The French firm Cargo 2 primarily based in Morlaix in Brittany, created the model Grain de Sail in 2010. The unique undertaking, has all the time remained the identical: to provide distinctive coffees and goodies whose uncooked supplies are transported by a transatlantic sailboat, synonymous with maritime journey and respect for the surroundings.
To have full management on its provides the corporate imagined its personal technique of maritime transport to entry extra straight native producers. Respect for the surroundings and the will for maritime journey have accomplished the remaining
The firm had a primary expertise in 2016, chartering the 32 meters schooner Tres Hombres operated by the Dutch firm Fairway Transport primarily based in Den Helder. The crusing cargo ship transported about 35 tons of espresso and cocoa from the Dominican Republic to the Grain de Sail base in Morlaix.
After practically 4 years of analysis and growth Grain de Sel determined to launch the development of a contemporary sailboat: the two-masted Votaan 72.
With a 72 ft (21.90 meter) aluminum hull, the EUR 1 million sailboat will have the ability to carry as much as 35 tons of cargo with a crew of 4.
The Votaan 72 is anticipated to be operational by Q1 2019.
First targets of four transatlantic crossings and 70 tons of cargo per 12 months are modest however the Grain de Sail’s method to revive the transport of products by crusing boat is exceptional. (Source and picture: Grain de Sail)
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