The sailboats

The ideal logistics platforms for your scientific expeditions

Our two expedition sailboats, the Fleur de Passion and the Mauritius, are perfectly suited for various operations depending on the scientific expeditions they are commissioned to lead.

Driven primarily by wind power (thus silent and non-polluting), our sailboats are designed for transoceanic crossings as well as coastal routes thanks to their shallow draft.

And when equipped with specific technological instruments such as automatic sensors, they can ensure continuous gathering of field data.

Lastly, our sailboats are ideal for raising awareness among decision-makers and the general public.

Fleur de Passion

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

Built in 1941 at Bremen shipyard and operated as a German Kriegsfischkutter (KFK) naval mine marker, she was ceded to France in 1945, then disarmed and converted into a sailboat by a private individual in 1976.

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 voyage around the world following the route taken by Magellan, from 2015 to 2019.

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

Deck area
120m2

RIG

Rig type
Ketch

Sail type
Auric

Sail area
380m2

Main mast
24m

Mizzen mast
18m

Bowsprit
8m

STANDARD CREW

Skipper
1

Second mate
1

First mate
1

Ship’s apprentice
1-2

Passengers
8-10

SLEEPING QUARTERS

Triple cabins
5

Dormitory cabin for 4-5 people
1

Mauritius

The Mauritius 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

Draught
2.30m

RIG

Rig type
schooner

Sail type
Auric

STANDARD CREW

Skipper
1

Second mate
1

First mate
1

Ship’s apprentice
1-2

Passengers
8-10

SLEEPING QUARTERS

Double cabins
4

Dormitory cabin
for 4 people

Crew cabins
2