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About Ironbarque

Originally known as CB 48, Ironabrque is the 12th vessel built in the UK in the year 2000 as part of the famous Sir Chay Blyth‘s project, to face races considered The World’s Toughest Yacht Race, Global Challenge Race. Ironbarque was specifically built for adventure sailing.

Ironabarque can accommodate up to 14 passengers in 18 comfortable single and double pipe berths. The expedition vessel also has a large well-stocked galley and a comfortable salon with seating for 16 people. A refrigerator is also found on board to help keep the food fresh for the duration of the expedition.

As a research vessel, Ironabrque has lab space, dissecting microscope, surface net trawling capability, and working deck space.

  • LOA 22m (72′). Beam 5.5m (20′), Draft 3.4m (11′)
  • Gross registered tonnage 57.24
  • Hull construction 50A mild steel with five watertight compartments and collision bulkheads
  • Cutter rig, North G2 asymmetric spinnaker, storm sails
  • Perkins M130C main diesel engine
  • Fischer-Panda 6kw 120V auxiliary generator
  • Berthing: 14 single pipe berths, 1 double berths
  • Evolution flex shaft coupling, Flexo-Fold prop
  • 400watts solar and 400 watts of wind turbine renewable power coupled with over 14 Kwh main battery storage capacity
  • Spectra Farrallon 75gph water maker
  • 560 gallons Diesel, 450 gallons water capacity
  • Furuno NAVNET 3D main processors running MaxSea Time Zero navigation software
  • Maxwell VW3500 windlass with three anchors
  • Furuno instruments, autopilot and Interphase forward-looking sonar
  • ICOM HF radio
  • Iridium 9555 and Iridium Go Satellite Communications with XGate email and software
  • Large awning for sun protection at anchor or in port
  • Twin reverse cycle heat/ air conditioning units to climate control below decks