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Length OA 47.00 m (155' 0")
Length WL 33.20 m (108' 11")
Beam 7.75 m (25' 5")
Draft fully loaded 4.20 m (13' 10")
Sail area 580 sqm (6300 sqft)
Displacement (max) approx 530 tons (1168449 lbs)
Material Wood
Engine Power 300kW (Electric)
Fuel Tank Capacity  
Water Tank Capacity  
Holding Tank Capacity  
Cargo Capacity 220 Metric Tons
Tonnage 281 GT
Crew 12 crew + 12 trainees
Workscope: Full Design
By order of: Sailcargo INC, Costa Rica



This is a project where traditional craftsmanship meets modern technology. This sailing cargo ship will mainly be using the wind to transport their cargo. There will be a high tech fully electric propulsion system on board. During sailing by the wind, the batteries will be charged by specially designed controlable pitch propellers that are driven by the speed of the boat. The generated power stored in the batteries will be used when there is no (favourable) wind and for manoeuvring in harbours.

Manta Marine Design collaborate with Sigma Plus Associates in Switzerland to develop the electic regenerative system based on our experiences with Schooner Opal from North Sailing in Iceland.

The mission of SAILCARGO INC:
"We will build and operate a cargo sailing vessel by synthesizing old-world ship building techniques with avant-garde energy and propulsion systems design. Our vision is to create a prosperous regenerative model that meets the ecological, ethical, and economic requirements of our rapidly changing world. Our objective as Costa Rica's Flagship is to demonstrate that a carbon neutral shipping company can not only be financially competitive, but can inspire change and educate."

Currently the construction of the vessel is in full swing in Costa Rica. You can be part of this project and even become a shareholder of the ship. There is lot's of information, blogs, photos, videos available through the channels of Sailcargo if you like to follow this project.


Below a short animation of the main structure of the vessel and below that an actual 3D model that you interactively can look at (rotate, zoom, etc)