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Phoenix

Built in Denmark, Phoenix was converted into a two-masted 18th Century Brig in 1996.
Phoenix is a 112 foot, two-masted Brig. She was built in Denmark in 1929
Phoenix sailing
  • Built in Frederikshavn, Denmark in 1929.
  • She began her working life as an evangelical Mission Schooner. Twenty years later she retired from missionary work and carried cargo until her engine room was damaged by fire.
  • She was bought by new owners in 1974 who converted her into a Brigantine.
  • Purchased by Square Sail in Miami in 1987; a first aid over-haul enabled her to sail back to the UK where she underwent a complete refit.
  • In 1991 she was converted to the 15th century Caravel ‘Santa Maria’ for Ridley Scott’s film ‘1492 Conquest of Paradise’.
  • The ship was known as Santa Maria until 1996 when, due to increasing demand for period square-riggers, she was converted into the two-masted 18th Century Brig she is today, and reverted to her
    original name ‘Phoenix of Dell Quay’.
  • For specifications click here
  • For screen credits click here

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