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Santa Maria Manuela


The Sea Training Ship Santa Maria Manuela is a historical vessel that was launched in 1937 in the river Tagus (Lisbon) and took part in the famous cod fishing campaigns until the beginning of the 1990’s. The rebuilding of this four masted gaff schooner was a private initiative of the company Pascoal & Filhos, S.A., that, between 2007 and 2010, embraced a long and well documented process of reconstitution of the vessel whose hull was almost abandoned in the port of Aveiro waiting for better days.


Recently renovated Santa Maria Manuela is is now serving as a Sail Training  Ship. Unlike in the past, she will no longer bring fishermen to the fishing banks of Newfoundland and Greenland. Instead, these days she brings a new touristic offer, which stands out by its innovation and exclusiveness. Because she is almost 70 meters long, the Santa Maria Manuela can accommodate, with all modern comforts, up to 50 trainees. The Ship has no operating area restrictions which means that she can sail all the seas and oceans. Young or old, you can join this grand bank schooner this season! Enjoy a great sailing trip whether it’s 2 days or 2 weeks long.


On board the Santa Maria Manuela there is enough room to accommodate 44 passengers. There are 11 cabins for 2 passengers; 4 cabins for 4 passengers; 1 cabin for 6 passengers. All cabins are air conditioned and have a private shower and toilet.


Shipping type: Grand Bank Schooner
Homeport: Aveiro (PT)
Date built: 1937
Restored: 2007 - 2010
Capacity: 50
Length: 68,64m
Beam: 9,9m
Draught: 4,5m
Sail: 1130 m2
Height of mast: 37 m
Engine capacity: 746 kW


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