Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Fleur de Passion"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Name:||Fleur de Passion|
|Type of rigging:||KETSCH|
|Yard:||Burmeister, Bremen, GER|
|Overall length:||32.00 m|
|Length (hull):||24.00 m|
|Sail area:||300 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Holz / Wood|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 05 Apr 2013
- built 1941-1943 in Bremen, GER at the Burmeister shipyard as "fishing cutter" (Kriegsfischereikutter) without rig, used in the North Sea at the German/Dutch coast and in the English Channel to supply submarines.
- after the war in French hands and used to sweep mines and as supplier until 1970, name "Tréberon".
- 1976 converted to a ketch at a shipyard in Le Havre, FRA under the supervision of the new owner Claude Millot, renamed the "Fleur de Passion".
- long distance trips in the Mediterranean and to the Caribbean for social, pedagogical and scientific purposes.
- 2001 discovered by a French-Swiss group of ship enthusiasts, who bought the ship in 2002 to rebuild and restore her for the later use as platform for pedagogical and scientific projects, foundation of the L'Association Pacifique as official agency.
- 2002-2007 extensive rebuilding and repairs in Marseille and Port Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, FRA.
- 2008 first voyage under Swiss flag to Barcelona, SPA.
- 2009 voyage to Tunesia, finish of the interior, finalisation of the overhaul in marseille, FRA.
- used in the Mediterranean.