Welcome on board!

We are a group of people traveling with our ship SY "Polaris", a Dufour Classic 43.


It was built in 1999 in France, La Rochelle. The "launch" was in Koper, Slovenia. Initially based in the Marina Dalmacija in Sukosan, she was in Maslinica on Solta and in the ACI Milna for many years.


The Polaris was always owned by Iris & Wilfried Schäfer and was available for charter as a bareboat until 2016. A lot has developed since then. The yacht has found many friends and companions. Find out more about the team and their history here!


After last winter in Barcelona, she is touring around the Balearic Islands this summer. In the fall we're going to the Caribbean! Feel free to be part of the crew, we are always happy to see new faces on board!


May 22, 2023:


In the last week the new storm sail was attached. We have decided on a cutter stay made of Dynema line which is attached with a Pelikan tensioner. The red sail is doing well.

Already on May 16th we drove from "Roda de Bara" to Palma de Mallorca. Thanks to good wind, peaking at 25 kn, we were anchored in Arenal on May 17th and enjoyed our time.


The new Lifepo4 battery system is currently being extensively tested. So far we like the good and meets our expectations. The weather is changeable at the moment, but thanks to solar and wind power, the batteries don't seem to want to run out. We will report in detail about our new battery system. Spoilers: It doesn't wear a lion as a crest.


Polaris is currently on the road with Philipp and crew around Palma. Yesterday they met our sister ship, SV Mekatxis - she is also a Dufour Classic 43. We have been friends with the owners Olga and Mixel for several years.


May 10, 2023:


Polaris has a new rig including furler, new antifouling and is polished in the Marina "Roda de Béra" near Barcelona. A new storm sail has been ordered and will be attached by Philipp at the weekend. The mast was adjusted accordingly. Lars & René have already installed new battery technology. 560AH - Lifepo4 arrived on Polaris. Wilfried has exchanged all the upholstery on all mattresses. As well as fittings in the bathrooms. And and and ...

Would you like to come on board?

From January to April 2024 we offer sailing trips in different regions of the Caribbean, please ask here for more information!