Film and Television work

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Hire Johanna Lucretia for Film and Television work

Our traditionally rigged wooden sailing vessel, Johanna Lucretia, is available to hire for film and television work at any time of the year, whether the genre be times gone by or present day.

We ideally need as much advance notice as possible to plan dates into our busy sailing schedule or winter maintenance period, although we appreciate this isn’t always possible.

If you would like to find out more about Johanna Lucretia, or would like to discuss availability, please Get in Touch using the contact details at the foot of the page.

Johanna Lucretia – Topsail Schooner

length 96ft | beam 18.1ft | draught 9.3ft | guest berths 12

Built in 1945 at the Rhoose shipyard in Ghent, Belgium as a fishing vessel, she was never used for this purpose and laid as a completed hull and deck for several years before being sold in 1952.

Johanna Lucretia has made a few film and television appearances in her time:

  • In 1978 she took the part of the Medusa in British spy thriller The Riddle of the Sands, set in 1901 it follows the efforts of two English yachtsmen to avert a plot by Germany to launch a military seaborne invasion of England.
  • In 2006 she features in the film Amazing Grace, a drama about William Wilberforce’s campaign to end the slave trade.
  • She also starred in the Irish reality TV show Cabin Fever in 2003, where she replaced the original Cabin Fever ship after it ran aground off Tory Island.

Solidly built, with oak hull planking laid on extremely strong oak frames and an iroko deck. As a schooner, she has two masts, which are pine, stayed traditionally with lanyards and deadeyes. On the foremast she can set two square sails in addition to her gaff rigged fore and aft sails.

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Please phone us on 01752 823007, email, or use the enquiry form below:

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