Sedna IV

Sedna IV leaving Gaspé for 1000 days of adventures
Sedna IV leaving Gaspé for 1000 days of adventures

Sedna IV is a 51-metre, triple-masted oceanographic schooner. A veritable sea-faring film production studio, it is equipped with the latest traditional and underwater film equipment and a complete cutting room, which enables it to bring back rarely seen images. It also houses a laboratory and scientific equipment that the crew uses to collect, compile and analyze a slew of data. The ship is, therefore, a platform for scientific investigation at sea.

Sedna IV is fitted with a satellite communication system through which it communicates with Internet users all over the world, allowing them to become “virtual sailors” and follow _Sedna_’s adventures.

A Brief History of Sedna IV
Built in 1957, at the prestigious Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard, the Saint Kilda was a fishing trawler prior to being refitted as a sailing vessel in 1992.
It was acquired in 2001 by a group of Québec shareholders who renamed it Sedna IV in honour of the Inuit goddess of oceans.

Sedna IV then became a Canadian ambassador, dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of preserving the planet’s natural resources. It was on board this ship that famous undertakings like Arctic Mission (2003-2004) and Antarctic Mission (2005-2006) took place. These ground-breaking expeditions followed in the wake of the great explorers of the past. For millions of viewers all over the world, they became the stuff of dreams
In 2011-2012, Sedna was entirely renovated. It traded in its Indo Sail rigs for new triangular Marconi sails, lighter and more efficient, and its hull was painted deep blue to highlight its sky blue sails.

On April 18, 2012, Sedna IV left Gaspé to begin its greatest adventure to date, 1,000 Days for the Planet.

The Sedna IV today