• Tara, a schooner for the planet

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VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE BOAT

© G.Bounaud/Tara Expéditions

Welcome onboard Tara !

Visit the boat as if you were inside

Virtual tour made by HD Média in Québec during the Tara Oceans Polar Circle 2013 expedition.

Conceived and sailed by visionary explorers, Tara is a unique ship for scientific discovery and adventure.

Dockyard: SFCN at Villeneuve La Garenne
Architects:
Luc Bouvet and Olivier Petit
Former owners:
Jean-Louis Etienne and Sir Peter Blake
Flag:
French (French international registry)
Classification:
Bureau Veritas – 1 3/3 (E)
Length:
36 metres
Width:
10 metres
Draught:
1.50 metres – 3.50 metres
Weight:
120 tons
Hull Material:
Aluminium
Masts:
2 – 27 metres each
Sail aera:
400 square metres
Propulsion:
2 x 350 HP
Power:
2 x 17 kW and 1 x 50 kW (Environmental Protection Agency II Standard)
Watermaker:
300 litres/hour
Fuel tanks:
40,000 litres
Water tank:
6,000 litres
Soiled tank:
7,000 litres
Number of berths:
14
Autonomy:
5,000 nautical miles - 3 kW windgenerator power system
Means of communication: Eutelsat, Fleet Broad Band, Radio HF, Standard C
Meteorology:
Station Bathos II Météo France, thermo salinometer
Oceanography:
3,000 m oceanographic winch capstan
Science:
Dedicated microscopy and IT, wet laboratory
Equipment:
Diving compressor and equipment for 4 persons, two semirigid 30 and 40 HP
Heating: 150 mm polyurethane isolation, central heating
Garbage treatment:
1 crusher and 1 compactor of garbage
Home port:
Lorient


Positions on board the Tara Mediterranean expedition 2014 :
The team on board consists of 5 sailors, 2 scientists, 1 journalist and 1 artist