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AMERIGO VESPUCCI

Certification

USCG Certification

Italian Navy

Story

The pride of the Italian Navy, Amerigo Vespucci conjures up memories of men-of-war from two centuries ago. Riding high in the water, with triple decks indicated by painted stripes, Amerigo Vespucci is a gracious twentieth-century goodwill ambassador, as well as a symbol of Italy’s global maritime heritage and tradition. Named for the great explorer and cartographer of the
seventeenth century, this elegant, full-rigged ship is a grand visitor to many ceremonial parades of sail. Since her launch, Amerigo Vespucci has been used to train junior officers of the Italian Navy.   Although this ship is not officially a member of Tall Ships America, she has graciously attended as many Tall Ships America festivals throughout the United States whenever the Italian navy can permit.

Specifications

Flag: Italy
Rig: Full-Rigged Ship
Homeport: La Spezia, Italy
Sparred Length: 330'
Draft: 23' 6
Beam: 50' 9
Hull: steel

Facts

Who Sails? Junior officers of the Italian Navy
Program Type: Goodwill Ambassador
Normal cruising waters: Worldwide (summer), Worldwide (winter)
Season: Year-round
Built: 1931
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