Launched: April, 2006
Launched in April 2006, GODSPEED is a replica of one of a three-boat flotilla that came from England to America in 1607. Godspeed, Discovery and Susan Constant brought settlers from England to found the second permanent English settlement in the new world. GODSPEED was built by Rockport Marine for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation of Jamestown, Virginia, and is used as a fully operational display vessel at the Jamestown Settlement living-history museum. She was designed by Tri-Coastal Marine of Richmond, California.
Construction is historically accurate, with carvel planking on double sawn frames and many other details appropriate to the 17th century, but the selection of woods used has been upgraded in the interest of a long-lived vessel with good maintenance characteristics. While Godspeed has a highly authentic appearance, she is fitted with twin diesel engines, a modern galley, and head—all concealed from the public when the vessel is on display.