S/Y Santa Maria Australis (aka S/V SMA) is a 66 foot aluminium ketch built in Gdansk, Poland in 1998 and refitted in 2004 to endure high latitude sailing conditions, can accommodate up to a total of 12 people, frequently travelling on the Antarctic waters
In 2006, SMA-Expeditions reached the southern latitudes and has since, endured twelve Antarctic expeditions as of March, 2009. She has been designed and equipped for long distance cruising in comfort.
S/Y Santa Maria Australis sails under German flag, registered in Berlin.
February and March 2019: Michel Margaria F6DWQ/MM was sailing the Antarctic peninsula. Here below, a QSL of F6DWQ/MM transmitting from on board S/Y Santa Maria Australis when, on 02.03.2019, he was just in front of Vernadsky station, Antarctica. QSL via F6DWQ
At the light of the evidence S/Y Santa Maria Australis will be add to WAP-WACA Directory and it can be scored for WAP Awards