If you’re seeking a unique, water-born adventure holiday or an exhilarating sailing experience on a classic boat, then VentureSail Holidays has just the answer. Ditch the busy tourist hot spots and explore the remote shores of the UK under sail!
Just launched for the 2021 season is Cornwall’s brand new, traditionally built pilot cutter, Pellew. The sleek and powerful oak-framed charter vessel, beautifully crafted by Cornish boat builder Luke Powell, is the first of its kind to be built in 150 years. At 68-feet long, she is also the largest and fastest Gaff Rig sea-faring boat in the UK. And you could be one of the first to set sail on her this summer on trips around Cornwall’s stunning coastline, to the Isles of Scilly, to the Channel Islands and the Hebrides in Scotland
Built for speed and agility, Pellew is the faithful recreation of the Falmouth Pilot Cutter Vincent, which was originally built in 1852, based in St Mawes, and a familiar sight on the Fal Estuary for 70 years. Today, the spirit of tradition and fine shipping heritage lives on in Pellew which has been built to modern Maritime & Coastguard Agency standards, and designed to sail the oceans of the world, with her guests travelling in utmost comfort and safety.
Pellew sleeps 8 in an open cabin, perfect for private charters as well as for solo travellers and small groups of friends looking for fun days out or longer sea-faring excursions and adventurous, active holidays. Guests are hosted by a crew – the skipper for this year will be Luke himself, supported by a shipmate or two, and a dedicated cook who provides all the delicious meals on board. Of course, guests are actively encouraged to get involved on deck too.
“Pellew’s maiden season this year presents a wonderful opportunity for keen sailors and nautical newbies to be the first to experience an exhilarating holiday to remember,” says Jo Downie, Director at VentureSail Holidays. “Pellew is a truly unique sea-faring pilot cutter, and unlike any other vessel in the UK in terms of grace, speed and versatility. With her 3,500 square feet of sails, she can harness the wind and cut through waves at 10 knots offering invigorating sailing for guests on board. This will be tempered with some excellent, freshly-prepared cuisine on board, great company in the comfortable saloon and, no doubt, some fond tales of Cornish boating heritage and pilot cutter adventures.”
Pellew‘s 2021 all-inclusive holiday voyages take place between May and October. Choose from a range of getaways – from two-day sailing experiences from Falmouth to 7 and 10 day breaks around Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and the Hebrides in Scotland. All voyages are fully crewed with food included in the price. No sailing experience needed to climb aboard, but plenty of opportunities to learn the ropes!
Find out more information and to book your Pellew sailing adventure, visit www.venturesailholidays.com/ship/pellew or @VentureSailHolidays, or call +44 (0)1872 487288.