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Providence Sailing

Airlie Beach


Providence V is a Gloucester schooner, a baby tallship half the size of the Blackfish, the American schooner of which she is a replica. Her builder, an Australian man who fought in the Korean War travelled all the way to the USA and visited the Mystic Seaport Museum to ask permission to get plans to build her. Back in Australia, in his boatyard at Mourilyn, a town halfway between Townsville and Cairns, he built Providence V, his first wooden boat, out of the last of the Tully rainforest timber. She has spur mahogany hull; quandong masts; penda below deck and beech decks.

She is therefore a unique boat as the original Gloucester schooners were built from American timbers. The 31st Annual Gloucester schooner festival was held in the American city of Gloucester this year. These fishing schooners became obsolete during the 1930s, displaced by motor schooners and trawlers.

Terms and Conditions for Daily Sunset Sail
Please note we are fully licensed so no BYOG please.
Full refund if we cancel due to weather.
No refunds for cancellations but we are happy to move you to another date if required.
There are no children or family prices on this sail.

General Terms and Conditions for Providence V
Full refund if we cancel due to weather.
No refunds otherwise.
It's a barefoot experience.
50% deposits are required for all private charters.
Credit card numbers are taken to secure the booking.
If you do not turn up for the sail we reserve the right to take the money from your credit card.
The Master's directions are to be obeyed at all times.
BYOG is not permitted.
We are fully licensed.

Abell Point Marina, Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach 4802