Don't miss the special BONUS offer during our Beta-test period. The next 100 new Registered Users (from a unique IP address), to post at least five (5) piglix, will receive 1,000 extra sign-up points (eventually exchangeable for crypto-currency)!

* * * * *    Free Launch Promotions    * * * * *

  • Free Ads! if you are a small business with annual revenues of less than $1M - will place your ads free of charge for up to one year! ... read more

  • $2,000 in free prizes! is giving away ten (10) Meccano Erector sets, retail at $200 each, that build a motorized Ferris Wheel (or one of 22 other models) ... see details

Alexander von Humboldt II

Tall Ship Alexander von Humboldt II
Alexander von Humboldt II
Name: Alexander von Humboldt II
Namesake: Alexander von Humboldt
Owner: Deutsche Stiftung Sail Training, Bremerhaven [German Sail Training Foundation, Bremerhaven]
Builder: Brenn- und Verformtechnik (BVT), Bremen
Cost: €15 million
Yard number: 04
Laid down: 11 December 2008
Launched: 25 May 2011
Christened: 24 September 2011
Homeport: Bremerhaven
Nickname(s): Alex
General characteristics
Type: three-masted steel barque
Tonnage: 763 GT/228 NT
Displacement: 992 tons 
Length: 65 m (213 ft)
Beam: 10 m (33 ft)
Draft: 4.7 m (15 ft)
Installed power: 749 hp (559 kW)
Propulsion: Sail; auxiliary Diesel engine
Sail plan: 24 sails; 1,360 m2 (14,600 sq ft) sail area
Complement: 79

Alexander von Humboldt II is a German sailing ship built as a replacement for the ship Alexander von Humboldt, which had been launched in 1906 and used for sail training since 1988. Constructed by Brenn- und Verformtechnik (BVT) in Bremen, the new ship was launched in 2011.

Just like her predecessor, the Alexander von Humboldt II is operated by Deutsche Stiftung Sail Training in Bremerhaven which offers sail training for persons between 14 and 75 years of age.



Don't forget! that as one of our early users, you are eligible to receive the 1,000 point bonus as soon as you have created five (5) acceptable piglix.