This famous Brigantine was the star of the BBC television series, "The Onedin Line" and is at present a successful charter business offering cruises and sailing adventure in the Southern Pacific.
She is offered For Sale with or without the charter busienss and company website.
Comprehensively equipped for extended voyages offshore, there is accommodation for 36 persons aboard. She is also licensed for over 90 day passengers. Check the Full Specs for her history, equipment and inventory details
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1948 - 1949. Built in northern Denmark in by Soren Larsen & Sons at Nykobing Mors. Constructed entirely of oak with oak outer planking on double oak frames with an inner hull planking of oak.
1949 - 1972. Traded throughout the Baltic, British and European ports carrying general cargo, timber & grain.
1978. Purchased in Colchester, England by Captain Tony Davies who assembled a team of skilled shipwrights to commence the restoration work.
New decks, masts, yards and spars were made and she was entirely re-rigged as the late 19th century brigantine she is today.
1978 - 1982. The “Soren Larsen” was used in the BBC television series "The Onedin Line" and other film work followed, including "The French Lieutenant's Woman", "Count of Monte Cristo" and "Shackleton" - which involved sailing north to the Arctic Circle into the pack-ice of Greenland.
1982 - 1985. She was chartered to the Jubilee Sailing Trust UK, to help pioneer a programme of sail training for the physically disabled.
1987 – 1988 She was the Flagship for the Australian Bicentenary re-enactment voyage of the First Fleet and led a fleet of eight Tall Ships on a 22,000 mile voyage from England to Australia via Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town, arriving in Sydney in January 1988.
1989. Sailed to New Zealand for the first time, to represent Britain in the 1990 Sequestry celebrations.
1991. Homeward round the Horn project - Australia to Europe voyage with 'Eye of the Wind'. Became the first British flagged tallship to round Cape Horn since 1936 during Southern Ocean voyage back to Europe.
1992. Won her class in the Transatlantic Tallship Race via New York and Liverpool during the Columbus Grand Regatta.
1992 - 1993. Extensive refit and further restoration work in Britain. Voyage to Pacific waters via the Caribbean, Panama and the Galapagos.
1996. Major re-sheathing of hull with NZ Totara to preserve the original oak planking.
Soren Larsen wins the Tourism Auckland Hauraki Gulf Development and Protection Award at the inaugural tourism awards.
Starts a southern hemisphere winter program where she cruises the barely accessible islands of the South Pacific. From November to April she sails the New Zealand coast, giving individuals the chance to experience the traditional square rig sailing and providing groups and companies with an opportunity to stage events aboard the ship.
1998 - 1999 Soren Larsen sails the entire coast of New Zealand, visiting Napier, Wellington, Christchurch and Stewart Island and is the centrepiece of Dunedin's 150th Anniversary celebrations. The ship is honoured at the Tourism Auckland Annual Awards winning the 'Adventure and Experience' Category
2000 – 2001 To celebrate the new Millennium, Soren Larsen undertook a world voyage, the Global Odyssey 2000; Departing Auckland in March she sailed 30,000 miles to Britain viaUSA, Canada and Europe. The return voyage was via the Canaries, Caribbean, Panama Canal,Galapagos, Easter Island, Pitcairn and across the South Pacific returning home to Auckland New Zealand in October 2001.
2002 – 2011 Sail Training program continues with the southern hemisphere winter spent cruising the islands of the South Pacific and the New Zealand coast over the summer months.
Planking - Oak topsides and Oak to bottom of turn of Bilge
Bottom planking beneath Turn of bilge – Beech, thickness 3 ins planks.
Double Garboards of 4.5 ins thick.
Internal Oak keelson - 12ins by 12ins.
External Oak/beech keel - 12ins by 16ins approx.
Frames – Oak, Grown & sawn. Double frames, consisting of 2 of 6ins x 7ins at deck, increasing to 2 of 6ins x 20ins approx at floor level, crossing keel spacing. 4ins between each pair.
Inner planking - (Ceiling) beam shelf, rider shelf and clamp, 10ins by 5ins. Ceiling, 2½ins and 3ins.
Fastenings - Ferrous (Swedish Iron- Galvanised) through bolted, on every frame & spiked with ship nails as well.
Traditional laid hardwood Iroko deck, approx 5 ins by 3 ins caulked and paid up with marine glue.
Raised aft quarter side decks.
4 x 2 ½ Shengal hardwood deck.
