Restored in 2010, Santa Maria Manuela 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. 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.
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. She was recently renovated, getting a makeover below deck to provide a more comfortable experience for everyone.
Because she is almost 70 meters long, the Santa Maria Manuela can accommodate, with all modern comforts, up to 44 passengers. There are 11 cabins for 2 passengers; 4 cabins for 4 passengers and 1 shared cabin for 6 passengers. Recently renovated, all cabins are air conditioned and have a private shower and toilet.
The common areas are cozy and comfortable, providing a great space to relax, grab a drink, and make new friends.
Shipping type: Grand Bank Schooner
Homeport: Aveiro (PT)
Date built: 1937
Restored: 2007 - 2010
Sail: 1130 m2
Height of mast: 37 m
Engine capacity: 746 kW
Displacement: 992 ton