Tall ship Blue Clipper is the perfect boat for those wanting a hands on sailing holiday experience while exploring Scotland, Spain & Portugal
Built-in Sweden in 1991, tall ship Blue Clipper is an impressive three-masted gaff rig schooner. With a clipper bow, original teak deck and elegant stern, she mixes a traditional tall ship feel with a relatively modern build giving guests an authentic experience with all the mod cons.
She has spent many years sailing all over the world from the Caribbean to the Arctic and is a frequent participant in the European Tall Ship regattas. Originally owned by the Brandy company Hennessy and named ‘Spirit of Hennessey, she appeared in many TV programmes and commercials before being privately bought in the late 90’s.
On deck, she boasts ample space for her guests to become fully immersed in hands-on sailing; heaving the ropes, hoisting the sails, learning ropes skills and even taking the helm. She has 3 kayaks and 3 paddle-boards for guest use while on anchor so you can explore even further inshore.
A spacious saloon, wheelhouse and galley also sit at deck level while below decks has been well-considered with six ensuite cabins a family cabin that sleeps six. All cabins have a porthole for natural light and heating/air conditioning.
Read more about Life on Board Blue Clipper here.
In 2016 she started her new life with her current owner and now spends her summers sailing Scotland and the Hebrides and her autumn months heading south to Spain and Portugal.
- Total number of berths : 30
- Number of guest berths : 12
- Number of bathrooms : 9
- Cabin configuration : 6 x twin ensuite cabins
- Smoking policy : Discretion of the Skipper/ on deck only
- Builder : Feab Marstrandsverken
- Year built : 1991
- Length overall : 44m/242'9"
- Number of Sails : 10
- Rig : Gaff Schooner
- Sail Area : 675m²
- Engine : Caterpillar
- Crew : 8-10
- Licensed for day sails? : Yes
- Waterproofs supplied? : No
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks)
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
What language is spoken onboard?
What are the sleeping arrangements?
6x Twin Ensuite, 1x six-berth family cabin
How many toilet/showers does she have?
9 in total. All Cabins are Ensuite aside from the six-berth that shares a bathroom.
Is there an age limit?
Over 12's ideally but please check in the over for ages between 12-18 years.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes - please bring EU adaptors.
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure and a want to get actively involved.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.
Blue Clipper's Crew
Read more about Blue Clipper's owner, crew and skipper.Read more
Blue Clipper is perfect for those wanting to really get involved with sailing a tall ship.Read more
The History of
Built in Sweden in 1991 but inspired by a classic tall ship rig.Read more
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