Good for

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


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


Trinovante is a bespoke Schooner built by her owners offering her guests home comforts and exhilarating sailing from Scotland to Norway.

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Designed and lovingly built by her current owners John and Su, Trinovante is a wonderful tall ship inspired by Portuguese Schooner Creoula.  Built in a small village on the banks of the River Colne in Essex, this beautiful three-masted Schooner was designed to be strong and seaworthy but also be able to carry plenty of sail with a small crew.

Trinovante is an absolute joy to sail whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner. Her skippers and crew love welcoming guests aboard and Trinovante is a boat that simply invites you to get involved. The possibilities for different sail combinations mean that she can be handled to suit her crew and the weather conditions. Her rig is relatively simple for her size which means she is a great boat to learn on and get involved with as you wish.

Trinovante never sails the same route twice and she covers some 3000 to 4000 sea miles every year. From the wild mountains, fjords and islands of Norway to the medieval seaports of the Netherlands; from the Orkney and Shetland Isles to the amber beaches of Lithuania. Enjoy unique sailing adventures exploring different coastal and offshore places in some of the most beautiful parts of the world.

  • Total number of berths : 12
  • Number of guest berths : 8
  • Number of bathrooms : 2
  • Cabin configuration : 2 double cabins, 1 single cabin, 4 single bunks
  • Smoking policy : TBC
  • Builder : John Shores
  • Year built : 1994
  • Length overall : 23.9m/80ft
  • Draft : 2.1m
  • Beam : 4.4m/14'6"
  • Rig : Brigantine Square Rig
  • Sail Area : 220m²/2374′²
  • Engine : TBC
  • Crew : 4
  • Licensed for day sails? : Yes
  • Waterproofs supplied? : TBC
  • 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?


  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    2 double cabins, 1 single cabin, 4 single bunks in the communal area

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?


  • Is there WIFI?

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

  • Can I charge my phone/Camera?


  • Are there life jackets provided?


  • Are Waterproofs provided?


  • 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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John and Su

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Life onboard


Trinovante is a bespoke tall ship perfect for those wanting a bespoke sailing adventure.

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The History of


Trinovante's history is as interesting as the origins of her name.

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

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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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