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SSV Corwith Cramer

The SSV Corwith Cramer is one of two tall ship research vessels operated by Sea Education Association, an internationally recognized leader in ocean education. Throughout the year, the ship hosts semester and summer voyages throughout the Atlantic Ocean, including ports of call in Bermuda and the Caribbean islands. Track its current position through the SEA Currents blog.

In captions, the ship should be identified as: “SSV Corwith Cramer, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.”
Please use the following photo credit: “Photo(s) courtesy of Sea Education Association | SEA Semester ® |"

Cramer Specifications

  • Owner and Operator: Sea Education Association P.O. Box 6, Woods Hole, MA
  • Displacement: 280 Tons
  • Construction: Steel; built 1987 ASTACE Shipyard Bilbao, Spain
  • Length Overall: 134 feet / 40.8 meters
  • Length on Deck: 98 feet / 29.8 meters 
  • Draft: 12.5 feet
  • Beam: 26 feet
  • Sail Area: 7,500 sq. ft. / 697 sq. m.
  • Auxiliary Engine: 500 horsepower Cummins diesel
  • Complement: 38 persons
  • Area of Operation: World Oceans
  • Classification: United States Coast Guard, Subchapter R
  • Rig: Brigantine