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2000 Santa Cruz 52

Alameda, California


A one time Sailing World’s Overall Boat of the Year, the Santa Cruz 52 is undoubtedly one of the finest racer/cruisers ever built.  From the design desk of the 'Wizard' Bill Lee and Bob Smith, her enduring design brilliantly teams outstanding performance with maneuverability and a spacious interior ideal for cruising. Finished in teak and beautiful fiddleback maple veneers, Lucky Duck's spacious two stateroom layout with ensuite heads, along with a well appointed main salon and galley will comfortably accommodate owners and guests for an extended cruise, a weekend getaway, or coastal exploration. 

A spacious V-berth forward with plenty of storage and its own head with separate shower provides owner comfort and privacy. Her aft double berth cabin has a dedicated head as well. Port and starboard wrap around salon seating also provides berthing for an all-up 6 person sleeping capacity. Her fresh water and fuel capacity are geared toward extensive cruising capacity and her double unit Glacier Bay refrigeration keeps weeks of provisions.

Lucky Duck features extensive and very enviable upgrades including a custom carbon fiber sprit for great reaching angles as well as a conventional carbon spin pole, all with a phenomenal sail inventory of North Sails including 3DI main and foresails.  Her rigging package is non-pareil with custom Southern Spars carbon mast and standing rigging, as well as custom rudder, quadrant and wheel - and all lines are led aft via individual clutches for easy sail handling and trim.

If visions of comfortable, secure and fast passage making have crossed your mind, then Lucky Duck will make that dream come true in good stead. Loaded with a fully kitted out B&G 5000 system with ample displays and Sat broadband and phone system, Lucky Duck is THE performance platform for blue water cruising.

Lucky Duck is one of the most sought after SC52's to come to market in a long time. A truly rare opportunity. Ready to cruise, ready to race, and ready for that trip to Hawaii and beyond.


Basic Boat Info

Price: $334,900
Boat Name: Lucky Duck
Make: Santa Cruz
Model: 52
Year: 2000
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Santa Cruz Yachts
Designer: Bill Lee & Bob Smith
Construction: Composite
Boat Hull ID: SYM52926F000
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 52 ft
Length Overall: 52 ft
Beam: 14 ft
Max Draft: 9 ft
Displacement: 21,000 lb
Ballast: 8,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar Turbo Diesel
  • Model: 4JH(2)-TE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 75hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2000


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 104 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 25 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


Patrick Nolan
Sail California


Sail California
1070 Marina Village Parkway Suite 108
Alameda, California, US, 94501
Tel:(562) 684-3040 or (510)522-2153
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.

Construction: Hull and Deck
  • The Santa Cruz 52 was designed and engineered to yield high strength to weight ratios with specifications that meet and exceed ABS Standards. 
  • The hull is constructed of hand laid fiberglass and end-grain balsa core sandwich bonded with vinylester resin and epoxy using vacuum bag technology in a female mold. 
  • All interior bulkheads and furniture are bonded directly to the hull to provide an integrated support structure that is stiff and light. 
  • The forward section of the hull includes a Kevlar collision mat and a watertight bulkhead for safety. 
  • The deck is constructed of hand laid fiberglass laminate incorporating balsa core on the cabin top and side decks to save weight where appropriate.
Spars and Rigging
  • Mast: Southern Spars painted carbon fiber triple spreader keel-stepped
  • Boom: Southern Spars painted carbon fiber with end-boom sheeting
  • Southern Spars ECSix standing rigging
  • Spare rod rigging
  • Custom carbon bow sprit
  • Composite Solutions spinnaker pole
  • 2 x Forespar reaching struts
  • Custom 62" carbon wheel
  • Custom carbon rudder and quadrant
  • Harken MX pedestal system with overdrive
  • Winches: 4 Harken #44 two-speed self-tailing cabin-top
  • 2 x Harken #48 two-speed self-tailing cockpit secondary
  • 2 x Harken #53 two-speed self-tailing mainsheet
  • 2 x Harken #980 top cleat three-speed primary
Electronics - Instrumentation
  • B&G H-5000 instrument system processor
  • 2 x B&G Zeus 12" multifunction navigation display
  • 5 x B&G Graphic Function Displays
  • B&G Hydra 2000 analog wind point
  • 5 x B&G 20/20 sailing instrument displays 
  • 2 x B&G Hydra Pilot autopilot controls
  • B&G ACP 2 autopilot processor
  • B&G Heading sensor
  • B&G Carbon fiber masthead wind sensors
  • ICOM IC-506 DSC VHF radio
  • Raymarine AIS 600 transponder
  • Coham Sailor satellite phone system
  • Ritchie Powerdamp binnacle compass
Sail Inventory

