ZEEPAARD – 121ft JFA Expedition Yacht
Zeepaard, Dutch for ‘Seahorse’ was built by France’s boutique shipyard JFA to RINA Class. Designed by yacht design studio Vripack, known for its holistic approach and modern philosophy through its extensive navel architecture and engineering experience, she was launched in 2003.
Built for ocean going expeditions, she undertook a three year ocean cruise around the world, travelling over 50,000 nautical miles with 39 countries visited. The circumnavigation was rewarded with a Neptune trophy as the joint winner of the Voyager’s Award at the 2014 World Superyacht Awards. In all, she has travelled over 72,000 nautical miles to 44 different countries.
Her build requirement to JFA was to provide a yacht built to the highest standards, meeting a vision of long range comfort combined with economic operating platforms. In order to meet the needs of such a transpacific range, the yacht has to be exceptionally seaworthy whilst offering space and luxury for comfortable cruising in order to explore the most remote places.
JFA, based at Concarneau in Brittany, a region in France rich in maritime heritage, is a shipyard known for its boutique builds, where all their yachts built in both aluminium and composite using years of expertise in a family run environment, now explore the world. There was no compromise in the design by Vripack’s engineers and architects. They used the best quality modern technology on offer. Design concepts were rigorously tested and built in full aluminium. Zeepaard’s full displacement hull and well engineered mechanical systems are designed to last.
|LOA:||121′ 11″ (37.16m)|
|BEAM:||26′ 10″ (8.18m)|
|DRAFT:||Max 8′ 0″ (2.44m)|
|HULL DESIGNED BY:||Vripack|
|MODEL:||Luxury Expedition Vessel|
|YEAR:||Mfg 2003, Model 2003, Refit 2011|
|ENGINE:||475 HP, Twin, 2003, Inboard, Diesel, 3406E, Caterpillar 11036hrs / 11036hrs|
|SPEED:||Cruising 11 knots, Max 13 knots|
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