Øya on the Arade river, Portimão, November 2020

The little story

Øya was built in 1975 at the L. Landy site in Vitry-le-Francois. It is one of the three “Goelands” of the architect Elie Poinsot having been carried out.

Although built in 1975, Øya, then called Crocus, made her first sailings in 1992. Her second owner renamed her Oya in 2011, and made a tour of the North Atlantic. I acquired the yacht in October 2019, renamed her in turn Øya.

Initially, Øya’s rigging was in sloop, it was modified by the addition of a bow nose at the front and an extension of the mast in cutter.

More details

Overall lengthInitially 9.6m
Waterline length7,5m
Height under bar1.8m
Construction materialHot zinc plated steel
RiggingInitially sloop
Currently cutter
EngineVolvo Penta MD 11C
Number 46168
Number of bedsInitially 5
Currently 3


Depth probeAdvansea S400
VHFGarmin 100i
AIS transponderICOM MA RT-500
RadarFuruno 1621
Navtex receiverNasa Navtex pro plus


  • Service battery bank: 2 * 110Ah AGM
  • Aéro4gen wind turbine
  • 150W of solar panels

Set of sails

The exact dimensions of the sails and therefore their surfaces are still unknown to me.

  • 4 reef battened mainsail
  • 3 reef battened mainsail
  • Storm trysail
  • Leifurl furling genoa
  • Heavy genoa
  • Staysail on releasable forestay
  • Spinnaker

Life onboard

  • Plastimo cooker from 1984
  • Two 10 butane bottles
  • Fresh water tanks in the keel:
    • 2 * 110L
    • 1 * 90L

A good giant old school chart table