With the construction of a brigantine, the Choren Design & Consulting design office from Gdansk is starting long-term cooperation with a Bulgarian shipowner. The vessel will serve, among other things, maritime education.
As Zygmunt Choreń, founder of Choren Design & Consulting and one of the most prominent designers of sailing ships in the world informed us, the training vessel Flying Cloud is being built in Nessebar, a historic town in the very centre of Bulgaria’s holiday resort (ed. cultural monuments in this town were entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983). It will measure 23.20m long, 4.50 wide and accommodate a crew of 12. Who will she serve? The shipowner hopes to work with ambitious young people.
– The concept of building small, environmentally friendly sailing vessels, for the maritime training of young people and maritime tourism, has emerged. A Polish-Bulgarian company based in historic Nessebar will be set up under the name: Gicho Kovachev – Choren Design and Consulting / Design & Building Ecological Sailing Ships. The programme includes the construction of ecological sailing yachts ranging in size from 17 to 24 metres, explains Zygmunt Choren.
As he added, the design office from Gdańsk in the construction of Flying Cloud has been engaged to prepare rigging documentation, and provide masts and fittings. It will also take care of the assembly on the sailing ship.