Since the owner order his sail boat, that was 1985, until these days, he has used Itxas Ertz (means the border of the ocean in Basque language) as is home, living on board. The first twenty years combining the time on board and the other time in his big fishing ship. In all this time he has crossed de Atlantic several times and sailed many times between Spain and the Canary Islands.
This is a real sail boat, strong, comfortable and for long distances, well maintained, although now some jobs in maintenance has to be done. Aspect that gains credentials with the passage of time is the solidity of construction. The North Wind 47 is laminated with a Plasticel rigid foam sandwich in hull and deck.