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Square Sail, Charlestown Harbour  

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Built in Denmark, Phoenix was converted into a two-masted 18th Century Brig in 1996.
Charlestown harbour was developed from 1790 and named after local landowner Charles Rashleigh.
Phoenix is a 112 foot, two-masted Brig. She was built in Denmark in 1929
The beautiful east and west beaches are open to the public


We are extremely pleased to announce Square Sail is now under the ownership of Square Sail Ventures Ltd.  The change of ownership will not affect any of the services and facilities Square Sail has always offered and all the present staff, skilled shipwrights and ship’s crew will remain with the Company.  However, in addition to the wonderful harbour at Charlestown, the beautiful tall ship ‘Phoenix’ and our existing skills and expertise we will now be able to offer film and television productions additional, expanded services including staging; a comprehensive selection of props and (as part of our set construction department) set design and scenic painting. 

Head of Square Sail Ventures is Shane McCarthy who also owns Atlantic Production Ltd which has been operating for over 20 years and offers a wide range of services from set design and staging to innovative large scale temporary structures.  Atlantic Production Ltd has become a market leader in the production of live events and temporary venues.

Shane said: “I am absolutely delighted to be the new owner of Square Sail which is an iconic and world-renowned business.  The filming and production aspects of Square Sail represent a great fit with Atlantic Production - I am excited to be taking the business forward.”


Please note:  All our contact details remain the same


quayside resized Filming Poldark Series 2 at Charlestown Harbour 

Whatever your nautical or maritime requirements

Square Sail is Here to Help

Film & TV

For All Your Marine Filming Requirements

We provide a comprehensive range of services and facilities for Film & TV productions with over 30 years experience. 

 Film & TV Services

Charlestown - An Historic Harbour

Situated on the outskirts of St. Austell in Cornwall is Charlestown Harbour, the base for Square Sail’s operations

Charlestown Harbour

Shipyard Services

Dedicated to traditional shipbuilding techniques, Square Sail Shipyard has a wealth of exceptionally talented craftsmen.

Square Sail Shipyard

Call +44 (0) 1726 70241 / 67526