Specifications

  • Rig: Other: Ketch
  • Sparred Length: 103′
  • LOD: 65′
  • LWL: 62′
  • Draft: 6′
  • Beam: 22′
  • Rig Height: 75′
  • Freeboard: 3′
  • Sail Area: 4,200 square feet
  • Tons: 64
  • Hull: steel

Story

Hawaiian Chieftain is a 103-foot square-rigged topsail ketch built in Lahaina, Hawaii in 1988, she is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional design based on the European trading vessels that called in Hawaii during the 18th-century.

Facts

  • USCG Certification: Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)
  • Who Sails: Other: groups
  • Program Type: Maritime History, Other: homeschools, youth organizations
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Summer: Near-coastal California routes
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Winter: Pacific Northwest waters
  • Sailing Season: Year-round
  • Year Launched: 1988
  • Number of Crew: 12