Schooner Opal

The silent electric sailboat

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: 69
LOA: 33 m (LOD 24m)
Beam: 7 m
Sail area: 500 sqm (10 sails)
Hull material: Oak
Built, where: Damgarten, Germany
Built/rebuilt: 1951/1973–1981
Passenger capacity: 60
Engine: Electric hybrid drive
kW: 120
Port of registry: Húsavík
Flag: Iceland

See Opal in action

Opal interior photos