Restored by Southampton Yacht Services Ltd in 1990.
Length Overall 95ft(28.9m)
Displacement 141 tonnes
Belle Aventure was designed by W. & R.B. Fife and built from teak on oak frames as a gaff-rigged ketch. SYS carried out a major refurbishment of the hull and decks. Her original deck fittings were painstakingly restored and the wood used was so thoughtfully chosen that one would have to look very carefully to distinguish original wood from new.
Belle Aventure has been in class with Lloyds more or less since the early post war years and SYS has worked closely with surveyors to bring her back to Lloyds 100A1.