Santa Maria

1963

About Santa Maria

It was the young designer Frits de Voogt who flew to New York to meet Henry Ford II. Negotiations were held in a 5th Avenue apartment overlooking Central Park, and the 32.90m (107'1') Santa Maria was ordered within a fortnight, at that time the most expensive Feadship ever built.

Santa Maria’s launch specifications

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1963
32.90m / 107’12”
13 knots
6.71m / 22’1”
2.00m / 6’7”
Santa Maria
Sea Star Ⅱ, Don Quixote, Trois Soleils, Sirius, R.M. Eagle
Bystander

Design

De Voogt Naval Architects
De Voogt Naval Architects

Propulsion

2x General Motors 12V-71B, 478 bhp at 2300 rpm each

Capacity

18,170 litres / 4,800 US gallons
6,200 litres / 1,640 US gallons

Accommodation

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