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Golden Fleece Specifications

Characteristics ~ Crew ~ Equipment

Golden Fleece is a Ketch-rigged motor-sailing yacht with a strong steel hull and a spacious wheelhouse for comfort and safety of navigation in the high southern latitudes. Her powerful engine allows her to make way in any weather conditions, maintain schedules and shorten crossings of unpleasant seas such as the Drake Passage and the Scotia Sea. Golden Fleece has an average speed of 7 to 8 knots in these southern latitudes and a range of 8000 nautical miles under power. As a small and independent yacht, Golden Fleece offers an incomparably flexible way in time and itineraries to reach remote places. But you'll also enjoy on board the comfort and the comprehensive equipment of a big ship.
NB: No previous sailing experience is required of the passengers.

General Characteristics:

Construction:

Interior - Cabin

Builders: Kanter Yard Corporation, St Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Designers: Nils Lucander
Launched in 1985
Built to full Canadian Coast Guard specifications

Dimensions:

Length over all: 19,5 m (65')
Length of waterline: 15,85 m (52')
Beam: 6,19 m (20'4")
Draft (max): 2,48 m (8'3")
Displacement (gross): 65 tons (FL)

Layout of Golden Fleece

Interior and accommodation:

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Crew:

 Golden Fleece is operated by a professional and highly experienced skipper, helped by 2 or 3 more crew generally chosen for their passion and motivation along with their experience. The service on board is hotel-like with accommodation and meals. However being in a boat together for a while does require a family or friends-like atmosphere, with a certain regard to the well-being of everyone. There is no housewife or hostess on board but a crew that will do its best to offer you a pleasant charter and share it with you. A helping hand for common tasks such as washing up and cleaning will always be very welcome.

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Equipment list:

Machinery:

Electrical System:

Interior - Wheelhouse

110 / 220 V AC and 12 / 24 V DC
available 24 hours a day provided by:
17 kW and 4.5 kW diesel generators and
3.8 kW and 600 W inverters

Storage and Tankage:

Navigation:

Safety:

Interior - Saloon

Communications:

Entertainment:

Domestic

Mealtime in the saloon

Tenders:

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