Sailing yachts

Brig Rigged Sailing Ship

(REF: 21870)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Hjorne and Jakobsen of Frederikshavn, Denmark
  • Year: 1929
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 78'
  • Beam: 22'7"
  • Draft: 8'6"

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Built by Hjorne and Jakobsen of Frederikshavn, Denmark, in 1929 as a Baltic Trader.  Instead of working the traditional trading routes, she set off as an evangelical mission schooner which she did for 20 years until she was used for cargo for many years.

She was first converted in 1974 before being bought by Square Sail in 1988.  She had a lot of work done at that time and was converted to her current configuration in order to be used in film work.  She has appeared in a large number of feature films and television dramas giving her a fine reputation as an adaptable and effective filming platform.  Filming she has worked on recently includes In the Heart of the Sea, Poldark, Taboo and Frontier.  The vessel has more film work planned for the coming season.

Because she has been a commercial vessel for many years, she has been subject to regular and well documented refit work with large amounts of replacement planking, re-fastening and other work as required, all of which has been documented and is available for inspection.

She is licensed under the MCA Category 2 for 60 miles from a safe haven for 12 persons.  The commercial licence has been renewed in 2021.

She is an unusual vessel , the likes of which come on the market very rarely.  Her rig is not just for show, she is a very capable sea going sailing vessel that does not need a huge crew to handle her and could be sailed anywhere in the world for new owners or for future film work if desired.  Her appearance can be easily altered to adapt her many different roles, something which has been proven many times before.

The owners are currently negotiating various contracts for upcoming work including film roles and appearances.  Further details of these potential contracts available on request, the jobs will be passed on with the ship and they will significantly offset the purchase cost.

Length on Deck                 78’ (24m)

Length Overall                   111’ (34m)

Beam                                    22’7” (6.9m)

Draft                                      8’6” (2.6m)




Typical Baltic Trader shape with bluff bows, round bilge and transom stern.  During her conversion a raised poop deck was added aft.

Planked in 3” oak fastened with galvanised boat nails to sawn oak frames in futtocks.  Seams caulked with oakum and payed with pitch.

Considerable amount of newer planking replaced at various times in recent years.  Some of the new planking is larch.  Detailed notes of refit work and replacement planking.

Transom hung oak rudder on heavy steel hangings.

Solid straight laid pine deck, caulked and payed with pitch.  Raised aft deck.

High bulwarks all round on square oak stanchions mounted through the cover boards in the traditional manner.  Cover boards and majority of stanchions renewed in 2014.

Large oak samson post, new in 2019.

Deck hatches and skylights in varnished iroko.




Rigged as a two masted Brig, this was designed as the most versatile and attractive rig to fulfil her new life in film work.

The rig was given a thorough overhaul in 2019.

Solid pine keel stepped masts.  Varnished pine yards, main boom, main gaff and bowsprit.

In 2019 the following spars were replaced using Douglas Fir: Lower main and foremasts, fore top yard, main topgallant yard.  Fighting tops replaced on both masts, with new hounds on main mast.

Galvanised wire standing rigging, parcelled and served with much of this overhauled in 2019.  Dead eyes and lanyards to external galvanised chain plates.  Chain plates extend over channel boards in the traditional manner.

Running rigging of 3 strand traditional type synthetic rope, overhauled in 2019.

Complete sail wardrobe of varying condition.




Volvo Penta TMD 102 235hp 6cyl turbo charged diesel.  Major rebuild in 2019.

Hydraulic gearbox, 3.83:1.  Stainless steel shaft to a centreline to a fixed 3 blade bronze propeller.  7 knots cruising speed.

Installed generator with a Lister Petter diesel engine running a Kohler 18.5Kva generator.  7630 hours.

2 separate painted steel fuel tanks with a total capacity of 1818 litres.  Tanks new in 2019.

Bilge pumping system with a manifold allowing pumping from the different bilge sections.  Powered by a high capacity 240v pump.  Engine driven salvage pump.

Auto electric bilge pumps.

Twin drum hydraulic anchor windlass.




The interior has been designed with her film work activities in mind, allowing numerous cabins and berths to accommodate the crew during periods of filming.

Companion hatch aft by the helm allowing access to the aft cabin.  Aft double quarter berth each side plus seating areas.  Navigation station in forward port quarter.

Starboard side door into the engine room.  Engine room is separated forward and aft by a watertight bulkhead.

Midships companion hatch with steps into the main cabin area.

Aft end against the bulkhead with a heads compartment and separate shower cubicle.  Heads discharges into a large plastic black tank.

4 separate cabins, each with 2 large single berths.

Through the forward watertight bulkhead into the main saloon with a large saloon table to port with bench seating all round.  Starboard side opposite the table are two more twin cabins.

Galley at forward end of the cabin with a large 4 burner gas stove with double oven.  Single stainless sink with hot and cold pressurised water.  Large amounts of storage and shelf space.

Second heads compartment to starboard opposite the galley.

Doorway through the forward watertight bulkhead into the forepeak.  This area has been mainly used as a workshop and store space but does have provision for a couple of crew berths if necessary.





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These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.



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