News items from Square Sail Ventures



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



Charlestown Harbour dockside to open to the public

Charlestown harbour open to the public

For the first time in its 225 year history we are proud to open Charlestown harbour's working dockside to the public. Locals and holiday makers alike love to visit our beautiful Georgian harbour and watch the daily action of a working port, with vessel arrivals and maintenance in action. The permission for visitors to experience the dockside will be a welcome addition to the already scenic environment of Charlestown that attracts so many.


The Historic Port of Charlestown Co.

The Historic Port of Charlestown Co. experience will be launched on 18th April by a shared event day with our neighbours at the Shipwreck Centre. Live music and the arrival of the trading vessel ‘Greyhound’ will all be taking place in the harbour on the morning of 18th.

Visitors are welcome to join and visit from 10 - 5 on tues 18th. 

More launching over the next 2 months

The Historic Port of Charlestown Co. experience includes an old dockside trading post complete with paraphernalia of a historic port. Cannons and barrels will be part of the historic port experience around the end wall of the inner harbour, an area little used in the past. 

 A new vessel especially for the experience arrives into Charlestown port within the next few weeks. The Kajsamoor is trading ketch that will open its decks and hatches for visitors to explore on and below decks. (For tuesday’s event the Charlestown favourite ‘Phoenix’ will step in for Kajsamoor which has been delayed due to bad weather.

 A fully rigged mast that sailing and rigging enthusiasts can try their hand at ropehandling is being erected on the harbourside. Come down to feature in your Poldark selfie!

Over the next few months , the experience will grow with exhibition pieces that outline the history of the harbour and its workings. We know this will enhance the understanding of Charlestown and its place in Cornwall’s vibrant history. 

 Film work continues

 The film work will continue at Charlestown - there is space for all! We continue to work closely with production companies, on location, at sea on the Phoenix and within the harbour. The more than 100m length of the quay affords ample space for shooting, green screen facilities and film tank work.

 For full details on pricings and opening times of The Historic Port of Charlestown Co. visit

 Please remember that it is deep water in the harbour itself and ensure children are under parental supervision at all times, you enter at own risk, but you will have an amazing time!

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We had an wonderful two days at the Location Guide's Focus event - great networking opportunities and good to also reconnect with companies we have worked with in the past.  Thank you to all those who took the time to talk with us and visit our stand - please get in touch if you need any further information or have any projects/ideas you wish to discuss.



Location Guide Focus Event London

Please come and see us on Stand L28 at this brilliant event!!!

6/7 Dec | Business Design Centre London

Three weeks to go until  FOCUS 2016, where you can meet with over 150 film commissions, location providers and service companies from 55 countries. Get up to speed on the latest global filming incentives and production support. In our UK Village, you'll find Creative England, Creative Scotland, Northern Ireland Screen and many film offices and location providers from around the UK.

REGISTER NOW for your FREE delegate badge.



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.


New website

Square Sail Ventures Limited is proud to present our new look, refreshed website.  With the Company having been under new ownership since 2015, we felt the time was right to bring our website up to date.  Our aim is to not only showcase our existing skills, expertise, services and facilities, which have made Square Sail a leading marine provider in the film and television industry, but also to raise awareness of the exciting innovations taking place within our Company.

We now provide an extensive green screen service at our harbour and are expanding the uses and range of our marine film tank facility at Charlestown.  The beautiful tall ship Phoenix remains our 'jewel in the crown' and our future plans see her becoming busier than ever.

In addition to everything we at Square Sail can provide, the affiliation we now enjoy with our new owner Shane McCarthy's other company, Atlantic Production Limited, means that we can provide staging and sets for events throughout the world.  

The future is looking very bright for Square Sail!