Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Brigantes"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Ex-names:Meta, Onice
Registered port:Port Victoria
Base port:Trapani/ITA
Type of rigging:BRIGANTINE
Year built:1911
Yard:C. Lühring, Brake/Hammelwarden, GER
Overall length:38.25 m
Breadth:7.46 m
Sail area:495 m2
Ship's hull:Eisen / Iron

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 19 Mar 2023

  • built in 1911 at the German shipyard C. Lühring in Brake/Hammelwarden, first name "Meta", used as a merchant ship on the North Sea and Baltic Sea.
  • handed over to France in 1920 as reparations, equipped with the first ship's engine.
  • registered in Italy in Viareggio and Livorno in the 1930s.
  • converted to a pure motor cargo ship in the 1950s, renamed "Onice", last uses started from Sicily in Italy, finally laid up in Trapani.
  • 2016 takeover by new owners who started a restoration at the Daromarci shipyard as merchant sailing ship, launched again in 1919 after hull overhaul, renamed the "Brigantes", ongoing work on equipment and rigging.
  • plans to transport under sails fair traded products like coffee, cocoa or rum between America and Europe (Mediterranean).


Website (italiano/deutsch, 19 Mar 2023):
SV Brigantes: project for cargo sailing, some history, data and photos of the ship, contact