Brittany operator orders cargo sailship with 350-tonne capacity
Brittany-based cargo transport operator Grain de Sail has awarded Piriou a contract for the construction of a new cargo sailship with a total hold capacity of 350 tonnes.
Grain de Sail II will be the second cargo sailship in the operator’s fleet. It is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2023.
The ship will be built in aluminium while the two cargo holds will be able to accommodate up to 238 pallets.
A separate tank will be used for storing 18 cubic metres of bulk liquid. Another five cubic metres of liquids in barrels will be transported on deck.
Construction of the hull will take place at Piriou Vietnam’s facilities in Ho Chi Minh City. The rigging will be assembled and installed after the hull arrives in Lorient, France.
Grain de Sail II will ply the transatlantic route from its homeport of St Malo to the United States to transport wines and other products. For each return trip, it will sail from Latin America to France with cargo consisting of raw ingredients such as cacao mass, green coffees, and rums.
Design work on the vessel is provided by L20Naval.