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Alba Venturer was designed and built by Oyster Marine Ltd in 1998 and launched in 1999. She has a standard Oyster 70 hull, but is fitted to the Ocean Youth Trust’s specifications for sail training and sails mainly around the west coast of Scotland.
The ship began her life in 1967 as the Motor Vessel “Liverpool Bay”. She was built by the strong native timber and the skilled hands of the shipwrights of MacLean Shipbuilding, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her Captain and Crew worked the Banks off Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, fishing for the cod that were her […]
Picton Castle was one of five similar trawlers built by Cochrane’s in Selby, all named after British castles. (The actual Picton Castle in Wales is still standing.) The other “castle” ships have all been taken out of service. Picton Castle went through World War II as a mine sweeper in the British Royal Navy. In […]
Grossherzogin Elisabeth was built in 1909 as a trading schooner called San Antonio. In 1936, their rig was dismantled and her diesel engine was replaced with a stronger one. She then traded as a motor coaster until 1971 when she was sold to German owners who refitted the rig and reconstructed her to the sail […]
IRIS formerly called GEEJE van URK. IRIS was built in 1916 as a fine example of the last generation of sailing luggers. She fished for herring on The North Sea up to the Shetlands Isles. In 1929 she received her first engine and was converted into a commercial trading vessel. Than based in Denmark she sailed […]
Vahine is a legendary Nautors Swan 65. She is the first ever series-built vessel to win the famous Whitbread Round the World Race. She is fast and is a very safe vessel. S/Y Vahine sails about 42,000 nautical miles a year, spending the wintertime in Caribbean waters. She sails home to Finland for the summer […]
The Tall Ships Challenger Fleet yachts are 22 metre (72 foot) steel hulls built in 2000 and designed to race around the world ‘’the wrong way’’ (against prevailing wind and tide), so are exceptionally strong and seaworthy. There are four yachts in the Challenger fleet and they are operated by the Tall Ships Youth Trust. […]
Antwerp Flyer is an alumimium, seagoing sailing yacht, designed by Ed Dubois (UK), which was launched in 1991. The hull was constructed by Chantiers Navals de Biot (France) and the ship was finished in Belgium. The ship was designed to sail in Northern Seas and has already made trips to Spitsbergen in the Arctic. Antwerp […]
Excelsior is a Lowestoft Smack which was built in 1921 to fish in the North Sea in all weathers as one of a fleet of 300 similar vessels. She was fully restored in 1989 to maintain her tough construction and is now a regular competitor in major maritime events, having taken part in the Cutty […]
Stina Mari is an 18 ton gaff rigged vessel which was built in 1987 in Hardanger, Norway. Although the hull is slightly modified compared to the original drawings from 1902, the overall hull design is based on a cruiser design by the famous and legendary Norwegian designer of sail rescue and pilot vessels, Mr. Colin […]
The Topsail-schooner has been in service since early 1983. The Thor Heyerdahl is based with its activities in the Baltic and the North Sea during the summer months, and around the Canary Islands, and in the Caribbean during the winter season. Since 1996, the Thor Heyerdahl is the flag ship of High Seas High School […]
Spaniel was designed and built in Poland in 1979 as a single handed ocean racer. In 1980, Polish Yachtsmen took line honours in the Ostar 80 race after a 19 day Westward Atlantic Crossing. From 1982-97, the Academy of Science for research and occasional cruising and racing used Spaniel. Privately owned since 1997, Spaniel is […]