WIND STAR

IMO 8420878

Registered Owner: Windstar Sail Cruises Ltd. - USA  an Whippoorwill Associates Inc. company

acquired febr. 2007 from Carnival Corp.& Plc. Original it was part of Holland-America Line until HAL was acquired by Carnival Corp.
 may 20-2011 A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of Ambassadors International and its primary operating unit, Windstar Cruises, to TAC Cruise, an affiliate of Xanterra Holding Corp., part of billionaire Philip Anschutz’s investments.Windstar will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xanterra, a Greenwood Village, Colo. company. Xanterra and its affiliates have been involved in the hospitality and leisure industry for more than a century. Ambassadors International filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 reorganization and had intended to sell to its lender
Whippoorwill Associates Inc.White Plains, N.Y.-based Whippoorwill has been Ambassadors’ secured lender and largest shareholder, with about 22 percent of the company’s equity

Entered service: 1986 - Refit: 2007/2012 - Gross tonnage: 5.703 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 148 - All berths: 167 - Passenger decks: 5 - Length:134,20  m.-  Beam: 15,80 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 3 diesel engines make Wärtsilä-Duvant Crepelle  total output 2.964 kW. - Propulsion: by 1 Jeumont Schneider  electric motor power 1.400 kW. - 1 Controllable pitch propeller - Service speed on engine 12 knots on combined power engines and sails: 13.5 knots - Built: Soc. Nouvelle des Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre - France - Yard no. 269 - Classification: Bureau Veritas - Flag: Bahamas

High tech sail cruiser with computer controlled sails. 4 Masts with 6 sails total area 1996 m2. Also dieselengines propulsion

Sisterships: Wind Spirit (1988) - Wind Song (1987) destroyed by fire dec. 2002 and sunk near Papeete on jan.22-2003

   Passenger space ratio all berths: 34.15

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