111m barkentine 'Star Flyer'

Type of ship 111m barkentine 'Star Flyer'
Length hull 111.00 m
Beam 15 m
Draft 5,73 m
Sail area 2600 m²

With a length of 111m, the four-masted barquentines Star Flyer and Star Clipper are some of the tallest sailing passenger vessels in the world. Both were built in Belgium in 1992-1993. Olivier F. van Meer did the complete design of their sail and deck plan including all constructions and calculations. He also developed a very successful and unique hydraulic in-furl system for her square sails; 1200m² can be handled by one person from the deck. The total sail area is 2600m². In addition to many other details of the vessel that were designed and calculated by Olivier van Meer, his company also rigged both ships, trained their crew and conducted the seatrials.

Articles Star Flyer:
Onze Krant Enkhuizen 1989     
De Blauwe Wimpel 1989     
Schip & Werf 1990     
De Telegraaf 1991     
De Blauwe Wimpel 1991     
De Gazet van Antwerpen 1991     
Schuttervaer 1991     
The Times 1991     
Source unknown 1991     
Ships Monthly 1991     
Onze Krant Enkhuizen 1991     
De Blauwe Wimpel 1995