Samuel Richards Schooner
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Type of Vessel: Fore and aft gaff rig topsail auxiliary schooner
Year built: 1885 Builder:Richards Jr. Lowfstoft, England
Length: 105' LOA 80' LOD 72' LWL
Breadth: 19' Molded Depth: 9'9" Draft: 10'5"
Tonnage: 72 G.R.T. 28 ·N.R.T.
Class: Commercial Service
Number of passengers: up to 150
Number of required crew: (1) Captain / (2) Crew
The vessel is a fine example of a 19-century sailing schooner in remarkable condition for its age. The vessel was robustly built utilizing quality English hardwoods by a master shipwright whose boats are known for their longevity. According to Master Builder's Certificate the vessel was built to Lloyd's 100 A-l standards (No longer in class). Bilges are cement poured.
“Haul out in august 2011: Replaced a few more planks changed some caulking and repainted with two coats the bottom and topsides of the ship. We also had made a new fore sail and new staysail made of Dacron. We just installed a new main sail made of Duradon that is more light weight and easier to use. We installed new bilge pumps and a new Yamaha emergency gas back up high volume water pump in the engine room. And two new marine alternators. We then replaced the stereo systems with a new 6 speaker system”
Designed and built by master shipwright Samuel Richards, Jr. in the port of Lowestoft, England in 1885 was originally utilized as a commercial fishing Trawler. Used as a sailing trawler in the fish trade out of the port of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.
The vessel was originally built under supervision of Lloyds of London Surveyors and was given the
LLOYDS 100 A-I MALTESE CROSS and listed within the early Lloyd's Register. Richards' vessels became famous for their longevity.. In the 1900's the vessel was sold to Sweden and re-registered under Swedish flag. According to the registry history, an Inboard diesel engine was installed in 1954. In 1959, the vessel was sold again and re-flagged to a Denmark. During the mid-1960, the ship was a private yacht sailing in European waters. In 1976 the yacht was purchased an American who sailed the boat across the Atlantic via Panama delivered it to Seattle were it was re-rigged as a topsail schooner. The vessel participated in some movie adventures. In 1997 she was purchased and was very successfully utilized to charter in Mexican waters as a passenger service vessel. In 2001 the vessel was sold and re-flagged. She is still chartering in Mexico and holds this current status.
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