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Tres Hombres

photo credits: Berber van Beek - www.studiorootz.com


Length OA 32.00 m (105' 0")
Length WL 21.50 m (70' 6")
Beam 6.35 m (20' 10")
Draft fully loaded 3.00 m (9' 10")
Sail area 335 sqm (3606 sqft)
Displacement (max) 130000 kg (286600 lbs)
Material Composite Steel-Wood
Engine Power no engine
Fuel Tank Capacity - Ltr (- USGallons)
Water Tank Capacity 4000 Ltr (100 USGallons)
Holding Tank Capacity 600 Ltr (53 USGallons)
Cargo Capacity 35000 kg (77162 lbs)
Workscope: Consultation and drawings on structural adjustments to a sailing cargo vessel.
Classification advise and Stability Calculations.
By order of: Fairtransport, The Netherlands



The Tres Hombres is originally a KFK (Kriegsfischkutter) from the German Navy in WWII. Build at the Burmeister shipyard in Swinemunde, Germany as KFK368 'Seeadler' in 1943. Hundreds of these ships were build at the time at shipyards around Europe for the German navy.


In 2008 this vessel was converted to a sailing cargoship by Fairtransport based in Den Helder, the Netherlands. Manta Marine Design (former business name) advised on modification of the construction, class requirements and did all the Naval Architecture calculations. Since 2008 the Tres Hombres has succesfully made 1 or 2 Atlantic roundtrips each year to the Carribean and back to Europe sailing fairtrade cargo!