entertainment center
  • Stainless grabrail centerline
  • Teak grabrail to port and starboard
  • Stainless Steel double sink 
  • Hot and Cold pressure water
  • Fresh water foot pump
  • 11.5 cubic inch refrigerator/freezer, insulated with R-50, (New Compressor  in 2019)
  • Force 10 3-burner LPG stove with oven
  • Enclosed garbage container with custom top and front access
  • Dry storage goods locker and molded condiment rack outboard of stove
  • 4 drawers with molded FRP lining, Under-sink storage, and Pot/pan locker
  • Self-draining dish storage
Navigation Station
  • Forward-facing large nav station
  • Chart-sized opening tabletop with storage
  • Custom Molded instrument pod for Raymarine Chartplotter
  • Contoured cushion seat and seatback
  • Molded foot chock
  • 4 drawers with under-seat storage
  • Outboard shelf for laptop computer and reference texts

Forward Stateroom
  • 7' Double berth with storage beneath
  • A cushioned settee with storage beneath
  • 4 drawers
  • 1 large, ventilated hanging locker
  • 2 large, ventilated storage lockers
  • Access to private head and shower
  • 2 full-length bookshelves with sea fiddles
Forward Head
  • Separate stall shower with teak-slatted bench seat, teak grate, waterproof light and deck prism
  • Groco K-M bronze base porcelain bowl marine head
  • Gooseneck hot and cold pressure water showerhead
  • Deep basin sink with hot and cold pressure water
  • (2) SS towel bars
  • Slider cabinet storage above and outboard of basin
  • Ample storage below sink
  • Vanity mirror above head
Aft Stateroom
  • 7' Double split berth (for lee cloth) with storage beneath
  • Changing seat with storage beneath
  • Large ventilate hanging locker
  • Full-length bookshelf with sea fiddle
  • Deck prism
Aft Head
  • Groco K-M, bronze base, porcelain bowl marine head
  • Stainless Steel deep basin sink with Hot and Cold pressure water
  • Gooseneck H/C pressure water showerhead
  • Stainless Steel towel bar
  • Custom teak grate with shower sump below
  • Slider cabinet storage above and outboard of the basin
  • Ample below-sink storage
  • Access to large storage area aft
Hull and Deck
  • NPG anti-blistering gelcoat
  • Navy Blue Imron LP (2013)
  • Vinylester outer skin resin for superior anti-blistering properties
  • Hand-laminated unidirectional and bi-direction E-glass
  • Kevlar skins forward of bulkhead
  • 3/4" balsa core (Baltec CK-57 above the waterline, Contourkore used below)
  • Watertight collision bulkhead forward
  • High-lift, low-drag elliptical keel
  • Custom lead and antimony keel
  • New modern High Aspect Rudder designed by Alan Andrews
  • SS Keel bolts with backing plates
  • 3 hull windows for keel, propeller, and rudder
  • Epoxy barrier coat for added blister protection
  • Hull-deck joint with 3" overlap, bonded with epoxy putty and thru-bolted on 3" centers
  • Stainless bow and stern pulpits
  • 24" lifelines with gates
  • Laminated and flush stanchion pockets
  • Molded turning block bases
  • Recessed mainsheet winches
  • 4 self-bailing, flush beverage holders
  • Cockpit locker to starboard, w/ locking hasp
  • Cockpit seat hatch to port for sail and line storage
  • Recessed engine instrument panel
  • Molded on-deck navigation instrument inserts
  • Recessed companionway hatch w/ sea hood
  • Full-width transom swim step/boarding platform and swim ladder
  • Raised helm and main trimmer station with molded foot chocks
  • Molded recessed propane locker with sheet bag cover - 2nd station VHF Radio inside
  • SS handrails on the cabin top.
  • Lewmar Concept II windlass with remote wand and cockpit switch
  • 200' 5/8" rode, 100' 3/8" high test chain, custom bow roller, Hulper trash pump, and chain grate
  • New lifelines (2019)
  • New Stanchions (2019)


