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The International Training Ship Atyla was hand designed and hand built in 1980 in Spain by a group of friends to circumnavigate the world. She changed name 5 times, but she never changed ownership. She was launched in the north of Spain, then moved to the Canary Islands and served as just a tourist boat after the sponsor of the circumnavigation pulled out, where she remained until 2005. She went to Cantabria to represent the region and was given a good refit in 2011. Two years later, under the name "Atyla", she participated in her first Tall Ships' Regatta. After that, her young captain (nephew of the ship's designer) decided to fully dedicate her to outdoor education.


The Atyla is a true Spanish ship, the wood is carved and looking marvelous, the entourage is great with leather seating in the saloon, and outside there is always room in shade to get out of the sun. The crew of Atyla is Spanish, but the official language on board is English. And of course the meals have a Spanish air about them as well. Take a glass of wine on the aft and relax while in port, and be an active member of the crew on deck during the day!

Atyla boasts a very interesting personal development programme, including a professional coach on board and using the sailing experience to work on topics such as leadership, intercultural communication, environmental awareness, emotional intelligence and critical thinking.


On each trip Atyla accommodates a total of 24 people in 5 rooms, sleeping in private bunk beds. The crew is composed of 5 professionals (two officers, an engineer, the chef and the coach), 4 watch leaders (people with experience sailing on ATYLA) and 15 trainees. For day trips and events, Atyla can take up to 70 people.

The Ship is fully equipped both on deck and inside: spacious kitchen, large meeting room with couches and TV, bathrooms, indoor and outdoor sound systems, deck lighting, awnings, safety systems.


Shipping type: Schooner
Homeport: Maritime Museum Of Bilbao (ES)
Date built: 1980-1984
Restored: 2011-2013
Capacity: 20
Length: 31.3m
Beam: 8m
Draught: 3m
Sail: 400m2
Height of mast: 25 m
Engine capacity: Doosan 230 hp


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