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Class D
Nationality UK
Year Built 1996
Rig Bm Sloop


  • Name: GIGI
  • Class: D
  • Nationality: UK
  • Year built: 1996
  • Home port: Halleviksstrand
  • Rig: Bm Sloop
  • Height: 19.45 m
  • Length of hull: 14.84 m
  • Entered by: Stiftelsen Navigare Necesse Est


  • Areas of operation: Northern Europe, Baltic
  • Number of trainees: 6
  • Number of permanent crew: 2

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S/Y Gigi was built in 1996 by Nautor Swan in Jacobstad, Finland. She has been sailing mainly in the Mediterranean Sea and around the British Isles, but has also crossed the Atlantic and sailed in the Caribbean.  As of 2010 S/Y Gigi is owned by the foundation Navigare Necesse Est. Her home port is Halleviksstrand on the western part of Orust, Sweden. She is used for training of young and adult sailors in navigation and seamanship.