Sailing Cargo Vessel - Schoonerbrig 'Tres Hombres'

Conversie van een Kriegsfischkutter (Duits marine vaartuig WOII) naar een zeilend vrachtschip
Conversion of a KFK (WWII German navy vessel) to a merchant sailing vessel

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Workscope :

Manta Marine Design advised on modification of the construction, class requirements and Naval Architecture for the conversion to a sailing cargo vessel

By order of : Fairtransport
Photo : Berber van Beek -
  Vessel Information
Length over all : 32.00 meter
Length hull : 24.00 meter
Beam : 6.35 meter
Sail Area : 315 square meter
Material hull : Composite; Steel structure and frames, Wooden planking and finish
Cargo Capacity : 35 Metric Tons / 41 Cubic Meters


SV TRES HOMBRES - Some History

The Tres Hombres is originally a KFK (Kriegsfischkutter) from the German Navy in WWII. Build at the Burmeister shipyard in Swinemunde, Germany as KFK368 'Seeadler' in 1943. Hundreds of these ships were build at the time at shipyards around Europe for the German navy.


In 2008 this vessel was converted to a sailing cargoship by Fairtransport based in Den Helder, the Netherlands. For more information have a look on