• Draft: 10′
  • Beam: 25′
  • Rig Height: 102′
  • Freeboard: 6′
  • Sail Area: 4,700
  • Tons: 130
  • Hull: Steel


S/Y Vela is the sister ship to S/Y Argo. She is a two-masted staysail schooner that measures 112-ft overall and accommodates twenty six students and seven professional crew on ocean voyages around the globe. She is certified and inspected by the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency as a Category “0” vessel, allowing her unrestricted operation in the world’s oceans. Sailing under the Sea, mester flag, Vela will circumnavigates the globe offering students the chance to cross oceans while furthering their educational and personal goals in a highly experiential college-level academic setting.


  • Who Sails: Other: High School, College, 12th grade students, high school graduates, college age students
  • Program Type: Other: Experiential education semesters for high school graduates and college students; accredited academics with sail and scuba training, service projects and adventure travel
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Summer: Worldwide
  • Sailing Season: Year-round
  • Year Launched: 2018
  • Number of Crew: 7
  • Name of Contact: Seamester Programs
  • Phone: 941.924.2900
  • Website: https://seamester.com/