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NameShabab Oman II
OwnerRoyal Navy of Oman
BuilderDamen Shipyards, Galati and Gorinchem
Yard number557001
Laid downMarch 2013
Launched7 May 2014
Commissioned12 September 2014
StatusIn service
NotesDesigner: Dykstra Naval Architects, Amsterdam, Netherlands
General characteristics
Class and typeSail training vessel
Tonnage955 GT, 360 DWT
Length87 metres (285 ft)
Beam11 metres (36 ft)
Height50 metres (160 ft)
PropulsionSails, 2,700 square metres (29,000 sq ft) and twin diesel engines
Sail planFull-rigged ship
SpeedUp to 17 knots (31 km/h) under sail
Complement58, plus 34 trainees

Shabab Oman II (English: Youth of Oman) is a full-rigged ship which entered service with the Royal Navy of Oman in August 2014, replacing the current ship of the same name. She is a full-rigged ship which was built in Romania, fitted out in the Netherlands and launched in 2013.


Shabab Oman II is an 87-metre (285 ft) long ship with a beam of 11 metres (36 ft).[1][2] She will be rigged as a full-rigged ship with a total of 2,700 square metres (29,000 sq ft) of sails.[1] Assessed at 750 GT, 360 DWT,[3] Shabab Oman II has a complement of 58, with an additional 34 trainees.[2]


Boat control bridge
Boat control bridge

Shabab Oman II was designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, Amsterdam, Netherlands.[1] Her keel was laid in March 2013.[2] She was built by Damen Shipyards, Galaţi, Romania and launched on 2 December 2013. The IMO Number 9662715 was allocated.[3] In January 2014, she was towed to Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Vlissingen, Netherlands for fitting out, including the fitting of her masts, the tallest of which will measure 50 metres (160 ft). She entered service with the Royal Navy of Oman in August 2014.[1] Shabab Oman II replaced the previous RNOV Shabab Oman after entering service.[2]


Her first long voyage was the crossing of the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Sea of Oman to reach Muscat, the Omani capital.

During her fourth voyage from 15 April to August 2019, Shabab Oman II visited 17 ports in 12 countries and had some 211,000 visitors aboard most of them during her participation in the Armada Festival in the port of Rouen, France, 6–16 June 2019.[4]

She participated in Kiel Week and the 2022 Tall Ships Races in the Black Sea on her sixth international voyage, visiting a number of European countries and earning honors as the vessel travelling the furthest distance to participate in the festival.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Damen Shipyards Galati Launches New Sail Training Vessel for Royal Navy of Oman". World Maritime News. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Najmuz Zafar, M (19 May 2013). "New three mast clipper to replace diplomatic vessel Shabab Oman". Muscat Daily. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Shabab Oman 2". Shipspotting. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  4. ^ "211,000 people visit Shabab Oman II during its 4th international voyage". Times of Oman. 2019-10-14. Retrieved 2020-05-20.
  5. ^ "Shabab Oman II takes part in Kiel Week 2022 in Germany". Oman Daily Observer. 21 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Shabab Oman II participates in tall ships races 2022". Arabian Daily. 11 July 2022.