Amistad - Connecticut's Flagship & Tall Ship Ambassador


Freedom Schooner Amistad was built at Connecticut's Mystic Seaport in 1999 and launched on March 25, 2000.
The re-created Amistad was built using traditional skills and traditional construction techniques common to wooden schooners built in the 19th century. Some of the tools used in the project were the same as those that might have been used by a 19th century shipwright. Tri-Coastal Marine, designers of Freedom Schooner Amistad, used modern computer technology to provide plans for the vessel, bronze bolts are used as fastenings throughout the ship, the modern Amistad has an external ballast keel made of lead and two Caterpillar diesel engines. None of this technology was available to the early 19th century builders.
Rigging: Topsail Schooner
Operator: AMISTAD America, Inc. (AAI) Home Port: New Haven, CT
Flag: U.S.
Call Letters: WCZ 9672
Length over All: 129’ (39.4m)
Length over Rail: 85’ (26m)
Length on Deck: 81’ (24.7m)
Length at Waterline: 78’ (23.8m)
Beam: 23’ (7.01m)
Height of Masts: 100’ (30.5m)
Draft: 10.6’ (3.3m)
Gross Registered Tonnage: 96 tons
Sail Area: 5200 square feet (843 square meters)
Number of Sails (max.): 8
Top Speed Under Sail: 12-14 knots
Engine: CAT 3304x2
Engine Power: 135HP
Top Speed Under Power: 10 knots
Fuel Tanks: 600 gallons
Water Tanks: 400 gallons
Range: 700 N.M. under power
Number of Bunks: 13

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