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Kruzenshtern

History

Kruzenshtern was built as Padua, one of the P-liners in Germany in 1926. She transported wheat and saltpeter. Her record of transport was 67 days from Hamburg to Port Lincoln South Australia. After the second world war she was given to Russia, there she got her new name, named after a famous Baltic German explorer Adam Johann Kruzenshtern. There she was used for hydrographic expeditions and later fishing. After the Sedov she is the largest still sailing vessel of the world. The ship was painted like the colors of black with white to get the impression of guns on board. Nowadays she is used to train cadets and letting trainees get to know the live on board of a Russian ship.

Ship

The Kruzenshtern is one of the famous P-line ships built in the 1920’s. She is the only one that still sails. Because of her impressive view, she is used in a lot of movies. She is one of the fastest ships, to imagine that the crewmembers stayed on the ship at least 9 months is incredible. To step on board such an ancient colossal is an adventure alone. This big beauty is still a fast ship where you will make memories for a lifetime. The Kruzenshtern takes part of a lot of races and regatta’s. She sails with her regular training crew and takes on Windseekers as trainees as well!

Accommodation

The Kruzenshtern has a lot of different cabins and decks. It is possible to sleep in a cadets cabin, with 12 bunks or in a 2 persons cabin. All cabins have a view on sea. There are several rooms where you can relax, get education or play some games.

Specifications

Shipping type: Four masted Barque
Homeport: Kaliningrad (RU)
Date built: 1926
Restored: 1971
Capacity: 218
Length: 114.5 m
Beam: 14m
Draught: 6,8m
Sail: 3553 m2
Height of mast: 51,3m
Engine capacity: 2000 HK