Our Vessel

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Gold Coast Sailing with Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast

“EAU DE VIE“ was built in France in 1999. The name translated “Spirit of Life”. She is a masthead sloop, 35ft long with a 3 cabin layout.

Eau de Vie's interior is in original teak and 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 service and her out haul completed in March 2021, 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.

General Specifications

Queensland Registration30994QC
Length overall10.7 meters
Beam3.5 meters
Draft1.92 meters
Hull Identification #FR-DUFC1771K899
ConstructionFiberglass (Polyester resin)
Build Year1999
EngineVolvo Penta 2030 29hp
Fuel Capacity103 liters
Fresh Water Capacity300 liters
BuilderDufour Yachts France
Displacement5.5 te
Cabins3 double cabins
ShowerCold deck shower
Head (toilet)1 Marine toilet (C grade sewage system with holding tank)
Stove2 Gas burner with oven
Television /DVDDigital TV in saloon with DVD available
Sound systemFusion 2 zone stereo
Main Sail3 reef points
Head SailNo.2 / No.3 / MPS
Winches4 x Lewmar 40 self tailing
Life jackets12 Cyclone 150N manual inflatable
Life raft10 person coastal NSCV Approved
EpirbGME 400
Life ring2 x life rings (1 with 27 mtr painter 1 with floating light)


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