Archive for April 21, 2017

Aphrodite with Santa Maria Manuela in the background

Aphrodite is a brig from the Netherlands which when not attending Tall Ships festivals cruises in the North Sea and Baltic carrying up to 16 passengers.

Aphrodite

Aphrodite

Santa Maria Manuela is a 4-masted Lugger from Portugal. Built in 1937 as a fishing boat, it worked as part of the Portuguese Newfoundland Fleet until 1993. It was then demasted and partially disassembled. It lay unused until 2007 when a new owner embarked on a 3-year restoration programme and since 2010 it has been used as a training and cruise ship.

S. Maria Manuela

S. Maria Manuela