A beautifully restored gaff cutter, Eda Frandsen offers guests a truly unique and immersive classic sailing experience.
At 60ft in length, Eda Frandsen is the perfect size for exploring the many anchorages of the Western Isles and Cornwall. Small enough to sneak in close to the coastline, yet stable enough to withstand almost any weather. She is traditional in the truest sense of the world with an original rig, combining the simplicity and beauty of a bygone era with today’s modern comforts.
Eda Frandsen is a beautiful traditional gaff cutter, built at the Grena shipyard, Denmark in 1938. Having worked for much of her life as a fishing trawler in the harsh climates of the North Sea, her hull was lovingly restored on the remote peninsula of Knoydart, Scotland in the 1990’s.
Guests enjoy a unique blend of grace, character and seaworthiness and whether a beginner or seasoned seafarer, we offer voyages that are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Down below she can accommodate 8 guests in single berths, which are centred around her large saloon and dining area. There are two toilet/shower rooms, with separate access into the forward accommodation area. She has a small but highly functioning galley, from which many a delicious dish will be served throughout your stay.
Voyages on Eda Frandsen range from short breaks in Cornwall to trips up or down the Irish sea and six or nine-night adventures exploring Scotland and the Hebrides form our home port of Mallaig. So whether it is a brief escape or a complete sense of immersion you are after, there will certainly be something for all.
- Total number of berths : 12
- Guest berths : 8
- Cabin configuration : 2x twin bunks, 4x single bunk in forepeak
- Bathrooms : 2 toilets, 1 shower
- Smoking policy : No smoking
- Home port : Stornoway
- Builder : Grena Shipyard
- Year built : 1938
- Displacement : 56 tonnes
- Length overall : 65'
- Draft : 8'
- Beam : 15'
- RIg : Gaff Cutter
- Sail area : 2000 sqft
- Number of sails : 5
- Engine : Doosan
- Crew : 3
What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Eda Frandsen?
Eda Frandsen is still running a Test & Sail Policy for the 2022 sailing season whether guests are vaccinated or not. Please refer to our COVID page for more information.
Are all meals included in the price?
Yes, all meals and food on board is included in the price, as well as all warm and soft drinks - i.e., everything except alcohol. There is however a cash bar on board.
What language is spoken on board?
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
What are the sleeping arrangements?
There are 2x twin bunk curtained cabins and 4x single bunks in the shared forepeak.
Do I need to bring bedding or towels?
All your bedding (duvet and pillow) is provided but please bring your own towels (washing and/or swimming)
How many bathrooms and/or showers does she have?
2x toilets and 1 shower.
Is there an age limit?
Min age limit 12years. 12-18yr old must be accompanied by an adult on a 1:1 ratio
Is there WIFI?
Are Life Jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs Provided?
Yes, but please bring a jacket for when you go ashore.
Eda Frandsen's Crew
Stella and Mungo are the proud new owners and skippers of Eda Frandsen.Read more
Join Eda Frandsen for immersive classic sailing in Cornwall and Scotland.Read more
The History of
Built-in 1938, Eda Frandsen has been beautifully maintained over the years and still sails in UK waters.Read more