October 27, 2017
An exceptional member of the Shipman fleet, she is immaculately maintained and shows no sign of the circumnavigation beneath her keel.
We asked her owners to help us with this piece – about her capabilities and also about her trip…
HAGAZUSSA III was built with focus for a planned short-handed, family and friend’s circumnavigation, as a second Shipman, for educated and experienced ocean going clients. She features practical details for fast, comfortable and safe long distance cruising.
Carbon fibres construction: Reduced displacement and increased sailing and motoring speed is achieved with use of carbon fibres and state-of-art production methods.
Lightweight and easy going: With her performance construction and pedigree, carbon mast and boom, increased keel draft to 3,5m, she is the fastest yacht on water, even on day cruises or Mediterranean holidays.
Variable draft: Her lifting keel increases HAGAZUSSA III’s comfort and speed, but also enables her to safely enter inner waters of coral reefs, in vast areas such as French Polynesia.
Safety and control: Specially designed twin rudders contribute to full control and safety at any sail configuration and sea state. The twin rudder configuration reduces autopilot energy consumption.
Comfort and practicality: Gimbaled saloon settee, manual or automatic, inspired from ocean racing, brings new experience and comfort into cruising.
Folding platform: Hydraulically operated, forms 5 square meter private beach with easy access from cockpit. Integrated dinghy garage for custom lightweight dinghy with carbon bottom and folding 8HP engine.
Hagazussa III circumnavigation; September 2010 – December 2010
San Remo (IT) – Islas Baleares – Cartagena (ESP) – Gibraltar – Tangier – Essoauira – Agadir – Tenerife – Cabo Verde – Barbados – Mustique – Clifton – Grenada (Le Phare Bleu Marina).
Transatlantic Crossing from Mindelo (Cabo Verde) to Port St. Charles (Barbados)
26.11.2010 – 09.12.2010 (12 full days) / distance 2189 NM / Average 168 Nm per day
Feb 2011 – March 2011
Grenada – Los Roques Islands – Curaçao – Cartagena (COL) – Panama Canal – Panama- Islas Las Perlas (PAN).
March – May 2011
Panama – Galapagos – Marquesas Islands (Hivao Oa, Fatu Hiva (Baie des Vierges)) – Tuamotu Archipelago (Makemo, Fakarava) – Tahiti (Papeete).
Crossing from Galapagos to Hiva Oa (Islas Marquesas, French Polynesia)
09.04. – 25.04.2011 / 15days 23h 15 min/ / 3033 NM / Average 203 Nm per day.
August – November 2011
Tahiti – Moorea – Huahine – Tahaa – Bora Bora – Rarotonga (Souther Cook Islands) – Palmerston (Southern Cook Islands) – Apia (Western Samoa) – Savusavu ( Fidji) – Port Denerau (Fidji) – Port Moselle (Nouméa, Nouvelle Caledonie) – Coffs Harbour (Australia) – Port Maquaire – Sydney.Back from Sydney to Gibraltar on deck of cargo ship.
HAGAZUSSA III is arguably the best Shipman 63 ever built. She is build number 23. She represents the true Shipman mentality of being a fast, safe, easy to handle, comfortable and efficient cruising yacht. An average four crew members enjoyably sailed HAGAZUSSA III around the globe in 2011-12. After 30 thousand miles she was completely checked and fully maintained every year by the same maintenance team. This team is available and ready to support HAGAZUSSA III globally if required. HAGAZUSSA III has been sailed every season since her return to Mediterranean and fully ready to take you around the world for her second time.
HAGAZUSSA III is currently available to see, touch and write a cheque for. For further information regarding her specification please visit http://www.berthon.co.uk/yachts-for-sale/hagazussa-iii-cruising-sailboat-shipman-63-234943/, otherwise contact email@example.com.