Back to top

1999 Santa Cruz 52

Chicago, Illinois


52' Santa Cruz 52 '99 "Bodacious IV"


This is a very highly modified and modernized Santa Cruz 52. She has a taller mast, large mainsail and fractional jib with swept back spreaders and NO runners. The original fin keel and rudder have been replaced with a bulb keel and a very high aspect rudder. The original spinnaker poles have been replaced with an articulating bowsprit which has the advantages of both a spinnaker pole and a bowsprit. She has a pedestal to drive the primary winches. She is VERY fast and much easier to handle.

She is on her shipping cradle in heated storage and absolutely ready to go.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $395,000
Boat Name: Bodacious IV
Make: Santa Cruz
Model: 52
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Santa Cruz
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: SYM52019G898
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 52 ft
Length Overall: 52 ft
Length Of Deck: 52 ft
Waterline Length: 47 ft
Beam: 14 ft
Max Draft: 9 ft
Displacement: 22,200 lb
Bridge Clearance: 80 ft
Ballast: 7,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH2-TE
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 1999
Cruising Speed: 7 kn
Propeller RPM: 2800
Maximum Speed: 8 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 68 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


our office
Yachtfinders Windseakers


Yachtfinders Windseakers
2330 Shelter Island Drive Suite 207
San Diego, California, US, 92106
Tel:(619) 224-2349


BODACIOUS IV started as a standard Santa Cruz 52 Racer/Cruiser. The Bodacious team has modified her to be lighter and faster with an added eye toward safety. Starting forward, the V berth structure is original, however the cushions have been removed. Some of the cabinet doors have been replaced with light mesh. The main bulkhead door as well as the aft head door are now watertight doors, making for three water tight compartments. The midship settee and pilot berths are original however the table has been replaced with a large cooler. The galley, navigation station, aft head and aft stateroom are essentially unmodified with the exception of some lighting.


12V refrigerator/freezer believed to be Glacier Bay - individual compressors and controls so freezer can be run as reefer if desired

Force 10 3-burner propane stove/oven

Bosch instant water heater, propane

(2) sinks with fresh and sea water foot pumps

Pressurized water system with backup manual

Electronics and Navigation

B&G wind speed and direction

B&G speed and distance logs

B&G depth sounder

B&G autopilot

B&G compass

Raymarine GPS, chartplotter and radar

ICOM VHF radio

(4) Horizon handheld VHF radios

Dell computer

Fusion stereo

Iridium Extreme sat phone

Inmarsat sat phone - primary use for Internet connection and weather data


12V DC - 110V AC

Mastervolt Lithium Ion house bank - total bank 640 amp hours

Perko battery parallel switch

Mastervolt battery monitor

(2) Mastervolt AC chargers

(2) 100 amp alternators for the House bank

(1) AC charger and smaller third alternator for the starting battery

(3) Shore power cords


(2) Danforth S2000 anchors (43 lbs each) each rigged with 10' of 3/8" chain and 300' of rope

Small dodger over companionway hatch

All lights are LED

Anchor light

Deck light

Running lights

Search light

Spreader light

Steaming light

Tricolor Light

Bow pulpit, rails

Lifelines, stanchions

Boarding gates

Custom boarding ladder

Dock lines


Swim ladder

Swim platform

Radar Reflector


Rotating bowsprit - carbon fiber


58' LOA

Last bottom paint Spring 2015 Baltoplate

Sails and Rigging

Carbon fiber shrouds and rod forestay

Hydraulic boom vang

Hydraulic backstay adjuster

Keel-stepped fractional rig carbon fiber mast

Mainsheet traveler

Spinnaker pole

Masthead Genoa and Code 0 Karver furlers

(2) Harken halyard winches on either side of companionway

(2) primary winches connected to a center cockpit mounted pedestal grinder

(2) mainsail winches

(2) secondary winches used to rotate carbon fiber bowsprit

Mainsail - North 3Di, 05/2012

J1 - North 3Di, 06/2015

J2/3 reefable - North, 04/2015

J4 - North 05/2012

Masthead Genoa - North 3DL, 04/2015

Code 0 - North, 04/2015

Blast Reacher - North, 04/2015

Staysail - North, 04/2015

A1 - North 02/2015

A2 - North, 01/2013

A3 - Quantum, 05/2012

A4 - North, 01/2013

Storm jib - North

Storm trysail - North

Delivery mainsail - North Dacron

Delivery J1 - North Dacron

J1 - North 3Di, 05/2012

A2 - North, 01/2013

A2 - Quantum, 05/2012

A4 - Quantum, 05 2012

Engine and Mechanical

Bilge blower

Emergency engine stop

Engine alarm

Extra propeller

Fuel filter

Fume detector

Raw water sea strainer

Engine fuel shut-off valves

Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves

Cockpit engine controls

Thermal and acoustic engine area insulation

CO2 automatic engine fire extinguishing - replaced Fall 2014

(2) manual, (3) electric bilge pumps

Manual wheel steering

Manual macerator head w/ overboard discharge

(2) nylon holding tanks, each approx. 25 gals

Spectra Catalina MkII watermaker, 12-15 gph capacity depending on water temp - purchased Spring 2013

Martec 2-blade folding prop and spare Maxprop 3-blade feathering prop


(12) Life jackets, each equipped w/ Kannad R10 AIS personal beacons

(3) Fire extinguishers in cabin (1) auto extinguisher in engine bay

(2) Winslow, Cat 1, Offshore, 6-man life rafts

Bell and Horn

Emergency tiller

Custom emergency rudder

Jack lines and harnesses


MOB pole


Life sling


Other Features and Equipment

Custom cradle built to transport boat on a low boy trailer at max height of 13'4", max width 14', max length 75'

Wells Cargo trailer, tandem axle, 16' new 2012

Chain plates are carbon fiber. Chain plates were moved out to gunwale and aft to eliminate running backstays

New steel fin keel with lead bulb weighs 1800 lbs less than stock keel with same 9' draft and same righting moment

New high aspect ratio carbon fiber rudder

New carbon fiber mast 3' taller than stock SC52 tall rig and 6' taller than stock SC52 short rig

New carbon fiber boom 1' longer than stock SC52 boom

Sail area is 1368 sq ft versus stock SC52 tall rig sail area of 1248 sq ft versus stock short rig sail area of 1178 sq ft.


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.

Disclaimer This calculator is intended solely for general informational purposes, and to provide a rough estimate based on the information you provide. You should not base your decision on this estimate alone.