Grabau International is delighted to announce the listing of the 2000 Garcia Passoa 54 ‘OPERON’.
Built to go to the ice and fitted out as such. OPERON is the ultimate 4×4 sailing yacht with hugely practical lift keel and bullet-proof aluminium construction. For those planning a North West Passage adventure, look no further than the Garcia Passoa 54!
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS: In terms of her specification, OPERON ticks all the boxes for serious cold climates expedition cruising, most notably:- • Ice-ready insulated aluminium hull with centreboard • Cork-covered decks for low maintenance and traction in ice • Simple aluminium rig with fully-battened mainsail, furling genoa and self-tacking staysail • Lewmar self-tailing winch package • High-spec Incidence Sails mainsail and genoa • Powerful MAN Nani 100hp diesel engine with huge fuel tankage • Recently replaced diesel generator • Upgraded battery banks with 12v and 24v systems plus inverters • Watermaker • Eberspacher Hydronic heating system • Wind generator • Updated navigation instrument plus SSB and Iridium Sat-coms • Luxurious 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout • Washing machine • Fridge and freezers
OPERON is a 17m expedition yacht built in the Garcia Passoa shipyard in France from light aluminum. Her hull has been adapted for sailing in the ice and the toughest possible conditions. Her interior gives a sense of warmth, asylum and luxury – strongly contrasting with the difficult regions in which she sails.
Having circumnavigated Antarctica non-stop, she has sailed through the Pacific and the Atlantic to Arctic waters, arriving in 2010. Since then, she has cruised around the Atlantic, North Sea, Baltic, on the inland waters of Russia, the White Sea and the Barents Sea and along the shores of Norway.
OPERON’s special hull design is intended for navigation in ice allows to reduce the draft and safely lift the yacht to the ice floes after lifting the hinged ballast. THer deck is covered with a non-slip layer made of a natural cork, which ensures traction even when ice and snow. Life-ropes are stretched across the deck to ensure safety when moving around on the deck. Her fuel tankage is huge and is enough for 1,500 nautical miles under power or for half a month of heating the interior using the Eberspracher Hydronic heating system.
For 40 years, Garcia Yachting has been a reference in the custom-yacht world. There are more than 300 Garcia yachts, cruising all over the world, from the Arctic to the Antarctic.
Garcia Yachting’s experience is second to none in the construction of custom 50 to 115 feet luxury aluminium sailing yachts. These exclusive handmade yachts represent the top of the range of the French yachting industry.
Internationally recognized for the quality of their metal and woodwork, the experience and craftsmanship of the Garcia Yachting team will make your dreams come true.
The story continues. In 2010, Garcia Yachting joined forces with Allures Yachting and Outremer Yachting to create the Grand Large Yachting group of companies- the leading expert in blue ocean yachting. Garcia Yachting is the perfect complement to Allures and Outremer – bringing its prestigious know-how while also enjoying the benefits of new highly efficient industrials processes.
Garcia Passoa 54 – Operon – Euro 385k ex VAT– full details here
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