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Schooner Opal


Schooner Opal is the most recent addition to North Sailing´s fleet. Built at the Bodenwerft in Damgarten, Germany in 1951, she served as a trawler in the Baltic- and North Sea and in the Barents Sea. In 1973 new owners started her restoration. During 8 years until 1981, Opal was converted to the elegant but seaworthy, two masted schooner she is today. She has sailed all over the world, completing several trans-Atlantic crossings, being carefully maintained through the years. Opal has remained with the same owners, until becoming part of North Sailing´s fleet in early 2013. She has undergone restoration and had interior work done to better fit her for the new purpose as an expedition ship.


The Opal has six double/twin cabins plus crew facilities. She has three bathrooms, two showers. She comfortably fits 12 passengers, plus her crew.




Gross tonnage: 65

LOA: 33 m (LOD 24m)

Beam: 7 m

Sail area: 380 sqm

Hull material: Oak

Built, where: Damgarten, Germany

Built/rebuilt: 1951/1973–1981

Passenger capacity: 60

Engine: Scania

kW/horsepower: 209/288

Port of registry: Húsavík

Flag: Iceland



Deckplan Opal