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photo credits: North Sailing Iceland


Length OA 32.50 m (106' 7")
Length WL 21.31 m (69' 11")
Beam 6.84 m (22' 5")
Draft 3.00 m (9' 10")
Sail area 360 sqm (3875 sqft)
Displacement 133 ton (293215 lbs)
Material Hull Wood
By Order of: North Sailing - Husavik, Iceland
Workscope: Rigging Design - reconfiguration design to a topsail schooner including construction drawings for the new yards and hardware items.
Partners: Yards made by SRF, Sails by UB Sails, additional steel hardware on location in Husavik. Rigging intallation and outfitting by Topsail rigging Ltd.
DVS Opal 3D sailmodel 1



Schooner Opal is a recent addition to North SailingĀ“s fleet. Built at the Bodenwerft in Damgarten, Germany in 1951, she served as a trawler in the Baltic- and North Sea and in the Barents Sea. In 1973 new owners started her restoration. During 8 years until 1981, Opal was converted to the elegant but seaworthy, two masted schooner she is today. She has sailed all over the world, completing several trans-Atlantic crossings, being carefully maintained through the years. Opal has remained with the same owners, until becoming part of North SailingĀ“s fleet in early 2013. She has undergone restoration and had interior work done to better fit her for the new purpose as an expedition ship. The Opal has six double/twin cabins plus crew facilities. She has three bathrooms, two showers. She comfortably fits 12 passengers, plus her crew.

 DVS Opal 3D sailmodel 2aDVS Opal 3D sailmodel 3