SSV TOLE MOUR

47.6m Sailing School Vessel

About "TOLE MOUR"

SPARRED ...................................................... 47.6m / 156ft

LOD .............................................................  36.8m / 120ft     

LWL .............................................................. 30.2m / 99ft

BOA ..............................................................  9.2m / 30.1ft

BWL ..............................................................  7.9m / 26ft

DRAFT ..........................................................  3.7m / 12.1ft

DISPLACEMENT .....................................  217089kg / 478599lb

SAIL AREA ............................................... 826.1m2 / 8892ft2

RIG HEIGHT ................................................. 33.5m / 110ft

Note: I did not design "TOLE MOUR". However, I developed all modelling and render content shown above.

Short History of "TOLE MOUR"

SSV "TOLE MOUR" aka "TOLE" was designed by Ewbank, Brooke & Associates in Auckland, New Zealand and built in the United States at the Nichols Bros. Shipyard near Seattle. "TOLE" was originally launched as a self-contained health care support vessel in 1988. The Marimed Foundation, her operator, sailed "TOLE" between Hawaii and the Marshall Islands for around 4 years until she was retired from her first role. In her second role, "TOLE" sailed with incarcerated young men all around the United States. At the turn of the millennium, "TOLE" was sold to the Catalina Island Maritime Institute in California. In this third role, "TOLE" operated as sailing school vessel sleeping up to 36 youth on voyages lasting up to 3 weeks. These voyages had "TOLE" visiting all of the California Channel Islands as well as the Cortez Banks, an undersea mountain roughly 100 miles off the California Coast. Over the years, she showed thousands the majesty of nature. I had the immense pleasure of sailing aboard "TOLE" as a summer camper for a total of 63 days across 4 summers. In 2014, her third role came to an end when she was sold to a company operating "Windjammer Style" cruises in the Caribbean. Her name was changed to "VELA" and she was heavily refitted to serve her new operator.

Render Details

Using a variety of drawings of "TOLE" allowed me to make an accurate model of her in Rhino3D. The hull was made fully utilizing the Orca3D plugin. As of September, 2018, I have started working on rigging. While the standing rigging is nearly complete, I have yet to start modelling any running rigging. ~AK