A STEP BACK...

TO MOVE FORWARD

CARBON NEUTRAL SHIPPING

For a different transportation culture

We are renovating a sail freighter from 1911 for emission-free transportation of cargo and passengers. The twin sister ship of the EYE OF THE WIND, built in Hammelwarden near Bremen more than a century ago, will sail the oceans again as SV BRIGANTES in 2019. As a member of the Sail Cargo Alliance (SCA), it will carry coffee, cocoa beans, rum and more between the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

After years of hard work, the BRIGANTES has been launched on May 30th. We soon will have some news about the second part of the refit.

Stay tuned!

THE  PROJECT

Build with us

The first part of this project was financed through a mix of private investments and crowd-sourcing through co-ownership of the ship, just like in the past, when farmers, craftsmen, and merchants would bundle their resources and start shipping companies to transport their goods all over the world. Now we have added some new options of partecipation.

The second stage of the refit can start now, a community-led reconstruction of the wooden structures, piping, electrical system as well as the whole rigging, done by an international group of volunteers (under the guidance of professional boat builders, carpenters and smiths).

And as her builder Konrad Lühring used to say, “If it pleases the eye, it will sail well too”

Join us and become part of the team!

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A good harvest

A good harvest

  Valbruna 10.41 10 minutes ago John left our place to return back to England to wife & job. A very good job indeed, as an engineer at a famous aircraft, a job with a huge responsability, same as on the EYE OF THE WIND, where we first met one year ago. What...

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Cargo under sail

Cargo under sail

Es gibt was Neues auf den Weltmeeren: Segelschiffe, die Waren transportieren. Die BRIGANTES wird nach dem Refit eines von ihnen sein. Eigentlich unerhört! Sind Segelschiffe nicht nur zum Vergnügen da? Nicht wirklich, denn im Warentransport sind sie sogar ziemlich gut....

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From Meta to Brigantes

From Meta to Brigantes

Der 3. Dezember 1920 war für Reeder Oltmann wahrlich kein guter Tag. Im Zuge der Reparationszahlungen nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg wurde sein Toppsegelschoner META den Franzosen übergeben und vom Braker Seeschiffsregister gelöscht. Es scheint für ihn rückblickend kein...

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