Google 1995 HMS Pickle topsail schooner


Year: 1995  
Manufacturer: Topsail Yachts
Price: £320,000

HMS Pickle is best known for not only saving 160 drowning seamen at the historic Battle of Trafalgar, but was first to bring the news of the victory and the death of Lord Nelson back to Britain in 1805. The current HMS Pickle is a reproduction built in Russia in 1995, and was purchased by her current owners along with her sistership in 2005. In constant charter service since that time, HMS Pickle was a featured representative at the various bicentennial Trafalgar celebrations in the UK. An excellent example of one of the small schooners called ‘avisos,’ HMS Pickle was originally used to transmit messages, scout ahead of squadrons, and generally act as a tender to the flagship. For those who have read their Patrick O’Brian books, Captain Aubrey kept a similar aviso schooner named ‘Ringle’ in constant attendance in his later adventures for just such purposes. Solidly built and well maintained in her own yard in Wales, HMS Pickle represents the finest in historical accuracy, with all the features required to produce a true representative of ‘A Kings’ Ship’ from the glory days of sail and high adventure. HMS Pickle is heavily built of dense nordic larch over oak frames, is fully inspected and certified, and has been reissued her British/EU charter certificates valid until 2011. HMS Pickle has already had starring roles in several BBC documentaries, and is scheduled for more. HMS Pickle will make a fine seaworthy addition to any charter fleet, historical re-enactment organisation, cinematic effort, or as a truly unique and wonderful yacht for those of a piratical temperament or naval nature (I want one too!!). Recent hull survey, certification and inclining test documents are available. For now, please have a look at the photos and full specifications!!  UPDATE 09/23/10:  Price reduced from 350K, owner is anxious to sell!

Hull Material 
Max Draft 
Engine Make 
Engine Model 
Fuel Capacity 
Length Overall 
Water Capacity 
Number of Engines 
15 ft 6 in
7 ft 6 in
TAMD 41A (1996)
369 gal
97 ft
528.34 gal
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