1930 Topsail Schooner

What better way to explore the rugged and stunning South Coast of Cornwall than with a traditional sailing experience aboard our Topsail Schooner ‘Anny of Charlestown’…

Anny was built in Denmark in 1930 as a fishing vessel, and worked until the 70s, with a period under German control during WWII. In 1972 she was converted into the topsail schooner she is today. Travelling all over the world, including Australia and the Caribbean, Anny was purchased by Charlestown Harbour in 2019 and sailed back from Germany by the Harbour Team.

She is now the Harbour’s flagship, and completes a busy season of day sails, residential voyages and events each year. When not out in her element, Anny is also available to stay aboard while she is alongside in Charlestown. Find your next adventure aboard here or book a relaxing Cornish holiday alongside in then Inner Harbour via Anny’s AirBnB page.


Vital Stats

Length Overall: 28m

Beam: 4.8m

Draft: 2.8m

Air Draft: 22m

Day sail guest capacity: 12

Residential guest capacity: 8

Crew: 2 to 3

Construction: oak on oak



Anny is a comfortable and well thought-out ship. Accommodation is cosy and sociable, with heating throughout. She has a variety of cabin and bunk options, all priced differently, allowing you to choose a bed that’s right for you and your budget!

All meals are freshly prepared on board by the crew. There’s a loo and shower room below, as well as a hot shower on deck for warming up after those refreshing sea swims!

Master Cabin

Travel in style in our private Master Cabin, with its own washstand and  plenty of storage. This cabin has a double bed and an additional fold-down single. It is priced as a whole, for one to three guests, so splash out on a treat for yourself or get a good deal for a group of three.

Saloon Bunks

Anny has two bunks in the common saloon area, with easy access to the shower room and toilet, and the advantage of smelling the fresh coffee in the mornings! These bunks have privacy curtains and, like all bunks aboard, lee-cloths to keep you safe and snug even in a rolling sea. Being near the centre of the ship, these bunks are also some of the most sea-kindly on board, so can be perfect for those not sure about their sea legs!

Forepeak Cabin

The forwardmost cabin on board has three bunks and separate access from deck. Sold as individual bunks, these are the best value beds on board, but you also have the option to book the whole cabin at a set price for one to three people. There is very little floorspace in here, so it makes sense to take turns getting dressed! However the bunks are secure and comfortable, there is storage for your bags, and heating to keep you warm and cosy whatever the weather.


Get Involved

Anny needs you! Applications are open for our 2022 Trainee Deckhand, a great opportunity for those interested in a career in the traditional sailing industry. We are also always on the look out for budding volunteers to help with our winter refit and learn some of the skills needed to keep Anny shipshape and sailing. Click the links below for more information.