The Schooner Tree of Life, launched in 1991, was built in Nova Scotia, Canada. She sleeps 12 in three cabins and the foc’sle. Her hull is a composite of strip planked clear fir and Kevlar saturated in epoxy and sheathed in fiberglass. Her deck is fir, spars are spruce, and brightwork is Honduran Mahogany. The interior is paneled in koa and teak. Tree of Life, her owners, a crew of four plus two trainees sailed out of Newport in October 2002 on a three-year circumnavigation. Sailing to Bermuda, St. Martin, the Caribbean to Grenada, west to Venezuela, Colombia, the San Blas Islands, Panama, Ecuador, Galapagos, Easter Island, Pitcairn Island, and the Gambier Islands, Tahiti.
In 2003, Tree of Life spent five months in Auckland, New Zealand via Bora Bora, the Southern Cooks and Fiji for the America’s Cup. She sailed the Indian Ocean to Cape Town, South Africa, the Atlantic to Antigua for Classic Race Week, St Barth’s, St Martin, Turks & Caicos, the Bahamas, Palm Beach and home to Newport, RI. The owners were on board for the duration of the voyage. Tree of Life, at home in Newport Harbor, now sails throughout New England waters as she awaits prospective owners to return her to the world’s oceans.
Nationality: United States
Year built: 1991
Home port: Newport, RI
Official website: www.schoonertreeoflife.com
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