The expedition yachts 60’ ocean going powerhouses

The expedition yachts

Unlike anything you will have sailed on previously, our specialised ocean going expedition yachts are custom built for long distance blue water sailing. Safe, strong and huge fun, these yachts have a spectacular pedigree.

SAIL | TRAIN | EXPLORE

Starling

Type: Clipper 60
Configuration: Cutter rigged sloop
Built: 1996
Length: 18.3m
Beam: 4.3m
Draught: 2.2m
MCA rating: Cat 0 (unlimited offshore)
current location

Bluejay

Type: Clipper 60
Configuration: Cutter rigged sloop
Built: 1996
Length: 18.3m
Beam: 4.3m
Draught: 2.2m
MCA rating: Cat 0 (unlimited offshore)
current location

Hummingbird

Type: Clipper 60
Configuration: Cutter rigged sloop
Built: 1996
Length: 18.3m
Beam: 4.3m
Draught: 2.2m
MCA rating: Cat 0 (unlimited offshore)
current location

Oriole

Type: Bowman 57
Configuration: Cutter rigged sloop
Built: 1983
Length: 17.4m
Beam: 4.3m
Draught: 2.2m
MCA rating: Cat 0 (unlimited offshore)
current location

Clipper 60 expedition yacht

Clipper 60 yacht tour

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I get my own bunk?

Yes. Everyone on board has their own bunk. If we are sailing overnight and in rough weather, the skipper may ask crew to hot bunk on the lower bunks. This means crew buddy up and one will be on watch, while the other sleeps in the lower bunk, and then they swap. This minimises the risk of any injuries. It is not common that this is needed.

Are there private cabins?

No. There is one large accommodation area with 8 bunks in it. This actually gives you far more personal space as being crammed into a small cabin with someone you don’t know can be a little tight! Each bunk has a big lee cloth that pulls up once you are in and keeps you snugly in and with some privacy. You change in the heads (toilets)

Are there toilets and showers?

Yes. The yachts all have two heads (toilets) and two showers. The showers are small but functional and incredibly welcome out at sea or at anchor after a hot day on deck.

Are all the boats the same?

The three Clipper 60s are near enough identical. They have huge accommodation areas and a smaller galley (kitchen) and saloon. The Bowman 57 has a huge galley and saloon, and a smaller accommodation area. If you are tall (+6ft / 1.7m) or broad, you will probably prefer to be in a Clipper 60.

Who we are

Blueco Holdings Ltd, t/a Rubicon 3 Adventure
20 – 22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU

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