Sailboats

Ideal logistics platforms for your scientific expeditions

Our two sailboats, Fleur de Passion and Mauritius are perfectly suited for multi-purpose uses depending on the scientific expeditions they may lead.

Silent and non-polluting, our sailboats are designed for transoceanic crossings but are also capable of sailing close to the coast thanks to their shallow draft.

Equipped with specific technological equipment, they can ensure the continuous collection and transmission of field data.

Finally, our two sailboats are also privileged vectors for raising awareness among decision-makers and the general public.

Fleur de Passion

Fleur de Passionis is a traditional 33-metre wooden ketch with a steel structure.

Built in 1941 at Bremen shipyard to operate as a German Kriegsfischkutter (KFK) naval mine marker, she was built to bear sails in the event of fuel shortages. She was ceded to France in 1945, on which she was disarmed and converted into a sailboat by a private individual in 1976.

From the 1980s onwards, she hosted her first scientific projects, involving French academic institutions such as IFREMER. Since 2009, under the auspices of the Fondation Pacifique, she has made numerous long-distance expeditions and one-off missions in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, the Red Sea, the Baltic and the Caribbean, as well as a four-year voyage around the world from 2015 to 2019, following the route taken by Magellan.

Fleur de Passion

Flag
Swiss

Average speed
7 knots (13 kph)

Materials
Structure: steel/Hull: oak

DIMENSIONS

Overall length
33m

Hull length
24m

Beam
6.10m

Draught
2.80m

Total weight
100 tonnes

Surface du pont
120m2

RIG

Rig type
Ketch

Sail type
Auric

Surface de voile
380m2

Main mast
24m

Mizzen mast
18m

Bout-dehors
8m

STANDARD CREW

Skipper
1

Second mate
1

Chef de quart
1

Crew
1-2

Passengers
8-10

SLEEPING QUARTERS

Triple cabins
5

Dormitory cabin for 4-5 people
1

Mauritius

The Mauritiusis is a 30-metre steel schooner, built in 1963 at Breman shipyards in Zwartsluis, the Netherlands. After entering service in the Pacific in 2015, she later carried out a few initial missions in the Mediterranean and the near Atlantic. She is equipped to be able to sail in high latitudes.

Mauritius

Flag
Swiss

Average speed
7 knots (13 kph)

Materials
Structure and hull: steel

DIMENSIONS

Overall length
30m

Hull length
24m

Beam
5.50m

RIG

Rigging type
Schooner

Sail type
Auric

STANDARD CREW

Skipper
1

Second mate
1

Chef de quart
1

Crew
1-2

Passengers
8-10

SLEEPING QUARTERS

Double cabins
4

Dormitory cabin
for 4 people

Crew cabins
2