OVNI 47 Year 1992
This OVNI 47, built in aluminium by the Vendean shipyard Alubat following a Philippe BRIAND design is a nice voyage cutter, perfect for a family, both easy to sail and secure, she also can be funny to sail and still whille sailing or at anchor. Recent (2011) engine and standing rigging (2014), 6 permanent beds, a nice and friendly saloon and two large storage spaces in the giant cockpit locker and in the forward sails locker/workshop. A lot of upgrades and new or recent items make her reliable and practical, ready for sailing again. She looks way younger than she should. To be seen quickly.
We bought this ship, aiming at sailing the Atlantic with our two sons. Travelling aboard a sailboat with children can be easy if the sailblat is easy to handle and simple, but also reliable and secure in all the weather conditions. Our OVNI 47 diplays all that qualities and we made her safer and more comfortable again with a lot of new items and works. Living aboard, we particularly enjoyed the large and friendly saloon where we have been cooking, playing, studying (children...) and welcoming some friends and family who were so surprised about the wellness they found aboard. This ship has been our only house during two years and it was perfect. We will go on sailing on a smaller boat, living in a house on the land now, but it was a time we (and the boys) will always remember.
|Type of ballast||Centerboarder|
|Displacement||15 000 kg|
|Ballast weight||5 000 kg|
|Engine(s)||Yanmar 110HP Diesel (830 hours)|
|Fuel capacity||300 L|
|Water Capacity||600 L|
|Lying||French Atlantic coast|