The cover shot shows the SHABAB OMAN ll at the start of the Klaipeda Tall ships race 2017. To the far left you can see the Russian 4 masted barque KRUZENSHTERN (ex PADUA) and next to her the Portuguese 4 masted schooner “SANTA MARIA MANUELA”
ABOUT THE SHIP
Shabab Oman II was designed by the Dutch Naval Architects, Dykstra, Amsterdam. She was built by Damen Shipyards, Galaţi, Romania and launched on 2nd December 2013. She entered service with the Royal Navy of Oman in August 2014, replacing the previous RNOV Shabab Oman.
Rig: Full rigger
Sail Area: 2700sqm