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Star Clippers Sailing Ships

Star Clippers operates three of the largest barquentine and full-rigged sailing ships in the world. Star Clipper, Star Flyer and flagship Royal Clipper offer the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht in a unique sailing experience in harmony with environment and sea.

Star Flyer and Star Clipper

Star Flyer and Star Clipper were the first clipper ships since 1911 to be granted the certificate of Sailing Passenger Vessel (SPV) by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping. They are both four-masted, square-rigged barquentines, 360 feet long, with 36,000 square feet of sail and carry up to 170 passengers and 75 crew members. They hold the record for the tallest mast in the world at 226 feet above the waterline.

Deck plans and more about Star Clipper and Star Flyer

Royal Clipper

Royal Clipper is the first five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship to be built for over a century. She is the largest true sailing clipper ship in the world, and carries 42 sails (26 squaresails, 11 staysails, 4 jibs, 1 gaff-rigged spanker) with a total area of 56,000 square feet. At sea, Royal Clipper is under sail power as much as possible, with sails set for minimum heeling, usually held to less than 6%.

Royal Clipper accommodates 227 passengers and 105 crew members, of whom 20 are needed to handle all sails. The remaining 85 crew members serve passenger needs or are on support duty.

Deck plans and more about Royal Clipper

  • Royal Clipper
    Royal Clipper
  • Star Clipper
    Star Clipper
  • Sailing into the sunset
    Sailing into the sunset
  • Royal Clipper Atrium
    Royal Clipper Atrium
  • Under Sail
    Under Sail
  • Poolside drink
    Poolside drink
  • Crew hoisting the sails
    Crew hoisting the sails
  • Royal Clipper Piano Bar
    Royal Clipper Piano Bar
  • Star Flyer Tropical Bar
    Star Flyer Tropical Bar
  • Looking down from the Crows Nest
    Sailing into the sunset