Step aboard some of Charlestown’s traditional sailing vessels
For those with an interest in traditional sailing vessels Charlestown has some of Cornwall’s finest ships, ready to explore in the harbour or even set sail on.
Charlestown Harbour is synonymous with classic ships and is particularly famous for tall ships. Over the decades, many a famous ship has harboured here, from the Earl of Pembroke to our very own Anny, the Harbour has been a safe haven to hundreds of stunning traditional, working vessels.
Many of these classic vessels have also featured in film and television programmes, most recently Taboo and Poldark.
Today, the Harbour remains home port to a number of beautiful ships, including the Harbour’s own ships, Anny and Kajsamoor, both steeped in maritime history.
Anny was built in 1930 in Denmark by Carstensen and Henriksen of Skagen, originally as a fishing vessel. She fished until 1972, with a period under German control during WWII. In 1972 she was converted to a Topsail Schooner, following which she worked in Europe and the Caribbean and undertook a world tour.
Anny came home to Charlestown in July 2019 to a very warm Cornish welcome, after delivery from Germany by the Harbour Team.
Anny is now available for day sailing, charters and also AirBnB.
The Kajsamoor is another of Charlestown’s resident classic ships. She is a two-masted ketch, with the mizzen mast shorter than the main mast and stepped forward of the helm. This type of vessel is also known as a Galleass-rigged square-topsail schooner. She was built in 1939 in Norway, and originally registered in the port of Tallin. As she was launched at the beginning of World War II, she was quickly requisitioned by the German Navy for use as a naval training vessel. After the war, she returned to civil service as a cargo ship.
The Kajsamoor is available to hire for private parties and events.