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Class B
Nationality Canada
Year Built 1999
Rig Gaff Ketch


  • Name: ECOMARIS
  • Class: B
  • Nationality: Canada
  • Year built: 1999
  • Home port: Rimouski
  • Rig: Gaff Ketch
  • Height: 16.0995359755287 m
  • Length of hull: 15.4807919764692 m
  • Entered by: EcoMaris


  • Number of trainees: 14
  • Number of permanent crew: 4
  • Showers: Yes
  • Special diets catered for: Yes
  • Special needs catered for: Yes

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The EcoMaris (Formerly Roter Sand) is a sailing ship designed for teaching. Since the very beginning, it has been used to train sailors of all ages. Even its construction, from 1995 to 1999, was an opportunity for students specialising in carpentry, welding, engineering, architecture and mechanics to pool their talents, under the supervision of authorities at the Aucoop shipyard in Bremen-Vegesak, Germany. It was then used as a teaching and research vessel in the North Sea and the Wadden Sea, and later for leadership training on the Elbe.

A non-profit organisation, EcoMaris, brought the then Roter Sand to Quebec on 6 July 2012, as the first environmentally-oriented training ship in Quebec. The goal of the EcoMaris is to give Canadians renewed access to the St Lawrence, restore the bonds between individuals and the environment and help rebuild Quebec’s maritime culture. Hundreds of budding sailors of all ages will explore the environment of the St. Lawrence as they learn to navigate its challenging waters!