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A look on board the extraordinary 86m Aquijo, the world’s largest ketch

Helen Fretter

  • Helen Fretter
  • February 25, 2017

The biggest ketch-rigged yacht on the water, Aquijo is designed to push boundaries and horizons. Helen Fretter talks to her designers

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The largest Bermudan rigged ketch ever launched, the 86m  Aquijo was designed by Bill Tripp and launched last year.

The build came about through a new collaboration between the two Dutch yards of Vitters and OceanCo, combining the former’s superyacht expertise with the latter’s custom motoryacht knowledge to create one of the largest sailing yachts in the world (see video of Sailing Yacht A, the world’s largest sail-assisted vessel, during early sea trials) .

The scale of Aquijo is remarkable: at 85m her LOA is considerably greater than the 60m superyacht designs Vitters is more accustomed to working on, hence she was built at OceanCo’s larger seafront site in Alblasserdam, the Netherlands. A steel hull and aluminium superstructure give a gross tonnage of 1,500.

Her twin carbon fibre masts reach 91m above the waterline, with matched main and mizzen. North 3Di sails of over 1,100 square metres each, give a total sail area of 3,247 square metres. Add in a code sail, and the canvas area tops 5,050 square metres. According to Vitters, Aquijo ’s lifting keel is the largest ever designed, at 220 tons (200 tonnes) of lead, with a minimum draught of 5.2m and maximum of 11.6m.

The yacht’s range under engine at 13 knots is 3,200 nautical miles and she has accommodation for 30 in total (12 guests, two owners, a captain, three officers and 12 additional crew).

However, her designer Bill Tripp says that it was sailing performance that drove the design. “We designed Aquijo around sailing loads and sheet loads, to keep them in a range that was controlled. She started design life as a sailboat that encompassed the machinery of a motoryacht, but she is not shaped as a motoryacht – she is easily driven.”

He adds: “Aquijo is also a sophisticated machine and brings most aspects of a 1600GT motoryacht with her. But she is for getting out there, and for going sailing. In Greece [last] summer, she would go out for an afternoon of sailing in a 35 knot Meltemi because it is so much fun to sail at 20 knots as if on rails.”

The new ChessieRacing designed by Bill Tripp is a true designer daysailer, but what is she like to sail?

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Aquijo is designed for long distance bluewater exploration, hence limiting the air draught to fit through the Panama Canal (46m) was no longer a consideration. That freed up the design team to create one of the largest true sailing yachts ever conceived.

To make raising the enormous sail area possible, sophisticated reefing and sail handling systems have been developed. In-boom furling system allows the main and mizzen sails to be furled or unfurled in just four seconds. Custom built carbon and aluminium 40-ton winches control the sheets and halyards.

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“When we go head to wind we hoist the main and the mizzen together, and I’d say on average that’s a six minute process,” says Tripp. “Then once they’re up you just bear off, and roll out the jib – 30 seconds say. And then you’re off, you have three sails up, and you’re only thinking about those three sails. It means going sailing is pretty easy.”

When sailing at this scale, manoeuvres take a degree of forward planning. “Because we have a staysail, and a heavy weather jib, we have to furl the big jib when tacking,” explains Tripp.

“Vitters organised a system that keeps just a nice amount of tension on the jib sheets furling in and out so that they are not flailing about. It’s not a dinghy tack, but it is safe and orderly. The spinnaker is on a fast furler and furls up in 30 seconds, making gybes less complex.”

Designed to function at up to 20° of heel, Aquijo ’s hull has been tested to withstand the full force of rigging and keel, including mast compression and the effects of her 200-tonne keel, in a knock-down situation. Vitters custom designed a steering system to give direct feedback of the hydrodynamic pressure on the rudders to the twin wheels to create the elusive sailing ‘feel’. There are two submarine anchors in a compartment concealed behind a flush hull closing plate.

Consistency of style

The owner’s cabin is situated on its own top deck, with a private outside area. Robert Voges, of Dølker and Voges, which designed the interior, says that the whole upper deck abaft of the wheelhouse is the owner’s area.

