The Beagle is named after the HMS Beagle, on which Charles Darwin made his famous voyage to the Galapagos Islands.
Wide and spacious decks in comfortable seating areas allow passengers to enjoy the sun, the landscapes and observe wildlife. A magnificent 105-foot twin screw steel-hulled brigantine with teak decks and beautifully designed interiors. The Beagle is one of a class by itself among sailing yachts in the Galapagos. She was built by Cubow Ltd. in Woolwich, England, in the 1970s and registered with Lloyd’s (number Y 195095), but her designer is unknown.
Meals are a fusion of Ecuadorian and international cuisine and are served al- fresco or in the dining room inside. A coffee and tea station, a well-stocked bar, and snacks are also available for passengers.
M/S BEAGLE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Year of construction: 1970
Type: Sailing yacht
Length: 105 ft. brigantine
Speed: 9 knots
Range: 3000 miles
Capacity: 14 Passengers
Crew: 5 Crew members + 1 Bilingual Guide
Accommodation: 6 double cabins and 1 smaller double with private bathrooms & A/C
Electricity: 1 Koller 33 KW generator-220/110 V, 1 Koller 23 kW generator-220/110 V, 2-12/24 V Battery packs
Water-maker: 35 gallons per hour
Navigation & Safety Equipment: 2 Furuno GPS Navigator Systems, 2 magnetic compasses, 1 EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), 1 Boston Whaler dinghy, 1 inflatable Caribe dinghy, 2 double kayaks, 1 Elliot 20-person life raft, 1 Shanghai 20-person life raft, 1 cellular telephone (Movistar), 1 satellite telephone (Iridium), 2 Furuno radars (36 N/M), 1 Water Maker desalination plant, 1 70-band HF DSC radio (ICOM), 1 70-band VHF DCC radio (ICOM), 1 Hummingbird VHF radio, 2 portable VHF radios (ICOM), 2 bidirectional ACR radios, 1 vessel positioner (Hunter), 1 ZART ACR radar responder, 1 Furuno Navtex receiver (climate status), 1 Furuno echo-sounding fathometer (500m)
Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks Included
Cabins (max. 14 guests)
The yacht features six well-fitted air-conditioned cabins, each with a double lower bunk and a single upper, and a private bathroom with hot water shower and flush lavatory. A smaller seventh cabin, also air-conditioned and with en suite facilities, can accommodate one or two more passengers in its single bunks. The electric current on The Beagle is 110V in the cabins and 220V with a UK plug adapter on the bridge.