|Namesake:||Stella Polare (Pole star ship)|
|Builder:||Cantiere Sangermani, Chiavari (Genova)|
|Launched:||15 September 1965|
|Commissioned:||8 October 1965|
|Tonnage:||48 t (47 long tons) full load|
|Beam:||4.89 m (16 ft 1 in)|
|Draught:||3.01 m (9 ft 11 in)|
|Speed:||7 knots (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) by engine prop|
|Range:||500 nmi (930 km; 580 mi) at 7 knots (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) (on engine prop)|
Designed by Sparkman & Stephens Designs New York City (United States) as project 1505.1, Stella Polare was built for the Royal Ocean Racing Club as a first class a Bermuda-rigged yawl, built in wood. The vessel is the sister ship of Corsaro II, and was commissioned by Italian Navy to be used as a training ship for the students of the Italian Naval Academy in Livorno.
The original engine, a General Motors 471 rated at 200 brake horsepower (150 kW) was replaced by an FIAT AIFO engine. The original Arona generator was replaced by an Onan model. Stella Polare is a training vessel for cadets of the Italian Naval Academy in Livorno, spending regular periods aboard. Each year she embarks on a training cruise which often includes calls to various classic sailing rallies and regattas.