Aaran Guesthouse welcomes TS Royalist to Weymouth – 24th May 2016
The TS Royalist is a sail training ship built in 2014 as a replacement for a previous ship of the same name. She entered service with The Marine Society and Sea Cadets in 2015.
Royalist is 34 metres (111 ft 7 in) long, with a beam of 7.36 metres (24 ft 2 in). Her draught is 3.25 metres (10 ft 8 in). The ship’s hull is of high tensile steel, with her superstructure of glass reinforced plastic. She will be rigged as a brig, with a sail area of 536 square metres (641 sq yd). She has a crew of eight, plus up to 24 Cadets ad 2 adult trainees. Twelve passengers can also be carried.
Royalist was built by Astilleros Gondán S.A., Spain. She was launched on 19 December 2014. She cost £4,800,000. Replacing the previous TS Royalist, she is designed to be easier to sail than her predecessor, and also faster. Royalist entered service in 2015.
(Photo courtesy of #AaranHouse)