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Class A
Nationality Canada
Year Built 1973
Rig Brigantine


  • Name: PLAYFAIR
  • Class: A
  • Nationality: Canada
  • Year built: 1973
  • Home port: Toronto
  • Rig: Brigantine
  • Height: 14.84 m
  • Length of hull: 12.17 m
  • Entered by: Toronto Brigantine Inc.


  • Number of trainees: 18
  • Number of permanent crew: 12
  • Special diets catered for: Yes
  • Special needs catered for: Yes

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Toronto Brigantine Inc. operates two brigantines, the sail-training vessels Pathfinder and Playfair. They were both designed and built as sail training vessels for TBI by Francis A. McLachlan in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Playfair was built for Toronto Brigantine Inc. as a sail training vessel. She was commissioned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1973, and remains the only Canadian ship to be commissioned by a reigning monarch.