Tall ship delivery UK to Ireland – passage planning first!

we again made delivery of square sails. This time a 112 ft, 2 Masted Brig “Phoenix”. You can know her from movies, like for example Ridley Scott’s “In the Heart of the Sea”. This beauty needed transport from the UK to Ireland to join one of the maritime festivals.

The delivery was scheduled from July 11th until the 20th. Our job was to take Phoenix from Hartlepool to Derry in NI for Foyle Maritime Festival and Clipper race Alongside in Derry from the 20th – 24th. It is almost 600NM and took 11 days. We had to change the planned route due to the weather forecast and took the Caledonian Canal passage with 29 locks 🙂 Shorter distance, but more time consuming passage with some extra exercises during manoeuvring.

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early passage planing Brig - Worldwide boat transport and yacht delivery service

Welcome experienced crew members for the next square ship delivery.

FOOD: On-board food will be provided to all crew.

It’s a yacht delivery and we are a bit short in time so, not many stops can be expected during future passage except 29 locks in Caledonian Canal :). North-East Atlantic, North Sea, Irish Sea and English Channel, areas where brig Phoenix sails usually, are quite cold and windy waters. If you are interested then please reply directly to Cpt. Python by email [email protected].

Not for Gringos – Only for Muchachos (as red on the old tequila’s sticker)

Brig Phoenix a sample of tall ship delivery

TS Phoenix

The Tall Ship Phoenix is a two-masted Brig, a period rig, all wood construction. She is able to sail worldwide to any marine location and, if necessary, can be converted to replicate a vessel from other periods in maritime history. The ship is also ideal for corporate and events work, with decks able to comfortably accommodate up to 50 persons at a time for receptions, product launches etc. The star of numerous television productions and big-screen movies, Phoenix is the perfect ship to film in the harbour or at sea. I’m proud to manage this tall ship delivery 


Built-in Frederikshavn, Denmark in 1929, she began her working life as an evangelical Mission Schooner. Twenty years later she retired from missionary work and carried cargo until her engine room was damaged by fire. Purchased by Square Sail in 1987, a first aid overhaul enabled her to sail back to the UK where she underwent a complete refit. In 1991 she was converted to the 15th century Caravel ‘Santa Maria’ for Ridley Scott’s film ‘1492 Conquest of Paradise’ and remained under that guise until 1996 when, due to increasing demand for period square-riggers, she was converted into the two-masted 18th Century Brig she is today, and reverted to her original name ‘Phoenix of Dell Quay.