The history of the schooner CERVANTES SAAVEDRA dates back to 1934, the year in which she was built as a lightship in the Swedish shipyards Götaverken AB, under the name SYDOSTBROTTEN 33.

In 1970 she ended her active life as a maritime signal station and a few years later, in 1977, was acquired by a private shipowner who, attracted by its solid steel-reinforced ice-breaking hull, planned to transform it into a pleasure sailboat. After being fitted with a new engine, in 1978 the ship was transferred to Portugal for refitting. During the process and due to its extraordinary construction, it was decided to preserve the structure of the hull. After four years of work, the old lightship would emerge transformed into a brand new three-masted schooner.

Renamed ATLANTIC WANDERER and under the Swedish flag, the ship began a new life at sea. The first major voyage took place in 1982, with the schooner taking part in the famous Cutty Sark regatta. When this regatta concluded, she established her base in the Caribbean and was used to carry out mini cruises. In 1984 she became the image of a major Canadian brewing company, returning to Sweden at the end of the contract.

In 1985 she was selected to represent the city of Stockholm in the commemorative acts of the bicentenary of “New Australia” and to be part of the fleet of nine ships that would sail from London to Sydney. After several years of charter activity in Australian waters, the ATLANTIC WANDERER moved her operations to the Mediterranean and specialised in cruising the coasts of Turkey and the Red Sea.

In 1996 the ATLANTIC WANDERER established her base of operations in Malaga and changed her name to AMORINA. In 2005, Camilo José Cela University chartered the ship to carry out the first of the Travesías de España y la Mar, which, under the aegis of the Royal Spanish Academy of the Sea and the UCJC Chair of the Sea, would take her to Lepanto with a group of 40 students. The second of the crossings would take place in 2006, as a Tribute to Christopher Columbus.

Following the success of both projects and with the intention of giving them continuity, in 2007 Felipe Segovia Olmo became the new owner of the AMORINA, transforming her into a school ship. The ship acquired the Spanish flag and was re-baptized with the name CERVANTES SAAVEDRA. The refitting lasted for some time and once completed, she was chosen to play the POLAR STAR, the protagonist of the ANTENA 3 series EL BARCO, which was a hit and was aired over three seasons between 2011 and 2013 and a total of 40 episodes. Once shooting finished, the CERVANTES SAAVEDRA resumed her activity, mainly focused on academic programs and the promotion of a differential and novel educational model, based on life experience and training in human values.


  • Length: 48.5 m.
  • Beam: 7.8 m.
  • Draft: 4.4 m.
  • Tonnage: 525
  • Year of construction: 1934 (refit in 1982 and 2009)
  • Construction Material: steel
  • Engine: 820 Hp DEUTZ
  • Fuel consumption: 60 l. / hour (includes generators)
  • Tanks:
    • Fuel: 2 x 10,700 l. 2 x 250 l.
    • Drinking water: 8,000 l.
    • Waste water: 9,200 l.
    • Sprinklers: 2 x 7,000 l. (Fuse type sprinkle)
  • Watermaker by osmosis: 2,000 l. /day
  • Generators: 2 Ac MAN diesel 90 kVA (1.500 rpm / 380 v. / 50 Hz)
  • Auxiliary craft:
    • 1 semi-rigid pneumatic 6 m. length with 90 Hp MERCURY
    • 1 semi-rigid pneumatic 6 m. length with 90 Hp YAMAHA
  • Recreational equipment:
    • 2 canoes
    • 2 paddleboard
    • Snorkelling equipment
    • Buoys
    • Board games
    • Equipped bar
    • TV, CD / DVD player and projector
    • High performance bluetooth speaker.
  • Capacity:
    • Day outings: 36 passengers (max.) (Consult for special events)
    • Overnight outings: 30 – 32 passengers (max.)
  • Cabins (all with air conditioning and en suite bathroom):
    • 2 four person berths
    • 9 twin cabins
    • 2 twin cabins with double bed
  • Crew: 8 to 14 people (depending on the type of voyage)