Blue Clipper’s History

A 54m Schooner, Blue Clipper is a purpose-built charter tall-ship so has generous communal areas and comfortable ensuite cabins.

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Blue Clipper was built in 1991 at Feab Marstrandsverken in Sweden. She was once owned by the famous Brandy company Hennessey and was originally named ‘Spirit of Hennessey.’ She has appeared in various TV programmes and commercials including the Trade Winds TV series starring Hugh Johnson. Following her time sailing with Hennessey, she went on to be privately owned and spent her time sailing in Mediterranean waters under a Maltese flag.

Purchased by current owner Steve Swallow in 2016 and now named Blue Clipper, she has had a major overhaul both inside and out and has been painted a deep-sea blue – much more in keeping with her name!

She now spends her summers in Northern European waters, competing in regattas and running subsidised sail training programmes in her spare time. Steve runs Blue Clipper as a non-profit organisation. Whatever he makes from guest pleasure holidays, he reinvests into community projects for schools and youth groups giving young people an amazing opportunity to experience life on a tall ship!

In the winter she makes her way to the warmer climes of the Caribbean via Portugal to have her annual spruce up and maintenance work completed.

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Blue Clipper

Blue Clipper is perfect for those wanting to really get involved with sailing a tall ship.

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The History of

Blue Clipper

Built in Sweden in 1991 but inspired by a classic tall ship rig.

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