Planning to cross the Atlantic? Then a boat like the Garcia 54 is in order.
2nd November 2013. By Lenny Rudow
If you’re looking for a trans-Atlantic capable boat you might want to know more about the Garcia 54, which we deemed worthy of a First Look video when we found it at the Cannes boat show. This is a boat you could call a ship, with big-water features like an aluminum hull, a ballasted keel, and a huge electronics display at the helm. This boat even has both bow and stern thrusters. Here’s the video:
The engine room may be the most impressive part of this boat – when’s the last time you saw a pleasure craft with desalinators? A back-up powerplant, in the form of a pod drive? This one’s seriously impressive, folks.
This Garcia 54 has already been transatlantic… twice.
Lenny Rudow is Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media, including Boats.com and Yachtworld.com. With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, he has contributed to publications including Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design who has won 28 BWI and OWAA writing awards.