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Flag USA
Rig Schooner
Homeport Newport, RI
Sparred Length
LOA 91"
LOD 72"
LWL 58'
Draft 8' 5
Beam 18' 6
Rig Height 85'
Freeboard 4' 5
Sail Area 4800 square feet
Tons 83 GRT
Power diesel
Hull wood/epoxy
The Schooner Tree of Life, launched in 1991, was built in Nova Scotia, Canada. She sleeps 12 in three cabins and the foc'sle. Her hull is a composite of strip planked clear fir and Kevlar saturated in epoxy and sheathed in fiberglass. Her deck is fir, spars are spruce, and brightwork is Honduran Mahogany. The interior is paneled in koa and teak. The Tree of Life, her owners, a crew of four plus two trainees sailed out of Newport Oct. 2002 on a three year circumnavigation. Sailing to Bermuda, St. Martin, the Caribbean to Grenada, west to Venezuela, Colombia, the San Blas Islands, Panama, Ecuador, Galapagos, Easter Island, Pitcairn Island, the Gambier Islands, Tahiti. In 2003, Tree of Life spent five months in Auckland, New Zealand via Bora Bora, the Southern Cooks and Fiji for the America's Cup. She sailed the Indian Ocean to Capetown, South Africa, the Atlantic to Antigua for Classic Race Week, St Barth's, St Martin, Turks & Caicos, the Bahamas, Palm Beach and home to Newport, RI. The owners were on board for the duration of the voyage. The Tree of Life, at home in Newport Harbor, now sails throughout New England waters as she awaits prospective owners to return her to the world's oceans.
Who Sails Other: Adult individuals and families
Program Type Professional/Paid Crew: Overnight Passages,
For Volunteer Crew and Trainees: Overnight Passages
Education Marine Science,
Maritime History
Affiliated Schools  
Affiliated Groups  
Cruising Waters: Summer New England
Cruising Waters: Winter Caribbean
Season Year Round
Designer Ted Brewer
Built 1991
Coast Guard Certification
Crew 4
Trainees & Passengers 6 day passages, 6 overnight
Contact Person Paul E. Morse
Organization Paul E. Morse
Address TYC, LLC
16 International Way
Warwick, RI 02886 US
Telephone 1 (401) 474-7150
e-mail pmorse22@gmail.com
Website www.schoonertreeoflife.com
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