Raised after cabin, planked in 2 inch Iroko which is caulked and paid up with Sika Flex deck compound.
Iroko framed with English Elm panels, varnished. Deckhead / Roof is marine ply,sheathed with Dynal cloth and resin.
Galv mild steel. Due to construction not possible to withdraw. Apparently X-rayed in 1984 and found to be in excellent condition. Additional new keel bolts added in 1993 to fasten the new external steel keel. Done by T Neilson & co in Gloucester.
Galvanised eye bolts, fairleads, mooring bits
Galvanised Hawse pipes, Steel and roller guides to windlass gypsy.
No of Berths: 36
Master's Cabin First Officer's Cabin Engineer's Cabin
Head-room: Full headroom through the ship Heads: 3 x Blake Victory Shower & basin/s: 3 showers & basins in heads.
Access to below decks is from the deck house that contains the galley and dining area.
At the base of the stairs fwd is a large comfortable saloon with cabins fwd and aft of the saloon. In the fo’c’sle there are 6 berths, providing a total of 13 berths for officers and permanent crew. There is accommodation for 22 voyage crew in seven twin berth cabins and two four berth cabins. Some twin cabins have wash basins & vanity units, all draining to the grey water tank.
The saloon is full width and finished with English Walnut panelling with two large English elm dining tables fitted, seating 24 at one sitting. There is also a small dining table with bench seating amidships, aft of the saloon as well. Access can be gained to the engine room from the aft end of this area.
Cabins are provided for the Captain, First Officer and Engineer in the after deck house. This area also has a chart table and desk. This cabin has fwd access to the engine and access to the deck is by the wheel, aft.
72 sheets and duvet covers
100 pillow cases
1 x small freezer for chilling drinks.
Various glasses etc for onboard bar.
The galley is situated at the forward end of the deckhouse with a dining area for approx 9 people aft of the galley. The galley is full width with easy access to the dining area. On the starboard side, a stairway leads to the lower deck.
Stainless Steel sink with overboard drain
1 Stainless steel Fridge 24 volt + 240 ac powered new 2009
I commercial Stainless Steel Zanussi Cooker (bottled gas) New 2009
5 x 42 KG Galvanised LPG cylinders
3 Deep Freezers - 240 volt 1 new 2009
Large selection of catering equipment, including pots, pans, cutlery, plates, mugs etc for a total of 36 persons
NAV.INSTRUMENTS & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
Compass: 8" Main Compass
1 Sestrel (as spare compass)
Sounder: Simrad Echo sounder
GPS: Furuno GPS navigator GP 70
Radar: Furuno Radar Model 1831 Radar, (new magnetron fitted Dec 08.
Weatherfax: Furuno weather D Fax
All navigational running lights - 24 volts for ship under 50 metres
Emergency LED nav lights
Red over green sailing lights
All necessary day shapes
DOTI approved air horn
Hand operated (emergency) fog horn
Numerous Admiralty Pilots & charts, and Nautical publications.
Pair of Dividers, Pair of compass’s, parallel rules.
1 pair of ship’s binoculars
Furuno Felcom 12 GMDSS Inmarsat Sat Com C – not working at present
Iridium Satellite phone
Furuno HF. SSB Model FS-1562-25
VHF radio Icom model IC-M402
1 x Uniden handheld VHF
1 x Cobra handheld VHF
Complete set of international signal flags in flag locker plus additional set of flags for dressing overall.
Various courtesy flags.
24v dc & 240v ac single phase.
12 volts for emergency radio only
2 banks of deep cycle lead acid batteries situated on deck in special battery locker.
1 bank serving forward accommodation and 2nd bank serving aft and navigational equipment.
2 x 240v AC float battery chargers, operated either by ship’s generators or shorepower. Consisting of:
1 x Victron Skylla 24v 80amp battery charger/power supply
1 x Telwin 12/24v back up battery charger
Motorised anchor windless, manufactured by Clarke & Chapman, driven by Lister diesel engine.
2 Stockless Anchors
2 Kedge (fisherman/ admiralty pattern) anchors
11 shackles of 22ml studlink anchor chain(5 and 1/2 shackles per side
2 x multiplat 70 mm diameter - each one is 120 feet long
3 x 3 strand 70 mm diameter - each one is 120 feet long
Aluminium Ship’s Gangway
Aluminium ladder from boat deck to main deck
Foredeck and aft deck sun awnings.
