• Draft: 13′
  • Beam: 26′
  • Sail Area: 7380 square feet
  • Tons: 158
  • Hull: steel

Organization: Sea Education Association


The Corwith Cramer was the first ship built to the USCG’s regulations for Sailing School Vessels. The Sea Education Association (SEA), working through ASTA, was instrumental in helping the Coast Guard shape these regulations. The Corwith Cramer was built in Bilbao, Spain, and it took the largest floating crane in northern Spain to launch her. She is a safe, stable vessel and a platform for SEA’s educational and oceanographic research missions. Along with the Robert C. Seamans, the Corwith Cramer is owned and operated by the Sea Education Association of Woods Hole, Massachusetts.


  • USCG Certification: Sailing School Vessel (Subchapter R)
  • Who Sails: Other: Educators and students who are admitted by competitive selection
  • Program Type: Maritime History, Marine Science, Other: marine and maritime studies including oceanography, nautical science, history, literature and contemporary maritime affairs
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Summer: Worldwide
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Winter: Worldwide
  • Sailing Season: Year-round
  • Year Launched: 1987
  • Number of Crew: 10
  • Phone: (800) 552-3633‬
  • Website: https://www.sea.edu/