Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Beluga II"

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Beluga II, Volker Gries, Rostock , 06/2007

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Beluga II
Registered port:Hamburg
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Year built:2004
Yard:Fridtjof-Nansen-Werft, Wolgast, GER
Length:33.40 m
Breadth:6.20 m
Draught:1.80 m
Sail area:320 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:250 PS

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 01 May 2016

  • built 2003-04 at the Fridtjof Nansen shipyard in Wolgast, GER on order of the environmental organisation Greenpeace Germany; significantly financed from the inheritance of the donator Ilse Vormann from Düsseldorf, GER; commissioned in 2004 as replacement of the predecessor ship "Beluga".
  • modeled on Dutch coastal ships with flat hull and low draught, specialised to be used on rivers, shallow waters, close to the shore and the intertidal mudflats with the possebility to fall aground during low tide, fitted with foldaway masts for passing bridges of the rivers.
  • ubiquitous usable on all European inland waters, flexible equipment convenient to an actual mission of the operators with laboratory facilities and/or communicational centre for exhibitions and preesentations, movie screening and press conferences in exchangeable containers.
  • named for the Beluga, a white whale which mainly lives in the Arctic and visits bigger rivers from time to time.

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Last tracked position of the ship Beluga II


Website (deutsch, 02 Apr 2016):
Beluga II: website of the operator with basic measurements, photos, history, actual campaigns, contact