Flying Clipper

The Flying Clipper is set to hit the water in her launch ceremony this weekend at Brodosplit Shipyard in Croatia.

The ship will be the fourth sailing vessel for Star Clippers when she launches into service in 2018.

The new sailing ship will carry 300 passengers be powered by 35 sails.

It is a near replica of the dramatic France II ordered in 1911 at La Gironde shipyard Bordeaux, which was the largest square rig sailing ship ever built, said the company in a prior statement.

The Flying Clipper will have three pools, including one that funnels sunlight through the ship’s atrium into the dining room. There will be a water sports platform in the stern for use when the ship is at anchor and a variety of cabin grades, including 34 suites with balconies and four luxurious owner’s suites.