Yachtfinders Windseakers
2330 Shelter Island Drive Suite 207
San Diego, California, US, 92106
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1997 Santa Cruz 52

location icon San Diego, California
Year 1997
Length 52 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Santa Cruz

52' Santa Cruz 52 '98 "Hokahey" 

Santa Cruz 52s are absolutely the best racer/cuisers. The perfect blend of generous cockpit, comfortable accommodations and excellent sailing ability. HOKAHEY has been lightly used over the years and recently updated. The current owner very much enjoys the boat and his only reason for selling is that he moved to the Middle East. This is THE best buy Santa Cruz 52 on the market and offered at a very attractive price


Year Built 1997
Category Sail
Length Overall 53 ft
Beam 14 ft
Max Draft 9 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID SYM520148797
Keel Fin Keel
Min Draft 9 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 65 hp
Prop. Cruise Speed 2100
Maximum Speed 9 kn
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Mat. Plastic
Ballast 9,100 lb
Displacement 19,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 65hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: Folding
Year: 1997

The boat is designed to be light, go fast, and be comfortable. It has both been sailed with a 12 man racing crew and with a family of three. There is a large master stateroom forward with a private head and shower. The main salon has bunks on port and starboard and features a large table with U-shaped contoured seat cushions and seat backs. The refrigeration system is new as are the floor boards in the main cabin. The navigation station on starboard has a full complement of new electronics and a Panasonic Toughbook PC. The galley includes a 3-burner propane stove and plenty of storage space for provisions. All berths have lee cloths and the boat is ready to race around the buoys or cruise around the world.


12V refrigerator (new 2021)

Force 10 3-burner propane stove with oven

Water maker

Double stainless steel sink

Pressure water with filtering system

Manual fresh & salt water foot pumps

Electronics and Navigation

Raymarine chartplotters in cockpit and on deck (2019)

B&G Hercules 790 racing instruments including wind speed and direction, depth, knotmeter, etc.

Four Multi displays on Mast & Cabin top

Instrument displays are both on deck and below

Compasses (3) - One 4' Ritchie pedestal compass and two digital

GPS (3) - Two Raymarine & one Trimble NT200D

RayMarine Radar (2019)

Icom IC-M127 VHF radio

(2) hand-held VHF radios and GPS

Sat phone

Icom IC M710 SSB radio (not being used)

Chelsea Nautical clock and barometer

Panasonic CF-53 Toughbook PC

Rudder angle indicator

Sony CD player and radio with Bose speakers on deck and upgraded Boston speakers below


House battery bank

Engine battery bank

Battery parallel switch

Battery monitor



(2) anchors with 130' chain and 300' rode

Lewmar electric windlass

Bimini, lee cloths, exterior seat cushions

Dinghy (8 person) with Torqueedo electric outboard

Anchor and steaming lights

Deck light

Running lights

Search light


Spreader light

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Dock lines and fenders


Outboard mount

Radar reflector



Actual LOA: 53’

Last bottom paint - 2019

Sails and Rigging

Navtec Hydraulic boom vang

Navtec Hydraulic backstay adjuster

Navtec Hydraulic outhaul

Rod standing rigging

Carbon keel-stepped mast

Dutchman system on main

ProFurl Roller furling on headsail (for non-racing headsails)


 Cruising main (Ullman 2020)

 Cruising jib on furler

 Racing main (UK Sails)

 Jibs (1, 2, 3, 4) - all carbon/Kevlar

Code "0"

Spinnakers - 2

Two Carbon Spinnaker Poles

(2) Harken 560ST 3-speed self-tailing Primary Winches

(2) Harken 48ST 2-speed self-tailing Secondary Winches

(2) Harken 48ST 2-speed self-tailing Mainsheet Winches

(4) Harken 42ST 2-speed self-tailing Cabin top Halyard & Utility Winches with (6) Spinlock rope clutches

(4) Harken adjustable jib tracks

Engine and Mechanical

Yanmar stove and engine fuel shut-off valves

Cockpit engine controls

Thermal and acoustic engine area insulation

Manual engine fire extinguishing

(4) manual and (2) electric bilge pumps

Wheel steering

Manual head



(2) rods

Assorted gear including lures, gaff etc


(7) life jackets

(5) fire extinguishers

8-man life raft

New 6-man offshore life raft (2019)

Bell, horn and whistle

Emergency tiller

E=mergency rubber set up

(2) EPIRBs





MOB unit


Other Features and Equipment

The boat has an observation port for the rudder and another observation port for the keel.



All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

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.