Brodosplit Completing Largest Sailboat in the World

Daniela Rogulj

The sailboat is over 160 meters long with a surface area of over 6,300 square meters.

While things remain uneasy in Rijeka and Pula, Split’s Brodosplit shipyard is finishing one of the most expensive projects in its recent history – the world’s largest sailing ship. The astonishing boat is more than 160 meters long with a surface area of an incredible 6,300 square meters, reports RTL on October 3, 2018. 

“It is a boat that is built on old sailboats which were mostly cargo ships. We’ve turned it into a passenger ship with all the comfort and luxury,” says project director Radovan Nečinevic.

The passengers on this lavish sailboat will enjoy three swimming pools, libraries, a salon and everything else that only the most luxurious cruisers can boast – and the masts will be taller than the St. Duje bell tower. 

“There will be three pools with underwater lights, heating, and jets. You will be able to dive into one of the pools, and there will be 50 cubic meters of water in the largest. The boat has five decks and can accommodate 450 passengers – of which 300 passengers will be accommodated in 150 luxury cabins and 150 crew members in the 74 cabins. It will be luxuriously decorated, but with a rhythm and atmosphere reminiscent of old sailboats. There will be a library and large salons, one of which will be three-decks and have a piano. The sailboat will use the most modern navigation and communication equipment, each cabin will have internet, telephone, television, music and other entertainment resources, and the entire boat will be covered with a Wi-Fi signal. There will be three bars on the open decks and a kitchen that will spread over three decks. Air conditioning on board will be performed according to highest demands to meet the comfort of passengers in all climatic conditions,” writes Brodosplit on their website

“The very fact that the masts, crosses and deck equipment weigh 220 tonnes speaks of the complexity and complicated process of making this sailboat,“ explains Dalibor Komatina, the project manager. 

According to the client’s estimate, the ship will sail most of the time using wind power, and will also be equipped for sailing the polar seas.

“Constructing small and medium-sized passenger ships is a niche where Brodosplit is slowly but safely positioned on the world market,” says Brodosplit spokesperson Josip Jurišić.

And although it does not look like it now, in just a few months, passengers will walk on the corridors of the world’s largest sailboat, made proudly by the famous Split shipyard. 

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