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An incredible wooden trimaran ship, built in Veracruz, Mexico, will visit Cozumel later this month on an international voyage of peace.

One lucky child from the island will be chosen to embark on the sailing, that will deliver messages of goodwill to 16 different ports in the USA and Europe.

Named "Zamná" after an ancient Mayan high priest, the 3 hulled maritime masterpiece left its shipyard in Alvarado, Veracruz at the end of July.

It will make a stop in Progreso, Yucatan, before it is expected in Cozumel on August 26.

Alberto Marrufo González, Tourism Director for Cozumel, said the lucky winner of the "The Child, The Sea and The Peace" competition will be chosen from 4 candidates, who all have their passports ready.

The winner, and his or her parent or teacher, will join the crew for a 5 month sailing.

Cozumel boat trip
Weighs up to 88 tons and is 115ft long by 43ft wide.

They will arrive as far as El Pireo in Greece, where they expect to be greeted by thousands of boats.

The "Zamná" was constructed by a team of 32 carpenters in just one year. It has three hulls, weighs up to 88 tons (80 tonnes) and is 115ft (35m) long by 43ft (13m) wide.

The boat has windows in the pyramid style of the Maya and its bow has a light that simulates the pyramid of Chichen Itza.

It was paid for by Yucatan businessman, José Manuel Díaz Rubio, who is reported to have invested $2.5 million in the project.

Interested in sailing too? Check out our Cozumel sailing tours.