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Flag USA
Rig Brigantine
Homeport Fairhaven, MA
Sparred Length
LOA 74'
LOD 57'
LWL 47'
Draft 7'
Beam 15'
Rig Height
Sail Area
Tons 39 GRT
Power Detroit 4-71 175 BHP
Hull Wood - Kauri
Launched in 1986 in New Zealand and named for the heroine in Paul Gallico’s book, The Snow Goose, the brigantine Fritha was built by traditional methods to unparalleled standards of excellence in materials and craftsmanship.

Brigantine Fritha’s home waters of Southern New England offer some of the most beautiful scenery and best sailing in the world. Interesting ports or anchorages such as Buzzard’s Bay, the Elizabeth Islands, Vineyard Sound, Nantucket Sound and more are only a few hours’ sail from Fritha’s home port of Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Of course, we can arrange for Fritha to meet you in places outside of her home waters as well.

With a licensed captain and professional crew, your sailing adventure aboard brigantine Fritha will create memories that will last a lifetime. Fritha can accommodate up to six passengers and is dramatically outfitted and ready to take you and your family and friends on an exciting, educational adventure.

Learn navigation, marlinspike seamanship and marine ecology and master the lost art of square rigged sailing. Your time aboard Fritha will be a rich and rewarding educational experience. After a fun sea and sun soaked day, an exquisitely appointed berth will welcome you to reflect on the experiences of the day and dream about tomorrow’s adventures.

Brigantine Fritha is owned and operated by Northeast Maritime Institute, one of the premier maritime educational institutions in the country. We look forward to designing a unique program for your time sailing with us.
Who Sails Middle School,
High School,
Adult Education,
Individuals Under 25,
Adults (25 and over),
Enlisted Personnel
Program Type Professional/Paid Crew: Overnight Passages,
Professional/Paid Crew: Day Sails,
For Paying Trainees: Overnight Passages,
For Paying Trainees: Day Sails,
Passenger Trade: Overnight Passages,
Passenger Trade: Day Sails
Education Fully accredited
Affiliated Schools  Northeast Maritime Institute
Affiliated Groups  
Cruising Waters: Summer Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, USA
Cruising Waters: Winter
Designer Murray Peterson
Built 1985
Coast Guard Certification Uninspected Passenger Vessel (Subchapter C)
Crew 2
Trainees & Passengers 6 day passages, 6 overnight
Contact Person Captain Greg Bartoszuk
Organization Northeast Maritime Institute
Address 32 Washington Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719 US
Telephone 1 (508) 992-4025
Fax 1-508-992-1236
e-mail fritha@northeastmaritime.com
Website www.northeastmaritime.com
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