Matthew Turner 2018-01-03T01:24:03+00:00

Brigantine Matthew Turner

Call of the Sea is continuing the maritime history of the San Francisco Bay Area by building the 132 foot tall ship, Matthew Turner. This tall ship is designed after the ship Galilee, which was built in the late 1800’s by the ship designer and builder Matthew Turner. The Galilee held the San Francisco to Tahiti passage record of 19 days for many years.


Length Overall: 132′
Length on Deck: 100′
Beam: 25′
Draft: 10′
Sail Area: (11 Sails) 7,200 sq ft
Height of main mast: 100ft
Displacement: 175 tons
38 Berths for voyaging
Constructed with Douglas Fir, Oregon White Oak and Bronze Fastenings
Two 200 KW electric motors regenerating power under sail
Two 50 KWH banks of Lithium batteries
Two 265 KW bio-fuel generators