Members of the “MAGYAR” Project:
The S.A.L.T. Hungary co-founder & sea-captain, one of the last few Hungarian naval architects and the chairman of the Society for Maritime History and Tradition, a famous sculptor & painter artist, and of course, trainers…
Hungary has a rich maritime history. In spite of it is a landlocked country today, always had seagoing ships, fleets and ports, maritime education in nautical colleges and excellent seamen. One thing was missing: a sailing training ship…
Last time the Hungarian Adriatic Society planned a national sail training ship (with barkentine rig) “for education of schoolchildren, scientific researches, …” in 1911, but WWI swept away this initiative.
After one hundred years S.A.L.T. Hungary drawn up the plan again to build a Class A tall ship to be a link in time between the past, present and future, and in place between Hungarian (living anywhere in the world) and foreign people.
The first two steps have done to reach our goal: each of us put down one euro to be a golden basement of finance, and our expert team created the preliminary plans of the first Hungarian Tall Ship:
THREEMASTED TOPSAIL SCHOONER
named after the forefather of the Hungarian nation. Sons of their venerable father Nimrod, Magyar and Hunor arrived to the Carpathian Basin more then 1000 years ago, following the Magic Deer, who led them to their new home.
The ship includes update technical innovations, preserves traditional craftsmanship and she is herself an art creation. The characteristics of the ship:
Sail Area (max., with passatsail): 848 sqm (9128 sq ft) – + 1 passat sail
Rig: threemasted topsail schooner
Sail-carrying ability number: 3,8
Engine: hybrid, 400 HP
Max speed under sails (theoretical): 15,4 knots
Crew: 10 pax
Trainees: abt. 30 pax
Home port: Budapest
The ship’s ornamentation is designed by Gábor Markovics, well-known Hungarian painter and sculptor.
He dreamed the galionfigure would be the Magic Golden Deer, and the ornaments continue from his antler. The same ancient Hungarian pattern is presented on the stern.
The ship’s logo has the same design.
Our main goal is providing the best sail training opportunity for Hungarian youth for
LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCES
The ship will be an ambassador of Hungarian culture, language and gastronome.
She will popularize and propagate Hungaricums.
She will proudly fly the Hungarian flag all over the oceans, and takes a small piece of Hungary for so many Hungarian people living around the world.
Sailing on wonderful waters of the Adriatic and all over the world, sail training for youth (highlighted program: Sail Training against Cancer), education for marine students and scouts, caring Hungarian maritime heritage, prepare scientific researches and environmental protecting expeditions, racing on tall ship’s events, presenting on international cultural and sport events and charter.
Constructed by University of Technology, Budapest
Built by traditional shipbuilding yard in Budapest and an open-sight carpenter’s shop temporary built on Danube River bank to be able to visit it by anyone
Launched on River Danube and sail to Netherland to finalize
Used materials made in Hungary mainly
Ornamented by a famous Hungarian artist, used ancient Hungarian decorative motifs
Built by Hungarian craftsmen and workers
Assisted by Hungarian volunteers…
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT US?
Tell us your opinion.
Give us reasonable advices.
Show & explain us how did you build your ship / organization.
Show us the best technical solutions of your ship.
Let us to visit your ship and your organization.
Explain how does your organization work?
Help us to meet interesting people and helpful contacts.
Tell our initiative to the Hungarian communities in your country…
“A continental country hands over a message to the seafarer nations
about what happens, when the ocean calls:
Csaba Horváth, S.A.L.T. Hungary
Send us a message and we will be happy to be contacted with you.
STS “Magyar” Project
Phone: +36 20 333 4642
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail address:
Karinthy Frigyes ut 5.,