Specifications

  • Draft: 10′ 4″
  • Beam: 21′ 8″
  • Rig Height: 98
  • Tons: 99
  • Hull: Steel

Organization: Tabor Boy

Story

Tabor Boy has been engaged in sail training as a seagoing classroom for Tabor Academy students since 1954. Offshore voyaging and oceanographic studies go together in the curriculum, with cruises to destinations as distant as Mexico and Panama adding adventure to the experience. Many Tabor Academy graduates go on to the US Merchant Marine, Naval, or Coast Guard academies. Today, the SSV Tabor Boy is a Coast Guard-inspected and certified Sailing School Vessel equipped with up-to-date safety gear and navigation electronics. Her various programs offer Tabor students a broad variety of opportunities to experience and learn from the sea. In addition to the traditional fall and spring sailing seasons, there are countless learning collaborations between her crew and the traditional classrooms, making Tabor Boy an ideal setting for hands-on learning out at sea. The schooner also offers six summer voyages for newly enrolled students to help them learn about the unique vessel, sailing, and marine and nautical science, while also getting to know one another. During this time, trainees are fully involved in sail handling while studying marine wildlife and ecology. During her career at the School by the Sea, Tabor Boy has sailed between Maine and the Caribbean, including a historic 1993 voyage through the Panama Canal and competing in the 2019 Marion to Bermuda race, in which the crew took home the Captain Edward Williams Trophy in the Classic Yacht Division.

Facts

  • USCG Certification: Sailing School Vessel (Subchapter R), Inland, Near Coastal, Ocean
  • Who Sails: High School
  • Program Type: Sail Training, Marine Science, Nautical Science & Seamanship, Summer Camp
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Summer: Caribbean
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Winter: New England
  • Sailing Season: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Year Launched: 1914
  • Number of Crew: 2 Professional Crew; 22 high school crew
  • Name of Contact: Captain Jay Amster
  • Phone: 617-320-0931
  • Website: http://www.taboracademy.org