The construction of the ship has been carried out respecting its forms and details with historical rigor, applying an innovative and revolutionary system in the shipbuilding sector of historical replicas of these characteristics, which combines the construction in fiberglass and its lining of wood.
It is a novel technique that represents a huge advance in terms of environmental impact, costs, durability and maintenance of the ship. The work has lasted approximately 12 months, and the launching is scheduled for the beginning of March 2017
Built in the Punta Umbría shipyards, it employs about one hundred professionals of different profiles: workers from the Puntaumbrieño shipyard, craftsmen, carpenters or rope makers, mechanics or electricians, forming a large multidisciplinary team of work, together with historians, engineers and builders, who are involved in the planning of the first plans of the replica designing the forms and measurements of the ship.
The Nao Santa María weighs around 200 tons. Like the original, the replica will incorporate three masts and a bowsprit, the largest being the one that reaches 25 meters high from the waterline of the vessel to the knob or higher part.
For the construction, around 45 cubic meters of iroko wood have been needed. A tropical wood with great durability and resistance to weathering and the different climatic and meteorological agents.
Length: 28.30 m. / Maximum beam: 7.96 m. / Strut: 3.49 m. / Decks: Main deck, Fore Castle, Awning and Quarter deck / Masts: Major, Mizzen, Ratchet and Bowsprit/ Sails: Major, Topsail, Mizzen, and Ratchet.
It will host 300 square meters of sail, with the maneuvering of sails and rigging faithful to the nao Santa María of the fifteenth century, with more than 3 kilometers of ropes for firm rigging and labor.