Monday, August 22, 2011

Tall Ship "Royal Clipper"

Name: Royal Clipper
Owner: Star Clippers
Port of registry: Luxembourg
General characteristics
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 5000 gross tons
Length: 439 ft (134.8 m)
Beam: 54 ft (16.5 m)
Draft: 18.5 ft (5.6 m)
Propulsion: Masts: 5
Sails: 42
Sail Area: 56,000 ft² (5,202.6 m²)
2 Caterpillar 3516 diesel engines
Capacity: 227 passengers (Max)
Crew: 106 crew

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Royal Clipper is a steel-hulled five masted fully rigged tall ship used as a cruise ship. She was designed by Zygmunt Choreń, and built using an existing steel hull that was modified by the Gdańsk Shipyard, and the Merwede shipyard completed the ship's interior in July 2000. The renovations included frescography murals by Rainer Maria Latzke completing the ships' Mediterranean interior. Her design was based on Preussen, a famous German five-mast Flying P-Liner windjammer built in 1902.

photo by Misterneu

Star Clippers claims that she is the largest "true sailing ship" built since Preussen. She is listed in the Guinness World Records book as the largest square-rigged ship in service, with 5202 square metres of sail. Her sails can be handled with a crew as small as twenty using powered controls.

Royal Clipper cruises the Mediterranean during the summer. During the winter she offers Caribbean trips through the southern parts of the Lesser Antilles area. Because of her size, she can visit smaller ports that larger cruise ships can't reach. Transatlantic crossings are available between seasons .

photo by R. M. Latzke

photo by Ralf Engelberger

photo by Monique Allard Jobé

photo by Monique Allard Jobé

photo by Monique Allard Jobé

photo by Monique Allard Jobé

photo by Monique Allard Jobé

photo by Marshall Faintich

photo by Deb Roskamp

photo by travelmaestro

photo by Holger Leue

by Sarah Gordon

photo by Nancy Birnbaum

photo by Nancy Richard


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