404 – Robert Dufour – JE Bernier II

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Hull numberCurrentPreviousNotes
Hull numbern/a
Boat nameJE Bernier II
Full HIN in standard formatunknown
Hull moulding (month-year)1975
Completion (month-year)1975/1976
Typea Robert Dufour design
Registry numberCAN O.N. 383755
Homeport and locationon display at Quebec Maritime Museum
Website / blog / etc
Brief historyIn 1975 the "JE Bernier II" was built at Fercraft Marine in Côte-Sainte-Catherine , an 11.8-meter (39 ft) steel cutter according to the plans of Robert Dufour, the naval architect who designed shortly after Corbin 39 . The JE Bernier II , which sports a fleur-de-lis at the halyard point of her mainsail , has a displacement of 9.9 tonnes (22,000 lb), a draft of 1.52 meters (5 ft) and is equipped with a 36 hp Volvo Penta diesel engine .

Departed from Lachine on 30 juin 1976, Réal Bouvier undertakes the 74 ° North expedition. In 1977, he crossed the Northwest Passage at the controls of the JE Bernier II , an 11-meter pleasure sailboat. The JE Bernier II was at its time the smallest ship to have crossed the Northwest Passage, a trip made during the three summer periods from 1976 to 1978, and the first pleasure boat to have circumnavigated North America, a journey of 18,500 nautical miles.

A sister ship to it was named "Perce-Neige", formerly in Toronto. (See CAN reg O.N. 313517, built 1980 by KINGSTON ALUMINUM YACHTS, owned by GABRIEL ROULET)
Other commentsSee https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9al_Bouvier?