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.
We work in the background ... we refine the business plan and we work on the marketing strategy.
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.
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.
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.
A detailed description of the project has been completed, which forms the basis of the business plan.
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.
The first printed 60-page brochure about the project has been completed.
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.
The general steel structural plan shows the frame of the hull.
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.
Dániel Horváth, a technical university student, made 3D drawings of the ship based on the technical drawings.
The design process continued with the development of the main structural elements of the ship.
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.
In February, our work continued with the interior design of the ship. The illustration shows the first concept.
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 www.tallship.hu is launched
Painter and sculptor Gábor Markovics created the ship's logo.
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.
Based on the 1978 plans, the lines plan was completed without modifications. We just changed the dimensions of the ship to be built.
We presented the idea of the Hungarian sail training ship to the National Transport Authority.
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.
The idea for the Hungarian sail training ship was born in 2014. We first talked to the retired naval architect Vilmos Dömel about the feasibility in the summer of 2014, then dr. Tamás Balogh, President of the TIT Shipping History, Modeling and Tradition Preservation Association, also joined us. We discussed the details in February 2015, and in March we consulted with engineers at the Department of Ships and Aircrafts at Budapest Technical Univertity.
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.
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.
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.