Damen Shipyards Den Helder, Netherlands is to carry out a midlife maintenance program on the iconic sailing clipper Stad Amsterdam that will prepare the ship for a round the world voyage as a green ambassador, in support of UN sustainable development goals.
The Stad Amsterdam was delivered by Damen in 2000. She combines the best construction methods of the past with those of the present, to achieve a classic look and feel. The vessel is 76 meters long and features 31 sails with a total area of 2,200 square meters. She sails under the Dutch flag and is available for business events, luxury cruises and adventurous sailing cruises.
The work that Damen Den Helder will carry out includes replacement of the main engines and diesel generators for equipment with improved levels of efficiency. The ship’s sewage installation will be replaced by a new one that extracts sewage residue, purifying the water for clean, safe disposal.
“With this work,” says Damen, “the Stad Amsterdam, already boasting green credentials, will become the perfect ambassador for her next mission; a two-year round the world voyage, the SDG World Tour, to promote the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals.”