Stad Amsterdam   /   Clipper

LOA78 m
LWL60.50 m
Beam10.50 m
Draft4.80 m
Airdraft46.50 m
Displacementapprox. 1.038 ton
RigtypeSquare rigger
Fuel48.200 ltr.
Fresh water38.000 ltr
EngineCaterpillar 1.014 HP
Generator2x Caterpillar 200 kVA
BUILDERDamen Shipyard
INTERIOR DESIGNPieter Beeldsnijder

The Stad Amsterdam (City of Amsterdam) is a three-masted clipper that was built in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2000 at the Damen Shipyard.
The ship was designed by Dykstra Naval Architects who modeled her after the mid-19th century frigate Amsterdam, but she is not a replica. A major difference is that the hull is made of steel. The owners call the ship a "modern extreme clipper in historical perspective", meaning that the construction method is a combination of the best qualities of clippers of the past, outfitted and built with modern techniques but with a classic "look and feel".

She is a very fast ship, with 15 knots being a normal speed. She won the 2001 Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Race. The building of the hull in 1997/98 was used as a work experience project for the unemployed (e.g. metalworking and welding). The ship was first presented to the public at the 2000 edition of SAIL Amsterdam. During the 2005, 2010 and 2015 editions of the event she was the flagship. The Stad Amsterdam is used for training and as a charter-ship for guests.

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