Santa Maria Manuela is a rare four masted gaff first launched in 1937 that took part in the famous cod fishing campaigns until the beginning of the 1990’s. Built at Companhia União Fabril in Lisbon, it began operating in cod fishing and together with ship Creoula was part of the famous Portuguese White Fleet. The rebuilding of this four masted gaff schooner was a private initiative of the company Pascoal & Filhos, S.A., that, between 2007 and 2010, embraced a long and well documented process of reconstitution of the vessel which hull was almost abandoned in the port of Aveiro waiting for better days.
Once again able to sail, now as a Sea Training Vessel, the “Santa Maria Manuela” will no longer embark fishermen to the fishing banks of Newfoundland and Greenland, but brings a new touristic offer which stands out by its innovation and exclusiveness. The “Santa Maria Manuela” can accommodate with all modern comfort up to 50 trainees and has no operating area restrictions.