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The sociable main deck includes the dining room and main saloon, linked to the outside deck by an inside-outside bar. The yacht’s real showcase feature is the ‘beach club’ on the lower deck, which includes a jacuzzi, sauna, hammam/Turkish bath, rainfall shower, and room for gym equipment, with an open walkway through to the transom swim platform. There is a further whirlpool spa bath on the outer deck.

A consistent aesthetic style has been adopted right throughout the yacht, according to Voges, who comments: “The brief from the owner was the whole area should look, if not the same, but be one language. All the details are the same, even in the crew area.”

Materials are luxurious; as the mast runs through two interior decks it is clad in flawless high shine stainless steel complete with integrated LED lighting – the single biggest technical challenge of the interior build according to Voges.

But it is the sea itself that provides the main focal point. Voges comments: “One of the most important things that the owners asked me for was to make everything feel open, to feel that there is not a difference between inside and outside, so you can feel the ocean.

From each position where you are sitting – dining or in the salon, or in the cabins – you can always see the water. We have planned the windows so even from the bed, you can see the water.”

Ambitious plans

Aquijo is available for charter, but the owner also has some ambitious voyages of his own in mind, not least a trip around Cape Horn.

Asked what inspires people to build a yacht of Aquijo ’s stature, designer Bill Tripp comments: “They’re not looking for the sure thing, they’re really looking for the unknown. They don’t know what it’ll be like sailing in South Georgia, or diving on a reef with hammerhead sharks at night. These are experiences they will remember all their life.

“On a boat like Aquijo it’s the use of it, and the feeling you get. It’s not about fine wines or great speaker systems, it’s about bringing you to things you wouldn’t otherwise experience.”

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Built by Vitters and Oceanco, 86m sailing yacht Aquijo redefines the top-end sailing experience. With vast interior volumes, an Aquijo yacht charter offers the space and amenities normally only seen on motor yachts. These include a guest elevator, interior and exterior dining for up to 24, three outdoor bars and a stunning beach club with steam room, sauna and ocean view Jacuzzi. A mast of 90 metres and an impressive sail plan ensure spectacular sailing and 7 adaptable cabins provide ultimate accommodation flexibility for up to 12 guests. Combining the vision of an experienced yacht Owner with the finest Dutch craftsmanship, Aquijo sets new standards in sailing and sophistication.

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Unparalleled space

More space that other sailing yachts, with impressive ceiling heights.

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Easy access between decks.

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Private Terrace

Extends from the Principal cabin.

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Adaptable Layout

A flexible seven-cabin layout offers numerous possibilities for any group.

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Outdoor Bars

With a bar on three of her four decks Aquijo is set up to entertain.

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Spectacular Flybridge

Spacious with large sofas, Jacuzzi, sunpads and gimballed tables.

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Dutch Pedigree

Built by Vitters and Oceanco, Aquijo boasts exceptional pedigree from two top Dutch shipyards.

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Unusual for a sailing yacht, the beach club offers a spawith steam room, sauna, hot tub and lounge.

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Main deck's 24-seater dining table, BBQ, and bar create the ultimate social space..

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Superlative Spaces

On the flybridge, which is impressively spacious, there are large sofas, a Jacuzzi, sunpads and gimballed tables (so your drinks stay put). It’s a superlative space to relax or take in the sailing action.

Entertainment Guaranteed

With a bar on three of her four decks, there’s every opportunity for seamless service at all times. Try the main deck, where there’s a 12-seater bar with a retractable television, multi-coloured lighting and beer on tap.

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Dine Under the Stars

When it comes to dining, there’s nowhere better than the 24 person dining table on the main deck aft, situated under a retractable skylight.

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Accommodation

Total Escapism

Aquijo offers total disconnection and complete freedom. Her seven adaptable cabins, with no TVs or Audio systems, offer numerous layout possibilities for different groups. The peace and escapism is unrivalled.

Cabin Arrangement

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Principal Cabin

The bridge-deck master suite features his and hers ensuites and a private terrace with gimballed dining table.

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Convertible Cabins

Two cabins each with ensuite and lounge that split into two separate cabins if needed.

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Guest Cabins

Two additional guest cabins; one is wheelchair accessible.

