Fleur de Passion is a former German minesweeper from the Second World War built in 1941 and converted in the mid-1970s. Operated by the Pacific Foundation and sailing under the Swiss flag, this 33m ketch is the ideal logistic platform for this multidisciplinary expedition.
Fleur de Passion has been specially fitted out to adapt the boat to the scientific objectives of the partners. Various equipment and technical installations have been installed on board to ensure that the Red Sea expedition runs as smoothly as expected.
In 2011, Fleur de Passion served as a logistical platform for scientific expeditions on corals in Egyptian waters. In 2017, our sailboat sailed across the Great Barrier Reef as part of The Ocean Mapping Expedition (2015-2019), a 4-year round-the-world voyage in the wake of Magellan which combined science, education and culture.