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Adventure offered by Ariel

13 weeks
Available in Spanish, English
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Looking for an adventure?

Join the unique experience of crossing the Panama Canal and the Pacific with our racing sailboat „Zafiro“! You will have the chance to go to the most remote islands on the world since we will stop by on several islands on the way like Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji and New Caledonia.

The first stage will be crossing the Panama Canal and the Pacific towards Marquesas Islands (Hiva-oa). This will be around 3800 nm, taking around 3 weeks. Further we will go to French Polynesia (Tahiti) - islands with a unique charm where the feeling of freedom still reigns. This will be another 800nm, about 5 days.

In French Polynesia, we will take some time to explore the islands. Further, we will sail to the Cook Islands (555nm), Fiji (900nm), Tonga (400nm) and New Caledonia (700nm). Finally, we will sail to Sydney, Australia (1000nm).

Feel free to decide which stage(s) you would like to join and the price will be adapted accordingly.


Aluminium Sailboat made to compete in the Whitbread round the world regatta (current Volvo ocean Race) which ran 2 times under the name of UBF (Union Bank Finland).

With this Sailboat, you will have an unforgettable experience on a thoroughbred racing boat on the outside with cruising comfort on the inside, a perfect mix of speed and comfort!

* Model: Bénéteau - Super Maxi IOR 82.5
* Capacity: 20 spots
* Length: 25.50 m
* Cabins: 6
* Year: 1988
* Bathrooms: 3


Hi! I'm Ariel, a naval mechanic and I've been sailing for 15 years.
My passion is sailing and organizing trips around the world!
Also, I like cooking and enjoying the time together with everyone on the trips.

I have sailed already in Argentina, Spain, Italy, Brazil and the Caribbeans.
In the last 6 years I have made 8 transatlantic crossings.


Food, fuel and harbour expenses are not included in the price, they will be divided among the crew on board.

The dates are approximate, they may undergo some modification due to weather conditions.
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  • Plan
    The plan looks like the following:

    - we will start in Panama (Colón) on the 3rd of May
    - we will go to Panama City and spend a few days there
    - we will sail to Marquesas islands, 3800nm, 3 weeks
    - we will sail to French Polynesia, 800nm, 5 days
    - we will sail to the Cook islands, 555nm, 3 days
    - we will sail to Tonga, 900nm, 6 days
    - we will sail to Fiji, 400nm, 3 days
    - we will sail New Caledonia, 700nm, 5 days
    - we will sail to Sydney, Australia, 1000nm, 1 week
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**Los gastos de comida, combustible y amarres no estan incluidos en el precio, se dividiran entre la tripulacion a bordo.

Las fechas, menos la de inicio, son aproximadas, podran sufrir alguna modificacion por las condiciones meteorologicas.
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3 reviews At Sailwiz since 2019
Hola! Soy Ariel, mecánico naval y llevo 15 años navegando
Mi pasión es navegar y organizar travesías alrededor del mundo!
Además, me gusta cocinar y disfrutar con todos en mis viajes
He navegado por Argentina, España, Italia, Brasil y Caribe
En los últimos 3 años he realizado 6 cruces transatlánticos
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Boat details

Aluminum sailboat made to compete in the Whitbread round the world regatta (current Volvo ocean Race) which ran 2 times under the name of UBF (Union Bank Finland)

A thoroughbred racer on the outside with cruising comfort on the inside

Enjoy an unforgettable experience aboard this boat, a mixture of adrenaline due to its great speed and comfort!
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  • Model: Bénéteau - Super Maxi IOR 82.5
  • Capacity: 20 spots
  • Length: 25.50 m
  • Cabins: 6
  • Year: 1988
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • GPS
  • Radar
  • Life jackets
  • VHF
  • Sounding line
  • Electric windlass
  • Autopilot
  • Wind equipment
  • Generator
  • Tender
  • Shower
  • Fishing rods
  • HI-FI equipment
  • Equipo de snorkel

Additional Information

  • Professional skipper
  • Bed linens
Not included
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Meals on board
  • Food and drink on land
  • Gas
Payment methods
  • Credit/debit card
  • Wire transfer

4.5 · 3 reviews

  • IMG_2407
    January of 2024
    Extremely friendly and approachable skipper with formidable sailing experience - travelling from Spain, Santa Pola to Martinique via the Grand Canaries and Cape Verde before crossing the Atlantic was an amazing adventure that I will always cherish and extremely thankful for the experience
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    January of 2024
    Ariel makes the journey easy and pleasant. Always in a good mood, with great ability to solve any problem on the boat and eager to show his skills in the kitchen! A great cook...and a better person!
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  • e8b9f9eb-1e88-4a71-bd85-0cd0537088ee
    January of 2024
    Sailing with Ariel was a great experience, a good person, a great sailor, capable of repairing anything on board and still has time to be a great cook. We had some setbacks due to deficiencies in the condition of the boat, but thanks to Ariel everything was fixed and we completed the voyage.
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