The latest addition to the Tall Ships fleet, gifted by Bolton School, The Ketch is a 55ft vessel which provides the perfect sail training environment for young people and adults alike.


There are comfy bunks in 2 sleeping areas that are cosy and functional. There is a kitchen (also known as a galley) complete with fridges, hobs and an oven. 


Tall Ships Ketch will take up to 12 crew members:

  • Skipper 
  • Mate
  • Watch Leader and Youth Mentor
  • Up to 8 Voyage Crew (that's you!) 

You will always have a Skipper and Mate on board but you may not have a Watch Leader or a Youth Mentor, depending on the type of voyage. 


    The Ketch is very safe and perfect for sail training and is Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) Category 2 certified (meaning she has the safety features, equipment and capability to be sailed up to 60 miles from a safe haven).

    All voyage crew undergo thorough safety training and vessel familiarisation before setting sail. Lifejackets with integral harnesses and good quality waterproofs are provided. Codes of conduct are in place and our sailing staff will ensure a positive, supportive and encouraging atmosphere is maintained throughout the voyage.


    Download the Ketch Handbook which will tell you everything you need to know.

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