The ship: our lab

Currently the project´s flagship is Acrobat II (Amel Sharki). Most activities will take place there. We also have the support of Acrobat I (Sigma 38) our previous parent ship, which will continue to collaborate closely in many of our future actions.

Acrobat II is a «Sharki» model sailboat, manufactured by the prestigious «Amel» shipyard.

In this link you can check its technical characteristics. It is a sailboat with 2 masts, ketch rigging, central cockpit and 2 double cabins conceived for ocean cruising.

Its designer, the famous Henri Amel, considered robustness and ease of maneuvering as parameters to be maximized. It is a boat that prioritizes comfort, something fundamental to be able to undertake its mission of sailing lab of our project, since technologists need a space where they can work on the development, construction and testing of prototypes.

We are currently working on its comprehensive rehabilitation and overhaul. We bear in mind that it must also allow communication and outreach activities to be carried out, so the interior space in the main cabin must be configurable and adaptable.

Acrobat is a Sigma 38 type sailboat of 12 meters in length, which has 3 cabins (two in the stern and one in the bow), is equipped to accommodate 8 people and will also collaborate with the Sailing Living Lab project on itsseveral actions.

Sigma 38 class sailboats are of British origin and were created with the aim of adapting their construction to the specific characteristics of sailing in British waters.

Acrobat has participated in prestigious regattas such as the Rolex Middle Sea Race or the Grand Prix of the Atlantic, obtaining very good ranks.

It can also be used as a recreational craft  so that accomodates visitors and collaborator of our Sailing Living Lab project.

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