Santa Maria Manuela
Santa Maria Manuela (SMM) is a four masted gaff schooner initially launched in 1937, built by Companhia União Fabril, in Lisbon. She began operating in cod fishing and altogether with her sister ship “Creoula”, was part of the famous Portuguese White Fleet. In 1993, due to obsolescence, she was abated to the fishing fleet, being partially demolished, except the hull that was preserved. In 2007, the Portuguese company Pascoal & Filhos became the owner of the hull and started building the new SMM, which was launched in May 2010.
Santa Maria Manuela, a sail training vessel, will be simultaneously involved in thematic purposes, such as astronomy, whale and bird watching, diving and other activities, being able to embark 50 trainees, providing them a unique learning and fellowship experience.
Country of Registration Portugal
Year built 1937
Rig Gaff Schooner 4