The aim of Project Orchid was to build a new sail training ship for the Royal Navy of Oman to replace the much-loved, but ageing Shabab Oman. The new ship is a three-masted squared rigged clipper, and with her distinctive ‘V’ shaped hull the ship, like all clippers, is built for speed. She has 29 sails measuring 2,630 square metres, to give her a sailing speed of up to 17 knots. She has a crew of at least 90 made up of 54 permanent crew and 36 trainees.
|Year of building:||2014|