Brodosplit builds largest square-rigged cruise ship in the world

Brodosplit builds largest square-rigged cruise ship in the world

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Golden Horizon is 162 metres long and has five masts with 36 cross sails

Brodosplit shipyard in Split, Croatia, has completed the construction of Golden Horizon, the largest square-rigged cruise ship in the world, for UK cruise operator Tradewind Voyages.

Golden Horizon is 162 metres long and has five masts with 36 cross sails that have a total area of 6,347 square metres. She can accommodate 272 passengers in 140 luxury cabins as well as 159 crew members.

The ship features a library and large lounges, one of which extends across three decks. On the open decks, there are three bars and three pools, including one for diving.

Along with her sails, the ship is equipped with two independent electric propulsion motors. The larger motor provides 2,500 kilowatt hours of power, while the smaller unit provides 1,700. The engines will be able to operate for 400 hours without refuelling.

Golden Horizon is also the first sailboat in the world to be equipped with the Safe Return to Port security system and meets the requirements of the US Coast Guard and US Public Health Service. The system requires that all key equipment onboard has been duplicated to enable the ship to return to port from a range of 2,000 nautical miles in the case of operational failures.

The ship has been designed to sail worldwide, including in the polar regions. She will be able to reach speeds of between 16 and 20 knots under sail, while the engines will enable a speed of up to 17 knots.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
04 June 2021

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