The Third Tall Ship

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Międzypokład i rzut boczny

It might look like an obsession, but I have been working for a while now on a project to build another tall ship. As my excuse I want to mention that “Pogoria” is now 33 and “Fryderyk Chopin” is 23 years old and as a result they are quite worn and the masts proved to break easily. The whole design of the new tall ship is ready. I prepared it together with a well-known New Zealand yachts designer Toasz Glowacki. The project is under a working name “Polonia”, but the prospective investors could call her whatever they wish. However, I am still waiting for an investor especially as my idea did not arouse much interest in Poland.

saloniszThe shape of the ship was agreed by mail exchange. Tomek send me six different options for the bow and I picked one. Then the same process took place with the choice of the design for the aft of the ship. I wanted the masts to be as tall  as possible so long as they were not higher than 38metres which would allow her to sail under the bridges of the Kiel Canal.

Five square sails on each mast were finally changed into six as the majesty of a “small” ship like “Fryderyk
Chopin” results from the number of the squares.

szkic kapitańskiejI would like to build this ship with a higher standard in the interior areas as for example a two-berth cabins, which would be changed into four-berths during the School Afloat voyages. Also a lot of space was designed for the social activities and finally an auditorium shaped classroom was put in an astern gallery.  Tomek suggested an interior design in a vintage style but without compromising on modern technical solutions.

I have already discussed the possibility of classifying her with the Polish Register of Shipping. They like the idea and they would give a substantial discount as they would gain media recognition. I have also had talks with The Marine Projects Shipyard and its daughter company Conrad Shipyard in Gdańsk and not only would they like to take up building the ship but they would like to invest in the project as well.  I also know a private person, who would invest in the project as the last one after the consortium has been established. But will I manage to find enough investors?

Międzypokład i rzut boczny

Międzypokład i rzut boczny

Pokład główny i sundeck

Pokład główny i sundeck

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