Former Flying Clipper to Sail for Tradewind Voyages

The former Flying Clipper
Former Flying Clipper

The once-to-be Flying Clipper has found a home at Tradewind Voyages, a UK-based operator, according to a statement.

The ship has sat laid up at Brodosplit since her completion following a legal dispute with Star Clippers.

“We are delighted to announce that the World’s largest Square-rigged Sailing Vessel, built as Brodosplit 483, will be re-named, rebranded, and operated by the British cruise company Tradewind Voyages UK Ltd. The ownership of Brodosplit 483 remains with the wholly-owned subsidiary of the DIV Group,” Brodosplit said, in a prepared release.

Flying Clipper Delivery Pushed Back to 2018

The Flying Clipper will be delivered in the first quarter of 2018, as the delivery of the newest Star Clippers’ ship has been pushed back from August 2017.

A spokesperson from Brodosplit, the shipyard in Croatia building the unique 300-passenger sailing vessel, confirmed the updated delivery date in an email to Cruise Industry News.

“Brodosplit has been recognized as one of the few shipyards that are capable for building such unique ship, from the design phase, building and fitting it with complex equipment and luxury interiors. Estimated time of delivery is the first quarter of 2018,” said the spokesperson.

Brodosplit is one of a number of shipyards that have recently entered the cruise ship market