Ichnusa is a unique eco-friendly sailing ship. Unique in that it combines high technical features with comfortable designed living space including 2 spacious bathrooms and 4 double cabins. It is internally fitted out with the warmth of wood and offers many innovative and practical features.
Unique, a real attraction when both anchored, harboured or under sail.
We are talking about a Ketch, a two-masted sailing vessel, equipped with stay, designed as a prototype by Dick Carter in 1982. The boat was built at the Comet shipyard in Pesaro, Italy and is presently harboured in Cagliari. The boat features a wooden structure, hull made of fiberglass, central cockpit, teak flush deck and wheel-house positioned at the rear of the boat. The cockpit can be converted into a table for 8/10 people with an overhead awning.
Ichnusa is an ideal compromise between resistance and performance with the power to hoist all 5 sails at the same time and enable navigation even in light winds.
Ichnusa is part of the “Project Zero” salvage and in 2012 was equipped with a battery run electric engine rechargeable with eolian and photovoltaic panel generators, with black/grey water system and a desalination implant for portable water. As there is no need for a fuel tank on board a water supply tank of up to 700 litres has been installed. Mathias Reiter, Skipper of the boat and promoter of the project says " Sailing is not only a means of enjoyment and relaxation but also a lesson of Life: on one hand there is the formation where everyone must work in a team performing simple and practical sailing manoeuvres, on the other hand a sense of responsibility and respect for others where work sharing and living conditions are concerned.