Sailing ship Joanna Saturna, originally VL 74, was built in 1903 in Vlaardingen, Holland. The ship represented a small two-mast sailing ship typical type of her time, which was used for fishing in the Northern Sea. In the eyes of the seafarers and salesman she was an ordinary but practical sailing ship with a logger-tackle.
The later history of the ship follows the ordinary pattern for sailing ships: the machinery gets bigger, the rig gets smaller and even the name is changed a few times. Follow the link above and read more of Joanna Saturna’s most fascinating history.
This wonderful schooner was once called Marie but on her 100th birthday 2003 and she got back her original name Joanna Saturna back. Here is some tecnical information about Gaff Schooner Joanna Saturna
Size: 111,55 ft x 19.69 ft
Draught: 9.35 ft
Deplacement: 155 ton
Sail surface: 420 m² / 4.521 sq.ft
Engine: Sisu Diesel 645, DSBIM, 350 HP
Speed: 8 knots
Generators: 50 Kva Valmet, 10 Kva Onan
Voltage on board: 380/220/24/12V
Hydraulic bow thrusters
Main mast: 30 m/ 98,43 ft
You can sail with Joanna Saturna
In addition to it’s over hundred-year-long history, Gaff schooner Joanna Saturna is one of the newest sailing vessels in the Baltic Sea. Summer 2005 was her very first year under sail since 1950’s. She was totally rebuilt during years 2000-2005 to the true moderns classic she is today.
The restoring work was done under the supervision of the Finnish Maritime Museum and Joanna Saturna is registered as a historic class vessel by the Finnish National Board of Antiquities. Now you will be able to sail onboard a traditional sailing ship while enjoying the luxurious comforts of modern time. On board there is a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning, central heating, floor heating, water-closets (7 ) and, naturally, a sauna. Find out more about this here “ Sail with us”
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