The Royal Clipper is the first fully rigged square-rigged ship with five masts since the Preussen, launched in 1902, one of the last sail powered bulk cargo ship. The Preussen was then the largest and fastest sailing vessel ever built.
The Royal Clipper Today, the Royal Clipper approximates the Preussen in all major measurements, but is optimised for passenger comfort rather than cargo carrying, and the overall look of the new vessel is based upon the former German sailing ship.
At 133.8 meters length the Royal Clipper is by far the largest true sail vessel afloat anywhere today. She accommodates 228 passengers and 105 crewmembers, and has three swimming pools, a stern marina platform, a spa and a three deck combined atrium and dining room.