The Barcelona Explorer is an Ayna Ketch with a “mirror-aft”. This ship style has the advantage of a very spacious aft cabin with a panoramic view, the perfect place for an extended cruise or a honeymoon!
In 2014, in anticipation of an Atlantic crossing, the original 1 3/8” (35mm) pine hull was replaced with 3” (776mm) African mahogany to further add to the schooner’s stability and durability. New teak decks and an electrical conversion to North American standards was also done at this time.
She passed the ultimate stress test while sailing through the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic Ocean to Florida, a journey of more than 6000 miles (10,000 km).
Based out of Florida, by 2015 Barcelona Explorer provided charter cruising near Great Abaco Island, Bahamas until Hurricane Dorian crippled the island in 2019.
In January 2021, Barcelona Explorer began extensive surveys and sea trials to prepare for her new home and new name Brisa Elegante in Costa Rica. After the voyage through the Caribbean and Panama Canal, you will have the opportunity to experience the fantastic pacific shore of Costa Rica on a luxurious sailing cruiser!
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The rich interior boasts a galley equipped with a full kitchen, a coffee bar, and a large salon with a banquet table and spacious lounge seating. You will find gorgeous floor-to-ceiling solid mahogany and plenty of natural lighting throughout. Each cabin features a comfortable bed, built-in closet, chest of drawers, fully functioning portholes, and a private en-suite bathroom with full-sized vanity, shower, and toilet. The interior is fully air-conditioned.
We offer 5 guest cabins for 2 persons each:
Cabin no 1, to the aft, is the master suite, a large, spacious cabin with a desk and a settee, and a queen-sized bed. It features three portholes and 2 large windows to the aft.
The cabins 4 & 5 are midships and have Queen sized beds.
The cabins 6 & 7 are forward and have Full XL-sized beds.
Most day cruises include a “fresh from the Pacific” fish dinner, with rice and locally grown fruit and vegetables. We are happy to accommodate any personal dietary needs.
We will work with you to design a menu of culinary creations for special events and multi-day cruises.
Included in the charter and for your pleasure are an array of water toys including stand-up paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks, fishing gea
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