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Square Sail has been involved in the film industry for over 30 years, providing ships, a period harbour location, maritime facilities and services.  With our expertise and experience we can offer the total package of marine film services for any and all requirements.

Our tall ship Phoenix is able to sail worldwide to any location.  The period, square-rigged vessel replicates an 18th Century Brig of War but can also be converted to represent different types of ships – anything from a Whaler to a Spanish Galleon.  We can also provide, source or build virtually any other vessel required for a production – from period long boats to Greek war ships and everything in between!

Square Sail’s Harbour at Charlestown is not only a perfect location for filming port scenes (arrivals, departures, loading etc) but the inner harbour is a marine film tank with controlled water levels allowing for filming 24/7.

Additionally, our Company can supply green screen backgrounds; marine co-ordination; safety boat services; camera boats; safety divers; props; riggers; set and studio builds.

Phoenix is also available to attend Festivals and for corporate charter.

Whatever your nautical or maritime requirements Square Sail Ventures can assist.

Marine Support Green screen Ship conversion

The Location Guide Focus Event in London

We are extremely pleased to announce that Square Sail will be exhibiting at this year's Location Guide Focus Event in London on 6th and 7th December.  The two day event showcases filming locations from all over the world, with UK and international exhibitors.  The event will be held at the Business Design Centre, London N1 0QH.

It is exciting to be promoting at this event, with our wonderful period harbour and tall ship, our experience, expertise, services and facilities, we are able to offer a complete package to production companies. 

If you live in the London area, please come along and visit us at Stand L28 in the ‘UK Village’ portion of the venue. For more information on the event, visit:



The Launch of The Poppy Appeal for Cornwall 2016

The Poppy Appeal in Cornwall will this year be launched from the Phoenix at Charlestown Harbour on 27th October. We are honoured to be able to provide our ship as a venue for this incredibly important British Legion Charity and to promote the Cornwall 2016 launch.

‘Tall Ship Phoenix at Guernsey’. Footage by kind permission of Crowd Media Limited (