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.
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: