Our Vessels

This are the boats you will be sailing on our courses

We take special attention on our vessels, keeping a regular exhaustive maintenance made by professionals to make sure that they are in condition to go out in the sea and that they won't give us any surprises while you are on a course.


Nautor Swan 411 (Blue Swan)

1977 Sailbboat, last full refit in 2020

The Swan 411 is an absolute classic, beautifully designed by Sparkman & Stephens and strongly built by Nautor's Swan between 1977 and 1979. Only 42 hulls were built during this period and we happen to be lucky enough to own one of them: the Blue Swan (1977, hull #14), your host in our sailing expeditions.

Bought in Trieste and fully refitted in 2020

This iconic Sparkman & Stephens classic was brought from Trieste, Italy in August 2019. During the passage we lost the boom and mail sail in the south of Sardinia during a storm. We manage to arrive to Vilamoura, Algarve 2 weeks later.

After our arrival Blue Swan went to the hard to start a 9 months refit that included: new boom, new main sail, new rigging, deck reconditioning, hull maintenance (osmosis treatment), shaft bearing, zincs, new batteries, new diesel filter, servicing water filter, new water pump, servicing bilge pumps.

A Sparkman & Stephens Swan

Today, Sparkman&Stephens designed Swans are universally acknowledged to be the finest ocean- going production sailing yachts ever built.The Sparkman&Stephens Swan legend was created in less than a decade. A remarkable achievement in the highly competitive world of yachting.

Sail a Sparkman&Stephens designed Swan and you experience a unique combination of the elegance and power created by superb engineering and the craftsman’s skill. A pride reflected in a marriage of technology and tradition, and in Nautor’s uncompromised dedication towards creating the ultimate statement of the yachtbuilder’s art.

Model / Swan 411

Hull type / Monohull

Category / Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat

Sailboat builder / Nautor's Swan

Sailboat designer / Sparkman & Stephens

Country / Finland

Construction /GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
- Hull: Single skin fiberglass polyester
- Deck: Sandwich fiberglass polyester

Number of hulls built / 42

First built hull / 1977

Last built hull / 1979

Appendages / Keel : fin without bulb

Helm / Single helm wheel

Rudder / Single rudder on skeg


Our Blue Swan is equipped with the following sails, all with proper maintenance and daily care:

  • Main sail Hyde sail Tri-radial CHALLEGE WARP-DRIVE 9.11  2020
  • Main sail North sails year 2009
  • Genoa 135% Hyde sail Tri-radial 2022
  • Genoa 150% North Sails year 2010
  • Gen1 North Sails 2014
  • Jib 1 North Sails 2008
  • Jib 2 - Reckmann
  • Jib3
  • Stormjib 8m2 2022
  • Gennaker year 2012
  • Spi symetric 1
  • Spi symetric2

Blue Swan, being flagged in Belgium carries industry standard safety and medical equipment from lifejackets, types of storm sails, med kit, fire fighting equipment, etc. We follow the guidelines Cat2 coding by MCA:

– 8 Life jacks SEATEC / X-PRO 180
– 2 life buoy
– Danbuoy
- Straps
– MOB device / rescue line
– Liferaft by SEAGO / ISO 9650-2 with HRU SOLAS app
– 2 fire extinguishers dry chemical 1 and 2 Kg
– 1 fire blanket
– Smoke alarm
– CO2 alarm
– AIS Digital Yacht Nomad
– Ipad Pro 12.9 with Navionics & ISailor anv systems / AIS transponder

– Ploter Raymarine 435 / Backup nav system
– VHF DSC Simrad
– Hand held VHF Cobra
- Hande held compass Plastimo
– Radar reflector
– 4 hand flares
– 2 orange smokes
– 4 parachutes
– 406 MHz EPIRB
– 3 magnetic compass / compass deviation card
– Nautical publications: charts from the area, pilot books and almanac - includes Almanac, Pilot books and charts
– Dividers and Breton plotter
– Barometer
– 2 Searchlight
– 1 CQR 18Kg main anchor / Brittany 12Ks kedge
– Safety harnesses and straps
– First aid kit Class2
- Gas remote switch Truma


Hydrosport 646

A reliable powerboat from 2019

Our Hydrosport 646 RIB is the perfect for educational purposes. The legendary RIB636 was created with focus on sea keeping abilities and swift handling. The new RIB646 has kept those caracteristics, but added a whole lot of space! With more than 1,5m internal beam there is space to run courses with confort.

  • LOA: 6,46 m
  • Beam: 2,49 m
  • Internal beam: 1,54m
  • Tube diameter: 0,47 m
  • Weight: from 550kg
  • Passengers: 12
  • Recomended engine: 90 - 150hp
  • Top speed: 36-50 knots with recomended engine
  • Weight capacity: >1200kg
  • Fuel capacity: 170 litres
  • Autonomy: >250nm
  • Hull type: Warped 24º V @ transom, single stepped VFi

Check our courses!

We offer a variety of IYT certifications (International Yatch Training) and other course combination options for both sail and powerboats. What about spending one week out on the water learning the skills you need to start bareboat cruising on your own?

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