SPIRIT OF BERMUDA is an 112-foot, three-masted schooner based the traditional Bermudian schooners built between 1810 and 1840. With their low-slung freeboard and their sharply raked masts, these boats were used for trading, and were known for their speed, maneuverability and the skill of the Bermudan crews that sailed them. SPIRIT OF BERMUDA was built for the Bermuda Sloop Foundation, an organization that brings educational and leadership experiences through sailing to the students of Bermuda.
The vessel utilizes modern wood composite construction (seven layers of wood and epoxy), it has carbon fiber spars, outside ballast, and up-to-date systems to ensure longevity, performance and comfort. She was designed by Langan Design Associates of Newport, Rhode Island.