All North Sails

  • 3Di RAW Large Roach Carbon Main
  • 3Di RAW 155% Carbon Genoa
  • 3Di RAW 140% Carbon Genoa
  • 3Di RAW 100% Carbon Jib
  • 3Di RAW 155% Carbon Jib Top
  • 3Di RAW Carbon Genoa Staysail
  • 3Di Endurance 3 Plus Jib
  • 3Di Endurance PHRF Mainsail
  • Code 0 75% Midgirth 3Di Helix Luff with Furler
  • A1
  • A1.5
  • A2
  • A2.5
  • A3
  • 3
  • A4
  • A5
  • S2.5
  • S4
  • (2) Spinnaker Staysails w/ Furlers

Accommodations: 2 stateroom / 2 head layout. Master stateroom with dressing area and ample storage; Master head with separate shower and deck prism; Guest stateroom with natural light deck prism; Second head with shower

  • FORWARD MASTER STATEROOM:  7' double berth with storage beneath; Cushioned settee with storage beneath; 4-drawers (mahogany dovetail construction); 1 large vented hanging locker; 2 large vented storage lockers; Access to private head/shower; 2 Lewmar Ocean Series hatch w/screen; Lewmar Atlantic Series opening port w/screen; Varnished teak battens on the hull inside; 1 DC outlet.
  • FORWARD HEAD: Separate stall shower with seat; Wilcox & Crittenden Skipper head; SS Italian sink; “flick-mix” Borma faucet; Slider cabinet storage; Storage under sink; Vanity mirror above head; built-in soap dispenser; Lewmar Ocean Series hatch; Lewmar Atlantic Series opening port; 2 towel bars; 2 AC outlets.
  • MAIN SALON: U-shaped settee to starboard cushions and mattresses upholstered in Blue ultra-suede; Settee berth to port w/storage beneath; Settee berth to starboard w/storage beneath; custom table w/storage compartment (unfolds to accommodate 10 people); varnished teak battens on the hull inside;  4 Lewmar Ocean Series hatches; 4 Lewmar custom non-opening large ports; 2 Lewmar Atlantic Series opening ports; d316 SS centerline overhead grabrail; Teak grabrail port & starboard; Pad eye at nav. station for securing strap; wet locker aft of nav. station (drains to the bilge); 2 AC outlets at nav. station; Ethernet socket at nav. station; 1 phone socket at nav. station; 
  • AFT STATEROOM: 7' double split berth and storage beneath; Changing seat w/storage beneath; cushions and mattresses are upholstered in Blue ultra-suede; Large vented hanging locker; Varnished teak battens on the hull inside; 2 Lewmar Atlantic Series #30 opening ports; 1 Lewmar Atlantic Series #10 opening port;1 DC outlet.
  • AFT HEAD: Access to large storage area and crew quarters aft; Wilcox & Crittenden Skipper head; SS Italian sink; Slider cabinet storage; Additional storage beneath sink; 2 Lewmar opening ports; built-in soap dispenser; 1 towel bar; own waste tank; 2 AC outlets
  • GALLEY: Mottled gray and blue/white counter tops; Fresh water and sea water galley foot pumps; Glacier Bay refrigeration with eutectic plates; polished Italian SS double sink; custom self-draining dish storage locker; hot and cold pressure water with flick mix faucet(Water Heater currently in storage) ; 11.5 cubic ft. refrigerator/freezer with R50 insulation and ORC approved lock; two-burner gimbaled stove with integral Butane cylinders and valves; enclosed garbage container w/front & top access; dry good locker; 4 drawers (mahogany dovetail construction); Under sink storage; Pot/pan locker; built-in soap dispenser; Pad eye for galley strap; Smoke/fumes detector under stove; 2 AC outlets.
Electrical and Plumbing
  • 12 Volt DC system
  • Backlit panel w/28 breakers & analog condition meters
  • 100 Amp Yanmar alternator
  • 2 x Mastervolt Lithium Ion (640 total Ah) house batteries
  • 1  AGM 12V starter battery
  • 2 x Perko vapor light switches
  • On/Off battery switch for house batteries
  • Grounded rigging system
  • Engine box lighting
  • 110 Volt AC system
  • Hidden 30 Amp Marinco shore power inlet
  • Heart 2000 w inverter / battery charger with Link 2000 remote monitoring/control 
  • Fuel and water tank monitoring system
  • Rule 800 shower sump pump
  • Rule 2000 submersible bilge pump with pressure type float switch
  • Jabsco M/N 30700-0000 pump
  • Whale Gusher Titan 10 manual holding tank discharge pump
  • Shurflo M.N 5901-0211 house water pressure pump
  • 2 x Whale Gusher MK III galley water supply foot pumps
  • Edson emergency high-capacity bilge pump


Safety Equipment
  • Anodized aluminum emergency tiller
  • 2 x Jack lines
  • ACR ditch bag with assorted sea safety equipment
  • Emergency rudder and tiller
  • Horn/Bell: Air-Horn
  • Lifejackets: Assorted USCG approved Type II & III
  • Throwable Device: Lifesling & Switlik MOM8A
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.
Additional Contact Information

Contact Bill Colombo | 510-523-8500 (o) | 510-773-8015 (m) |

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