DNV GL and Metalships & Docks Win Contracts for New Sailing Ship

Design study of Sea Cloud Spirit (Source: Acubens).
Design study of Sea Cloud Spirit (Source: Acubens).

By The Maritime Executive 03-07-2019 06:59:38

DNV GL has been awarded a contract for the classification of the passenger sailing ship Sea Cloud Spirit, built by Metalships & Docks in Vigo, Spain. Ordered by the Hamburg-based operator Sea Cloud Cruises, the vessel is designed for independent travelers and the charter market, mainly in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

Sea Cloud Spirit will be the third vessel in the company's fleet, sister ship to Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II, and will have the first elevator ever to be installed on a large sailing ship that will connect her five different decks. 

Measuring 138 meters (453 feet), Sea Cloud Spirit will be equipped with 69 outside cabins, 25 of which will have a private balcony. The vessel is a full three-masted sailing ship, able to carry up to 136 passengers on luxury cruises, with 85 crew members on board. The planning firm Partner Ship Design from Hamburg will be responsible for the design of the ship's interior. 

Sea Cloud Spirit is scheduled to set sail in the summer of 2020.

Technical Data:

Length overall: 452.7 feet / 138 meters
Beam: 56.4 feet / 17.20 meters
Draft: 18.5 feet / 5.65 meters
Main mast height: 189.30 feet / 57.70 meters
Total sail area: 43,055.64 square feet / 4,000 square meters
Number of sails: 27
Crew: approx. 85
Guests max: 136
Outside cabins: 69 (of those 22 Junior Suites and 3 Owner Suites are equipped with balconies)
Decks: five
Flag: Malta
Engine: Sails and hybrid diesel-electric engine (2 x 1.700 KW)