The stem, the forward-most curve of the hull, has been installed on the sailing cargo ship Ceiba being built in Costa Rica.
The 148-foot (45-meter) tallship is being built completely by hand in a “jungle shipyard” – El AstilleroVerde – by SAILCARGO Inc. The three-masted square-topsail schooner is designed to carry cargo along the west coast of the Americas. The project team hope that Ceiba will be flagship for Costa Rica, transforming the maritime industry by providing a carbon-negative alternative to conventional shipping. Read on.