22 February 2024






2 mins

One of the passenger ships that from time to time anchor off Mgarr Harbour, Gozo and transferring passengers to shore and back to the ship apart from Comino Charters etc is the 2001 built sailing passenger ship SEA CLOUD II.

Unlike the SEA CLOUD , she is a newbuilding, built at the Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán, SA as yard number 405 with her keel laying on 24th June, 1998, launched on 18th March 1999 and completed on 22nd January, 2001. She was christened few weeks later on 6th February, 2001 with the German journalist and television presenter SABINE CHRISTIANSEN as her godmother in Las Palmas, Canary Islands.

The rigging since she’s a Barque was planned and produced by Navicom in Wolgast with the 23 sails were made in Poland. She is sailed traditionally by hand, as is common, for example, on sail training ships.

With 5 decks she’s  105.90 m long (loa) with beam of 16 m and her draught is 5.70 m. Her hull is built of standard shipbuilding steel, and is fitted with eight watertight bulkheads.

There is no pool aboard the SEA CLOUD II . Instead, she has a foldable platform, which facilitates sea-based watersports.

She can carry 96 passengers including 27 outside cabins with portholes. By price category, the room sizes range from 12 m2 (130 sq ft) to 20 m2 (220 sq ft). They are always equipped with two beds, and a TV, safe, shower, toilet and marble vanity tops with gold-plated taps, amongst other features. In the three interior cabins, the lowest category, there are bunk beds.

She has a crew of 63 souls.

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