Our sailboat : Kerguelen


The story behind KERGUELEN

Kerguelen is a 2005 Beneteau Oceanis 343 Clipper and we are her third owners. She was renamed by the previous owner in reference to the Kerguelen Islands where he worked for one year. 

Obviously, before being the name of an island, Kerguelen is the name of a French explorer and navigator: Yves Joseph de Kerguelen de Trémarec (nothing less than that!) who discovered this archipelago in 1772.

We have decided to keep this name which suggests adventure, challenge, remoteness and discovery to us.

This is the two-cabin model, which allows to have more storage space in one of the lockers in the cockpit while having a cabin in which Jeremy’s 2 meters are no problem for comfortable nights on board.

meters long
meters wide
air draft


Kerguelen is rather well equipped and is ready to go sailing immediately. However, our yacht is not suitable for a sailing program around the world at the moment. So we have some “projects” to do on board to install the missing material before our departure. We will obviously share with you these projects in technical blog articles, and update the list below with what we will add on board.

For the moment, here is the equipment of our sailboat:

  • Traceur Raymarine C80
  • Autopilot ST6001
  • VHF : Navicom RT 450 DSC
  • AIS : Vesper Marine XB 8000
  • GPS : Raymarine Raystar 125
  • Radar
  • 2 batteries AGM100 12V 100Ah C20 850A ML81090
  • 1 battery fior the in-board
  • and solar panels soon!
  • Not much in the cockpit for the moment except the steering wheel, which is still very important!
  • 1 main sail Europ’Sails
  • 1 gennaker Incidence
  • 1 assymetrical spinnaker
  • 1 Solent Incidence

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