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100 Year Old Schooner

100 Year Old Schooner

The 100 Year Old Schooner  is available for Charter for Day trips for up to 40 people and Liveaboard Cruises for 8 or more. She is, therefore, the ideal Charter Yacht for that Special Occasion, be it an Anniversary, Birthday Party, Wedding, Corporate Event or simply a Group of like-minded people who want to experience Sailing as it was meant to be.

The Early Years.
She  was launched from a shipyard just outside Copenhagen in 1906 as a Ketch Rigged Fishing Boat destined to work for the next 70 years in the North Sea. Her initial role would have been as a ‘buy boat’, sailing out to meet the trawlers, transferring their catch to her large storage hold (which would have been partially flooded to keep the fish fresh) and returning to port to sell the catch at market. By the late 1970’s she was bought by a Dutch couple who took her to Holland and converted her into a Liveaboard Schooner with a Marconi Rig. They took some considerable time cruising the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean before arriving in Thailand in the late 1980’s.

The Phuket Years.
She suffered a temporary setback in 1991 when a squall drove her onto a reef in the Similan Islands, from where she was recovered, restored and re-rigged in her current configuration – Gaff Rigged Schooner. She spent the next 11 years carrying thousands of Liveaboard Diving customers the length and breadth of the Andaman Sea. She has subsequently retired from this type of work and her present owners have, after a major refit (2005), tasked her to entertain visitors on the waters surrounding Phuket and Phang Nga Bay – a role for which she is ideally suited as she passes her one hundredth year afloat.

Facts and figures

L.O.A 75 Ft Designer Copenhagen shipyard
Type Ketch Rigged Fishing Boat-schooner Year of build 1906
Hull Originally Oak Planks and Frames Berth 3 double
Speed 8 Knots Location Thailand
Engine 180 HP Diesel Charter Rate  Eur 8,000-per week