Irene

Built in 1907, Irene is one of the last West Country trading ketch's of her time.

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Built in 1907, Irene is one of the last West Country trading ketch’s of her time.

From an Edwardian cargo vessel to floating family home and now a chartered sailing vessel, Irene’s had a fascinating life. She’s been the darling of the silver screen, sank and re-built in the Caribbean and now earns her keep sailing guests around the coasts of Cornwall.  Her most recent re-fit has seen the addition of all the mod-cons and safety equipment you’d expect of a modern day charter boat. She carries a crew of professional mariners who love sharing their passion for this old lady of the seas.

From sailing the Cornish coast to exploring the beautiful archipelago of the Scilly Isles, Irene’s sailing holidays range from weekend breaks to week-long explorations taking in some of the most stunning sailing destinations in the UK.  From beginners to old hands there’s something to suit all experiences and whether you’re solo travellers or a couple, Irene certainly welcomes all.

Traditionally rigged with a full time crew, Irene encourages guests to actively involved in all aspects of sailing. From taking the helm, hoisting the sails and general rope work, the crew are well versed in taking complete novices and guiding them through all they need to know to make the most of their tall ship sailing holiday. Below decks she has been well-considered with private ensuite cabins and even a luxury state room with its own lounge area, double bed and bathroom. Her generous saloon has space for relaxing, ample dining space for those hearty home-cooked meals after a day in the sea air and a generous galley where the onboard cook will keep you fed from start to finish.

Read more here about what to expect from Life onboard Irene.

Accommodation
  • Total number of berths : 15
  • Number of guest berths : 10
  • Number of bathrooms : 6 ensuites
  • Cabin configuration : 4x 3 berth cabins , 1x state room cabin
  • Smoking policy : E-cigarettes permitted on deck
Particulars
  • Builder : Bridgwater Yard FJ Carver & Sons
  • Year built : 1907
  • Length overall : 34m
  • Number of Sails : 8
  • Rig : Ketch
  • Sail Area : TBC
  • Engine : Twin 6LX-D Gardeners
  • Crew : 4 (+1)
  • Licensed for day sails? : Yes, 10 guests
  • Waterproofs supplied? : Yes
  • 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?

    4x twin ensuite cabins, 1x state

  • Do I need to tip the crew?

    Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    5

  • Is there WIFI?

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

  • Can I charge my phone/Camera?

    Yes.

  • Are there life jackets provided?

    Yes.

  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    No

  • 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.

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Irene's Crew

Her dedicated and professional crew are always on hand.

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Life onboard

Irene

Become part of the crew as you hoist sails and take the helm...

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The History of

Irene

Built in 1907, Irene has many years of sea-faring tales in her sails.

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Destinations

Our range of vessels enables us to offer several destinations all over the globe. Which adventure will you choose?

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Our Fleet

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

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