VAGABOND'ELLE Year 197079 000 € VAT paid
This former RORC race ship was modified, reinforced with Kevlar under the waterline, fitted for voyage and completely re-fitted in 1994 following her new owner's instructions. The had been, as polar explorers and climatologists. This strong strip-planking hull, quite low on the water, reminding the Drakkars they both like to study. An inside steering pasition was added in 2005. The ship undertook 16 mission from 3 to 7 months, welcoming abord from 4 to 6 persons, including the owners and scientists in simple but comfortable accomodation conditions. Constantly maintained at a high condition level, this particular sailboat will be a reliant, self-sufficient and efficient traveller.
When we bought this strip-planking hull, we knew that she would be the fourth of our polar expedition ships. We already had an extended experience in polar sailing and led several ships to the Arctic. We had this strong and elegant hull refitted to new in 1994. We worked on ergonomics, self-sufficiency, and simplicity, taking all the lines to the covered steering station, fitting a furling mainsail and a furling genoa, but also on the ship's general appearance, rebuilding the missing metal pieces with polished staniless steel. The ship has a classic appearance but she allows blue water cruising due to her equipments. We have been crossing the northern atlantic ocean several times and led 16 scientific missions in the Arctic aboard.
|Builder||Stocznia Jachtowa / POL|
|Material||Kevlar reinforced epoxy strip-planking|
|Version||Polar expeditions ship|
|Type of ballast||Keelboat|
|Displacement||16 000 kg|
|Engine(s)||Volvo Penta 55HP Diesel|
|Fuel capacity||520 L|
|Water Capacity||360 L|
|Lying||France - Brittany|