The research boat “Pinelopi” was launched yesterday after Archipelagos’ captains and crew completed its annual repairs. She is now ready to start, for the 23rd year, its challenging trips in the Aegean Sea.


“Pinelopi” is a traditional two-masted sailing vessel (schooner) made of steel. She was constructed as a replica of a renowned sailing boat that dates from 1811. She is a unique vessel that got a new lease on life when Archipelagos retrofitted it after it was sold for scrap in the port of Lavrion. Today, 23 years later, Pinelopi is an integral part of Archipelagos’ conservation work and she continues even under the most challenging weather conditions to help us complete our field actions for the protection of the Greek seas.