Good for

  • Cruising
  • Exploration
  • Ocean passages
  • Training
  • Wildlife
  • Winter sun
  • Sun
  • Racing

Duration

  • 2 - 6 days
  • 1 week +
  • 2 weeks +

Circe

Originally built in 1915, Norwegian cutter Circe, spends her summers sailing guests around Corfu in luxury and comfort.

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Over 100 years old, the beautiful Circe (pronounced kir-kee) was originally built as a Norwegian cutter in Scandinavia in 1915. Used for many years as a fishing boat in Icelandic waters, she was later converted to a general cargo vessel serving in the Baltic until 1950.

She was first converted for charter in Denmark by a Canadian millionaire in the ’50s and spent many years sailing in Spain, Italy and the Ionian Sea before being bought by Tony, the present owner and skipper, in 2005.

Over the years, Tony has spent many hours painstakingly restoring Circe to the stunning charter boat that she is today. With much of the frame and hull replaced with eucalyptus and pine and the deck replaced with teak, she is a true wooden classic and it’s a delight to see her still sailing.

Restored with luxury in mind, Circe has two double ensuite cabins and two generous single berths tucked off the guest passageway with use of shared toilet and shower room. The main saloon is also generous in proportion with a communal table and plenty of cushioned seating that can always double up as extra berths for private charter.

The galley runs off past the saloon where you will find a designated chef catering for all your meals on board. Crew quarters are separate to the guest accommodation and there is air conditioning throughout the boat.

Above decks, Circe retains her original charm and sailing with her is definitely an authentic experience. All sail work is done by hand utilising her block and tackle and Tony loves guests to get involved, showing Circe as she would’ve originally sailed 100 years ago.

She is an eye-catching, graceful ship and now resides in the sunnier climes of the Ionian Sea where guests can expect beautiful classic boat sailing while exploring the hidden bays and secluded coves of Corfu and her surrounding islands.

Accommodation
  • Total number of berths : 9
  • Number of guest berths : 6
  • Number of bathrooms : 3
  • Cabin configuration : 2x double ensuite cabin, 2 x Single berths
  • Smoking policy : On deck only
Particulars
  • Builder : Norwegian Shipyard
  • Year built : 1915
  • Length overall : 25m/82'
  • Draft : 3m
  • Beam : 4.5m
  • Number of Sails : 7
  • Rig : Gaff Ketch
  • Sail Area : TBC
  • Engine : Doosan LO 86TI 360HP
  • Crew : 3
  • 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) Alcohol is not included.

  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    Yes, please let us know when making your booking.

  • What language is spoken onboard?

    English

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    2 x double ensuite cabins, 2x single berths

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    3

  • Is there an age limit?

    On scheduled voyages, her minimum age limit is 8 years & there is no maximum. On private charters, there are no age restrictions.

  • Is there WIFI?

    No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.

  • Can I charge my phone/Camera?

    Yes, with 12V adaptors

  • Are there life jackets provided?

    Yes

  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    No

  • Do I need sailing experience?

    No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure and sunshine

  • 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.

Skipper profile

Tony Chancellor

Having spent much of his life on the water, Tony and his crew love to show guests the hidden secrets of the coast of Corfu

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Life onboard

Circe

Think, endless Mediterranean sunshine, perfect sailing conditions and great food onboard a beautifully restored classic boat.

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The History of

Circe

Originally built in Norway 1915, Circe has sailed all over the world and now resides in the warm waters of Corfu.

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Destinations

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