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Class B
Nationality France
Year Built 1954
Rig Gaff Ketch


  • Name: ARAWAK
  • Class: B
  • Nationality: France
  • Year built: 1954
  • Home port: LORMONT, France
  • Rig: Gaff Ketch
  • Height: 22.69 m
  • Length of hull: 20.83 m
  • Entered by: Cap Archipels


  • Areas of operation: Northern Europe
  • Number of trainees: 16
  • Number of permanent crew: 4
  • Berth types: Bunks, Cabins, Mixed
  • Showers: Yes
  • Operational language(s) on board: French
  • Other language(s) spoken on board: English
  • Special diets catered for: Yes

Tall ship races and regattas


  • Built in1954 in Les Sables-d’Olonne, France at the shipyard Union et Travail.
  • Was operated for years by the group Refuge des Marins in Brittany until the 1980s when it was purchased by Christian and Suzanne de Parada in 1986.
  • Used for sail training with youth.