La Nébuleuse

La Nébuleuse is a beautiful French vessel, boasting a 19-meter hull (with an overall length of 32 meters) and a generous beam of 6 meters. With an impressive 360 m2 of sail area, the ship offers an exhilarating sailing experience. It can accommodate up to 60 passengers dockside, 38 for day trips, and comfortably hosts 18 people for overnight voyages.


La Nébuleuse, a former tuna fishing dinghy hailing from Camaret (France), was constructed in 1949. For nearly four decades, from 1949 to 1987, she navigated the waters of the Bay of Biscay, tirelessly seeking tuna from June to September. During the winter months, like her counterparts in the sailing tuna fleet, La Nébuleuse engaged in dredging. Her hauls often exceeded 19 tonnes on single voyages, with a staggering record of 740 tuna caught in a single day!

La Nébuleuse eventually retired from fishing in 1987. Following a meticulous restoration effort spanning from 1991 to 1999, she embarked on a new chapter in 1999, offering voyages in the Bréhat archipelago and beyond, traversing the French and European coastlines with grace and charm.


Experience comfort and convenience aboard La Nébuleuse with well-appointed sleeping quarters for trainees and crew. There are a variety of berths, including 6 single, 2 twin, and 4 double berths designed for couples. Each bunk features a slatted base and Bultex mattress, individual 230-volt sockets, and adjustable lighting, ensuring a restful night's sleep.

Additionally, there are 2 toilets, and 3 bathrooms with showers, hot water, and washbasins. The communal kitchen is fully equipped with modern amenities, including a dishwasher, gas oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee machine, and professional-grade equipment, allowing for effortless meal preparation.

Gather in the spacious saloon, which accommodates up to 20 people for dining or socializing, and enjoy entertainment amenities such as a CD-MP3 player, home cinema, screen, and video projector. With heating throughout the vessel, you can relax and unwind in cosy comfort during your voyage aboard La Nébuleuse.


Shipping type: Dundée tuna fishing boat

Homeport: Paimpol (France)

Date built: 1948-1949

Restored: 1991-1999, 2022, 2024

Capacity: 18

Length: 19 m (hull) / 32 m (overall)

Beam: 6 m

Draught: 3 m

Sail: 360 m2

Height of mast: 26 m

Engine capacity: 215 cv (185 kw)

Displacement: 90 t

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