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Schooner Opal

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Schooner Opal is the most recent addition to North Sailing´s fleet.

Built at the Bodenwerft in Damgarten, Germany in 1951, she served as a trawler in the Baltic- and North Sea and in the Barents Sea. In 1973 new owners started her restoration. During 8 years until 1981, Opal was converted to the elegant but seaworthy, two masted schooner she is today. She has sailed all over the world, completing several trans-Atlantic crossings, being carefully maintained through the years. Opal has remained with the same owners, until becoming part of North Sailing´s fleet in early 2013. She has undergone restoration and had interior work done to better fit her for the new purpose as an expedition ship.

The Opal has six double/twin cabins plus crew facilities. She has three bathrooms, two showers. She comfortably fits 12 passengers, plus her crew.


Gross tonnage: 65
LOA: 33 m (LOD 24m)
Beam: 7 m
Sail area: 380 sqm
Hull material: Oak
Built, where: Damgarten, Germany
Built/rebuilt: 1951/1973–1981
Passenger capacity: 60
Engine: Scania
kW/horsepower: 209/288
Port of registry: Húsavík
Flag: Iceland

Awards & Authorisation:

Awarded nationally and internationally since 1995Travel Agency - Authorised by Icelandic Tourist BoardTour Operator - Authorised by Icelandic Tourist Board


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