A group of tall ship enthusiasts are attempting raise money to build and sail an exact replica of the great composite clipper ship, Cutty Sark. The goal is to launch the Cutty Sark II by November 2019, the 150th anniversary of the launching of the original ship. The group is led by Vladimir Martus, a naval architect previously involved in two large wooden replica sailing ship projects — the 80′ long schooner St Peter in 1991 and the 110′ long Russian frigate Shtandart built in 1999. He also served as the captain of the Shtandart. Vladimir Martus narrates the video about the project:
The original Cutty Sark was one of the last great clipper ships, built on the River Clyde in 1869. The original is preserved as a museum ship in dry dock in Greenwich, UK. (See our post from 2012 about the historic ship’s refurbishment — Cutty Sark – the Good, Bad & the Ugly.)
To donate to the project go to their crowdfunding page.
Thanks to Irwin Bryan for contributing to this post.