Collapsible varnished wooden bar for corporate/day charters
White awning for bar area for corporate/day charters
Large Duradon lay up/refit awning.
Snorkelling gear, (fins and masks) for Voyage crew
Selection of Spare rope, Bosun stores, Carpenters stores
1 x 16ft Avon inflatable New 2009
1 x 15 HP Yamaha outboard - New Nov 2001
1 x 30 HP Mercury outboard - New Dec 2004
1 x 30 HP Yamaha outboard – New Nov 2009
2 tanks with total capacity of 8 tonnes total. Located amidships
Steel - External epoxy painted and internal cement washed.
Electric Hot water system
Electric pressure pump - 1 x 24 volts pressure pump and 1 x 240 ac pressure pump
2 tanks each with a capacity of 3.4 cubic metres, (approx 6,800 litres of fuel)
Material - steel, located port and starboard in engine room.
Grey and Black waste water tanks.
24 volt Elec Grey water tank pump
B & W Alpha Diesel / Loop scavenged 2 stroke diesel./ 280HP direct drive/ 4Cylinders/ Year – 1949
Engine start by compressed air direct into no 4 cylinder.
Note - Alpha diesels still in operation in Denmark and all spare parts are available.
Direct drive, through wet clutch, turning 2 bladed variable pitch propeller to give astern and ahead. (made by B & W Alpha diesel.) Hand operated clutch and V. P. control situated on deck by steering wheel.
Centre-line, 2 blade, variable pitch.
Oil pressure/temp/audible low pressure oil alarms/scavange pump air pressure gauge.
Generators and other mechanical equipment:
1 x 25 KVA - G & M Power Plant Generator - single phase - Perkins engine
1 x 25KVA - Beta Marine Generator - single phase - Perkins engine
1 x Seafresh watermaker with 2 membranes, capacity of one tonne of water in 10 hours of running.
1 x 1 1/4 inch Johnson impellor pump - 24 volt clutch - belt driven - bilge/deck wash/ fire pump by Perkins diesel starboard generator.
1 x Piston bilge pump driven off main Alpha engine.
1) New in February 2006; Clipper canvass. Made by Doyle of NZ.
2) Duradon; 25mm three strand Hempex head rope; 18mm three strand
Hempex bolt ropes; triple sewn seams; hand sewn cringles and other areas of reinforcement.
Made in 1992 by James Lawrence, UK.
Fore Topmast Staysail (34.9 sq metres)
New 2010. 17 oz clipper canvas; internal bolt ropes. Made by Doyles. Has sail cover.
Outer Jib (2) (25 sq metres)
1) New in 2002. White Clipper cloth; triple stitched seams; internal bolt ropes.
Made by James Lawrence Sail Makers, UK. Has sail cover.
2) White Duradon "Extra". Triple stitched seams. Old trade wind sail.
Inner Jib (24.5 metres)
New 2002. White clipper cloth; triple sewn seams. Has sail cover
hite clipper cloth; triple sewn seams. Has sail cover.
1 Lifeguard 4 man D.O.T.I. Inflatable rescue boat:
Life rafts: Make Service date
3 x 20 man RFD Solas "A" pack liferafts RFD 5 Nov 2011
1 x 25 man RFD Solas "A" pack liferaft RFD 5 Dec 2011
40 DOTI Lifejackets with lights (20 Cosalt Premier & 20 Duncan DOT)
45 boat transfer and inshore life jackets
40 "Sola" immersion suits
4 x Perrybouy life rings
2 x MOB smoke/ lights
1 EPIRB - ACR 406 RLB32 CAT 1 AUTO 2774
36 safety harnesses
12 Parachute flares Comet expiry date 11/2013
4 Comet line throwers expiry 03/2013
6 Comet hand flares Expiry date 11/2013
2 orange smoke flares Comet pin point Date expiry 11/2013
Fire fighting equipment:
2 x Fire fighting suits made by Bristol Uniform
FM 200 System for E/R
E.R. water sprinkling system
Fire extinguishers etc as listed in the Safety Equipment - Record of Inspection MSF1102/Rev0600:
2 x 7 lb CO2
1 X 4.5 KG Dry powder
1 x 10lb Co2
1 x 5 lb dry powder
4 x 9 litre water
1 Fire blanket
Emergency Yanmar new 2008 diesel driven fire / bilge pump - mounted on deck; and relevant hoses and nozzles
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.