Previous Aventuras

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Jimmy Cornell’s previous boats

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Aventura III (Aventura Trois)

Built in 1998 by Alubat at Sables d’Olonne, in the west of France. Was launched in May 1998 and sailed in 1999 to Antarctica. From there Aventura III sailed to Alaska and British Columbia, and was shipped back to the Mediterranean. In 2001 Jimmy Cornell started his third circumnavigation of the world which he completed in 2006.

Aventura 3

Architect Philippe Briand
Type Ovni 43 Hull Number 73
Hull aluminium
LWL 10.40 m
Beam 4.30 m
Draught centreboard down 2.50 m, up 0.80 m
Displacement 8.5 tons
Ballast 3.6 tons
Sail area 90 sq.m
Water 460 litres
Fuel 350 litres
Engine Volvo Penta MD22 50 hp

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Aventura II

Was launched in 1989 and completed a circumnavigation between 1989 and 1992, some of which was part of the first Round the World Rally organized by Jimmy Cornell between 1991 and 1992

Aventura 2

Architect One-off designed by Bill Dixon and Jimmy Cornell
Build Croft Marine in 1989
Hull steel
LOA 12.20 m (40 ft)
Draught 2 m with retractable keel down, 1 m with keel up


designed 13 tons, cruising: 16 tons


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Aventura I

Original Aventura. Sailed around the world 1975-1981.

Aventura 1

Architect Trintella III designed by van de Stadt
Build – Hull built by Tylers Boatyard in Tonbridge, Kent in 1974.
– Bare hull fitted out by Jimmy Cornell in London Royal Albert Docks 1974-1975.
Hull fiberglass
LOA 11.0 m (36 ft)
Draught 1.60 m
Displacement 9 tons

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