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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

Figolux Studio Services

Proud to introduce our partner studio services located in Redruth in Cornwall.

Figolux studio boast a 5,000sq.ft studio space fully kitted out with latest in technical needs.

Its a great asset to the area and means we can offer production units the use of local studio services while they are in the area meaning the trip to cornwall becomes more cost effective.

Split your unit into two to work simultaneously , maximising the use of accomodation equidistant between our businesses.


Dockside Trading post scenic location for hire


As part of our investment in Charlestown Port's visitor experience, We at Square Sail have created a perfect backdrop within our historic harbour setting ready for use as photo shot set or theatrical backdrop. The scenic dockside trading post offers Height of 2.?m and overall floor space of ? ft , the muted colours are 

Inspired by the history of Charlestown village , the Eleven Dorrs tradong post offers an authentic backdrop ready installed for simple cut away shots or a stills photo shoot. It is part of our visitor experience but styled as a dockside trading post using our scenic and construction skills that are so well love din the industry.

If you are a small set up we have a selection of lights and recording equipment that may well fulfill your needs. Get in touch and ask about what you need! 

we also have a selection of props to dress with. 

Do you need a vessel? look no further.

or a cabin interior?




Marine prop hire

Square Sail have launched a comprehensive marine prop hire service to production companies shooting in the south west.

Fed up with paying overnight trucking costs of your props from west London? look no further. we offer an authentic range of both marine and heritage props which we can transport to your location or are available for use with the hire of our historic harbour location

full  list of all the marine and heriatge props availabe with photos 

we are adding to our collection all the time, enjoying viviting auctions and currently have scouts in the french country and coastal markets.



BBC Flog it! filming in Charlestown

Great sunny day today which was perfect for BBC Flog it! filming in Charlestown.

Really proud to welcome Paul Martin and the BBC Flog it! team to the Historic Port of Charlestown today, they worked really well together and got all the general views they need for their piece in just a couple of hours. 

Impressed too with Paul's inquisitive interview style with George from the Shipwreck Centre. Paul had a moment during a break in filming to sneak at look below decks on our Tall Ship - we'll make a pirate of you yet Paul!

Historic port of Charleston


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