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.