Largest 3-masted schooner stays training ship
ROTTERDAM _ STC-Group, a global provider of education and training in the shipping, transport and logistics sectors, is the new owner of De Eendracht, securing the Netherlands’ largest 3-masted schooner as a sail training and charter ship.
STC Group has assumed the shares of the vessel’s previous owner Eendracht BV. It said the Sailing Sea Ship Foundation will continue to run charters focusing on maritime skills, team building and perseverance.
Built in 1989 at the Damen shipyard, the vessel is a design of W. de Vries Lentsch. She runs charters that give young people an introduction to life at sea. The Eendracht can carry up to 40 passengers and a crew of 13. An A-class Tall Ship, De Eendracht _ Dutch for ‘Harmony’ _ is one of the largest sea sailing ships in the world.
Erik Hietbrink, chairman of STC-Group: “The sailing ship is central to the training of many students at the STC College and Rotterdam Mainport University. For many, a sea voyage is an unforgettable and educational experience that will serve them throughout their maritime careers.”
Length: 59m / Beam: 12.3 m
Draft: 5 m / Sail surface: 1.033 sq. m
Mast height: 41.7 m
Speed under sail: 14.5 knots
Speed on engine: 6 to 10 knots