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The Grand Turk is a fully-rigged ship - complete with twelve smooth-bored
cannon - built in Marmaris, Turkey based on the 18th Century, British, Sixth
Rate Frigate, HMS Blandford, built in 1741. Naval Architect Ron Holland took
the historical lines and created working drawings. The UK Maritime and
Coastguard Agency (MCA) were involved at all stages of the build
program to ensure that, on completion, she would meet the requirements of
Class 3 and Class 5 passenger tickets. She was launched in August
1997. Construction is Iroko planking on laminated Mahogany frames but, unlike her predecessor, she
has twin Kelvin TAS8 (400BHP) main engines , a bow thruster and
4 AC Generators.
She is MCA Coded and she has
certified passenger capacity for 120.
For day sailing charters,
she can have a total of 155, including crew and all staff, on board.
sailing she has a crew of 16 to 28, for delivery trips under engine she is
handled by a crew of twelve.
Film credits include: -
Hornblower (TV series), 1998-2003.
Longitude - Granada Productions, A&E, 2000.
Monsieur N, 2003.
To the ends of the Earth - BBC, Tightrope Pictures, 2005.
Grand Turk - Approximate Dimensions