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SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is a class A 3 masted square rigged ship.
The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island is a non-profit organization that provides innovative and empowering education-at-sea programs to promote personal and professional growth.
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is the largest civilian sail training vessel in the U.S. and largest ocean-going full-rigged ship to be built in the U.S. in over 100 years. SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is a modern, steel-hulled full-rigged ship with a 130-foot rig and 20 sails with 14,000 square feet of sail area. Her accommodations hold 32 people overnight in addition to her 17 professional crew.
Her design is based on centuries-old tradition, but her equipment is anything but antiquated. In addition to her three decks, modern gallery and Great Cabin, Oliver Hazard Perry has high-end navigation and satellite communication systems, a state-of-the-art science lab, and wheelchair accessibility below decks.
The Sailing School Vessel Oliver Hazard Perry will be a US Documented vessel, inspected and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Safety standards for Sailing School Vessels differ from those of passenger vessels on a comparable route, because persons aboard training ships are not passengers but participants who fully share in the ship’s operation. SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will meet or exceed all safety requirements for a vessel of her size and class.
With a focus on teamwork and experiencing the intangible qualities of life at sea, when you’re aboard Oliver Hazard Perry the focus is on “learning from sailing” rather than “learning to sail.”
This Vessel was published by Tall Ships Network