Vagabond Technical Sheet

Cabins of Vagabond, drawing by G. Caroff

Cabins of Vagabond, drawings G. Caroff

Roof of Vagabond, drawing by G. Caroff


Vagabond totally refit, drawing by G. Caroff

Version 2000, totally refit

Sketches of Gilbert Caroff

Download Vagabond leeflet in Japanese

Vagabond, a sailing vessel for your expeditions!

Vagabond is an expedition yacht designed for sailing in ice. Since year 2000, her captain Eric Brossier prepared it as a unique logistic support, a floating and moving base camp for scientists, sportsmen, or artists fond of polar regions.

Architect: Gilbert Caroff


Main Dimensions

Total length: 15.30 m (47 ft)
Breadth: 4.20 m (4 feet)
Draught 1,2 m (4 feet)
Full displacement: 25 to 32 tonnes

Rigging: 3 sails (mainsail, winding genoa and forestaysail)
Total sailsurface: 130 m2
Propulsion: 2 x 62 hp
2 propellers, shielded
Diesel Tanks : 4500 litres
Range: 1 wintering or 5.000 nautic miles
Dinghy 6 hp
Generator 10 KWA
Power supply: 5 batteries 143A, 2 alternators, charger 220V, wind generator 12V, solar pannels
Special E36 steel hull
Stem reinforced with 10 mm stainless steel plate
Teak deck
Aluminium roof

Capacity: 10 people including 2 crew members (16 people maximum if less than 5 n.m. from shelter)


Central navigation Topline NKE (deoth, loch speedo, temperatures, wind)
2 GPS (fixed and portable)
Weather forecast software
Radar, Sonar (H&V sweeps)
Autopilot and hydrolic steering
Electronic charts

Poles to push ice
Crow's nest at 13 m high
Ice axes and ice screws

Emergency beacon COSPAS - SARSAT
8 survival suits
Liferaft for 10 people

VHF radios (1 fixed, 3 portables)
SSB radio
Satellite phone (& Internet kit)
INMARSAT Standard C (E-mail, telex, fax)

Central heating system (diesel stand alone heater) and diesel stove
Isolation, 40 mm of polyurethane foam
Fresh water tank: 800 liters
Electric fridge, deepfreezer and oven
Books, CD, DVD, VHS, guitar...