DNV GL has been awarded a contract for the classification of the passenger sailing ship ‘Sea Cloud Spirit’, built by Metalships & Docks in Vigo, Spain.
Ordered by the Hamburg-based operator Sea Cloud Cruises, the vessel is designed to meet the increasing demand from both independent travellers and the charter market, mainly in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
“’Sea Cloud Spirit’ will offer a new level of comfort to sailing cruise passengers. In addition to beautiful views from private balconies, it will have the first elevator ever to be installed on a large sailing ship that will connect its five different decks.
“DNV GL has unrivalled competence in the passenger ship sector, and both our companies have a long history of working together, so the selection of class was a natural choice,” said Alberto Iglesias, Metalships & Docks Managing Director.
“We are very pleased that Metalships & Docks has chosen DNV GL as the preferred classification partner for this high-end sailing ship. The yard specialises in the construction of technically sophisticated ships, and we look forward to continuing our close collaboration on this exciting project,” said Torgeir Sterri, Regional Manager West Europe, DNV GL – Maritime.
“’Sea Cloud Spirit’ will become the third addition to our fleet of luxury sailing vessels. She will offer a unique combination of luxury accommodation, technologically advanced amenities and traditional sailing, and we look forward to welcoming our first guests on board in 2020.
“Knowing that both DNV GL and Metalships & Docks are working on this project, gives us confidence that it will be an outstanding vessel, delivered on time with the highest level of quality and safety,” added Daniel Schäfer, Sea Cloud Cruises Managing Director.
Measuring 138 m in length, the ship will be fitted with 69 outside cabins, 25 of which will have a private balcony. The vessel will a full three-masted sailing ship, able to carry up to 136 pax on luxury cruises, with 85 crew on board.
Partner Ship Design from Hamburg will be responsible for the design of the ship’s interior.
‘Sea Cloud Spirit’ is scheduled to set sail in the summer of 2020.
Her propulsion will be achieved by 4,000 sq m of sails and two diesel electric engines providing 1,700 kW power each.