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60m Tall Ship STAVROS S NIARCHOS – is being auctioned…

August 10, 2017


Tall Ships Youth Trust are a remarkable organisation and make a difference to the lives of many young people every year. Their brig, the 60m Tall Ship STAVROS S NIARCHOS, is now being auctioned. For auction information contact


Please see the release below –

The Tall Ships Youth Trust is selling their sail training vessel, the STAVROS S NIARCHOS, a 200ft square rigged brig. The Trust has operated the vessel since she was launched in 2000 and has been successfully used for sail training and youth development. The STAVROS worked alongside her sister ship, Prince William until she was sold to the Pakistani Navy in 2010, to work as part of their training programme. The STAVROS is currently operating in class and therefore ready for immediate deployment to her new role.

The Trust is looking to replace the STAVROS with a smaller vessel, to continue with the delivery of their Sail Training programme, which has been very successfully delivered since 1956. They will continue to operate with the remainder of their fleet – Four Challenger Yachts, Catamaran and Ketch until a replacement vessel has been found to join them.

Last year more than 1,400 young people got on board with the trust and the STAVROS has been key in allowing them to reach a wide audience of both young people and adults up to the age of 80. She has been a very successful tool in helping young people with their personal development since the very beginning and is helping people even today. Her current schedule runs up until Saturday 30 September.

The ship is due to go to auction through CW Kellock and Co Ltd on Wednesday 9 August. She will complete her final voyage with the Trust arriving on Saturday 30 September 2017 in Portsmouth, UK, home to the Charity and can be viewed (by appointment only) in the following locations on the dates noted:

Portsmouth (After 10:00am):

Friday 1 September
Wednesday 27 September

Other Locations (After 10:00am):

Swansea – Monday 14 August
Cork – Tuesday 22 August
London – Tuesday 19 September


The sale of the ship includes:
• The ship (unique no 902815), available as is where is, in Class i.e. to Classification Society (Lloyds Register) requirements with all class and certificates valid including Lloyds Class Certificate valid to February 2020, interim dry docking required February 2018.
• Sails on Board
• As Fitted Drawings, Diagrams and Composites
• Operating and Technical Manuals
• Configured for 48 trainee berths and up to 21 crew

The ship’s key features are:
• Purpose built Sail Training ship
• 60m steel hulled ship, with 18 sails on two masts (Square Rigged Brig), 493 gross tons
• Currently in class, to operate worldwide
• Full specification of equipment including; 2 engines, 2 controllable pitch propellers, bow thruster, air conditioning, sewage treatment plant, water makers, radar, satellite communications etc.
• She is one of the few Tall Ships in the world that has proper survivability, as she has 6 water tight compartments, complying with UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) damage stability rules
• Maintained by professional ship managers Northern Marine Management Ltd, part of the Stena group

Spares and training packages are available to assist the new owner.

The Tall Ships Youth Trust:

Dedicated to the personal development of young people aged 12 to 25, through the crewing of ocean-going sail training vessels for over 60 years, Tall Ships Youth Trust are the UK’s original sail training charity.

As a youth charity, they provide funding to help young people get on board and realise their full potential. Annually thousands of young people who sail with the Trust go on to a life, fully prepared for adulthood, with life lessons and memories to last a lifetime.

Over 100,000 trainees have sailed, over a million nautical miles on their fleet through the years. All of the vessels are operated to the same high standards e.g. the same safeguarding and child protection policy, code of conduct, drug and alcohol policy; the same rigorous recruitment and screening of prospective volunteers. Sailing as part of a Tall Ships crew makes for a participative and empowering experience and provides a unique, physically and mentally challenging residential setting in which young people can explore their true potential. The experiences and achievements on board act as a catalyst to improve self-esteem and inspiration in these young people.

For more information on the Trust please contact:

Richard Lloyd-Williams
+44 (0) 2392 832055

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