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A crazy guy and an impressive achievement.

A non stop circumnavigation against the prevailing winds with a relatively small and old boat:

Well this guy is maybe a bit mad (223 days alone) but its performance is impressive. Only 6 sailors had managed to do that before and he is the first to make it with a production boat, with the smaller one and most of all without engine, relying only on solar panels for electricity.

CHAPEAU to Stéphane Narvaez

TEAMDEFIS - Défis GEC - Défis 4SMS - "Il n'y a pas de liberté sans risque, sans ignorance, sans aventure."

The boat is a very interesting boat, an upwind boat and a boat able to sail in very light winds (narrow, light and with a lot of ballast), a Sharp 47.

The Sharp 47 is a Guy RIBADEAU-DUMAS design from the 80's, a very narrow aluminium (2.8m) sailboat and also very light (3400kg) with a 1.95m of draft.

He bought the boat in bad shape for 15 000 euros in 2010 and took about a year and a half to put it in good shape, with the help of fiends.

Here you can have a look at his boat:


Visite d'Oïkos, le Sharp 47 de Stéphane Narvaez

You can find some in better shape on the used market for about 50 000 euros:

SHARP 47 ULDB ALU-1984-55 000-LEGUEN HEMIDY- XBOAT, your neXt BOAT ? annonces de vedettes et voiliers d?occasion à vendre

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