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Sailing ship Royal Helena

The sailing ship Royal Helena was completely new built in 2009 on a very professional and costly way. The ship is based in Varna, Bulgaria, with the Black Sea as main operating area. Istanbul, the Sea of Marmara and the Eastern Mediterranean is not far away.

Royal Helena is especially designed for sail training and can accommodate up to 47 trainees. For long term cruises the ship would also be available in international waters.

Day sailup to 100 passengers
Evening sailup to 100 passengers
Receptionsup to 110 passengers
Cruiseup to 47 passengers

With her comfortable interior and huge deck area the ship could also be used for corporate hospitality with a day/evening sail capacity of up to 100 passengers.

Royal Helena is carrying 3 masts with proud 1.000 square meters sail area on 16 sails. The type of rigging is from a barquentine, a combination of square sails and fore and aft sails. Once the ship is under full sail a real sailing adventure is granted.

General data

Inauguration: August 2009
Home port: Varna, Bulgaria
Trading area: Worldwide
Classification: BR100 A5 Training sailing Yacht (BR MC Y)

Call sign:  LZKZ
IMO number: 9542271
MMSI number: 207369000

Length over all: 54,00 m
Beam: 8,20 m
Draught: 3,93 m
Masthead height: 33,00 m

Displacement: 402 t
Gross tonnage: 254 GT

Main engine: Volvo Penta D12D-C MH    450 HP
Generators: 3x Caterpillar C 4.4 DIT,    56,4 kw

Bunker capacity gas oil: 35.000 l
Bunker capacity fresh water: 30.000 l

Type of rigging: Barketine
Sail area: 1000 m² on 16 sails

Speed under sails: 12 knots
Speed under engine: 8 knots

Passenger capacity: 100 passengers for day- and evening sail
47 passengers for overnight cruises
(2x2/3, 4x2 luxury, 5x2, 1x14, 1x7 - each cabin with shower/ WC)

Sail plan & Ship plan

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Sail plan

Flying jib (1)
Outer jib (2)
Inner jib (3)
Jib (4)
Stay foresail (5)
Fore course (6)
Fore lower topsail (7)
Fore upper topsail (8)
Fore lower topgallant sail (9)
Fore upper topgallant sail (10)
First staysail (11)
Second staysail (12)
Third staysail (13)
Main sail (14)
Main gaff topsail (15)
Mizzen sail (16)

Ship plan

(1) Crew
(2) Bar
(3) Restaurant/Salon
(4) Maindeck
(5) Guest cabins + shower/WC
(6) Bridge/Navigation
(7) Captain
(8) Aftdeck
(9) Engine room