Stability calculations

The sail plan is the basis of the stability calculation work. Based on sail plan, the stability of the ship can be calculated for the expected wind speeds. It can be decided whether the sail is appropriate for the size of the ship. The stability calculation provides information on the wind speed at which the number and area of sails can be used up to an acceptable angle.



Belowdeck compartments

There is thinking and negotiation about how the belowdeck compartments should look like. Cabins for 2-4 people should have their own washbasins or young people should be housed in an open space? Is there a consensus solution between the two ideas? Read more on blog


GZ diagram

As part of the detailed stability calculations, we finished the GZ diagram. According to our calculations, the Magyar will be a good stable ship: the extent of stability exceeds 90 degrees, the ship would capsize at 92 degrees heeling. Read more on blog


New website

The new website of the project is launched, designed by a professional graphics team and brought to life by our talented web developer. At the same time, the sail training ship’s Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as the YouTube channel, will be launched.



Projek Plan 2.0

We further refined the project description and completed a 36-page version of the printed brochure in Hungarian. The English version will be available next spring.



Background work

We work in the background ... we refine the business plan and we work on the marketing strategy.


Half model

In addition to the documentation, naval architects usually prepare various aids for the ships to be built. 1) One or two large (usually 1:50 scale) axonometric drawings of the external view of the ship from different directions. 2) One or two professional models in a scale of 1:25, 1:50 or 1: 100. 3) A solid wooden half-model of the hull, which was needed to draw the the iron plates of the hull and to design the most reasonable plate layout (usually done by the carpenters of the loft). 4) A large (1:20 or 1:10 scale) plexiglass model of the engine room of the ship, illustrating the placement of the machines and different tubes. The half-model based on the line drawing of the STS "Magyar" hull was made by Zoltán Nárai in a voluntary work.



STI conference, Seville

At this year’s conference, we get further friends in Portugal, Ireland and the United Kingdom. We also contacted, among others, Tobias Bender from Germany: he is the director of the naval architect firm Marigraph in Bremen. He designed the German Alexander von Humboldt II sail training ship, built in 2011.



STI conference, Bordeaux

At the Bordeaux conference, Csaba Horváth the Hungarian member of the STI International Committee, project manager discussed about the Hungarian sail training ship project with STI's Canadian president, Dough Protero, and Michel Rauworth, president of the American ST associations, Tall Ships America. He also contacted the director of the Dutch shipyard Sailmaster Harlingen: this plant is able to manufacture and equip the entire rig – masts, yards, sails, standing and runnig rigging.


Project plan 1.0

A detailed description of the project has been completed, which forms the basis of the business plan.


Consultation with the university student dean of the Norwegian sail training ship Sorlandet

We consulted with Colin McDonald, a university student dean at the sail training ship Sorlandet in Norway. Colin and his wife are originated from Hungarian and Colin offered his help in the project.


First printed brochure of the project

The first printed 60-page brochure about the project has been completed.


Consultation in Amsterdam

At the invitation of Thys Nikkels, chief architect of Dykstra Naval Arhitect, the famous Dutch ship designing firm, we visited their workshop in Amsterdam.



Hanse Sail published an article about the Hungarian tall ship project

Hanse Sail Magazine in Rostock also reported the Hungarian project in an article written about the sail training ships are planned, under construction or newly built.


General steel structure plan

The general steel structural plan shows the frame of the hull.


Visit to the shipyard

We visited the MSK Steel shipyard in Nyergesújfalu, which is suitable for the construction of the hull: the technical, human resources and logistical conditions are in place.



We visited the Pelsoproject naval Architect Office in Balatonfüred. Coordinating the plans, it became certain that the Hungarian engineering office was suitable for developing detailed plans.


We have 3D illustrations of the ship

Dániel Horváth, a technical university student, made 3D drawings of the ship based on the technical drawings.


Detailed structural construction

The design process continued with the development of the main structural elements of the ship.


The plans for the main decorative elements are completed

Gábor Markovics painter and sculptor completed with designs of the main decorative elements of the bow and stern. The most important of these is the figurehead. The name of the ship refers to the origin of the Hungarians, the history of Nimrod's son Magyar and Hunor, and the story of the Wonder Deer. That is why the figurehead of the ship patternes the Wonder Deer, from whose antlers the wonderful Hungarian motifs of the decorations of the bow and stern part of the ship come from. The figurehead and the other decorations of the ship will be made by the artist himself, Gábor Markovics in front of the visiting audience - in a visual workshop to be erected on the banks of the Danube.


Interior layout design

In February, our work continued with the interior design of the ship. The illustration shows the first concept.


Stability and other calculations

The stability and other buoyancy test revealed that the speed potential of STS "MAGYAR" outperforms all tall ships like CUTTY SARK and THERMOPYLAE clippers, except for the three sister ships designed by Dykstra (STAD AMSTERDAM, CISNE BRANCO, SHABAB OMAN II). This is due to the small water displacement of the extremely slender body, as the boat is not oversailed. The prevention of excessive listening is ensured by the amount of ballast determined by the detailed stability test, which can even be increased if necessary. This excellent result was surprisedly recognized by the chief engineer of Dykstra himself at the 2016 STI conference in Canada!


The first version of is launched


The logo of the Hungarian sail training ship is born

Painter and sculptor Gábor Markovics created the ship's logo.


Design works are underway

Based on the sail plan of similar ships and with the great knowledge of Vilmos Dömel, a drawing of the general layout and sail plan of the ship was made. As the size of the vessel to be built was increased from LOA = 43.6 m to 56 m, the two-masted rig was changed to a three-masted rigg at the same time. Square sailes are essential elements of sail training, however, this schooner rigg is the most effective and therefore the most popular one.



A lines plan showing the shape of the ship is completed

Based on the 1978 plans, the lines plan was completed without modifications. We just changed the dimensions of the ship to be built.


Visit to the National Transport Authority

We presented the idea of the Hungarian sail training ship to the National Transport Authority.


Visit to the Újpest Shipyard

During our visit to the shipyard in Újpest, the conviction emerged that the ship could even be built here, but at least the mechanical equipment could take place here, because the plant is suitable for this.



S.A.L.T. Hungary company founded

S.A.L.T. Hungary national sail training organisation (NSTO) has founded in 2012. So Hungarian young people can also get to the tall ships competing in the Tall Ships Races. We were already represented at the 2011 conference of Sail Training International in Toulon, where we Hungarians, along with the Czechs, Croats and Estonians, were also admitted.



Launching of the model of the topsail schooner

The model, built with traditional technology – larch planking on wooden ribs – was first launched on Lake Balaton in the late 1980s. The stability of the model ship was ensured by 6 lead blocks with a total weight of 19.9 kg. The model sailed stable and steady on her route.



First plans

The Hungrian book titled 'History of the ship' published the typical ship designs of the 19th century, created by of the most famous naval architect, the German Friedrich Ludwig Middendorf. These illustrations originally published of his book 'Bemastung und Takelung der Schiffe' in 1901. Based on these drawings, a pail plan of the two-masted gaffos schooner ship model was created. Other drawings found in the book of 'Modeling of historic ships', these helped to draw the lines plans of the ship model. The stability calculations are based on the book of 'Calculations and construction of small boats'. The original lenght of the ship was 43.6 metres, the length of the 1:24 scale (1/2 "= 1 ') model became 1.82 m.

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