• Trainees on the StavrosSNiarchos
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Tall Ships

Stavros S Niarchos


Built in 2000, the Stavros S Niarchos is one of the younger Tall Ships. She was commissioned by the Tall Ships Youth Trust (then: Sail Training Association). Named after a Greek sailing enthusiast, the Ship was built with the help of the Stavros S Niarchos Foundation. During the youth of this successful businessman, he came in contact with sail training on board a Portuguese Tall Ship and never forgot they way he benefited from this experience.

The Stavros S Niarchos now sails with trainees during Tall Ships Races and their regular season around England while during the winter seasons she can be found on the Canary Islands.


Stavros S Niarchos is a 59m-long Brig (two-masted square-rigged Ship), built in 2000 for the Tall Ships Youth Trust. The Trust uses the Ship to provide a character building opportunity for young people. Through Sail Training, the – often disadvantaged – youth practice teamwork, responsibility and respect for nature. Moreover, the trainees learn all aspects of sailing on a Tall Ship. They navigate and steer, hois sails, and help in the galley.

A Greek businessman and sailing enthusiast gave the name to the Ship. In 1956 Mr. Niarchos has loaned his three masted schooner, Creole, to the Royal Navy so that cadets could take part in the first Tall Ships’ Race. After his death in 1996, the Stavros S Niarchos Foundation continued to support Sail Training opportunities for young people.

Although Stavros S Niarchos boasts an appearance of a classical Tall Ship, she has all modern equipment needed for a safe and comfortable trip. Therefore on board you will find the air conditioning system, water makers, satellite communications, radar and a bow thruster.

Join the Ship for a great adventure and a learning experience, combined with making great friends!


Stavros has a modern feel below decks with plenty of showers, air conditioning and heating and a modern fitted galley. There is a large Mess (area to eat and socialise) and plenty of space outside to explore. For sleeping there are six cabins with eight bunks in each and you will be allocated your own bunk and storage locker (please bring a padlock.)


Shipping type: Brig
Homeport: Portsmouth, UK
Date built: 2000
Restored: -
Capacity: 67
Length: 59.4 m
Beam: 9.9 m
Draught: 4.8 m
Sail: 949 m2
Height of mast: 36.5 m
Engine capacity: 2 x MTU 330 kw