Alexander von Humboldt II

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Alexander von Humboldt II
Name: Alexander von Humboldt II
Namesake: Alexander von Humboldt
Owner: Deutsche Stiftung Sail Training, Bremerhaven [German Sail Training Foundation, Bremerhaven]
Builder: Brenn- und Verformtechnik (BVT), Bremen
Cost: €15 million
Yard number: 04
Laid down: 11 December 2008
Launched: 25 May 2011
Christened: 24 September 2011
Homeport: Bremerhaven
Nickname(s): Alex
General characteristics
Type: three-masted steel barque
Tonnage: 763 GT/228 NT
Displacement: 992 tons 
Length: 65 m (213 ft)
Beam: 10 m (33 ft)
Draft: 4.7 m (15 ft)
Installed power: 749 hp (559 kW)
Propulsion: Sail; auxiliary Diesel engine
Sail plan: 24 sails; 1,360 m2 (14,600 sq ft) sail area
Complement: 79

Alexander von Humboldt II is a German sailing ship built as a replacement for the ship Alexander von Humboldt, which had been launched in 1906 and used for sail training since 1988. Constructed by Brenn- und Verformtechnik (BVT) in Bremen, the new ship was launched in 2011.[1]

Just like her predecessor, the Alexander von Humboldt II is operated by Deutsche Stiftung Sail Training in Bremerhaven which offers sail training for people between 14 and 75 years of age.[2]

Alexander von Humboldt II at Leith, 2018

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Neuer Großsegler: "Alexander von Humboldt II" in Bremerhaven getauft". Der Spiegel. DPA. 24 September 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
  2. ^ "Anmeldung zum Segeltörn auf der ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT II" (PDF). Retrieved May 12, 2012.

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