About the Polynesia
This legendary 248-foot schooner was acquired by Windjammer in 1975 and christened Polynesia. Originally built in 1938 and christened Argus, she was one of the last of the Portuguese Grand Banks fleet. She was featured in the May 1952 edition of National Geographic magazine and in the late maritime writer, Allen Villers’ book, “The Quest for the Schooner Argus.”
Under her new name, Polynesia, she was completely refurbished with comfortable luxury accommodations, while still retaining the charm of her maritime history.
When Windjammer Barefoot Cruises ceased operations in 2007, Polynesia was acquired by Portuguese interests, returned to Portugal and renamed Argus, where she will be providing sail training to youth, a great next step for a true classic.
The Polynesia at a Glance
Berths: 53 Cabins, 112 Berths Crew: 45 Length:248 feet Ft Beam:36 feet Ft Draft:18 feet Ft
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