MV Brigitte Bardot (formerly Gojira and Ocean 7 Adventurer) is a unique high-tech 35 m (115 ft) stabilized monohull twin diesel engine powered vessel designed by Nigel Irens. Construction of the Adventurer began in June 1997 and she was launched on 16 March 1998. The official naming ceremony took place on 3 April 1998 in London's West India Dock.
Cable and Wireless Adventurer
Originally named the Cable and Wireless Adventurer
she was built for the purpose of circumnavigating the world in less than 80 days. This was successfully accomplished in July 1998 in 74 days, 20 hours, 58 minutes, traveling more than . This achievement set a new Guiness World Record
for a powered vessel. However, on 27 June 2008 Earthrace
(later renamed Ady Gil
), the biodiesel
powered wave-piecing trimaran, set a new world record when it docked at the Vulkan shipyard in Sagunto, Spain after completing a circumnavigation in just 60 days 23 hours and 49 minutes.
The design of the vessel was evaluated and proven by hydrodynamic tank testing and a 21.3m scale prototype named the iLAN Voyager
completed sea trials to demonstrate the advantages of the concept.
is equipped with state-of-the-art navigation and communications equipment.
Ocean 7 Adventurer
In 2007 the vessel was acquired by Ocean 7, a Cape Town
based marine brokerage and charter operation. The vessel was recommissioned and transferred to a mooring at the V&A Waterfront
. The vessel was available for... Read More