Ocean Link of Portsmouth is currently performing plumbing upgrades on the tall ship Tree of Life as she prepares to take part in the upcoming Tall Ships Festival in Newport.
Technicians are fitting the boat out with a new sanitation system including two SanMarin toilets and Ocean Link custom holding tank. They are also reconfiguring the bilge pump set-up.
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.
At a 93-foot sparred length, with 70-foot length overall and 58-foot length waterline, draft of 8’5” and beam of 18’6," the rig height is 85’ and carrying 4,800 square feet of sail.