~ S/Y Fareata ~
Capacity: 7 quests
for a day cruise (+ skipper & deckie)
2-4 quests for an overnight stay in the boat
(+ skipper & deckie).
Bunks in total: three 120-cm wide bunks.
Contacts: Jasper Armanto
Phone +358-50-4690646 (whatsapp preferred)
artsailtraining ( at ) gmail.com
Ownership & flag state with: Åke Gustafsson / Ålands, Brändö
Sloop-type sailing boat
2 cabins separated by curtain, toilet with septic system, space-full lounge, life-jackets & safety gear for crew (a few sizes also for kids) & sailing gloves for loan during your stay on-board.
GPS, jolly boat for landing, paper charts & visual navigation, 300 l Fresh Water + plenty additional water canisters, 12 V electricity with solar panel (USB-charging for phones); Gas cooker with stove and cozy, space-full lounge which acts as bed for 2 people (skipper’s bed during your stay). Oil stove and insulation makes her well suitable for year-around living & sailing!
Type Atch 1070
Hull number P65
2016 installed Nanni Kubota 38hp (29kW) auxiliary diesel engine ⛵️
Fareata is a stable, steel-hull heavy-displacement boat (8,5 tons) build for ocean cruising. She is very livable with nearly 2 meters high roof inside the light and open-spaced cabin. Due her heavy displacement, she could barely do better in light weather, but in contrary she is at her best when the wind breezes up offering a safe, robust touch to learn and try out sailing. She is totally ”bare” boat whet it comes to technology, at least compared to today’s performance boats, leaving much space for training essential skills as tying much and manage rope work.
Her former owner chartered her at the beginning of 21st century four years for French people. After some time she remained untouched at the end of a mooring buoy nearly 5 years until a that-time sea captain student (maritime master, Novia UAS, Aboa Mare, Turku) Jasper (today’s skipper of the boat) saved her from sinking. His vision was to tailor unique sailing voyages and training for young and forgotten people.
Today Jasper skippers the boat with arranging various type of voyages and sail training for a wide spetrum of people. Fareata’s 1,8 meters deep draft allows her to yet enter many desert island beaches.
Thick insulation, steel hull and oil-stove heater makes her very comfortable for cruising also during winter times. Since 2017 there have been nearly 400 people (end of 2020) and sail students on board. Our motto is ”learning by doing”, which means what is says: students will be at the helm and read the map from the very beginning when coming on board, and are very free to try and practice different sail manoeuvres with the boat. The Skipper’s task is to look that everything stays safe, maybe give tasks and challenges to the crew – and of course helping when needed.
There are many times also a cook and assistant deck hand/trainer on board with us!
Welcome on board!
The Story of The Boat…
Maybe you wonder where the name of Fareata comes from. It’s no wonder because I hear many people thinking about that. Well, this is what I heard from the previous owner of the boat, from Mr. Gustafsson: the name ”fareata” comes from a Polynesian language and it means ”house in a heaven” or ”home in heaven”. It is also a name for an island at the Pacific Ocean, where the name maybe origins for the boat. A tale tells that the original owner, a French man, had a plan to sail to this island with his new build sailing boat. He named the boat maybe from the name of the island because he intended to go there.
The boat was built in France in 1986, and designed by a french boat designer Dominique Provin. What happened to the dream of the owner of Fareata, nobody knows, we only know that a Finnish man Åke Gustafsson bought the boat in early 90s’, and sailed her here up to Finnish archipelago waters. Ever since the boat remained within these cold latitudes, at least according to my knowledge. Åke run high-class chartering business for French people during the early 21th century, installed oil stove and lived in the boat also during winter time.
Fareata is build for ocean cruising; she’s 10,6 meters long, steel hull, isolated with oil-heater and suitable even for frost season sailings. Her displacement of 8,5 tons is relatively heavy, but it makes her very stable, safe and gives a comfortable feeling. Mr. Gustafsson sold it off the boat for me in the late 2016. Fareata had remained five years unoccupied and getting wasted at the end of a mooring buoy in the water before I moved in.
Today I am living in the boat having no other home, also over the cold times of the year and sail as long as ice does not become too thick to go.
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