Category Archives: yacht

Route Halifax Saint Pierre. Starts Tomorow.

Tomorrow marks the Start of the  Route Halifax Saint Pierre yacht race. Held Every second year, opposite the MarbleHead to Halifax Race. The Start is at noon, with the starting line near Sackville Wharf on the downtown Halifax waterfront (near Lat 44° 38.9’ N,Lon 63° 34.0’ W)
The finishing line will be between a flagpole with a red flashing light (Lat 46° 47.643′ N, Long 56° 09.560′ W) on the Frigorifique deep water wharf and the North Cardinal Buoy “Bouée du Flétan” with a white flashing light (Lat 46° 47.342′ N, Long 56° 09. 170′ W)
The french naval Patrol Boat Fulmar is in town for the race, and will be escorting participants. You can Follow the race progress With Yellow brick (Needs Flash)

Esperanza Real

The Esperanza Real, Tied up in Lunenburg, with a Newfoundland crew aboard. The vessel appears to be headed elsewhere for conversion.

The vessel was built in 1969 as Lady Janice in Georgetown, PEI. She operated as Winchester in the Newfoundland Coastal trade as a Ferry/cargo vessel, and was recently sold by her owner Ray Berkshire LTD of Arnold’s Cove, Newfoundland.

Before and After

Fishing Trawlers end up getting converted to all sorts of stuff. Take Cape Chidley. Built in Pictou in 1976 as the Esther Boyd for Canso Seafood, She fished until 2001, and was laid up in Lunenburg in 2009. Her Surveyed market price was $225,000us.

She evidently found a Buyer, As she is now the M/Y Yacht Hop, and configured as a transport yacht from the Caribbean to French Riviera by a Frenchman.



French Yacht Paolyre.

Designed by Joubert/Nivelt and built in aluminium by the OCEA Shipyard, Sables-d’Olonne, this 32m Super Yacht is custom-built. With its retro lines and Art Deco-style interior, it combines private and charter use. (Presumably you can charter it when the owner is not using it.)

PAOLYRE  has a maximum speed of 18.0 knots and a range of 4 000 nautical miles at 10 knots. Accommodation for 10 guests in 4 staterooms

Find out more at her website

Another Super Yacht ties up in Halifax

the Yacht To-Kalon arrived today and tied  up infront of the Maritime Museum. Built by the Burger Boat Co. in 2008, she is 30m long, carries 4800HP (About the same as Atlantic Oak), has a max speed of 27knots, and can carry 23,000l of fuel, which is good for a range of 625nm.
You can see some interior shots of the vessel at Superyacht times.  To Kalon is Greek for “most beautiful”. Robert Mondavi has a Napa valley Vineyard with the To Kalon name.


As Mega yachts go, Bread is pretty impressive. Reportedly owned by a major North American bakery Owner, Bread was built in Ontario, Reworked in Florida, and is now back on her way to the lakes.
Very modern, She seams to suffer from an identity crisis of wanting to be both a sailing yacht, or a Steam yacht. (See Amazon (Number 10) for an example of an actual period Yacht of this type)

Bread is Tied up next to EcTug, if you want to go have a look. Shipfax has more history on her.

Sea Dragon for Pangea Explorations

The Sea Dragon put in to Halifax, Before departing on a 14 day trip to Bermuda on the 5th (Join the Crew)

Sea Dragon is a 72ft (22m), 90,000lb displacement steel hulled sailing vessel built in the UK in 2000. Formerly known as CB 37, she is one of 11 second generation yachts built for the Global Challenge Race – one of the longest, most demanding ocean voyages ever made with an upwind, west-about 32,000km circumnavigation.

She will be open for tours from 4-6pm tonight.

The vessel is owned by Pangea Explorations.
Pangea Explorations missions are To actively strengthen the health of marine life through Exploration, Conservation and Education work. and To inspire and develop a new generation of leaders in conservation science, communication, education, art and policy leadership.

Find out More at

Pangea’s Second Visit to Halifax

From Mike Horn Via Twitter

Pangaea has arrived safe and sound in one of the friendliest Ports in the world Halifax NS Canada after a rough ride. Catching up with some of our student Explorers, looking at future projects, and a small technical reparation to be done.

Shes Currently anchored off the St Marys Boat Club in the Arm.

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