Circe’s History

With over a 100 years of stories to tell; from fishing the cold seas of Iceland to luxury charters in the warmth of Corfu.

Having sailed the high seas for over 100 years, it is a credit to her owners along the way that Circe is still sailing elegantly to this day.

Starting life as a wooden fishing vessel in 1915, Circe spent the first few decades of her life transporting fish and cargo around Scandinavia and Iceland before being purchased by private owners in 1950. Said to be Canadian millionaires’, they set about turning Circe into a luxury private yacht, where she happily sailed in Spain, Italy and Greece for many years. A far cry from her industrial fishing days.

When she started falling into disrepair once again, she was purchased by her most recent owners in 2005. They spent the next few years replacing all her frames with eucalyptus and her hull with pitch pine. Teak decks were replaced along with updating all the wiring, plumbing and installing air conditioning throughout.

In 2015 she underwent her latest refit when she was severely damaged in a storm resulting in almost all her port side being replaced once again.

A true labour of love, the level of restoration and care that has been given to Circe is proudly shared by her owner and skipper Tony. She has been refitted to the highest of standards giving her guests a truly luxurious sailing holiday.

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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