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Sea Cloud Spirit – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9483712

Sea Cloud Spirit

Ex Sea Cloud Hussar

© Gerolf Drebes

Sea Cloud Spirit – © Gerolf Drebes (Ajacio, 08/10/2021)

Steel single screw sailing/motor vessel built in 2021 by Factoria Naval de Marin, S.A. (Yard No 299) outfitted by Metalships & Docks, S.A.U. as a Passenger ship with cabins/Sailing ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 125.7 m (overall) 92.84 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 17.2 m
  • Depth: 7.5 m
  • Draught: 5.561 m
  • Tonnage: 5431 gross/1630 net/ 904 deadweight
  • Propulsion: Wind power 44,100 square feet/4,100 square meters of sails ; diesel; battery power
  • Power: 2,480 kW/3,330 bHP
  • Speed: 14.2 knots (max)
  • Passenger Decks:
  • Capacity: 136 passengers
  • Call Sign: 9HA5333
  • MMSI Number: 215855000
  • IMO Number: 9483712
  • DNV iD Number: G113962
  • Port of Registry: Valletta/Malta

Location Data


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History

March 22nd 2007: Contract date.

July 18th 2008: Keel laid. “The vessel (design “C-158”) was commissioned by shipowner Fernando Fernandez Tapias (Spanish businessman, shipping companies owner). The contract value was USD 100 million. but due to the economic crisis, the shipyard stopped working, and eventually declared payment suspensions. Hansa Treuhand rejected the vessel because of the project’s high cost and uncertain future. The vessel was in its final stages of completion when in July 2010 works were halted due to the shipyard’s bankruptcy. The new shipowner (as mortgage lender) became BANKIA (2010-founded merger of several Spanish savings banks).

“The vessel’s inauguration (as “SEA CLOUD HUSSAR“) was originally scheduled for 2010. However, its construction was stopped after Factoria Naval de Marin (shipbuilding company specializing in luxury yachts) declared bankruptcy in 2010. The Spanish shipyard (in Marin, Pontevedra-Galicia, Spain) produced only the hull and part of the superstructure.

Sea Cloud Hussar – © Angel Luis Godar Moreira (Marin, Spain 30/07/2009 – 02/01/2010 – 26/02/2010)

2014: The Vigo-based Rodman Group bought the hull from BANKIA.

May 7th 2015: The uncompleted mega-yacht was launched (floated-out from Naval Marin’s drydock). It was towed to the Rodman Group-owned shipyard “Metalships & Docks” (Vigo Spain), moored and waiting for a buyer.

September 2016: The shipyard signed a letter of intent with Hansa Treuhand Finance GmbH (part of the Hamburg -based Hansa Treuhand Holding AG) to complete SEA CLOUD HUSSAR.

2018: Acquired by Sea Cloud Cruises and its construction was re-started.

April 22nd 2021: First scheduled maiden voyage, leaving from Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Spain) right after the naming ceremony. The 10-day itinerary (themed “Tour of Spain”) was a roundtrip from Palma to Barcelona, Tarragona (Costa Daurada), Venice and Valencia.

April 29th 2021: Completed.

May 12th 2021: Delivered to Owner: Puerto de Manresa S.L.. Manager: STL Shipping Management, S.L.. Operator: Sea Cloud Cruises, Germany

June 2nd 2021: Inaugural Cruise was rescheduled. The 10-day itinerary (leaving roundtrip out of Civitavecchia-Rome) had as call ports Livorno (overnight), Portoferraio (Elba island), Olbia (Sardinia Island), Trapani (Sicily Island), Salerno and Naples.

September 7th 2021: Christened by, god-mother, Gabriela Toran, wife of the ship’s designer Iñigo Echenique.

September 14th 2021: Initial maiden voyage between Tuscany and Sicily.

© Gerolf Drebes © Gerolf Drebes © Gerolf Drebes

Sea Cloud Spirit – © Gerolf Drebes (Ajacio, 08/10/2021)

© Wolfgang Fricke © Wolfgang Fricke

Sea Cloud Spirit – © Wolfgang Fricke (Las Palmas, 28/01/2022)

June 8th 2022: Due to call at Dover.


All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Gerolf Drebes, Wolfgang Fricke and Angel Luis Godar Moreira for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos)

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