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What's in the Toybox

2 x 8m Tenders 1 x 6m Tenders 11 Plastic kayaks Jetski One-man Hobie Quest Fanatic inflatable SUP Fanatic rigid SUP Wakeboards RS Aero sailing dinghies Sets of dive gear Fishing rods Assorted inflatable toys

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86m Vitters/Oceanco world's largest ketch Aquijo sold

The 86-metre ketch Aquijo has been sold with Robert Shepherd and Bruce Brakenhoff of Edmiston representing the seller and Gary Wright and Jonathan Zwaans of Y.CO representing the buyer.

Built of high tensile steel by the two Dutch yards Vitters and Oceanco , she was designed by US naval architect Bill Tripp and delivered in 2016. Her interior is by Dölker + Voges who worked closely with the owner's wife.

Comfortable world cruising was the design brief handed to Tripp, who also made her high-performing. On her maiden season in Greece, she hit 20.4 knots in a 30- to 40-knot wind and cruised at an average speed of 19 knots.

“The interior design is contemporary and elegant, yet fresh and natural,” said Robert Voges. “Clear and logical lines, pure materials, simplicity and remarkable attention to the details.” Wood and stainless steel are used extensively on board Aquijo . “Stainless steel is one of the noblest materials,” said Voges. “Using it in the right way allows an exciting interaction between light, reflections and interior design, creating a sophisticated and modern atmosphere.”

Aquijo boasts an owner's deck with a rear-facing bedroom. She accommodates up to 14 guests and a crew of 16. Flying 3Di North Sails, the yacht has a total sail area of 3,821 square metres and 5,051 square metres with the Code 1 up.

The 1,538GT yacht Aquijo's asking price was not disclosed.

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Experts have offered theories about how a thrill-seeking Canadian couple’s attempted transatlantic sailing expedition turned tragic last month, positing their homemade vessel may have been struck by a much larger ship soon after they departed Halifax on the country’s North East coast.

Earlier this month, the bodies of Brett Clibbery, 70, and Sarah Justine Packwood, 54, were found on a life raft washed up on Sable Island, Nova Scotia.

The area is ominously nicknamed the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” due to the large number of shipwrecks that wind up on its shores.

Brett Clibbery, 70, and Sarah Justine Packwood, 54, wearing red jackets and smiling broadly.

An official investigation is underway, and although no concrete answers have yet come to light, one leading theory is that their boat was badly damaged by a much larger vessel, forcing the couple to seek refuge in the life raft.

“While they do not have conclusive proof, [investigators] suspect the sailboat … was struck by a bulk carrier likely only a few days after departing Halifax,” a source close to the investigation revealed to Saltwire .

Investigators have reportedly inspected a carrier ship that was in the same area as the couple’s boat — named Theros — at the outset of its voyage, but the results of the probe have not been released to the public.

“The crew of the carrier ship told investigators there were no signs of damage and they were unaware of any collision with a smaller vessel,” the Daily Mirror writes.

The source surmised that the ship’s homemade additions might have presented additional problems, and veteran sailors told the outlet the excessive ballast from batteries and solar panels could have destabilized the boat.

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The pair set sail June 11 on a journey that was supposed to take them across the Atlantic Ocean from Halifax to the Azores in their 42-foot yacht, which the couple built themselves.

The eco-friendly boat, which operated without a diesel engine, was due to arrive at its destination by July 2, to serve as a demonstration of how it’s possible to travel the world with electric, wind and solar-powered vessels.

The excursion was to be the couple’s first fully “green” journey on Theros, the building of which the couple chronicled on their YouTube channel, “Theros Adventures.”

Despite the swirling theories about how the doomed voyage turned deadly, the Canadian transportation safety board has not made any formal announcements indicating what happened

“At this time, we cannot say with complete certainty that the sailing vessel was struck by a ship, as we are still gathering information regarding the overdue sailing vessel Theros,” a spokesman said.

Sarah Justine Packwood smiles and looks back towards the camera on a boat.

Clibbery and Packwood married on the yacht in 2016, one year after they met during a chance encounter at a bus stop in London, England.

Packwood was preparing to donate a kidney to her sister when she met Clibbery, who was visiting from Canada — a heartwarming story that was the center of a  2020 “How We Met” piece in The Guardian.

“We have been traveling and co-creating adventures ever since,” Packwood previously posted on YouTube.

