Welcome to Polaris!

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!


October 29, 2023


Tomorrow we continue to Madeira. The crew will be complete tonight. The weather window is good. We will arrive around Friday lunchtime.


October 24, 2023


We have already been in Mohammedia for a week. We are currently waiting for our new crew and suitable weather for our departure to Madeira, Portugal. In the meantime, we found time to relax and continued to work on our boat technology. Our Iridium-Go satellite phone is now permanently installed and technically wired to the fuse panel. A 300-watt voltage converter was also installed so that you can easily charge 220-volt devices on the go.


We plan to leave on October 30th.


October 17, 2023


Polaris has reached Mohammedia (Africa, north of Casablanca). We need 52 hours from Gibraltar. Our new jib did a great job. From the last night we sailed through.


October 11, 2023


We are on our way to Malaga! A lot has happened in the last few days. Polaris has received lots of new technology, safety equipment and a new jib. On Friday we pick up a passenger and continue our journey to Casablanca.October 01, 2023:


Polaris is located in Almerimar. She will stay there for two weeks and will receive a lot of equipment. Philipp & René will leave for Gibraltar in two weeks.


September 22, 2023:


Skipper Wilfried is traveling with Lars, Horst and Bernd. They left for Cabrera on Sunday. After a two-day stay in Ibiza, the crew reached mainland Spain late in the evening. The night will be spent in Dénia. Polaris will explore mainland Spain towards Almerimar in the next few days.


In pictures - What happened so far in the 2023 season:

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!