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Tall Ship, Pelican of London, Based UK

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Wheel House
Mess & Bar
Engine Room


TS  Pelican of London was built by Chantiers et Atelliers Augustin Normand, Le Havre 1946,
as a double  beam Arctic Trawler. Construction is Steel, joggle lap-riveted. Shell thickness below the main deck is 10mm, doubled in way of the original trawl wires and at the turn of the bilge in the mid-section. Shell above the main deck and the bulwarks are all 6mm.  

In 1968 she traded as a coaster and continued until 1995 when she was bought by Graham Nielson for reconstruction as a Sail Training Ship. 

This was completed, in Survey, in 2007

Pelican of London - Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  148ft 45m
Length on Deck  114ft 34.6m
LBP  105ft 32m 
Beam  23ft 7.03m
Draft  13ft  (aft) 3.95m
Air Draft 108ft 33m
Sail Area 5,651 sq ft 525sq m
Displacement  370 tonnes


British  - London


MCA Code of Practice for the Safety of Large Commercial Sailing Vessels 
Bureau Veritas Certification 
Certified to carry 40 persons world-wide in approved accommodation
In practice normal maximum voyage crew is 28 with 6 to 8 permanent crew
She is cleared to take up to 36 passengers for day sails (UK restricted waters)
Alongside, in good weather, she can entertain up to 250


7 x en-suite cabins including the Master's : - 
4 x convertible from double berth with settee to four-berth 
1 x 4-berth with tiered bunks
1 x double berth with settee
Master's cabin
Plus permanent crew cabins  
Mess area with seating for 20
Bar area with seating for 10
All accommodation is air conditioned hot / cold 

Rig, Sails and Spars

Mainmast Barquentine (Xebec/Polacre) rig 
Rig designed by Phillip Goode I.Eng AmRINA
Three masts, 20-sided folded section steel galvanised before painting 
7x7 strand Galvanised Steel standing rigging traditionally seized
11 sails, in RH Sunwing Classic Sailcloth, by James Lawrence Sailmakers of Brightlingsea, Essex - who also service them annually

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Deck Equipment

Hydraulic Stainless Steel Windlass


700kg Steel Danforth anchor on bronze chain to port
500kg  Bronze anchor on Bronze chain to starboard 

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Bergen Nautik Steering Compass

General Equipment

All electric Galley
9 cu m Deepfreeze

Engine and Mechanics

Volvo Penta TAMD 120A-CC 290HP - Reconditioned 2000 Load tests 310 HP  2004
Gearbox Twin Disc MG514 5.16:1
Hundested 4-Blade Feathering / Variable pitch propeller
ACO Marine MARIPUR Membrane Wastewater (Sewage) Treatment Plant 
G&M Sierra 63 diesel generator 57.5KVA
G&M Sierra 48 diesel generator 43.4KVA
Halyard designed Exhaust system with water separators 
2 x Seafresh Reverse Osmosis Desalination plants - total 9 tons fresh water per day


Water - 12 tonnes
Diesel - 15 tonnes

Electrics / Electronics

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MasterVolt Battery chargers and Invertors


Furuno 1834 NavNet Radar and GPS chart plotter


Furuno DSC VHF radiotelephone
Furuno FA 150 AIS Class A Receiver / Transponder 
Furuno Inmarsat C
SSB Mf/Hf GDMSS Radio telephone 
Satellite telephone


Furuno  Satellite compass
Furuno GP 32 GPS/WAAS Navigator


Brookes and Gatehouse Compass display
Simrad Rudder position indicator


Brookes and Gatehouse Wind speed and direction indicators

Furuno Navtex NX-700

Safety Gear


Safety equipment in excess of MCA requirements
Safety boat 5.4m Rib with 60hp outboard

Shore Gear

Dive boat 5m Rib with 30hp outboard

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Eastern Yachts 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996   

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In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.  All Content is copyright - All Rights Reserved.