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Sailing ship Morgenster

The inauguration of the sailing ship Morgenster was in May 2008. The ship in general is sailing in Northern European waters. Taking up to 36 trainees (24 in cabins, 12 in hammocks), the ship is especially designed for sail training and is participating in the annual tall ships races organized by Sail Training International.

Day sailup to 90 passengers
Evening sailup to 90 passengers
Receptionsup to 100 passengers
Cruiseup to 36 passengers

During the major maritime events the ship is available for corporate day and evening sail with up to 90 passengers.

The Morgenster is a brig, a two masted, filly square rigged sailing ship. Her beautiful rigging is based on the American clippers from the eighteenth century. The heavy British warships were helpless against the maneuverable and fast clippers from America. Sailing such a rigging is a great challenge for the trainees and great entertainment for the passengers while watching the crew handling the ship.

Beside the general summer operating in Northern Europe the Morgenster is also available in warm winter regions worldwide.

General data

Inauguration: 2008
Home port: Den Helder
Trading area: Worldwide
Classification: RH Z1234+, Directive 2009/45/EC

Call sign:  PHMY
IMO number: 5241659
MMSI number: 245136000

Length over all: 48,00 m
Beam: 6,00 m
Draught: 2,40 m
Masthead height: 29,00 m

Displacement: 225 t

Main engine: Scania DS14, 430 hp
Generators: 1x John Deere, 62 kw
1x Mitsubishi, 20 kw

Bunker capacity gas oil: 9.000 l
Bunker capacity fresh water: 9.000 l

Type of rigging: Brig
Sail area: 600 m² on 15 sails

Speed under sails: 12 knots
Speed under engine: 9 knots

Passenger capacity: 90 passengers for day- and evening sail
36 passengers for overnight cruises
(4x2, 4x4-passenger cabins 12 hammocks in salon)

Sail plan

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Sail plan

Outer jib (1)
Inner jib (2)
Jib (3)
Fore course (4)
Fore top sail (5)
Fore lower topgallant sail (6)
Fore upper topgallant sail (7)
First staysail (8)
Second staysail (9)
Third staysail (10)
Main course (11)
Main top sail (12)
Main lower topgallant sail (13)
Main upper topgallant sail (14)
Brig sail (15)