Our fleet

With classic sailing boats of all sizes and each with a unique history and construction, there is no shortage of choice for your holiday at sea.

ATYLA 2017 atlantic crossing


  • Rig: Two Masted Topsail Schooner
  • Guest berths: 16

Atyla is a 1984 31-meter long wooden Spanish sailing ship providing adventures all over Europe.

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Bessie Ellen

  • Rig: Gaff Rigged Ketch
  • Guest berths: 12

Built in 1904 Bessie Ellen is one of Britain’s last wooden coasting ketches and is of historic significance.

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Scotland sailing holiday Cherokee


  • Rig: Cutter
  • Guest berths: 8

This modern cutter yacht offers exhilarating sailing holidays from Denmark to the Faroe Islands.

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Escape under sail Dartmouth sailing holiday


  • Rig: Gaff Yawl
  • Guest berths: 6

Escape is a 43ft gaff yawl built in 1937. A true classic, she slices through the water offering her guests exhilarating sailing in style

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Eye of the Wind anchored in the Caribbean

Eye of the Wind

  • Rig: Brig
  • Guest berths: 16

Over 100 years old and one of the last traditional tall ships of our time, Eye of the Wind sails all over the world’s oceans.

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Linden full sail norway


  • Rig: 3 Masted Schooner
  • Guest berths: 12

Replica of the 1920 Linden, this Finnish ship, complete with on-board sauna, will take you on an arctic or winter sun adventure.

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Our Daddy Cornish lugger full sail

Our Daddy

  • Rig: Lugger
  • Guest berths: 6

A traditional Cornish lugger, aboard this impressive ship is the perfect way to discover Cornwall's coastline in comfort.

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Pilgrim full sail dartmouth

Pilgrim of Brixham

  • Rig: Gaff Rigged Ketch
  • Guest berths: 10

Pilgrim of Brixham is one of the last remaining traditional Brixham trawlers with iconic red sails.

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Steady Full Sail


  • Rig: Staysail Ketch
  • Guest berths: 8

Steady is a steel hulled staysail ketch that ensures her guests sail Scotland and the North Sea in comfort.

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  • Rig: Schooner
  • Guest berths: 13

This 1902 two masted schooner offers her guests sailing holidays from the Canaries to the Caribbean.

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  • Rig: Bermudan Cutter
  • Guest berths: 8

This double hull yacht is perfect for those who want a bit more comfort, easy sailing and plenty of wildlife spotting.

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  • “I thoroughly enjoyed reliving my youth onboard Bessie Ellen. We came from Cornwall to Oban on this beautiful ship with Skipper Nikki and her brilliant crew. Great hands on sailing, relaxed atmosphere and fabulous food. A true get away.”

    – Kate Smith, Bessie Ellen Guest

  • “I’ve never sailed before, but if this is sailing, then I’m addicted. So, it seems, is everyone else: 85% of the Bessie Ellen’s guests return for further sailing adventures.”

    – Hazel Southam, writing for The Guardian

  • “Having never set foot on a working tall ship, I had no idea what to expect aside from what I had seen in films. The reality is so much better. I would recommend anyone who loves the sea to try this.”

    – Chris Baker, Muddy Stilettos Cornwall

  • “This was the Canaries of riding anchor in moonlit bays...., of swimming with turtles and and admiring pilot whales beneath our bows.”

    – Andrew Eames, writing for The Times

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