OPAL – new and larger schooner in the North Sailing fleet
Schooner Opal is the most recent addition to North Sailing´s fleet.
Built at the Bodenwerft in Damgarten, Germany in 1952, 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. Currently she is undergoing minor restoration and some interior work is being done to better fit her for the new purpose as a tour/expedition ship.
The Opal has six double/twin cabins, 1 triple cabin and three single berths. She has three bathrooms, two showers. She comfortably fits 12 passengers, plus her crew on longer voyages and for daytours she is expected to accommodate 70 passengers.
Opal is currently located in Ebeltoft, Denmark but is expected to arrive in Húsavík in April.