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Built as a steel hulled clipper type sailing passenger ship under yard No 6900 by the Damen Oranje Shipyard in Amsterdam for the Randstad Holding.
16 December 1997 laid down.
16 December 1998 launched as the STAD AMSTERDAM one sister the Brazilian training ship CISNE BRANCO.
Displacement 1,038 ton, 723 grt, 277 net,110 dwt. Dim. 76.0 x 11.0 x 6.4 m. Draught 4.0m. length bpp. 53.9m.
One auxiliary Caterpillar diesel, 1,014 hp. (749 kW), one shaft, speed under engine 11 knots. One bowthruster.
Full rigged; 26 sails, with studding sails 31, sail area 2,200 square meters.
Accommodation for 28 - 115 passengers on long/short voyages. Crew 30.
Carried 210 ton lead ballast.
June 2000 completed. Homeport Amsterdam. Building cost about 16 million Euro
1 June 2000 christened by Mrs. Rita Kok during Sail Amsterdam, she is the spouse of the at that time Minister President of the Netherlands Wim Kok.
The STAD AMSTERDAM (City of Amsterdam) is a three-masted clipper that was built in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2000 at the Damen Shipyard.
The ship was designed by Gerard Dijkstra who modelled her after the mid-19th century frigate AMSTERDAM (1854), but she is not a replica. A major difference is that the hull is made of steel. The owners call the ship a "modern extreme clipper in historical perspective", meaning that the construction method is a combination of the best qualities of clippers of the past, outfitted and built with modern techniques but with a classic "look and feel". She is a very fast ship, with 15 knots being a normal speed. She won the 2001 Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Race.
She is rigged with double gallant sails on the fore and main masts, a main sky sail, and single top gallant sails.
The building of the hull in 1997/98 was used as a work experience project for the unemployed (e.g. metalworking and welding). The ship was first presented to the public at the 2000 edition of SAIL Amsterdam. During the 2005, 2010 and 2015 editions of the event she was the flagship.
The STAD AMSTERDAM is used for training and as a charter-ship for guests. The crew are mainly from the Netherlands and Denmark and the official language on board is English. Her home port is Amsterdam.
In September 2009 STAD AMSTERDAM was refitted to accommodate a televised research expedition, tracing the second voyage of HMS BEAGLE (1831–1836). The ship re-sailed the route of the BEAGLE in approximately 8 months while collecting information to allow comparison between Charles Darwin's BEAGLE observations and the current ones. The show was aired by the Dutch public broadcaster VPRO as Beagle: In Darwin's wake (Beagle: In het kielzog van Darwin).
The STAD AMSTERDAM celebrated her 15th anniversary at the five-day SAIL Amsterdam 2015 tall ships festival in August 2015 The occasion was commemorated with the publication of a book about the ship, with contributions from Eberhard van der Laan - the Mayor of Amsterdam - and the co-founder of the ship, Frits Goldschmeding. The book was co-created by former quartermaster Bart Huijs, and the sculptor and photographer, Anthony Smith.
2017 In service, same name, owned by Randstad/Amsterdam Clipper at Diemen, Netherlands and managed by Stad Amsterdam B.V. Imo No 9185554.
Mozambique 2016 100.000 MT sg?, scott?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stad_Amsterdam
Great Sailing Ships of the World by Otmar Schäuffelen.http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz