Going back to 1998, the 109-Foot racing yacht set a new Guinness World Record speeding around the world in a matter of 74 days, 20 hours and 58 minutes. With over 4,000 miles on a single tank, the Trimaran beauty has seen her fair share of the sea, sailing around the world already 6 times.
Not only serving a purpose of record-breaking, the Bardot was also a part of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) aiding in tracking down Japanese whaling ships in the Antarctic, Chinese squid boats off the Galapagos, and Bluefin poachers in the Mediterranean.
Now for sale through Fraser Yachts, the stunning, needle-nosed racing yacht was designed by British multihull guru Nigel Irens and originally named Cable & Wireless Adventurer. Built in 1997 by British yard Vosper Thornycroft for the sole purpose of circling the world in less than 80 days, the impressive mission was accomplished and later renamed Ocean 7 Adventurer.
“Vessels don’t come more unique than this,” Joaquin Genrich, listing broker with Fraser Yachts. “It could take a family completely off the grid. Throw off the lines and you could get from Puerto Vallarta, where she is right now, to Tahiti on one tank.”
After a long and successful career ranging from a charter vessel to starring in a Hollywood film, the Brigitte Bardot has traveled to all four corners of the world; Australia, New Zealand, the Faroe Islands, the Mediterranean, Caribbean and even Key West, where she helped protect turtles from poachers.
“These days Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is working more with governments and requiring larger vessels that can accommodate military personnel. Sadly, she’s become too small for our needs,” says Octavia Carranza, who captained the yacht on missions to Peru in 2018. “We’ll definitely be sorry to see her go. She’s a remarkable vessel. What I always found amazing was sitting on the bridge and watching her slice through the water like a knife.”
Recently re-powered with two new 500-horsepower Cummins QSC 8.3-liter turbo diesels, replacing the previous 350-horse versions, the top speed is now close to 30 knots. Genrich says the boat’s comparatively low $1.499 million asking price leaves plenty of room for a comprehensive refit.
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