Clibbery’s son, Brett, posted a loving tribute to the couple on Facebook, acknowledging the last few days had been really hard for the family, and news to emerge from the investigation has left it “hard to remain hopeful.”

He continued, “They were amazing people, and there isn’t anything that will fill the hole that has been left by their, so far, unexplained passing.

“Living will not be the same without your wisdom, and your wife was quickly becoming a beacon of knowledge, and kindness. I miss your smiles. I miss your voices. You will be forever missed.”

Brett Clibbery, 70, and Sarah Justine Packwood, 54, wearing red jackets and smiling broadly.

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Despite almost a year passing since he was accused of sexual misconduct, Gary King from Below Deck Sailing Yacht still hasn’t taken accountability for his actions. He joined the Below Deck spin-off in its second season as Captain Glenn Shephard’s First Officer. After his arrival on the show, Gary became an integral part of the show . He stirred up the drama by forming multiple boatmances with many women. Gary’s behavior on the show with women was dubbed as playboy-like, while some found Gary problematic and creepy .

After Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 4 aired, one of the show’s makeup artists, Samantha Suarez, accused Gary of sexual misconduct . The news came as a shock to the Bravo and Below Deck universes. Since the allegations surfaced, it’s been unclear what the future holds for Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 5 . The allegations about Gary have been out for nearly a year, and Bravo has attempted to slowly cut ties with him. Despite this, Gary’s lack of responsibility for his bad behavior may push back the air date or threaten to cancel Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 5.

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Gary denies all allegations of wrongdoing.

Gary denies Samantha’s allegations. On August 24, 2023, Rolling Stone released an article with details about the alleged incident. Samantha said Gary was intoxicated when she took him back to his hotel after he tested positive for COVID-19 while they were filming Below Deck Sailing Yach t. She added that he “ was behaving erratically " and physically restrained her by holding her from behind in the hotel room before releasing her. Samantha also alleged she told the Below Deck production team about the incident, and they took no action against Gary.

The Below Deck Sailing Yacht star refutes Samantha’s claims. In since-deleted comments on his Instagram, shared by Us Weekly , Gary defended himself the same day the Rolling Stone article was released. “ It’s so weird, it’s also so far from the truth. She always wanted a platform, and unfortunately, I’m the unlucky target ,” he wrote. He responded to comments about the situation on his Instagram in July 2024, writing “ never have I nor never will I ever do anything against anyone’s will ,” per Reddit User u/teleportmasssive . Gary has failed to take accountability for his actions and retains his stance on the situation.

Gary Says The Women He's Worked With Have Nothing But Nice Things To Say

Gary fought with fans on instagram.

Gary dragged his female co-workers into his feud with Below Deck fans. According to the same Reddit thread, the First Officer battled with fans in his Instagram comments. When replying to one message, Gary alleged that “ every girl I’ve worked with has only nice things to say about me thank you very much .” It’s unclear which woman he was referencing; however, his behavior on Below Deck Sailing Yacht has been questionable at times. He’s always been incredibly flirtatious towards the crew and charter guests. As the seasons went on, his conduct changed.

Gary was criticized for his boatmance with Mads Herrera in Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 4. The stew made it clear their relationship was a casual hook-up. Nonetheless, Gary insisted there was something more to their boatmance but backpedaled on his feelings when Mads turned him down. He tried to blame her for their hook-ups and alleged that she led him on in some way. However, the footage from Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 4 proved that Mads was honest about the nature of their boatmance. Gary’s always had issues with women he filmed with, though he states otherwise.

Gary Is Amping Fans Up For The New Season

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Gary’s social media activity amped fans up for Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 5. The audience is unhappy with his attempt to defend his actions . In the same Reddit thread, one user wrote, “ He will never take responsability [sic] for his behaviour or actions .” Another user said, “ Gary just doesn't get it ,” adding that “ He has horrible impulse control issues around women ” that some, but not all, people are comfortable with. If the Below Deck Sailing Yacht star wants to get on the good side of fans, he needs to be remorseful and show sympathy towards the women around him.

Will Gary Appear In Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 5?

Gary will be on below deck sailing yacht season 5.

