Tres Hombres

our engine-less flagship

The paragon of sustainable transport

Tres Hombres is named after three friends who energetically started a new clean shipping movement in 2007. It connects the route of the engineless brigantine Tres Hombres between South, Central & North America and Europe. She transports sustainable, organic and artisanal goods and has become a shining example for alternative transportation and the entire cargo shipping movement. 
Today, she is a global ambassador for cargo shipping under sail, carrying up to 40 tons of our fairly produced and fairly traded products.

Good examples are Tres Hombres Rum, Cocoa, Coffee and Olive Oil!

The history of our ship Tres Hombres

The life of the brigantine Tres Hombres began in 1943. At the time still without masts and in a wreck-like condition, she was discovered in 2007 by three friends in Delft, in the Netherlands. With an incredible amount of diligence and commitment from many volunteers, she was brought back to life. Within just over 2 years, we managed to fully restore and convert the ship into a sailing vessel that now crosses the Atlantic Ocean every year, sails the Northern European seas and travels these long transportation distances solely by the power of the wind. 

To keep the ship in perfect condition, the Tres Hombres undergoes an annual renovation during which many volunteers help and learn and practice the scince and craft of boatbuilding.

Tres Hombres specifications

  • Built: 1943
  • Sails: Brigantine
  • Length complete: 32 m
  • Deck length: 28 m
  • Draught: 3 m
  • Cargo capacity: 40 tons / 50 m3
  • Maximum number of sails: 19
  • Professional crew: 7
  • Trainees: 8

Sailing schedules 2023/2024

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