This Wauquiez Gladiateur had maniacal maintenance and improvement from his owner in the last 20 years. Zeffiraglia III has been completely renewed for a trip to Azores and for the Atlantic traverse, she will need just normal maintenance for many years. May be the boat is just too much equipped! In the last four years, the owner Giorgio Daidola invested on her more than 25.000 euros for improvement and special maintenance, as documents and invoices can demonstrate.
After the traverse from Cape Verde islands to Grenadines in January 2020, Zeffiraglia III have been hauled in Trinidad. A special cover protects her from sun and rain (see photos below). Fabio Branca, a professional skipper living in Trinidad, is entitled to take care of her.
The boat inspired Giorgio Daidola in writing the books "Viaggio in Mediterraneo" (see the trailer in www.frangente.com) and “Dal Mediterraneo alle Azzorre”.
Giorgio also published many articles in the sailing Italian magazines "Vela", "Fare Vela" and, in the last five years, "Bolina". It is possible to read about him, that is also a mountaineer and an adventure skier, in www.montura.it, click on “Testimonials”. The two books, a folder with all the articles, a rare book with the boat project and the designs of all the original spare parts will be given away to the new owner of the boat.
Model: Wauquiez Gladiateur, sloop 10.00m x 3,35m
Year of construction 1979
Draft 1.80m, Gros tonnage 11.52 tonn
Weight: 7/7,5 tons, with all the equipment
Material: reinforced fiberglass
Approved for 6 persons (6 berths)
Flag: Belgium, to be renewed in 2023
Insurances valid all over the world: