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Vagabond II

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Registry #1 French Registry Registry #2 Registry #3
IMO# MMSI# VRN#
 
Name 1 1979 Vagabond’eux Name 5
Name 2 Vagabond II Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
 
Year Built 1979 Place (nk) Area (nk) Country France
 
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 47' x ? X 4'
Builder (nk) Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage Type 1 Yacht, sail (ketch)
Registered Tonnage Type 2
Engine Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Sail/screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters Janusz Kurbel (1985-1987); Wojtek Jacobsen (1988);
 
Owner(s)
In 1979-1999 she was owned by Janusz Kurbiel. In 1999 was sold to Eric Brossier. In 1999 she was owned by Eric Brossier and France Pinczon du Sel.
 
Fate Registry closed Date
 
Named Features
Significance of Name
 
Anecdotes
Originally a ketch she was later re-rigged as a cutter. She sailed a scientific expedition to Magnetic North Pole, and made a few other arctic cruises before sailing North West Passage (as a first yacht from West to East). This cruise (Le Havre-Panama-Vancouver-Tuktoyaktuk-Gjoa Haven-Brest) took place in 1984-1988 with wintering in Tuktoyaktuk and Gjoa Haven (twice). The passage was done by Wojciech Jacobson and Ludomir Maczka with Janusz and Joelle Kurbiels assistance in some stages. She circumnavigated North America.
 
References
MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia; https://www.morganscloud.com/2010/08/18/extraordinary-polar-yacht/;
Last update
2016-09-04

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