“EAU DE VIE“ was built in France in 1999. The name translated “Water of Life”. She is a masthead sloop, 35ft long with a 3 cabin layout.
The galley (kitchen) and saloon are midships with the head (toilet) to starboard at the bottom of the companion way. This sailing ship also has a hot / cold shower , digital TV with DVD, Fusion stereo sound system, fridge, gas cook top and oven and a 6 piece dinning set. Her deck is laid teak.
Eau De Vie is powered by a Volvo Penta 2030 and has a cruise speed of 6 kts under motor. There is a Quicksilver 3.1 mtr rigid bottom inflatable tender power by a 3.3 Mercury. Our sailing boat is berthed at Runaway Bay Marina on the Gold Coast.
Her Sailing History
Eau De Vie has had a recent upgrade May 2014 , she was once sailing as a commercial ship in the Pittwater, NSW and was then put into retirement. Now she is back and in 2D / 2C survey QLD meeting all the current requirements with Marine Safety Queensland. The new National Standards for Commercial Vessels is very thorough and has safety as its number one consideration. Here is a link to Australian Marine Safety Authority which will show the necessary safety items for 2D / 2C survey Australian Marine Safety Authority . Our vessel is 10.7 m in length when looking at the tables of safety gear.
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|Length overall||10.7 meters|
|Hull Identification #||FR-DUFC1771K899|
|Construction||Fiberglass (Polyester resin)|
|Engine||Volvo Penta 2030 29hp|
|Fuel Capacity||103 liters|
|Fresh Water Capacity||300 liters|
|Builder||Dufour Yachts France|
|Cabins||3 double cabins|
|Shower||Cold deck shower|
|Head (toilet)||1 Marine toilet (C grade sewage system with holding tank)|
|Stove||2 Gas burner with oven|
|Television /DVD||Digital TV in saloon with DVD available|
|Sound system||Fusion 2 zone stereo|
|Main Sail||3 reef points|
|Head Sail||No.2 / No.3 / MPS|
|Winches||4 x Lewmar 40 self tailing|
|Life jackets||12 Cyclone 150N manual inflatable|
|Life raft||10 person coastal NSCV Approved|
|Life ring||2 x life rings (1 with 27 mtr painter 1 with floating light)|