111m Barkentine 'Star Clipper'

Type of ship 111m Barkentine 'Star Clipper'
Length hull 111.00 m
Beam 15.00 m
Draft 5.73 m
Displacement 2566t
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 Clipper:
Verto Service Krant 1991     
Schuttervaer 1992     
Waterkampioen 1992     
The Naval Architect 1992     
Rails 1992     
Safe 1992     
The Bloomsburry Partnership 1992     
Belgum Newspaper 1992     
Belgum Newspaper 2 1992     
The Naval Architect 1992     
Spiegel Der Zeilvaart 1992 Patent Rigging