Wet Locker
  • Teak-slatted seat with limbered storage underneath for sea boots
  • Large ventilated hanging locker with drain for foul weather gear
  • Custom Bass backlit AC/DC electrical panels above the locker
Spars and Rigging
  • Carbon fiber 3-spreader rig
  • Spreaders swept at 12 degrees to eliminate the need for runners
  • Running backstays with single attachment point for heavy air upwind and sail shape (may be pulled forward for cruising.
  • Navtec discontinuous rod rigging (replaced in 2013, serviced in 2019)
  • Navtec 3-function hydraulics for Backstay, vang and outhaul, and vang quick-release
  • Frederiksen mainsail track
  • Profurl roller furler (for cruising)
  • Ballenger spars custom carbon fiber boom with carbon fiber protractor for spinnaker sheets, anodized with 2 internal reefing lines
  • Deck-mounted spinnaker pole for asymmetrical sails (removable)
  • Carbon fiber reaching strut
  • Carbon Fiber Offshore 21' Spinnaker pole
  • All winches were upgraded Italian design and built winches for Harken
  • Harken 560 STRA self-tailing primary winches (2)
  • Harken 48.2 STA self-tailing mainsheet winches (2)
  • Harken 48.2 STA self-tailing secondary winches (2)
  • Harken 44.2 STA self-tailing halyard winches mounted on cabin top(4)
  • Harken traveler system with 7:1 purchase
  • Custom German mainsheet system
  • 4 Harken adjustable Genoa/Jib cars with car stops and purchases
  • Halyards and reef lines led aft with Harken turning blocks and deck organizers
  • Removable Harken Grinder
Sails and Sail Area
  • IJPE : 1217.58 sq ft
    I : 64.58 ft
    J : 19.00 ft
    P : 57.50 ft
    E : 21.00 ft
  • Full complement of current racing and cruising sails
  • Over 35 sails in storage 
  • Sail inventory to be provided later
  • Custom removable Carbon Fiber Stern  Pole for Radome and Satellite TV antenna
  • Raymarine 12" Hybris touch Radar/Chartplotter, with radome mounted on the pole
  • Tracphone Satellite phone (Antenna on pole)
  • B&G Hydra Wind/Speed/Depth system
  • 3 mast-mounted displays
  • 5 displays in the sea hood
  • Carbon fiber mast wand
  • Instrument interface
  • Computer interface
  • Icom M-710R SSB radio
  • Icom AT130 tuner with ground plane and backstay tuners
  • Raymarine VHF
  • Fusion Stereo
  • 110V AC System
  • Bass 90-6250 deluxe backlit AC panel with 21 hydraulic-trip breakers and 2 analog condition meters
  • 2 GFI protected outlets
  • Power Cord
  • Hidden Marinco 30 Amp shorepower inlet
  • 12V DC System
  • (2) 8D AGM Batteries (2019)
  • (1) AGM Engine start battery  (2019)
  • Bass 90-6250 deluxe backlit AC panel with 21 hydraulic-trip breakers
  • Bass custom exterior sail plan running light indicator panel
  • Heart Freedom 20 with integral 100 Amp battery charger
  • Heart Link 2000R battery monitor and regulator
  • 150 Amp Balmar alternator for house battery charging, mounted on a custom anodized aluminum bracket
  • 50 Amp Yanmar alternator for engine battery charging (not installed)
  • 1-2-All crossover battery switch for engine battery and emergency house crossover
  • On/Off switch for house batteries
  • Multi-fuse protected, primary wiring system with Anchor marine grade type III (Class K) tinned stranded wire in wiring raceways
  • ABYC regulation E-1 bonding system
  • Grounded rigging system
  • 6 Cantalupi red and white cabin lighting throughout
  • Engine box/lazarette lighting with the separate breaker for remote operation
  • 7 Cantalupi chrome berth lights
  • Indirect cabin mood lighting
  • Red night light under the galley toe kick
  • Bow running lights and masthead tricolor upgraded to LED in 2019
  • Anchor light, steaming light, deck light, and compass light
  • Spectra Catalina watermaker with MPC remote panel
  • New watermaker membrane installed in 2017
  • Hot/Cold Pressure water with 3.8 GPM Par Max 4 pump and accumulator tank
  • Bosch W125K on-demand propane water heater
  • Whale freshwater plumbing system
  • Edson 30 GPM manual bilge pump under the cabin sole
  • Titan 22 GPM manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • Rule 33 GPM automatic electric bilge pump with manual override
  • Scandvik heavy gauge Stainless Steel galley and head sinks
  • Scandvik nickel-plated solid brass faucets and shower fittings
  • Flush-fitting seacocks for low drag
Additional Information
  • PSS Shaft Seal replaced 2019
  • Bottom Paint 2019
  • Keto Davits
  • Emergency rudder (to 2004 Pac Cup Specs)
  • Spare floorboards
  • Pipe berth (for racing)
  • Full USCG Safety Gear
  • Liferaft (may need recertification)
  • Spectra Catalina Watermaker with MPC remote panel
  • Spare Bow Pulpit
  • Tan Sunbrella Canvas
  • Custom Long low profile Dodger (2019)
  • Bimini
  • Wheel Cover(2019)
  • Closed cell cockpit cushions

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.

Owner's personal items excluded.  Exclusions include, however, are not limited to, Seller's personal possessions, loose items, binoculars, handheld radio(s), charts, tools, fishing equipment, spare parts, clothing and foul weather gear, galley equipment, linens/bedding and any items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.

Additional Contact Information

Please contact Bob Nahm (805) 666-9676 for an appointment to view this versatile and well-equipped Santa Cruz 52.