This striking appearance belongs to the Navy of Ecuador and was launched in 1976. Her name refers to three indications: This honors the Indian Chief Guayas, the river Guayas and the first Ecuadorian steamship of the same name. This latter ship was built in South America in 1841 and can still be found in the coat of arms of Ecuador.
The current Guayas is a three-masted barge with a crew of 155 people in total. She is a sister ship of the Gloria from Colombia (also present at SAIL Amsterdam 2015), but also of the Simon Bolivar from Venezuela and the Cuauhtemoc from Mexico. The Guayas has several international races and regattas to its name. Since 1822 the Ecuadorian Naval School has a good name in the field of sail training.
Everywhere she comes, the public stands in long lines to view the ship. The friendly crew makes the ship extra popular. The Guayas has a length of 79 meters and a draft of 4.8 meters.
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