Built by Spanish shipyard Astilleros Gondan, the 32m Sail Training Brig will replace MSSC’s old Royalist after 43 years of service, having originally been launched in 1971.
Twelve Sea cadets and Royal Marine cadets from across the UK attended the shipyard launch in Spain on December 19, 2014, and the vessel is expected to be ready for the start of the 2015 sailing season to take cadets on offshore voyages.
MSSC has been working with Marine Software planned maintenance systems for eight years now, with its software installed on three of its 24m vessels. The charity’s new flagship is in the process of having the maintenance database populated, ready for vessel acceptance in the next two months.
Sea Cadets is a UK youth charity operating an offshore fleet of five vessels to provide a taste of life at sea to young people.