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Joubert Expedition Motorsailor

"Marguerite I" is for sale.  This is Michel Joubert's famous French Expedition Motorsailor.  This is a brand new listing with more details to come.  This is an incredible opportunity to purchase a high quality, proven and famous expedition vessel.

This vessel is built to be strong, efficient, and reliable while providing warm pleasant quarters underway or for extended time aboard.  This is a very well executed exploration vessel designed by and for an experienced and knowledgeable navel architect (Michel Joubert).  This is a proven function first vessel that has been executed to a very nice level and has examples of good design throughout.   

Notable Features Include:

  • Thick Skinned (Strongall) Aluminum Construction 12mil
  • Twin Diesel Power with protected/encased drive shafts
  • Pleasant, bright and spacious pilothouse, salon, and quarters
  • Incredible amounts of storage
  • Twin keel design is self standing
  • Complete Refleks Hydronic Heating system
  • Long Range Fuel Tanks
  • Berths for up to 10 people

If you are in the market for a high latitude exploration vessel or would just like a bulletproof coastal cruiser this could be the boat for you.   I see this vessel as a very comfortable year round cruiser that will tempt you to go further.  

  • Price: CAD $250,000
  • Model Year: 1999
  • Boat Ref: 6204104
  • Location: Sidney BC, Canada

Broker Information

Contact Shawn Dunand
Mobile: 250-661-0622 Office: 250-940-9060
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  • Builder:
  • Designer: Michel Joubert
  • Construction: Aluminum
  • Length: 52
  • Beam: 13' 0"
  • Displacement:
  • Min Draft:
  • Max Draft: 5' 0"
  • Ballast:
  • Cruising Speed: 8 knots
  • Max Speed:
  • Engine Number: 1
  • Engine Make: MAN
  • Engine Model: Nanni 4.440 E/ID 863301
  • Engine Year: 1999
  • Engine Fuel Type: diesel
  • Engine Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Hours: 8505
  • Engine Horsepower: 110 horsepower
  • Engine Number: 2
  • Engine Make: MAN
  • Engine Model: Nanni 4.440 E/ID 501331
  • Engine Year: 1999
  • Engine Fuel Type: diesel
  • Engine Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Hours: 8419
  • Engine Horsepower: 110 horsepower
  • Fuel: 1 x 4000 litres
  • Water: 1 x 1500 litres
  • Holding: 1 x 80 litres

Additional Equipment & Information


Upon entering the vessel from the cockpit doors you will come into a bright spacious saloon with opposing settees that can function as single berths.   Forward you will find the Galley and Dining area that can accommodate many around the table.  Forward is the Port and Starboard Pilothouse doors and the Helm, with a quality seat.  From here there is a stairway that leads down and forward to the main accommodations.  Immediately to Port you will find a spacious shower and vanity.  Further forward you will be in an open space that leads to the cabins, heads and is fitted with single bunks to Port.   To Starboard you will come across the master cabin with double berths and a bright spacious head with vanity, toilet & holding tank.  Note that both the head and separate shower spaces are well insulated and sealed with fibreglass, bright and pleasant. Forward is the fore peak that is a separate cabin with a lower V-Berth and two upper Single Bunks.    All accommodation spaces have opening hatches and ports for light and ventilation.  Pleasant spaces throughout.

All interior spaces are insulated with rigid 60mil Polyethylene Foam to keep the boat dry and warm.


  • Lofrans Titan 2000 Watt 24V Anchor Windlass with Wireless Remote
  • 1/2" All Chain Anchor Rode, Estimated 300', Custom Fluke Anchor
  • Spacious and accessible chain locker
  • Large forward dorade vent
  • Seven Lewmar hatches on cabin trunk and pilothouse roof
  • Wipers on pilothouse windows
  • Overhanging pilothouse brow to shade windows
  • Checker plated aluminum house and coach roof, excellent footing
  • Solid Lifelines, high bulwarks and plenty of Handholds on the deck
  • Protected exterior cockpit seating covered with cork
  • Large aft deck hatch, Lewmar, leads to a huge under deck storage locker
  • Protected Liferaft storage on aft deck
  • Protected tender storage on aft pilothouse roof


  • Aluminum seck stepped single spreader main mast & boom
  • Strong track on main
  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging
  • Mast TriLight & Spreader Mounted Deck Lights
  • Fibreglass self standing Mizzen Mast with an aluminum boom
  • Track and bearing cars on Mizzen
  • Double Mainsheets control Mizzen and Main Sails
  • Facnor LS 165 Foresail Furler, Heavy foil with two tracks
  • Lewmar ST40 Mainsail Winch
  • Rope Clutches on Halyards
  • Lewmar ST62 foresail sheet winches
  • Harken ST56 mainsheet winches

Electrical & Mechanical:


The engines are located midships below the pilothouse, they are reasonably accessed and the installation looks very well done.  The lids and engine room ceiling have thick sound deadening insulation to keep things quiet in the house.  The engines are freshwater cooled and use heat e changers cooled with raw water.   The drive system is very robust with a unique enclosed shaft design that provides great protection.  Both engines are fitted with belt driven water pumps that can be used for pumping bilge water in an emergency.

  • Exhaust Manifold Temperature Sensors
  • Fire Suppression System in Engine Room



The vessel is fitted with a 12/24 Volt DC System and a 220V AC system.   There are a few 220AC receptacles and appliances that will work on this system.   There is a good quality 3000 watt inverter that will convert 24V DC to the 220V AC. 

House Battery Bank is Four 4D Batteries 345AH at 24Volts

Starting Battery Bank is Two 4D Batteries 115AH at 24Volts

Additional Equipment:

  • Iridium Open Port Satellite Phone & Internet System
  • Ships Clock and Barometer
  • Numerous spare lines and a couple partial spools of line
  • Fenders & Mooring Lines
  • Two ladders
  • Numerous spare parts
  • Two spare 4 blade bronze propellers
  • Paper Charts
  • Operators manual (In French)
  • Line Drawings






  • Depthsounder
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Navigation center
  • Plotter
  • Autopilot
  • Compass
  • VHF
  • Radar


  • Fully battened mainsail
  • Battened mainsail
  • Furling genoa


  • Steering wheel
  • Tiller

Inside Equipment

  • Electric bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Battery charger
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Sea water pump
  • Oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Marine head
  • Refrigerator

Electrical Equipment

  • Shore power inlet
  • Inverter

Outside Equipment/Extras

  • Cockpit cushions
  • Swimming ladder
  • Tender
  • Liferaft


  • Mainsail cover


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Canadian vessels are for sale while located in Canada and are not for sale while located in the USA. Foreign registered vessels are not for sale while located in Canada.

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