Too much controversy, Gary will likely appear in Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 5. The season was seemingly filming when the news of Samantha’s sexual misconduct allegations came out. Despite the unfortunate timing, the Below Deck production team allegedly continued filming with Gary. Bravo removed him from a scheduled 2023 BravoCon panel, but other than that, they seem to have maintained a relationship. Gary is likely a huge part of the Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 5 storyline, and because Bravo said they investigated Samantha’s claims and found no evidence, they likely thought it was okay to continue filming.

It may have been a huge mistake to keep Gary in Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 5 after the allegations came out. Bravo knew the risk they took when they kept him in the cast but allegedly didn’t fire him from the show. They could try to edit the season around him, but that would be difficult. Gary has been a large part of the show’s storyline since Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 2, and there’s no reason to believe that will change with season 5.

There have been rumors that the season will be scrapped altogether, though no official announcements have been made by Bravo.

The production team should have known these allegations would come out before they asked Gary back for another season. Instead, they’ve been accused of hiding his behavior from the public, which the Below Deck audience isn't happy about. It’s been a year since they filmed season 5 , and the future of the show is uncertain.

Despite receiving sexual misconduct allegations against him, Gary will likely be featured in Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 5. His behavior on the show has been questionable at times, though Bravo and the Below Deck production team decided to continue bringing him back on their program. To this day, Gary is defending his behavior, which may cause the show to be canceled.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht seasons 1-5 are available to stream on Peacock.

Sources: Us Weekly , Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen /YouTube, teleportmasssive /Reddit

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Below Deck Sailing Yacht star Daisy Kelliher shares update on sister Bonnie after near-death accident

Below Deck Sailing Yacht star Daisy Kelliher has shared an update on her sister, Bonnie, one month after her near-death accident.

As Monsters and Critics previously reported, Bonnie was in a moped accident while in Thailand.

Daisy explained then that it was a miracle her sister was alive.

Grateful that her sister is alive, Daisy shared that Bonnie has a long road ahead of her regarding recovery.

The two are back in Ireland together as Bonnie prepares for what comes next in her medical process.

Daisy shared an update after receiving an outpouring of love from Below Deck fans and family.

On social media, Daisy shared a video of her and Bonnie dancing. It was all fun and games until Daisy nearly hit Bonnie in the head, where she suffered her injury. Bonnie, smiling, moved out of the way as Daisy got her groove on.

The Below Deck Sailing Yacht beauty shared that Bonnie and their family are glad to return home. Bonnie’s taking some rest time before beginning more medical procedures in Ireland.

“She’s pretty tired and gets worn out easily and is still in a lot of pain and getting used to being numb and having nerve damage. She also had 5% of her lung removed so getting used to that but overall we are so aware of how lucky she is and how much worse this could have been,” Daisy wrote as part of her lengthy caption.

Once again, Daisy expressed thanks and gratitude to those who reached out during this time. Then, she gave insight into what’s ahead for Bonnie.

“It will be a long year but she’s already made so much progress in six weeks,” she explained.

The chief stew reiterated her message of safety when riding mopeds while traveling and having travel insurance. Daisy hopes to prevent other families from going through what she has since the accident.

There’s been a GoFundMe set up for Bonnie, as Daisy shared the extensive surgeries and medical costs that have and will occur over the next year as Bonnie heals.

Will Daisy Kelliher return to Below Deck Sailing Yacht amid Bonnie’s medical recovery?

Below Deck Sailing Yacht fans are patiently waiting for Season 5 of the hit yachting show. Daisy, Gary King, and Captain Glenn Shephard filmed the season, but sexual misconduct claims against Gary seem to have delayed the show’s arrival on Bravo airwaves.

Despite Season 5 of Below Deck Sailing Yacht not even airing yet, fans can’t help but wonder if Daisy will film Season 6. After all, the Irish beauty did help make the show a mega hit and beyond a fan favorite.

If Bravo and 51 Minds, the production company behind Below Deck Sailing Yacht, ask Daisy back, she will likely go, as filming is only six weeks long. Daisy loves the show, even the drama and chaos, so it would be a surprise if she declined even with Bonnie in recovery.

In the meantime, as Below Deck Med Season 9 hits the halfway point, here’s hoping we get news on Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 5 soon.

Below Deck Med airs Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo. Below Deck Sailing Yacht is currently on hiatus on Bravo.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht star Daisy Kelliher has shared an update on her sister, Bonnie, one month after her near-death accident. As Monsters and Critics previously reported, Bonnie was in a moped accident while in Thailand. Daisy explained then that it was a miracle her sister was alive. Grateful that her sister is alive, Daisy

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Couple found dead on Atlantic’s ‘Graveyard Island’ while sailing across ocean

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Brett Clibbery and Sarah Packwood were found dead on a remote island in the Atlantic Ocean (Picture: Facebook)

A couple who were trying to sail across the Atlantic Ocean have been found dead washed up in a lifeboat on a remote island.

British musician Sarah Packwood, 54, and her husband Brett Clibbery, 70, were attempting to make their way from Nova Scotia, Canada , to the Azores. 

They set sail on June 11 on their 42ft wind and solar-powered yacht named Theros but were reported missing a week later after contact had been lost with the boat. 

Their bodies were discovered in a three-metre life raft on Sable Island – a stretch of land dubbed the ‘graveyard of the Atlantic’ around 180 miles east of Nova Scotia – last week. 

It’s not yet known how the couple got into trouble on their 2,000-mile voyage from North America to the Portuguese islands, which lie around 870 miles west of mainland Europe.

Brett, a Canadian, was carrying a Garmin GPS device which reportedly pinged a final signal on June 13 around 40 miles south-west of Sable Island.

Police in Halifax have launched an investigation into their deaths. 

The couple were attempting to sail from Canada to Portuguese islands the Azores (Picture: Facebook)

Sable Island, which is a long and thin area of land stretching around 28 miles, gained its nickname as the Atlantic’s graveyard for the sheer number of people found dead there through history.

More than 350 shipwrecks have been recorded since 1583, according to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which says the island is near a major shipping route, lies on a common storm path and is surrounded by ‘tricky’ currents.

It’s home to hundreds of wild horses, manned by just a handful of federal government staff with no permanent residents, and is a protected National Park Reserve.  

The pair first met at a bus stop in London in 2015 and got married on their yacht one year later before also holding a Celtic marriage ceremony at Stonehenge.

Sarah, who was from Warwickshire and said to be an ‘accomplished sailor’, later moved to Canada with Brett and they lived on land they bought on Salt Spring Island, near Vancouver.

The pair married in 2015 (Picture: Facebook)

As they embarked on their journey, the couple shared a video on their Facebook page, Theros Sailing Adventure, and wrote: ‘Captain Brett and First Mate Sarah set sail on the 2nd leg of The Green Odyssey on board Theros – GibSea 42 foot sailboat. 

‘Powered by the wind and sun. Heading east to the Azores.’

Brett’s son James Clibbery paid a heartbreaking tribute to his father on July 13. 

‘The past few days have been very hard,’ he wrote on Facebook.

Timeline of Brett Clibbery and Sarah Packwood’s disappearance

  • June 11: The couple set sail from Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada on their 42ft wind and solar-powered yacht named Theros.
  • June 13: Brett’s Garmin GPS device pings a final signal around 40 miles south-west of Sable Island.
  • June 18: They are reported missing after contact with the boat was lost and a Coastguard search begins.
  • July 10: Their bodies are found washed up on a three-metre life raft on Sable Island, 180 miles off the coast of Nova Scotia.
  • July 13: Brett’s son James pays tribute to his father and confirms both Brett and Sarah have died.

‘My father James Brett Clibbery, and his wife, Sarah Justine Packwood have regrettably passed away.

‘There is still an investigation, as well as a DNA test to confirm, but with all the news, it is hard to remain hopeful. 

‘I am so very sorry to the people who were friends of them. They were amazing people, and there isn’t anything that will fill the hole that has been left by their, so far unexplained passing.

‘Living will not be the same without your wisdom, and your wife was quickly becoming a beacon of knowledge, and kindness. I miss your smiles. I miss your voices. You will be forever missed.’

John Dolman, a friend of the couple, told local news outlet Times Colonist that they died doing ‘the thing they loved’. 

He said: ‘She called him “captain” and called herself the “carpenter’s apprentice”. They were in love. They passed away doing the thing that they loved. Their adventure continues on the other side.’

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