Vessel

Visiting Vessels:

SV Tenacious

SV Tenacious

Climb aboard the SV Tenacious, built by the Jubilee Sailing Trust specifically to be fully accessible for persons with disabilities.

  • About

    Tenacious is the world’s largest operative wooden hulled tall ship, weighing in at 586 gross tonnes. 

    The tall ship was designed and built by the Jubilee Sailing Trust specifically to be fully accessible for persons with disabilities, she was launched on 1st September 2000 from Southampton, England.

    Tenacious includes special design features not seen on other ships including: wheelchair lifts, a speaking compass and a joystick to enable people with limited dexterity to helm the ship.

    Sailed across the globe by a crew of 50 (including 12 professional crew members and experienced volunteers), the trainee crew are generally of mixed physical abilities, including those in wheelchairs. 

    The unique team created during a voyage on Tenacious means that there is always a role for everyone – for every rope requiring strength to heave, there is a corresponding rope requiring attention to slack. All crew members join the challenge and adventure of sailing – learning new skills and fostering integration between those of different abilities, ages and backgrounds.

    Tenacious set sail from the UK in November 2015 on an eight-month adventure to Australia where she is embarking on once-in-a-lifetime voyages around the south-eastern coast between Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and crossing the Bass Strait to Hobart.

    Booking is open for you to join her crew.

    Wharfside viewing: North Wharf

    Dates:
    2,4,19 March 2017

    Times: 10am - 4pm.

    Voyage on Tenacious:

    Want to join a voyage or day sail?  Find out more.

    Disabled and able body voyage crew on Tenacious during a day sailDisabled and able body voyage crew on Tenacious during a day sailSV Tenacious in Antartica