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Shtandart sails in Marina Palma Cuarentena and Marina Ibiza's waters
Shtandart has visited Marina Ibiza and Marina Palma Cuarentena’s facilities as part of its cruise in the Mediterranean, escaping the freezing temperaturas from the Russian Winter.
No one can resist her looks. Her wonderful aesthetic captures the attention of children and adults alike who stop to admire the beauty of the sails, ropes, and carved wood details that perfectly recreate the first Russian warship of the year 1703. It has a powerful image that has the ability to take us back 314 years allowing us to visualize it in one of its wars under the command of its captain Tsar Peter the Great.
Three centuries later, its replica sails peacefully around the world as a school ship allowing people who are fond of sailing, with and without experience and from all over the world, to experience the adventure of sailing as if they were in the 18th century.
Her current captain, Vladimir Martus was in charge of carrying out the reconstruction project of Shtandart, in which he participated actively cutting trees, cutting sheets, sanding, varnishing, etc. It is 34,5 meters long With a 6,9 meters beam and was built by hand, as it was done at that time, with wood being the predominant material and 30 tons of steel that provide great stability to the ship.
It took 2 years to build the skeleton and another 4 years to assemble with the large amount of detail it has. There is a story behind each object, because each of the people who collaborated in its reconstruction did so for the love of art in their own free time. Thus, to honour their work, the wood carvers have shaped their own faces in some of the ornaments, while the rest of the collaborators have left their mark somewhere with a hand on paint, varnish, on each nail or cape that can be seen in boat.
Since she was launched in the year 2000, she has sailed what equates to 7 laps around the world. It has 5 permanent crew members: the captain, an engineer and three sailors, but is able to take up to 25 crew members, including the apprentices who participate in all the activities that take place on board, including cleaning the decks, fixing defects, cooking, ordering, etc.
To live the experience of sailing on this magnificent frigate, you just need to have the desire for adventure and contact the boat directly from their website
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