“Bob Douglas is a design genius, a savant.”

– CAPTAIN DAN MORELAND
MASTER, PICTON CASTLE

 
 
 
 

Particulars

 

Length On Deck: 115 ft
Beam: 24 ft
Rig Height: 101 ft
Sail Area: 7,500 Sq ft
Water Capacity: 3,680 gallons
Crew: 11

 

Length Overall: 169 ft
Length On Waterline: 104'-5"
Draft: 11' -6"
Displacement: 285 tons
Fuel Capacity: 3,620 gallons
Students: 30

 

Hull Material:  3/8" ABS grade A steel plating on 3/8" x 4" steel frames
Interior Materials: Honduran mahogany and spruce
Main Engine: John Deere 6068AFM @ 355 horsepower, M-4 rating
Propulsion: Hundested controllable pitch propeller
On deck:  galley  |  2 heads  |  workshop |  roundhouse  |  pilot house
Designer: Bob Douglas
Naval architects: Tom Degrémont & Sam Howell, Langan Design Partners

All interior space will be well ventilated and naturally lit by 15 skylights on deck.
 

Objective


Due to the inherent risk in ocean voyaging, a safe ship is paramount for the FUEL Program. Our school ship was designed by Captain Robert Douglas, Founder of the Black Dog. His success with the design, construction, and sailing of his ships Shenandoah and Alabama (among many other projects), contributes to Captain Douglas' authority on historical sailing ships.

Working with Langan Design Partners, every consideration has been given to make our ship the finest example of a safe, seaworthy, self-sufficient, manageable, and comfortable ship. Meeting these requirements allows our learners to constructively experience the most important lessons the ocean has to teach. We are beyond excited to tell you her name, but are reserving that knowledge for top tier donors at this time.

 

100% OF YOUR GIFT GOES TOWARD CONSTRUCTION OF OUR SHIP

Have a question? Email FUEL's president