WIND SURF

IMO 8700785

Registered owner: Degrees Ltd.- USA - Operator:  Windstar Cruises Ltd. - USA an Whippoorwill Associates Inc. company  

Windstar Cruises is 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: 1989 - Refit: 2006/2012 - Gross tonnage: 14.745 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 312 - All berths: 312 - Passenger decks: 8 - Length:187,20  m.-  Beam: 20,02 m. - Drive diesel/electric: 4 diesel engines make Wärtsilä-Duvant Crepelle 6 cyl. 4 acting bore 320 mm. stroke 350 mm. total output 9.120 kW. - Propulsion: by 2 Jeumont Schneider  electric motors power each 1.840 kW. - 2 Controllable pitch  propellers - Service speed on engines 12 knots on combined power engines and sails: 15 knots - Built: Soc. Nouvelle des Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre - France - Yard no. 274 - Classification: Bureau Veritas - Flag: Bahamas

High tech sail cruiser with computer controlled sails. 5 Masts with 7 sails total area 2500 m2. Also diesel engines propulsion

Former name: Club Med 1 of French Club Med - acquired by Windstar Cruises april 1997 - Building name: La Fayette

Sistership: Club Med 2

 Passenger space ratio all berths  47,25
Wind Surf completes upgrades 19/12/2006  Emerging from a five-week work period, Wind Surf re-entered service from Barbados for the winter season with all ‘Degrees of Difference’ enhancements completed on board. The multimillion-dollar investment updated public spaces and staterooms. A pair of 500-square-feet luxury suites with whirlpool baths and extra amenities and services were added on Bridge Deck, bringing the ship’s capacity to 312 passengers.


 

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